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Cox’s Bazar MP Badi, 50 others helping Rohingyas to become voters

Ruling Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi, already accused of controlling Yaba trade in Cox’s Bazar, has now been identified as one of the people assisting Rohingyas to illegally become voters in Bangladesh. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) itself named him in a recent report and has directed the Election Commission (EC) to take measures. […]

With a favorable political climate in India, the long-standing India-Bangladesh border dispute nears resolution. By Akhilesh Pillalamarri After years of negotiation, recent reports suggest that India is close to resolving its border dispute with Bangladesh, now that the current Indian government supports a resolution. Territorial changes in India need to be approved via constitutional amendment which explains […]

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Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will hardly serve the interests of Bangladesh. By Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj Bangladesh today is a global poster child within the Muslim world for women’s development. When it comes to gender equality, it ranks above all South Asian countries and Muslim-majority nations in Asia. The Bangladesh gender paradox […]

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Star Business Report The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a group of North American retailers, yesterday applauded Bangladesh for its progress in improving working conditions in garment factories. “We have seen amazing commitments from the government, factory owners and buyers to ensure workplace safety in Bangladesh,” said Donald P Bliss, vice president of National Fire […]

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Dec 7 (Reuters) – Turkish Petroleum International Company is to supply Bangladesh with 60,000 tonnes of gasoil in 2015 for the first time to meet growing demand for fuel, the chairman of the state Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) said on Sunday. Last month, BPC concluded negotiations on imports of oil products during the first half […]

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War Crimes Court Uses Broad Contempt Powers to Quell Criticism (New York) – The December 2 conviction of journalist David Bergman on contempt charges by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) further shrinks the narrowing space for observers to comment on the war crimes proceedings, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists […]

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