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China, India and climate change – Take the lead

Emerging markets are a big part of the problem; they are essential to any solution Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change. By Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian. Centre for Global Development; 150 pages; $17.99. Buy from Amazon.com MOST books about the environment take the West as their starting point. This is understandable. […]

Ahmedabad, Feb 12: It was a straight fight and the BJP created history by winning all 27 seats of town municipality in Salaya, a Muslim-majority town in Dwarka district. Salaya is know for its mega power project and now it will be known for giving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi another triumph in the development agenda. Among […]

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By Jason Motlagh SITTWE, Burma — Abu Kassim clutched his stomach and heaved forward, replaying the moment his uncle was shot dead last summer, one of scores of people who were killed as sectarian violence engulfed western Burma. Abu Kassim, 26, and his ethnic Rohingya family have since survived on handouts in a makeshift camp on […]

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The Shahbagh Chottor now fondly called “the Projonmo Square” sounds and looks like a people’s movement mainly by the young people of many walks of life and political beliefs. Their slogan started with the capital punishment for the defendants found guilty by the ICT. Their demand that the laws be changed to hang Kader Mollah, […]

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Doulot Akter Mala Corporate tax collection might face a blow in the current fiscal as taxmen predict a poor growth in businesses of the large companies including private commercial banks and mobile phone operators. Income tax officials said achieving the target for the current fiscal would be a big challenge as it is quite ambitious […]

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FHM Humayan Kabir The government has finally decided to borrow hard-term loans worth nearly US$1.5 billion from export credit agencies (ECAs) for setting up five big power plants, officials said Monday. The Power Division officials said they have already selected bidders for setting up the plants, to be mobilised with the ECA loans. “We have […]

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DHAKA: The editor of Bangladesh’s leading daily was injured Tuesday as fierce clashes broke out in Dhaka between police and supporters of the largest religious party which is demanding a halt to war crimes trials. The protesters hurled home-made bombs and attacked vehicles with bricks as police fought back with rubber bullets and tear gas […]

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Ben Groundwater The first shock is the visa cost: $145. One hundred and forty-five? To get into Bangladesh? You’d think they’d be trying to encourage visitors, not scare them off. But that’s how much it costs to visit Bangladesh. OK, you can wear that, it’s not so much in the grand scheme of international travel. […]

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Opposition BNP on Monday finally released its first official reaction to the Shahbagh movement and voiced deep concern that a particular quarter is trying to politicize the youths’. The BNP last night said it had always been giving positive statements about the emotion and enthusiasm of the youths demanding the war crimes trial as their […]

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Demonstrators at the capital’s Shahbagh intersection were tirelessly protesting all day on Monday with support pouring in from people all across the country and the Parliament expressing solidarity with the undying spirit of the campaigners demanding death penalty for the killers and collaborators of 1971. The movement which kicked off spontaneously last Tuesday demanding capital […]

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  While claiming resonances with Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring, the vindictive protest gathering begun in Dhaka’s Shahbag crossing is far from a movement for a just and noble cause  Thousands have gathered across Bangladesh in protest across several cities. Images of the freedom movements of the Middle East are evoked, but this is […]

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