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Bangladesh: Time to implement road safety rules and corporate and government responsibility

Bangladesh: Time to implement road safety rules and corporate and government responsibility by F.R. Chowdhury    15 December 2018 It was on the 28th of November, 2018 BBC news broadcast about a fine of about £2.2 million imposed on a bus operator for failure to carry out their corporate responsibility as evidenced from their corporate negligence […]

Who are Yemen’s Houthis? Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, in 2017. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File Myriam Renaud, University of Chicago Fully half of Yemen’s population – 14 million people – are on the brink of starvation. Some analysts blame their inability to access basic foodstuff on escalating conflict between […]

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Bangladesh: 2 Suspected Militants Arrested in Plot to Kill Filmmaker By Pulack Ghatack on Dec 11, 2018 Bangladesh police arrested two suspected members of a banned militant group on Tuesday in connection with an alleged plot to kill Khijir Hayat Khan, a prominent actor and filmmaker in the country, officials said. Counter-terror agents nabbed Mohammad […]

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Analysts: India Banking on Awami Victory in Bangladesh Election By Jaishree Balasubramanian and Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Dec 14, 2018 India is hoping the Awami League will retain power in Bangladesh’s upcoming election because it sees the incumbent government in Dhaka as key to its national security interests, including regional competition with China and counter-terrorism, […]

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Bangladesh cricket star Mashrafe Mortaza says he’s not another Imran Khan The sports star is contesting a parliament seat in the December 30 elections, but says he just wants to do more for sports and charity Agence France-Presse Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza: I’m not like Imran Khan

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Photo: Collected Star Online Report BNP leader Mirza Abbas today reportedly came under attack when he was electioneering near Shegunbagicha area of Dhaka today. Talking to journalists, the BNP standing committee member claimed that at least seventy to eighty of his supporters were injured in the attack this afternoon. Around 100 people launched the attack on the […]

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Progress and regress of RTI in Bangladesh Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz As the Right to Information (RTI) regime nears completion of its first decade of existence, we asked a few scholars, advocates and users of the law for their views on its progress so far. Results were mixed. A common view is that Bangladesh’s […]

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Bigstock The report was unveiled on Wednesday at the UNESCAP headquarters in Bangkok Bangladesh’s average annual foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows has grown by 13.3% in the last five years, larger than the Asia-Pacific’s 2.9% average annual FDI growth, according to a report of the  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific […]

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The T20 game, to be contested by former Bangladesh cricketers, will get underway at 10:30am as the BCB announced the squads Saturday The Victory Day Exhibition Cricket Match, to be played between Shaheed Jewel XI and Shaheed Mushtaque XI, will be held at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday. The T20 game, to […]

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The ruling Awami League says it will soon take ‘harsh’ action against rebel candidates. The party made the statement at a press conference in Dhaka and it was reiterated by the party’s general secretary Obaidul Quader during a stop-over in Feni. Despite warnings from the party, Awami League leaders are still running as independent candidates […]

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BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday alleged around 150 BNP candidates have been attacked by the ruling Awami League ‘terrorists’ and the ‘law enforcement members’.At a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, the BNP leader said two candidates were imprisoned and candidatures of some including Khaleda Zia have […]

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