Monthly Archives: March 2015

THE INDIA-BANGLADESH LAND BRIDGE

CONNECTIVITY THE INDIA-BANGLADESH LAND BRIDGE  Kanak Mani Dixit Can a formal bilateral communiqué be a ‘game changer’, foretell a ‘paradigm shift’, in a Southasian relationship? If India and Bangladesh manage to follow through on promises to open up their economies … Continue reading

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MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE

MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE Madhuparna Das Setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh scheduled for the last week of March, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said that she has started a … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH AND INDIA DEPEND ON EACH OTHER

BANGLADESH AND INDIA DEPEND ON EACH OTHER  Md Shariful Islam Even though Bangladesh achieved independence with the help of India, there have been ups and downs in Indo-Bangla relations over the years. Investigating Indo-Bangla relations in contemporary times, it is … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC PROGRESS OF BANGLADESH

ECONOMIC PROGRESS OF BANGLADESH: STRONG PROMISE OF GROWTH & RESILIENCE Bangladesh is in the process of transition from a predominantly agro-based economy to a modern time-befitting one. There has been a considerable change in global flows of trade and finance … Continue reading

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DHAKA APPAREL SUMMIT KICKS OFF TODAY

DHAKA APPAREL SUMMIT KICKS OFF  Ibrahim Hossain Ovi It aims to brand Bangladesh and draw roadmap to achieve 2021 apparel export target A three-day Dhaka Apparel Summit 2014 will be held today at BICC The “Dhaka Apparel Summit-2014” begins here … Continue reading

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EXPERTS SHOW PATH TO ACHIEVE $50BN APPAREL EXPORT

EXPERTS SHOW PATH TO ACHIEVE $50BN APPAREL EXPORT  Tribune Report ‘To meet the export target, RMG sector needs lot of entrepreneurs, governance, education, workers efficiency, value-added products and above all Branding Bangladesh’ Experts at a discussion on apparel industry following … Continue reading

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CALL FOR STRATEGY TO MAKE RMG SECTOR READY FOR DUTY REGIME

CALL FOR STRATEGY TO MAKE RMG SECTOR READY FOR DUTY REGIME  Tribune Report ‘We are able to take challenge in future as Bangladesh has 35 years of experience’ Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Pierre Laramee urged Bangladesh to set strategy to … Continue reading

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PHARMA EXPORTS IN FAST LANE

PHARMA EXPORTS IN FAST LANE  Gazi Towhid Ahmed Pharmaceutical exports rose 15.65 percent year-on-year to Tk 553.3 crore in fiscal 2013-14, riding on the back of growing global demand, high quality products and competitive prices. Demand for Bangladeshi pharma products … Continue reading

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A SUCCESS TO BE CELEBRATED

A SUCCESS TO BE CELEBRATED  Tribune Editorial Pharmaceuticals show the innovation and quality which can be made in Bangladesh Bangladeshi pharmaceutical company Incepta is currently undertaking trials to allow it to market its anti-Hepatitis C drug overseas. Its prospects are … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH INTRODUCES CASH INCENTIVE FOR POOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN

BANGLADESH INTRODUCES CASH INCENTIVE FOR POOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Bangladesh has introduced cash incentives for poor pregnant women and under-5 children in some selected districts to lure them into facilities for health and growth check-ups. The … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS

BANGLADESH RECEIVES WIP AWARD FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN, REDUCING GENDER GAPS Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Bangladesh has received the WIP award for women empowerment and reducing gender gaps. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam received the award on behalf of … Continue reading

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FUTURE BRIGHT FOR APPAREL EXPORTS TO CANADA: ENVOY

FUTURE BRIGHT FOR APPAREL EXPORTS TO CANADA: ENVOY Star Business Report Bangladesh’s apparel exports to Canada have been on the rise in the last five years due to duty benefits, newly appointed Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Pierre Laramee … Continue reading

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DANISH MINISTER SAYS SOLVING BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL CRISIS ‘POSSIBLE’

DANISH MINISTER SAYS SOLVING BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL CRISIS ‘POSSIBLE’ Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The visiting Danish minister for trade and development cooperation has said the ongoing political unrest in Bangladesh can be solved, but has not said how. “It’s my hope that … Continue reading

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BANGLADESH?

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BANGLADESH?  Mehrin Chowdhury Scenario 1: “Hartal! Hartal! — burn down everything, tear down everything!” It might sound like a regular scene where a group of people is protesting against tyranny or what they perceive as injustice, … Continue reading

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MISREADING THE PEOPLE’S PULSE

MISREADING THE PEOPLE’S PULSE Farid Hossain Few are responding to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s call of indefinite blockade plus hartal. While the nationwide blockade is meant to halt long-distance transportation such as bus, train and launches, the hartal or the … Continue reading

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STILL NO PEOPLE IN KHALEDA’S MOVEMENT?

STILL NO PEOPLE IN KHALEDA’S MOVEMENT? Farid Hossain In this historic month, last Tuesday (March 9) Bangladesh cricketers made history in Adelaide, Down Under. On this finest day in the nation’s cricket history the boys, led by a spirited skipper … Continue reading

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BLOCKADE, HARTAL TURN INEFFECTIVE

BLOCKADE, HARTAL TURN INEFFECTIVE Nizam Ahmed The ongoing countrywide transport blockade and hartal have become ineffective over the past weeks as people have apparently rejected the destructive negative campaign of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 20-party anti-government alliance. The movement … Continue reading

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BEGUM ZIA SHOULD KNOW POLITICS IS NOT CRICKET, LAW IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY

BEGUM ZIA SHOULD KNOW POLITICS IS NOT CRICKET, LAW IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY  Syed Badrul Ahsan Shall we offer Begum Khaleda Zia and her party our effusive thanks for freeing us of hartals at least for a day? But, then … Continue reading

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THE TERRORIST POLITICS OF PETROL BOMBS

THE TERRORIST POLITICS OF PETROL BOMBS MUHAMMAD ZAMIR  Six weeks have passed and yet violence continues to rage on in the name of achieving democracy for the common man. On the plea of recovering the inherent and inalienable rights of the … Continue reading

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MASSES DEFY KHALEDA

MASSES DEFY KHALEDA Farid Hossain As Khaleda Zia takes her anti-Hasina campaign into its third month the message she gets from the people is loud and clear: We want change to come through ballots, not by petrol bombs. All sections … Continue reading

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