Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

Cricket: A time for grace and maturity

July 27, 2015
Hammad Ali
Cricket: A time for grace and maturity

So far, 2015 has been a spectacular year for the Bangladesh cricket team. The team has had its moments in the past, with notable successes like the series win against New Zealand or their performance in Asia Cup 2012. However, in all those past occasions we have either fallen just short of unequivocal success,...
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Reflections: The roots that clutch …

July 26, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Reflections: The roots that clutch …

Barack Obama, as we converse, is in his ancestral land of Kenya. He will not be going to his parental village, a place he has been to earlier as United States senator. This time, with all those worries about such murderous outfits as al Shabab flying around, there are proper security concerns related to...
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The glory and the agony

July 22, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The glory and the agony

Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed...
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Posted in 1971, History, Politics, South Asia | 11 Comments »

Trans Pacific Partnership and garment export

July 8, 2015
M A Taslim
Trans Pacific Partnership and garment export

Whenever any of our major trade partners contemplates a free trade agreement or special trade preferences for countries that are exporters of apparels, an alarm is raised that such an agreement would adversely impact the export of apparels from Bangladesh. There was considerable unease when EU granted GSP+ trade privileges to Sri Lanka in...
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Domestic politics delays signing of the Teesta deal

July 1, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
Domestic politics delays signing of the Teesta deal

Despite achieving breakthroughs in several areas of India-Bangladesh relations during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic June 6-7 visit to Dhaka, both the countries are yet to resolve the most contentious bilateral problem—the Teesta. It has emerged as an emotive issue in Bangladesh where political elites, foreign policy experts, media, and the public...
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Cricket victories reflect larger resurgence of Bangladesh

June 26, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
Cricket victories reflect larger resurgence of Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s back-to-back win in two ODI cricket series against Pakistan and India within two months is no flash in the pan. And this does not prove just its emerging cricketing prowess. It is a manifestation of the all-round progress that South Asia’s youngest nation has made since Henry Kissinger sneeringly called it a “basket case”...
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Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

June 16, 2015
Anwar A. Khan
Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

The Bangladesh flag is a symbol of what Bangladeshis treasure; it represents the values we cherish beyond measure. Our flag flies high for freedom, bravery, the courage to fight, and sacrifice of one’s life for a just cause. The Bangladesh flag is an icon representing the Bangladeshi way.
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India-Bangladesh people-to-people ties stronger

June 14, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
India-Bangladesh people-to-people ties stronger

One of the positive aspects of India-Bangladesh ties that deserve attention is the curiosity of the common people in each other’s matters.
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Posted in India, International, Neighbours, Politics, South Asia | 4 Comments »

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