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Lovlu Ansar New York Correspondent New York, Nov 29 (bdnews24.com)—A report published by an international organisation said Bangladesh’s civil justice system is the worst in the world. The ‘Rule of Law Index 2012’ published on Wednesday by the World Justice Project (WJP) said the country fared poorly in the eight areas including civil justice system […]

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Mahbubur Rahman Thirty four years ago on June 23, the sacred ashes of the mortal remains of ever immortal Atish Dipankar Srigana were handed over by China to Bangladesh. Atish, the name given by Tibetans more than a thousand years ago, means great scholar, and man of supreme knowledge and wisdom. Atish Dipankar was indeed […]

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DHAKA: The leading Pakistani English daily ‘Dawn’ Sunday published its editorial regarding the long-standing issue – ‘Pakistan’s apology to Bangladesh for 1971 war crimes’. The editorial is as follows: It is a welcome sign that, despite the deep grudge many in Bangladesh still bear against the West Pakistani military action of 1971, Prime Minister Sheikh […]

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This graveyard on a hillock at Kullapathar village in Kasba upazila under Brahmanbaria district holds the mortal remains of 101 freedom-loving people who were martyred by the Pakistan occupation forces in early December of 1971. The martyrs include 51 freedom fighters who were killed in December 5 battle in the area that saw a crushing […]

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The deaths of about 400 workers in two recent fires at Asian garment factories that made clothes for American and European brands should outrage consumers and become a rallying cry for higher safety standards. Just as the 1911 fire at the Triangle shirtwaist factory in New York ushered in a sweeping overhaul of industrial regulations […]

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By Sarnata Reynolds, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Sarnata Reynolds is the Statelessness Program Manager at Refugees International. Her most recent report is entitled ‘Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress.’ The views expressed are her own. Last week, CNN’s Dan Rivers reported that he “wasn’t prepared to see children starving […]

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“Chhatra League activists” beat and hack a youth named Bishwajit, mistaking him for an opposition supporter. The photo was taken in front of Victoria Park in Old Dhaka yesterday. Bishwajit died of his injuries later. Right, mourning relatives of the deceased. Photo: STARStaff Correspondent An ardent fan of cricket, Bishwajit Das watched the Bangladesh-West Indies […]

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By M. Adil Khan (Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia) adil.khan@uq.edu.au   Kyoto protocol, Bali conference and more recently the Rio conference and numerous other meetings and research works continue to warn us of the dangers of climate change and as a remedy, most prescribe restraints on carbon dioxide emissions. Many countries […]

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Bangladesh: The Price of Freedom at Bengal Gallery Raghu Rai speaks at the opening (L). These images documented a nation persecuted and dehumanised, a nation fighting tooth and nail against Pakistan army to stay alive and be free (R).Karim Waheed “The trickling stream of refugees coming from East Pakistan was swelling. By the end of […]

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Let’s pull up our socks to improve on it According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2012, Bangladesh slipped 24 points on the graft scale. The CPI surveyed 176 countries this year where the country retained its 13th place from the bottom on prevalence of corruption. It is little consolation to learn that our score […]

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IEP report no cause for complacency The Institute for Economics and Peace, based in the USA, has in fact validated by its report published on Tuesday, something that has been for long a fact in Bangladesh. In South Asia Bangladesh is the country least affected by terrorism. This has been acknowledged by knowledgeable circles of […]

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By TRIPTI LAHIRI and SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD Associated Press Bangladeshi officials inspected the burned-out garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka on Nov. 26. DHAKA, Bangladesh—In the last week of October, a supplier for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -0.35%placed an order with garment-maker Simco Bangladesh Ltd. to produce 300,000 girls’ shorts for shipment in early […]

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