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Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia

Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia February 12, 2017 Shakhawat Hussain Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia (Excerpted from his work in Bengali) M Sakhawat Hossain Lately, I have been working on a research project on Electoral Administration, Election Commission and the appropriate support that […]

February 15, 2017  What’s Stopping the Largest Democracy from Becoming the Greatest?    Dr. S Y Quraishi. Former Chief Election Commissioner of India will be speaking at a gathering of SIPA South Asia Association in Columbia University, New York tonight. India is the largest democracy of the world and Indian election the biggest man-managed event […]

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THE ECONOMIST DEMOCRACY INDEX – BANGLADESH A HYBRID REGIME 84TH ON THE LIST The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories. This covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s states (microstates are excluded). […]

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According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bangladesh has the potential to become the world’s 23rd largest economy by 2050. In a report released earlier this month, PwC also predicted Bangladesh would be the 28th biggest economy by 2030 in terms of its Gross Domestic Product calculated at Purchasing Power Parity. This may not seem like a big […]

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The High Court yesterday ordered the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to form an enquiry commission to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project. In a suomoto ruling, the court also asked the authorities to explain why they […]

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Tamanna Sultana Why do so many Bangladeshi migrant workers get mistreated? Bangladesh is in its early stages of development, with very limited employment opportunities in the competitive job market. The less-educated job-seekers who fail to find jobs at home usually seek their fortune abroad. As a result, our country has become one of the countries […]

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The new ambulance can accommodate three people. It has a maximum speed of 15-20 km per hour, and a range of up to 50 km An inexpensive, solar-powered ambulance that can fit down narrow lane-ways is set to hit the road in rural Bangladesh this year, its manufacturers say. The three-wheeled van, as well-equipped as […]

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The BNP, which sits out of Parliament after the boycott of the 2014 elections, has claimed that the people have ‘zero trust’ in KM Nurul Huda as chief election commissioner. The remark came from Ruhul Kabir Rizvi hours before the oath taking ceremony of the new Election Commission on Wednesday. “This government wants to set […]

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The ruling Awami League-led alliance on Wednesday demanded $1 billion compensation from the World Bank for causing delay in the construction of Padma bridge by raising allegation of corruption conspiracy. The alliance made the decision at its meeting at Awami League president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi office. At a press conference after the meeting, alliance spokesperson […]

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Why America needs Marvel superhero Kamala Khan now more than ever February 14, 2017 9.01pm EST Kamala Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City. Marvel Comics   Author – Katie M. Logan  Assistant Professor of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University Disclosure statement Katie M. Logan does not work for, consult, own […]

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Leonard Pitts Jr. The Double Standard On White Terrorism February 15, 2017 White terrorism is not as bad as Muslim terrorism. That, believe it or not, was the crux of an argument Sean Duffy, a Republican representative from Wisconsin, made last week on CNN. What follows has been condensed for space, but it unfolded like […]

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Valentine day Bangladesh, 1983 A well-known lover is still alive and well and leads a political party in Bangladesh. Probably he is exchanging flowers with some estranged women even today. On this date in 1983, Lt. General Husain Muhammed Ershad didn’t blink once in the shooting of protesters who were demanding democracy for Bangladesh. It […]

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