Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

Democ-kery

June 23, 2014
Naaz Fahmida
Democ-kery

I believe the best definition of the word ‘democracy’ was described recently to me when I asked a rickshaw-puller bhayya last week about his notion of world politics.
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Posted in Democracy | 4 Comments »

BJP govt and the future of Teesta treaty

June 22, 2014
Md. Khalequzzaman
BJP govt and the future of Teesta treaty

The lack of resolution over the sharing of water resources in transboundary rivers between India and Bangladesh remains as one of the major obstacles
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue | 3 Comments »

Diamonds and social progress

June 18, 2014
Adnan Morshed
Diamonds and social progress

I was waiting for my luggage at the baggage claim of Dhaka international airport. Airports are a suitable place to examine a country’s new trends
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Posted in Economy, Poverty | 9 Comments »

Just as red

June 17, 2014
Hammad Ali
Just as red

It was last Saturday afternoon when I first started hearing some reports of unrest in the Mirpur area the night before. Apparently, there was some conflict between the local people
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Posted in 1971, Crime, Human Rights | 14 Comments »

Same numbers, new story

June 16, 2014
Nofel Wahid
Same numbers, new story

A lot has been said and written about this year’s budget. At first glance the story seems very familiar.
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Posted in Economy | 4 Comments »

Brothers of a lesser parent

June 15, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Brothers of a lesser parent

We were taught in school in Pakistani days about the origin of the Lahore resolution of the Muslim League. Jinnah, a secular gentleman according to
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Posted in Minority Group | 37 Comments »

Britain: A haven for war criminals

June 10, 2014
Nadia Choudhury
Britain: A haven for war criminals

Augusto Pinochet (the Chilean dictator), Rifaat Al-Assad (the butcher of Hama), Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan’s military leader), Phillip Machemedze
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 8 Comments »

1971 women victims: Violated and forgotten

1971 women victims: Violated and forgotten

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is no doubt a laudable and timely initiative. We are, nevertheless, surprised by the fact that
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 5 Comments »

Budget 2014: Deficits, borrowings and the political economy

June 9, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
Budget 2014: Deficits, borrowings and the political economy

Understandably, the discussion now in Bangladesh is dominated by the recently presented 2014 budget.
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Posted in Economy | 3 Comments »

A dark future

June 11, 2014
Hammad Ali
A dark future

The topic of this piece is something that has already been written about a lot in the past month or so, and by people far more important than me.
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Posted in Education | 6 Comments »

Demise of a great media personality

June 7, 2014
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Demise of a great media personality

The news of sudden expiry of Mahbub Alam was shocking since I have lost a dear friend and the nation lost an illustrated son of the soil.
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Posted in Media | 8 Comments »

Dealing with Osmanistaan

June 5, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Dealing with <em>Osmanistaan</em>

So the AL chief has finally spoken. By officially declaring the Osmans of Narayanganj as patriots, the curtain of protection
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Posted in Politics | 17 Comments »

Indigenous people excluded from remittance economy

June 4, 2014
Tatini Chakma
Indigenous people excluded from remittance economy

Around eight million Bangladeshi migrants are estimated to be working in 143 countries, based on 2011 government figures.
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“Don’t worry so much. Give it time.”

June 2, 2014
Muhammad Q. Islam
“Don’t worry so much. Give it time.”

The depraved murder of seven people in Narayanganj on April, 2014 has shocked a nation. Forty years ago, in April 1974, the nation was similarly stunned
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Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Eradicating extreme poverty: Yes, it can be done!

June 1, 2014
Julian Francis
Eradicating extreme poverty: Yes, it can be done!

The day before ‘Victory Day’ in 1971, on December 15th, I attended a Bangladesh Government meeting in Calcutta on behalf of Oxfam to discuss
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Posted in Development, Poverty, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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