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The essence of Nobel Peace Prize & Dr. Yunus

October 16, 2012
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The essence of Nobel Peace Prize & Dr. Yunus

Though other categories of Nobel Prize have acceptability, Nobel Peace Prize is a highly controversial award. Though some genuine peace makers like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi were awarded the Prize from time to time in order to maintain its acceptability, on most occasions this award was accorded…

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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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Human rights & RAB: here comes the US

July 25, 2012
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Human rights & RAB: here comes the US

Five days after the US government expressed its concern over the involvement of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in extralegal killings and forced disappearances, US Ambassador to Dhaka Dan Mozena Tuesday revealed the US plan to form an internal inquiry cell that may ensure accountability of the elite force. The US envoy said, “We embedded an…

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Curious case of Padma bridge financing

July 12, 2012
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Curious case of Padma bridge financing

After juggling and muddling with the matter for a while World Bank, the lead financier of Padma Multipurpose Bridge has finally announced the cancellation of its contract with Bangladesh for financing the implementation of Padma Multipurpose Bridge. WB mentioned about lack of action or in other words reluctance of Bangladesh about authentic probe into its…

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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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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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Energy security is still beyond horizon

June 13, 2012
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Energy security is still beyond horizon

Finance Minister Mr. Abul Mal Abdul Muhith in his speech to Bangladesh parliament proposing the 4th annual budget of the current term of the present government has recognized once more that power is the main driving force of socio-economic development and poverty reduction. He also stated that his government understood the importance of this sector…

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Bangladesh native bids for Sec. of State

June 5, 2012
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Bangladesh native bids for Sec. of State

When MD Rabbi Alam came to the United States nearly a decade ago, it didn’t take him long to realize that his love of American democracy was turning into something more. It turned into a passion for politics and a drive to get involved. That drive led him to be the first immigrant to seek…

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Foreign Ministry draws Hasina’s attention on coordination lack

May 22, 2012
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Foreign Ministry draws Hasina’s attention on coordination lack

Diplomacy is a political process and all country uses it to protect and expand its economic, strategic and other interests. It is also an indivisible and concerted action to achieve the goals. It is not at all helpful for protecting the national interest if it becomes divisible. It is not desirable to carry on sectoral…

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No more Yellow, it’s the “Jessica Fox” journalism!

May 11, 2012
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No more Yellow, it’s the “Jessica Fox” journalism!

Some disturbing reports or basically ill conceived propaganda against ruling grand alliance government of Bangladesh written by someone named Jessica Fox in Sri Lanka Guardian has come to our notice. Only time will prove how much of these are objective journalism and how much are deliberate yellow journalism to confuse readers and vitiate environment of…

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