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David Bergman: Now and then

February 11, 2014
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David Bergman: Now and then

Bergman never showed how ruthless violence by the two parties Jamaat and BNP before the election have reminded us the atrocities in the liberation war and the need for the war crimes trial.The few people and organizations that Bergman referred in his blogs that were dedicated to find faults in the trial process have rarely…

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Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

February 4, 2014
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Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by US based Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin even if BNP-Jamaat had participated. The poll surveyed 2544 citizens nationwide between January 11 to January 15 and was conducted independently of any…

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BNP Sponsored Jamayat–Shibir Avalanche?

December 9, 2012
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BNP Sponsored Jamayat–Shibir Avalanche?

A well planned and very calculated avalanche of identified group of activists of Jamayat-Shibir, under alleged sponsorship of BNP, continues on the law enforcing agencies throughout Bangladesh. This is conspicuously happening at a time when International War Crime tribunal has almost completed trial process of some alleged 1971 Liberation War Criminals of Bangladesh. The butchers…

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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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