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Bangladesh Budget: Lofty goals, fragile base

Daily Star;  June 08, 2018 Lofty goals, fragile base Muhith unwraps yet another fat budget, hopes for a magical turnaround amid poor implementation record Inam Ahmed and Shakhawat Liton It looks like another repeat story. We had a big budget that failed to achieve its targets. Now we are pushing for a bigger one with […]

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 What Bangladesh media failed to publish about UK parliamentary report If you only read Bangladesh newspapers, and news websites, you might think that the recent UK parliamentary report, “Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya Crisis” published by the select committee on international development was full of applause for Bangladesh. This was because […]

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s dictionary of new political terms Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Bangladesh’s prime minister has recently published not one but two extraordinary articles which not only denies that the country’s law enforcement authorities are involved in enforced disappearances – the picking up, secretly detaining and often killing of […]

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Iraq amends election law to allow ballot recount DW  7/6/2018 The vote recount comes following widespread allegations of fraud in the May parliamentary elections. The recount could further delay the formation of a new government for the country.      Iraq’s parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of amending the country’s election law to allow a […]

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Bangladesh’s lax security sees rise in cybercrime Women said to account for 70 percent of victims with most under 25 Social media accounts are increasingly being hacked and people blackmailed in Bangladesh. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh June 7, 2018 Gracie Gomes (not her real name) is not […]

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