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World asks Bangladeshi Islamists to stop violence

March 2, 2013
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World asks Bangladeshi Islamists to stop violence

The United Nations (UN), the United States (US) and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have expressed grave concern at the ongoing deadly mayhem in Bangladesh. The UN and the US state department officials addressing daily press briefing at the respective headquarters on Friday also called upon all rival groups to stop violence and respect the…

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Khaleda in India, pledges & hopes

November 4, 2012
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Khaleda in India, pledges & hopes

The interactions between the Indian leaders and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia have ushered hope for continuation of good relations between the two countries. But at the same time the assurances of cooperation reportedly extended to the Indian leaders by the former prime minister of Bangladesh exposed that her government in the past…

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The Myanmar & Assam case: Bangladesh faces undue allegations

August 8, 2012
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The Myanmar & Assam case: Bangladesh faces undue allegations

Bangladesh encountered several allegations over violation of human rights and instigation of violence when communal riots raged in neighbouring Assam state of northeast India last month and in Rakhine state in northwest Myanmar in June. The allegations based on unsubstantiated grounds were mooted as Bangladesh is contiguous with the troubled states of the two neighbouring countries. Also as most members of a beleaguered community in…

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Should Bangladesh believe Myanmar

July 27, 2012
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Should Bangladesh believe Myanmar

Bangladesh once again noted with hope a pledge of Myanmar when the latter recently apprised the former to take back all registered and unregistered Rohingya Muslim refugees from the country. The pledge came through Myanmar’s newly appointed envoy to Dhaka, who in contrast to his country’s president said all Rohingya now staying in Bangladesh would…

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HRW errs on Bangladesh

July 13, 2012
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HRW errs on Bangladesh

 The confidence of most people in Bangladesh on the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dwindled as the international rights watchdog apparently erred in preparing its latest report on Bangladesh, analysts said. Following publication of the report majority of the politically sensitive people in the country apparently could not support the New York-based HRW, which asked the Bangladesh authorities to suspend the…

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Businesses, officials hope political and media unity

July 5, 2012
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Bangladesh businesses are eager to see reconciliation among parties with different political ideologies and fraternity among different groups of journalists so that the country may go ahead with concerted efforts. Government officials are keen to see that the nation including the leaders of different political parties has unfettered trust on them and the journalists do…

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German foreign minister says, it’s not his work to give lesson

June 27, 2012
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German foreign minister says, it’s not his work to give lesson

An observation of the German foreign minister in response to a question at a recent joint news conference in Dhaka, might have hurt someone, but it carried a great lesson for the relevant people in the news media. “It is not my work to give any lesson…. I am here with a big high-level business…

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Fleeing Rohingyas: a dilemma for Bangladesh government

June 19, 2012
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Fleeing Rohingyas: a dilemma for Bangladesh government

The government of Bangladesh led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been facing a dilemma over a demand to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing deadly sectarian strife in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The dilemma in the wake of an ongoing debate whether Bangladesh should allow more Rohingyas to enter the country or not, has seemingly embarrassed  the…

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Cash-starved Bangladesh eyes dollars in billions

June 9, 2012
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Cash-starved Bangladesh eyes dollars in billions

Bangladesh, that desperately started seeking overseas funds for building a major infrastructure, has so far been assured of assistance and investment worth $12 billion from two friendly countries in Asia, officials said on Friday. The pledges of the $12 billion investment came almost simultaneously when two official teams from Malaysia and Qatar visited Bangladesh in…

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Bangladesh becomes emerging economy from bottomless basket

June 2, 2012
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Bangladesh, once known as the bottomless basket in 1970s, is now an emerging economy of the South Asia, with annual exports of some $23 billion mainly from garment products, remittances of some $18 billion and GDP growth of over 6.0 percent despite of its confrontational politics over the past decades, analysts said on Friday. Its…

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