Monthly Archives: September 2012

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 MPs to represent a Minister. This is a huge change in terms of a countries economy and infrastructure, as all this change also increases...
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“Gaddafi was aided by the CIA, MI5 and MI6″ – Human Rights Watch finds Gaddafi’s archives

September 14, 2012

A well-known human rights organization Human Rights Watch found secret archives of Muammar Gaddafi. It turned out that before 2008, the CIA, MI-5 and MI-6 helped the colonel in catching enemies, locking them in jail and torturing them before transferring them to Tripoli. Is it a scandal? A sensation? A dirty story? And where...
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US Ambassador to Libya killed because of anti-Islamic documentary

September 13, 2012
US Ambassador to Libya killed because of anti-Islamic documentary

The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi as a result of a missile strike. Three other officers of U.S. diplomatic structures were also killed in the attack. The website of the embassy says that the diplomat’s name was Christopher Stevens. The names and titles of other victims have not been specified yet....
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Indonesia to make visa requirements easier & quicker for Bangladeshis

September 11, 2012
Indonesia to make visa requirements easier & quicker for Bangladeshis

Indonesia has decided to exclude Bangladesh from the list of countries requiring background check and prior approval before issuing visa. Outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Zet Mirzal Zainuddin informed Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday while called on her that earlier Bangladeshi nationals had to go through a background check by the Indonesian immigration and obtain...
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Salman Rushdie’s novel based movie Midnight’s Children may not be released in India

September 11, 2012
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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 said. Mehta told The Hindustan Times that the film, based in India, has yet to find a distributor in the country. She said it would be “a pity if insecure politicians deprive the people of...
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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 for anyone. The Prime Minister said this while addressing a joint meeting at GonoBhaban yesterday. The meeting was organised to exchange views with...
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US debt tops 16 trillion dollars – China is the largest foreign owner of ‘Superpower’s’ debt

September 5, 2012
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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 chronic government deficits that have poured more than 50,000 US dollars’ worth of red ink on to federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. Mr Obama has presided...
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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 he was poisoned. Arafat, who led the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for 35 years and became the first president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1996, fell violently ill in October 2004 at...
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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 rivers and also prevent floods. According to the project working paper agreed in last September (2012), the capital dredging project covers 24 of...
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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  August 2012 due to steady growth of remittance inflow. The present level of forex reserve can meet import payment needs for, at least,...
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