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Jamaat banks on aggression

Half-day hartal today in Dhaka, Ctg; full day in country; BNP backs it Rashidul Hasan With an aim to foil the much-awaited war crimes trial, the Jamaat-e-Islami plans to stage massive, violent demonstrations during its countrywide hartal today, demanding the release of top party leaders facing the trial. Talking to The Daily Star over the […]

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the government of Bangladesh to support three development projects aimed at reducing poverty and increasing incomes in the country. All three schemes are financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The consultancy is providing design and supervision services for the sustainable rural infrastructure improvement project (SRIIP), which will foster […]

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BY ADI NARAYAN NEW DELHI — Bangladesh’s commerce minister said here Tuesday said that the rapid growth of its $18 billion textile industry — helped by higher costs in China — far outpaced the government’s ability to carry out safety inspections. “The ready-made garments industry grew in Bangladesh all of a sudden, at a very […]

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Parvez Babul Though Bangladesh has made substantial progress in some areas of health sector, food security and nutrition issues warn us to work comprehensively to adequately feed the hungry. Poor women and children suffer more from food insecurity and malnutrition. A dissemination meeting, titled, ‘Reenergising Nutrition Expanding Worldwide’ held in Dhaka on January 20, 2013 […]

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In a fresh boost to India-Bangladesh relations, the two countries inked an extradition treaty and a liberalised visa agreement in Dhaka. The extradition treaty, enabling deportation of wanted criminals hiding or resident in each other’s country, helps both sides. India has long expressed its desire for Bangladesh to hand over Ulfa general secretary Anup Chetia. […]

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By Mahtab Haider and Nader Rahman, second place of UNDP’s storytelling contest. In the past decade alone, Bangladesh has slashed its poverty by half, rapidly decreased family size by two-thirds, ensured that roughly 90 percent of its girl children are enrolled in schools and reduced child mortality by 60 percent – a development feat recognized by […]

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DHAKA: Spanish football giant Barcelona is pushing for a game in Bangladesh next August, nearly two years after its top star Lionel Messi dazzled a huge crowd in the country’s capital, officials said Wednesday. “Barcelona has approached us with a proposal that they are willing to play in Bangladesh,” Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi […]

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Will 2013 be a watershed in U.S.-Bangladeshi relations? My country of 150 million people, located between India and Myanmar, has been independent since 1971, when the United States was one of the first nations to recognize our right to self-determination. Yet in the past year, relations have been strained to the point where the United […]

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Mohammad Tarikul Islam Good governance is a recent phenomenon which draws upon the concepts from several disciplines such as politics, economics, public administration, law and order and so on. In Bangladesh as in elsewhere, governance either good or bad has become a matter of frequent discussions. It is apparent that traditional government structures and systems […]

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