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Bangladesh: A case of a “Flock of Sheep” or wicked “Pied pipers”?

M. Adil Khan According to the Italian Social Scientist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) changes of regimes and revolutions occur not when rulers are overthrown from below but when one group of elite replaces another. The role of ordinary people in such transformations is not that of initiators or principal actors but followers, sometime blindly, helping one […]

Internet beckons rural Bangladesh

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Govt to take the technology to union level by Dec; moves to turn post offices into e-centres A new project of the government seeks to connect the country’s vast rural areas with a high-speed Internet connection by December 2013. The government will invest Tk 719 crore across Bangladesh to link 1,006 unions to the Internet. […]

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by Sanjiv Burmann Schoolchildren in a slum in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, put their best feet forward to greet German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle during his trip. Some stood dressed in their finest clothes and sang songs; others lined the narrow alleys, ready to present him with flowers. Westerwelle may have recalled their faces as […]

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The International Crisis Group released the following analysis on the political situation in Bangladesh. Their assessments won’t  surprise balanced observers on the ground in Bangladesh, but it’s always enlightening to read up on third party perspectives. — Bangladesh could face a protracted political crisis in the lead-up to the 2013 elections unless Prime Minister Sheikh […]

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