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Transcript of Assange speech to the UN

October 1, 2012
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Transcript of Assange speech to the UN

Following is the transcript of Julian Assange’s Address to the UN on Human Rights – given on Wednesday 26th September – Proofed from live speech. it was published on Wikileaks website on 27th September, 2012. Foreign Minister Patino, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen. I speak to you today as a free man, because despite having…

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Dr. Yunus: US issues press statement

August 5, 2012
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Dr. Yunus: US issues press statement

The state department of the United States of America has issued a press statement regarding recent developments on Grameen Bank and Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Following  is the statement as it is: “The United States is deeply concerned about recent actions the Government of Bangladesh has taken to give the government-appointed chairman of the Grameen Bank…

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Padma bridge funding: the endless drama?

July 31, 2012
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Padma bridge funding: the endless drama?

The drama begun in early February of this year, following the World Bank allegation of corruption in Padma Multipurpose Bridge project in Bangladesh. In its last sequence early in today you might have found some light that could have make you hopeful about positive ending of the funding crisis. But by the end of the…

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Timeline: The WB, Padma bridge & Abul Hossain

July 26, 2012
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Timeline: The WB, Padma bridge & Abul Hossain

August 20, 2007: An ECNEC meeting headed by Fakhruddin Ahmed approves the Padma bridge project with a cost estimation of Tk 10,161 crore. January 11, 2011: The ECNEC approves the revised plan with a nearly double cost of Tk 20,507 crore for the project. February 2011: The WB board approves the $1.2 billion financing out…

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US sanction on Iran: Bangladesh is the loser!

July 3, 2012
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US sanction on Iran: Bangladesh is the loser!

Many of you may have not thought such, but the truth is US sanction on Iran is hampering Bangladesh economically! Yes,  export of jute and jute products from Bangladesh has dropped down sharply due to the sanction., reports fibre2fashion.com. Quoting the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh the website reports that export of jute and…

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Corruption: Bangladesh & the WB

July 1, 2012
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Corruption: Bangladesh & the WB

Corruption and lack of accountability make The World Bank- the most influential money lending firm of the world- one of the “most dysfunctional” in the world, says a report by the Forbes. In a long and detailed report the magazine says, ”No one, starting with outgoing President Robert Zoellick, has laid out an articulated vision for what the…

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‘Pak view’ is his own, says envoy Tariq

June 27, 2012
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‘Pak view’ is his own, says envoy Tariq

“Bangladesh envoy to India has attacked Pakistani army, saying its ‘selfish corporate mindset’ may lead to a nuclear confrontation with India, a view endorsed by BJP leader LK Advani”- reported the PTI few days back. The envoy has issued a press statement on the view. Read the report published by the Pioneer in full: Bangladesh High…

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Journos in clash …

June 24, 2012
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Journos in clash …

Few journalists’ working with Mahfuzur Rahman owned ATN Bangla today engaged in a series of brawl with the journalists’ groups who are demanding arrest and punishment of the killers of journalist couple Sagar Sarwoar and Meherun Runi. According to media reports, the embarrassing situation erupted when a journalist leader, Jahangir Alam, from a human chain…

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“Bangladesh Envoy in India slams Pakistan”

June 24, 2012
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“Bangladesh Envoy in India slams Pakistan”

Bangladesh envoy to India has attacked Pakistani army, saying its “selfish corporate mindset” may lead to a nuclear confrontation with India, a view endorsed by BJP leader LK Advani- reports the PTI. In his latest blog posting, Advani quotes a pamphlet written by high commissioner Ahmad Tariq Karim to say that in “its obsession with…

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Bangladesh gets new army chief

June 8, 2012
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Bangladesh gets new army chief

The president has appointed quarter master general Lt Gen Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan as the new chief of Bangladesh Army.He will be promoted to the post of General when he takes office on June 25. The incumbent army chief, Gen Abdul Mubin will retire on that day as the president also extended the tenure of Gen…

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