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Corruption in Bangladesh: Perceptions vs. reality

Taj Hashmi Corruption became so integral to Bangladesh that consecutively for five years (2001-2005) it remained the most corrupt country in the world. However, we hear things have changed for the better. On the one hand, the country has become self-sufficient in food; on the other, it’s no longer the most corrupt nation on earth, […]

At least eight people were killed and as many injured as a truck helper, filling in for the trucker, lost control over the wheel and ploughed through a crowd in Alutila of Khagrachhari yesterday. The accident occurred around 10:30am near Alutila tourist spot on Chittagong-Khagrachhari road where thousands gathered to attend a funeral of a […]

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Bangladesh has lost $67 million dollars in climate adaptation funding because the Bangladeshi and United Nations Development Program officials charged with getting the proposal approved ignored objections raised by fund managers. Those with knowledge of the proposal process told the Dhaka Tribune that one Bangladeshi official’s desire for a career legacy and an Australian UNDP […]

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Around two-thirds of the 555-hectare land acquired by the government from the locals for a controversial coal-fired power plant at Rampal has apparently been handed over to local leaders and ruling party men to make money. As soon as the land was handed over to the Rampal plant authorities in 2012, a section of local […]

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THE Southeast Asian state of Myanmar has recently become the epicentre of an expanding humanitarian crisis. But because the current government of Myanmar is headed by a regime favoured by American and European interests, little attention and even less action has been given to the conflict. A January 10, 2017 Guardian article titled, ‘65,000 Rohingya […]

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Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory group yesterday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration’s immigration policies. Critics included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda […]

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Julia Edwards Ainsley, Dustin Volz, and Kristina Cooke Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam February 2, 2017 2:26 pm / Headlines, Politics, Top News, US, White House WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses […]

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Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar Immune therapy for hepatitis B Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar1, Mamun Al-Mahtab2, Md. Sakilur Islam Khan3, Ruksana Raihan4, Ananta Shrestha5 1Department of Medical Sciences, Toshiba General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan; […]

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আবুল কালাম আজাদ বিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-38840165?ocid=socialflow_facebook   ছবির কপিরাইট BBC bangla                                 প্রেসিডেন্টের সঙ্গে বিএনপি চেয়ারপার্সনের সাক্ষাত ২০১৪ সালে বিএনপি জোটের বয়কটের কারণে দশম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন বিতর্কিত হয়েছে। নির্দলীয় সরকারের দাবি এবং নির্বাচন ঠেকাতে ওই সময় বিএনপির আন্দোলনে দেখা গেছে ব্যাপক সহিংসতা। ভোটের পরে আবারো আন্দোলন করলেও বিএনপি সরকারকে নতুন নির্বাচন দিতে বাধ্য করতে […]

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রামপাল বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র যেন আত্মহত্যা ০২ রা ফেব্রুয়ারি, ২০১৭ প্রস্তাবিত রামপাল বিদ্যুতকেন্দ্রের ডিজাইন। (সংগৃহিত) সুন্দরবন ঘেঁষা রামপালে বাংলাদেশ ও ভারতের যৌথ মালিকানায় প্রস্তাবিত কয়লা বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র নির্মান হতে যাচ্ছে। ফলে কেন্দ্রটি নির্মিত হলে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় ম্যানগ্রোভ বন সুন্দরবন ভীষণ ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হবে। এক হাজার ৩২০ মেগাওয়াট উৎপাদন ক্ষমতার ওই বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র বাগেরহাটের রামপালে সুন্দরবনের পাশে নির্মিত হবে। এটি […]

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