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Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Mourning Call from “Vacation” As The Country Grapples with Serious Crises

Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Mourning Call from “Vacation” As The Country Grapples with Serious Crises 2 August 2019    R Chowdhury On August 1, 2019, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister (PM) of Bangladesh, asked the people to donate blood to redeem her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s death. Sheikh Mujib died on August 15, 1975, in an early morning […]

The Daily Star  August 03, 2019 Rohingya Citizenship: Myanmar angry at Mahathir’s comments Photo: Collected/ File Staff Correspondent Myanmar has expressed dismay after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Rohingyas faced “massacre or genocide”. In an exclusive interview with the Anadolu Agency last week, Mahathir said the Rohingyas “should either be treated as nationals, or […]

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The Daily STar August 03, 2019 Tannery waste taints Dhaleshwari Partially treated water dumped into the river as CETP still not fully functional; the river, locality, people bear the brunt Discharge from the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate creates a thick foam in the Dhaleshwari river. The central effluent treatment plant of the estate is supposed […]

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Chhatra League torn by internal clashes in Sylhet Prothom Alo   Aug 02, 2019        Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), in observation of the month of mourning, has held candlelight vigils in various places of the country. By doing so, the Awami League student wing is symbolsing its respect for the father of the nation, and is […]

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What sort of ‘development’ has no place for a billion slum dwellers? The Bangladesh government wants Karail, an established community of 200,000 people in the capital Dhaka, to make way for development. Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Tanzil Shafique, University of Melbourne    2 August 2019 Imagine a community of 200,000. Convivial, […]

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গণতন্ত্র অনুপস্থিতির কারণেই এই নৈরাজ্য : মান্না সৈয়দ মাহবুব মোর্শেদ  ০২ আগস্ট ২০১৯, ১২:৫১ গণতন্ত্র অনুপস্থিতির কারণেই এই নৈরাজ্য : মান্না – ছবি : সংগৃহীত নাগরিক ঐক্যের আহ্বায়ক মাহমুদুর রহমান মান্না বলেছেন, নিয়মিত গণতন্ত্রের চর্চা থাকলে সরকার আজ এতখানি স্বৈরাতান্ত্রিক আচরণ করতে পারত না। একটা রাষ্ট্রে নৈরাজ্য তখনই দেখা দেয়, যখন সেখানে গণতন্ত্র অনুপস্থিত থাকে। […]

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A travesty of governance Mahmudur Rahman Dhaka Tribune  August 1st, 2019 Photo: SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN Is our infrastructure doomed to crumble under its own weight? That it takes directives of the court to address common issues is a travesty in terms of good governance. What is worse is that it will take a formal complaint […]

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8 killed, 50 injured in Thakurgaon road accident Zakir Mustafiz Milu  Dhaka Tribune  August 2nd, 2019 Aftermath of an accident as two buses collide head-on in Thakurgaon on Friday, August 02, 2019 Dhaka Tribune The accident also left 50 others injured At least eight people have been killed and 50 injured in a head-on collision […]

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The Daily Star  August 02, 2019 Editorial No relief for flood victims even after the floods! Urgent rehabilitation needed As this newspaper reported yesterday, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimates that around 7.6 million people who have been affected by flood are at risk of hunger and disease. Floods in […]

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The Daily Star  August 02, 2019 Outbreak in Bangladesh behind rise in dengue cases in West Bengal: Mamata The rise in the cases of dengue fever in West Bengal in the border regions is a result of the widespread outbreak of the disease in Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says on August 1, […]

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Dengue not out of control yet: Quader Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 01, 2019 Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the prevailing dengue situation is alarming and difficult to deal with, but not out of control yet, reports UNB. He made the remarks while delivering his speech at a photo […]

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10-year-old boy dies of dengue in Dhaka Nayadiganta English Desk   1 August 2019, 10:39 – A minor boy, suffering from dengue fever, died at the Mitford Hospital on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Sohrab, 10, a resident of Dhaka’s Keraniganj upazila. Dr Shafiqur Rahman said the boy was hospitalised on Monday after he […]

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