Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

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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KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE

KHALEDA ZIA, HER PARTY, AND THE UNTRUTHS THEY PEDDLE SYED BADRUL AHSAN The lies came trippingly on her tongue. Nowhere was there a sign of mellowing and absent was any hint of humility. She was not willing to concede that … Continue reading

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WHAT A FARCE, BNP !

WHAT A FARCE, BNP ! Syed Ashfaqul Haque Only a handful of people join the BNP’s victory procession starting from the Jatiya Press Club yesterday to celebrate Bangladesh’s win against England in World Cup Cricket. Photo: Banglar Chokh The last … Continue reading

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EURO PARLIAMENT NOT CALLING FOR FRESH POLLS

EURO PARLIAMENT NOT CALLING FOR FRESH POLLS Tribune Report Urged BNP again to sever ties with Jamaat-e-Islami The European Parliament (EP) urges political parties to find a better solution for next elections, but are not calling for new polls, said … Continue reading

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EU BANGLADESH BUSINESS COUNCIL LAUNCHED IN DHAKA TO FIRM UP ECONOMIC TIES

EU BANGLADESH BUSINESS COUNCIL LAUNCHED IN DHAKA TO FIRM UP ECONOMIC TIES Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The European Union has set up a business council in Bangladesh to “strengthen” the economic relations. The 28-nation bloc is the largest export market for … Continue reading

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EU WANTS TROUBLEMAKERS PUNISHED

EU WANTS TROUBLEMAKERS PUNISHED Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The EU delegation in Dhaka wants the government to identify the perpetrators of the recent violence and bring them to justice. The delegation said in a Saturday statement at the end of three … Continue reading

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LOSS FROM 70-DAY AGITATION EXCEEDS HALF OF NATIONAL BUDGET: KAZI AKRAM

LOSS FROM 70-DAY AGITATION EXCEEDS HALF OF NATIONAL BUDGET: KAZI AKRAM Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com FBCCI Chief Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed has claimed losses caused by the BNP-led 20-Party alliance’s agitation over the last 70 days has exceeded half of Bangladesh’s … Continue reading

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BUSINESSES SEE POLITICAL UNREST HITTING BANGLADESH’S IMAGE

BUSINESSES SEE POLITICAL UNREST HITTING BANGLADESH’S IMAGE Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com Businesses have told the government they fear the ongoing political unrest will harm Bangladesh’s prospects and global image. They have sought state incentives to make up for the losses the … Continue reading

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BIMSTEC FINALISES 7-NATION POWER GRID

BIMSTEC FINALISES 7-NATION POWER GRID News Desk, bdnews24.com A draft deal has been finalised to set up grid connectivity for power trade among the seven member countries of BIMSTEC. The BIMSTEC members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH TAKES UP MEGA PLAN TO DEVELOP TOURISM HOTSPOTS FOR FOREIGNERS IN 2016

BANGLADESH TAKES UP MEGA PLAN TO DEVELOP TOURISM HOTSPOTS FOR FOREIGNERS IN 2016 Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The government has embarked on a mega plan to develop present and potential tourist attractions in Bangladesh. It is set to announce 2016 as … Continue reading

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300 NEW GARMENT FACTORIES SPRING UP IN 2 YRS AS 450 DOWN SHUTTERS

300 NEW GARMENT FACTORIES SPRING UP IN 2 YRS AS 450 DOWN SHUTTERS Ivonne Stein  More than 300 new apparel factories were set up in the last two years while 450 factories were closed down in Bangladesh. Of the total … Continue reading

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DANISH MINISTER SAYS RANA PLAZA TRAGEDY WAS A GAME-CHANGER

DANISH MINISTER SAYS RANA PLAZA TRAGEDY WAS A GAME-CHANGER Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The Rana Plaza building collapse has been a “game changer” for Bangladesh, the Danish minister for trade and development cooperation says. Morgen Jensen extolled the progress made by … Continue reading

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DIFFICULT FOR EU TO STOP SOURCING GARMENTS FROM BANGLADESH: TRADE ADVISER

DIFFICULT FOR EU TO STOP SOURCING GARMENTS FROM BANGLADESH: TRADE ADVISER Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com A European Union trade adviser in Dhaka says they are heavily dependent on Bangladesh’s readymade products and a shift from this market is “not very easy”. … Continue reading

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DANISH COMPANY READY TO INVEST IN CTG NEW MOORING TERMINAL, PAIRA PORT

DANISH COMPANY READY TO INVEST IN CTG NEW MOORING TERMINAL, PAIRA PORT Visiting Danish minister Mogens meets PM. Danish company ready to invest in Ctg New Mooring Terminal, Paira Port Dhaka, Mar 19 (UNB) – A Danish company, AP Moller … Continue reading

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DANISH COMPANY KEEN TO INVEST IN PAYRA PORT PROJECT

DANISH COMPANY KEEN TO INVEST IN PAYRA PORT PROJECT Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com A Danish company is keen to invest in Bangladesh’s Payra port at Patuakhali, the visiting minister has told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mogens Jensen, minister for trade and … Continue reading

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