Author Archive for Nizam Ahmed

Worked at Thomson Reuters (Senior Correspondent). Studied Chittagong University, Deptt of Political Science, between 1979-80 at Chittagong College/Chittagong City College. Lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Businesses, officials hope political and media unity

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…

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…

Bangladesh becomes emerging economy from bottomless basket

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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 annual food production is now stands at more than 35 million tonnes, mostly staple rice, sufficient to feed its some 156 million people over an area of 147, 570 sq. km. (55,813 sq. mi.), mainly flat alluvial plain, with hills in the northeast and southeast, officials of the ministry of food and disaster management said.