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Let People reclaim their State

Let People reclaim their State

There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that the ‘crisis’ in Bangladesh will reach its culminating point within the next few months, that is by August 2013.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Army, Politics, Power | 9 Comments »

Unleashing the power to grow

February 27, 2013
Shabbir A. Bashar
Unleashing the power to grow

It has become fashionable for politicians, civil servants and donors alike to talk about the growth potential of this country. But like the trees need the sun to grow
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Posted in Development, MDG, Power | No Comments »

The precariat vs. www.shortcut.gov

September 26, 2012
Rubana Huq
The precariat vs. www.shortcut.gov

A German Pastor Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned from 1941 to 1945 at Dachau concentration camp once cautioned
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Posted in Politics, Power | 5 Comments »

This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

April 9, 2012
Aly Zaker
This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

It was one of those breathless and still evenings. The two of us, me and my friend Barkatullah, a homoeopath of our village, were sitting by the pond at my village home. The guard light of our home was on. All of a sudden the light went off.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Power | 3 Comments »

Off the mark: Where has all the electricity gone?

April 7, 2012
M A Taslim
Off the mark: Where has all the electricity gone?

There is something very puzzling about the electricity situation in the country. The government claims to have tremendously improved the situation during the last three years.
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Posted in Power | 8 Comments »

“Street level bureaucracy” and corruption

January 15, 2012
Hasan Reza
“Street level bureaucracy” and corruption

A ‘missing link’ in our saga of corruption is the role played by our bureaucrats especially “street level bureaucrats”. The term “Street Level Bureaucrat” is used by Michael Lipsky, a renowned professor of social policy at Georgetown University (USA).
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Posted in Power, Public Policy | 4 Comments »

Nukes in town: Be prepared for all hell to break loose

December 22, 2011
Maha Mirza
Nukes in town: Be prepared for all hell to break loose

*The government of Bangladesh has promised us a safe and risk-free nuke in our backyard. *The Ruppoor nuclear power plant is designed to add a minimum of 1000 MW electricity to the national grid. *It will be strong enough to handle a 10 Richter scale earthquake.
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Posted in Environment/Climate, Power | 39 Comments »

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