Monthly Archives: February 2015

SHEIKH HASINA’S SECULAR POLITICAL APPROACH

SHEIKH HASINA’S SECULAR POLITICAL APPROACH Gautam Sen Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed Bangladesh’s first Chief Justice from the minority Hindu community. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, an eminent lawyer, with extensive professional experience at different echelons in the judicial system, … Continue reading

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IS KHALEDA ZIA REALLY COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY?

IS KHALEDA ZIA REALLY COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY?   Dr. Binodkumar Singh Political deadlock and violent conflict between Bangladesh’s two main political parties – the Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have characterized national elections since the country’s return to … Continue reading

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BNP HAS LOST

BNP HAS LOST  Nadeem Qadir One may even file a case of crimes against humanity against Khaleda Zia Two write-ups on Wednesday clearly told me that BNP has lost its terror battle against the Awami League government, and must be … Continue reading

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FIRST, POLITICS OF SLAYING MUST STOP

FIRST, POLITICS OF SLAYING MUST STOP Mohammad Ali Sattar Let us perish the habit of dragging the past to justify the current stalemate. Looking back for the lost pages of history to rediscover a milestone is okay, that serves as … Continue reading

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FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM

FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Government has at last declared rewards of lump sum amount for providing information on miscreants involved with terrorism and have also assured anonymity of informants. About a week has passed after the … Continue reading

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TACKLING TERRORISM : THE FIRST PRIORITY

TACKLING TERRORISM : THE FIRST PRIORITY  Md. Asadullah Khan Ignoring the call of the  teachers and guardians, and most importantly,  fervent appeal of the millions of young kids who will be appearing at the first public examination in their lives, … Continue reading

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2014: YEAR OF SHEIKH HASINA ON THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA

2014: YEAR OF SHEIKH HASINA ON THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA Right after Awami League formed government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in January 2014, in a manifestation of unanimous support, world leaders and chiefs of different regional blocs … Continue reading

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FOR A BETTER FUTURE

FOR A BETTER FUTURE We must stress on adaptation as well as loss and damage In Rio, we agreed on a shared dream – to have the “Future we want for all.” In recent years, Bangladesh has taken some key … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH EYES ‘BLUE ECONOMY’ FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

BANGLADESH EYES ‘BLUE ECONOMY’ FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH Dhaka is going to host an international workshop on ‘blue economy’ with experts and representatives from 20 countries. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the two-day workshop on Monday. This will be the first … Continue reading

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A REVIEW OF 2014: BANGLADESH BRACES FOR PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY

A REVIEW OF 2014: BANGLADESH BRACES FOR PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY After taking oath of office in 2014, the Awami League led government devised numerous initiatives which yielded major uplifts in the progress of the nation. Rising GDP and economic miracles … Continue reading

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RISE OF YOUTH

RISE OF YOUTH Staff Correspondent UNFPA asks Bangladesh, other developing nations to invest heavily on young people to build a better future It is time for the youth in Bangladesh and beyond. The young population across the globe has reached … Continue reading

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CAN BANGLADESH REAP THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDENDS ?

CAN BANGLADESH REAP THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDENDS ? ENAYET RASUL BHUIYAN Ten years ago, India’s growing masses — when that country’s population officially crossed one billion— were still considered a liability by many. Providing basic needs for all seemed to be … Continue reading

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2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Editorial Desk Introduction Despite the setbacks and shocks in the RMG sector over the last couple of years it continued to hold on to its position of second largest exporter of ready made garments. RMG … Continue reading

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IPCS FORECAST: BANGLADESH IN 2015

IPCS FORECAST: BANGLADESH IN 2015 Delwar Hossain This edition of the IPCS Column, ‘Dhaka Discourse’, is the precis of a larger document titled ‘Bangladesh in 2015’, published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series. Contrary to its violent beginning and potential … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH AND THE EVOLVING BALANCE OF POWER IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

BANGLADESH AND THE EVOLVING BALANCE OF POWER IN THE INDIAN OCEAN Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury Notwithstanding the end of Cold War, naval power still tends to be a reckonable factor in the maritime geo-strategic domain. Naval power renders two vital advantages, … Continue reading

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US NAVAL INTEREST IN BANGLADESH

US NAVAL INTEREST IN BANGLADESH Sifat Uddin US secretary of Navy Ray Mabus paid a ‘silent’ but significant visit to Dhaka. There are two aspects regarding the media attention to this news — one, this visit got less attention than … Continue reading

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CHINA PRIORITISES 5 SECTORS FOR INVESTMENT IN BANGLADESH

CHINA PRIORITISES 5 SECTORS FOR INVESTMENT IN BANGLADESH Star Online Report China has identified five priority sectors — commerce, agriculture, industry, energy, and infrastructure — for its investment and support to Bangladesh and committed to stand beside the country during … Continue reading

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SEOUL WANTS DHAKA TO PROCURE AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE HARDWARE FROM KOREA

SEOUL WANTS DHAKA TO PROCURE AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE HARDWARE FROM KOREA Dhaka, Seoul emphasise high-level political visits. South Korea has said Bangladesh can consider Korea as a possible source for procuring training and combat aircraft and high-tech defense hardware to strengthen … Continue reading

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‘BANGLADESH FRIEND OF ALL’

‘BANGLADESH FRIEND OF ALL’ Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh was pursuing a foreign policy with the principle of being ‘friend of all, and enmity with none’. She told the visiting delegation of the US … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S DEFENCE SPENDING: PUZZLE OF REALITY

BANGLADESH’S DEFENCE SPENDING: PUZZLE OF REALITY Bangladesh inked a whopping USD 1 billion arms contract with Russia, which believed to be country’s biggest contract since independence. Under the deal, Bangladesh would procure military equipment and arms from Russia. The arms … Continue reading

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