Posts Tagged ‘ Corruption ’

Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits.
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Posted in 1971, Corruption | 9 Comments »

Growing troubles

September 18, 2014
Hammad Ali
Growing troubles

The first time I came across the word escalation was several years ago, in a book about military strategy.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

You help me, I help you!

September 7, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
You help me, I help you!

I have two really dear Chinese businessmen friends. They are actually from Hong Kong and given half a chance they will remind you of the fact.
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Posted in Corruption | 25 Comments »

Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

June 4, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

Mohammad Ashraful is one of our more swashbuckling cricket stars who like most things Bangladeshi is inconsistent, full of swagger but ultimately fails to live
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Posted in Corruption, Cricket, Sport | 37 Comments »

The Third Law

October 23, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
The Third Law

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction, proposed Sir Isaac Newton in 1687. Scientists, engineers or philosophers have used this dictum to further research and innovation
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Posted in Corruption, Media | 2 Comments »

Fair enough, but release the World Bank letter Madame Prime Minister!

July 31, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Fair enough, but release the World Bank letter Madame Prime Minister!

“They suddenly raised the issue. I asked them myself give me proof and they could not give any substantial proof”. That was the response of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina to the reporter from BBC programme “HARDtalk” during an interview on Monday, July 30, 2012.
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Posted in Corruption, Development, Politics | 23 Comments »

Padma: Not just the bridge we tend to think

July 25, 2012
Wasi Ahmed
Padma: Not just the bridge we tend to think

Talking about Padma the other day a colleague of mine, an elderly and an erudite one, came up with an utterly new piece of analysis. Try as I did to disagree, I must thank him for the ingenuity with which he was able to firm up his analysis.
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Posted in Development | 25 Comments »

Yes we are corrupt; live with it!

July 9, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Yes we are corrupt; live with it!

The Padma River Bridge funding debacle has taken place… and… um… to no one’s great surprise! OK, the ministers and the officialdom are surprised, shocked and dismayed! The bellyaching has begun in earnest.
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Posted in Corruption | 23 Comments »

The Blame Bank

July 4, 2012
Rubana Huq
The Blame Bank

Adam started the blame agenda. In fact, he started the double-inclusive blame game when he responded to God: “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
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Posted in Corruption | 3 Comments »

No ‘Bridge’ over troubled waters?

July 2, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
No ‘Bridge’ over troubled waters?

The World Bank’s refusal to fund the Padma Bridge construction on grounds of corruption is the proverbial shit hitting the fan. The World Bank says that it had asked for action on ‘corruption’ relating to this case
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Posted in Corruption | 16 Comments »

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