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  • The young South Asian democracy is a good example of how people wishing to progress  towards achieving ‘a government of the people’ can at least claim we are on the road to  democracy. But for democracy to function properly in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh  one thing that must...

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  •   Delicious Hilsa fish, Bangladeshi Politician and World Bank vs Padma Bridge The Hilsa of the Padma river is known by the locals to be the most delicious in the world, Padma also a symbol of faith, hope, substance and sanity for some. The recent scams highlight the government’s...

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  • The Wall street Journal European edition published an article yesterday 20th of December on Bangladesh War-Crime Tribunal. The article mentioned that Bangladesh’s government is facing mounting pressure from opposition parties and human-rights groups over alleged political interference at a war-crimes tribunal intended to heal four-decade-old rifts. However, Government Under Fire for...

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  • By: Hasan Akon: After many talks and criticism the government of Bangladesh has appointed 31 members of the Board of Directors for state run commercial banks and four specialised banks for three years period. On Thursday night at 8 pm, Banks and financial institutions division of the Ministry of...

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  • The law in every land states “innocent until proven guilty”. The case against Hall Mark group (based in Bangladesh and should not be confused with other similar names) is of course one of forgery because the money obtained as a loan was obtained with fake documents and accounts which...

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Bangladesh in a cul de sac?

January 14, 2013
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The young South Asian democracy is a good example of how people wishing to progress  towards achieving ‘a government of the people’ can at least claim we are on the road...
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Delicious Hilsa fish, Bangladeshi Politician and World Bank vs Padma Bridge

January 6, 2013
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  Delicious Hilsa fish, Bangladeshi Politician and World Bank vs Padma Bridge The Hilsa of the Padma river is known by the locals to be the most delicious in the world,...
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Has the War-Crime Tribunal in Bangladesh Lost it’s credibility?

December 22, 2012
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The Wall street Journal European edition published an article yesterday 20th of December on Bangladesh War-Crime Tribunal. The article mentioned that Bangladesh’s government is facing mounting pressure from opposition parties and human-rights...
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FINALLY 31 DIRECTORS FOR STATE OWNED BANKS

December 21, 2012
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By: Hasan Akon: After many talks and criticism the government of Bangladesh has appointed 31 members of the Board of Directors for state run commercial banks and four specialised banks for...
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“How to Rob a Government Controlled Bank” – A Hall Mark Group Story

October 13, 2012
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The law in every land states “innocent until proven guilty”. The case against Hall Mark group (based in Bangladesh and should not be confused with other similar names) is of course...
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Every 5 MP represents a Minister – Does Size Matter when it comes to Cabinet?

September 15, 2012
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               Bangladesh Cabinet continues to increase it’s size: 300 MPs represent the total country’s population in Bangladesh. Over 50 Cabinet Ministers will represent 300 MPs.  5...
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Army-Backed Caretaker ruled out by Prime Minister Hasina – is it “Double Standards” or “Fear of Democracy”?

September 9, 2012
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According to a government press release dated today’s date, which reads as follows; “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned that the army-backed caretaker government like the previous one will not bring good...
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Tk 1,874 crore project to dredge 2,500km waterway gets final approval

September 5, 2012
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Bangladesh is a country crisscrossed by some 310 rivers. After many years of processing the government has finally confirmed a budget for capital dredging in order to increase navigability of the...
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Remittances from about eight million citizens working abroad raise Bangladesh’s Forex reserve record high

September 3, 2012
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According to a Government press release the closing balance of the country’s overall foreign exchange (forex) reserve reached an all-time high at the level of about US$ 11.46 billion on 31st...
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The International Crimes Tribunal Judge resigns – New Judge appointed

August 30, 2012
The International Crimes Tribunal Judge resigns – New Judge appointed

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday was adjourned within five minutes of it’s start of proceedings as a legal dispute was raised over following the resignation of its judge AKM Zaheer Ahmed,...
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Train Fares to rise

August 30, 2012
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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said train fares will be raised as there has been no fare hike over the last 20 years. He   said this while talking to the journalists during...
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Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

August 30, 2012
Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

full story by BBC: “In my factory in China, the salary of workers has been increasing steadily over the last few years,” she told me during her recent visit to Bangladesh...
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Prisoners of Eid – Largest number of Bangladeshi VIP’s in prison

August 20, 2012
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Since the event of the so called “one-eleven”, the day when the army intervened to give the troubled democracy in Bangladesh a break from rivalry of the two leading parties, there...
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Dhaka ranked ‘least desirable’ city

August 16, 2012
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A recent report by Global Liveability Survey has ranked Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka the least desirable place to live.  The Australian city of Melbourne has kept its spot as the best urban place to...
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Bangladesh gets $200 Million in development assistance from USAID

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US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena and USAID Bangladesh Mission director Richard Greene announced the commitment of $200 Million in...
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A well-known human rights organization Human Rights Watch found secret archives of Muammar Gaddafi. It turned out that before 2008, the...
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US Ambassador to Libya killed because of anti-Islamic documentary

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The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi as a result of a missile strike. Three other officers of U.S....
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Indonesia to make visa requirements easier & quicker for Bangladeshis

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Indonesia has decided to exclude Bangladesh from the list of countries requiring background check and prior approval before issuing visa. Outgoing...
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Salman Rushdie’s novel based movie Midnight’s Children may not be released in India

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A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children may not be released in India, director Deepa Mehta has...
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US debt tops 16 trillion dollars – China is the largest foreign owner of ‘Superpower’s’ debt

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  The US Treasury Department said that the national debt has topped 16 trillion US dollars (£10.1 trillion), the result of...
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Yasser Arafat Murder Inquiry: French Magistrates seek Ramallah visit

September 5, 2012
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French judges investigating the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are seeking to travel to Ramallah to look into allegations that...
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Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

September 3, 2012
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(by RT.com) Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of...
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Not Bin Laden, this time US soldiers plan to kill president Obama

August 30, 2012
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(By BBC) Anarchist US soldiers ‘plotted government overthrow’ – BBC A group of American soldiers formed an anarchist militia and plotted...
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