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Making climate budgeting transparent

POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Making climate budgeting transparent PHOTO: BRET HARTMAN/REUTERS Saleemul Huq Bangladesh is among the world’s most at-risk countries in relation to climate change and the Government of Bangladesh has recognised climate change as one of the most serious threats to poverty reduction and development, and as such has made a number of […]

A file photo from November 22, 2018 shows Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes playing a shot on the opening day of their first Test against West Indies at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. — AFP photo Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was ruled out of second West Indies Test in Dhaka with a shoulder injury, […]

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Jute products are on display in Bangladesh stall in Colombo. Typically associated with the crude “gunny bag” used in the bazaars of the Indian sub-continent, jute is now very much up-market with an amazing variety of fashionable products being turned out from the fibre. This was amply evident at the Bangladesh stall in the X’mas […]

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India’s Dangerous New Curriculum Alex Traub  December 6, 2018 Issue Ian Berry/Magnum Photos Schoolgirls in Udaipur, Rajasthan, 1999 From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire did much to create modern-day India. It consolidated the country into a sovereign political unit, established a secular tradition in law and administration, and built monuments such […]

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India-China ‘balancing act’ to pay off in Bangladesh elections? Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Nov 27, 2018 Doubts are there if development records of the Awami League will be enough to secure it a win in the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to South China Morning Post. The newspaper observed that under prime minister […]

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Attack on US ambassador’s motorcade: No progress in investigation Staff Correspondent . Dhaka |Prothom Alo  Nov 27, 2018             The police is yet to arrest any of perpetrators who attacked the motorcade of immediate past US ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat in the city’s Mohammadpur area at midnight of 4 […]

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The Daily Star November 28, 2018 The battle for bellwether; AL’s Momen, BNP’s Enam run in Sylhet-1 Staff Correspondent Both ruling Awami League and its rival BNP have picked new faces for Sylhet-1 constituency which has always been considered as the general election bellwether for the parties since 1991. The AL has nominated former diplomat […]

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Can Khaleda Zia contest the polls? Tanvir Sohel and Asaduzzaman . Dhaka | Nov 27, 2018    Prothom Alo Nomination papers have been collected for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia willing to contest the coming general elections from three constituencies, despite her conviction in two graft cases. However, questions arise as to whether she will be able […]

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BNP nominates 800 candidates, will finalise 300 later Lutforzaman . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Nov 28, 2018             The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has published a long list of its candidates, though it has almost finalised the names for contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections. Party insiders say it is taking time […]

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China’s Most Popular App Is Full of Hate; WeChat groups have become a major vector for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories By Frankie Huang November 27, 2018, 10:05 AM A Trump supporter holds up a sign during an anti-sharia law rally organized by ACT for America on June 10 2017 in New York. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images) The […]

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