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By Andrew Quinn DHAKA | Sun May 6, 2012 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday warned Bangladesh’s government not to undermine pioneering microlender Grameen Bank, saying it was a key driver in the South Asian nation’s slow climb out of poverty. Clinton met with Grameen’s ousted founder – Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Mohammad Yunus […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is due to arrive in Dhaka early Saturday afternoon, will have a meeting with Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia in the evening. Hillary will call on the BNP chairperson at her Gulshan residence at 8:30pm to discuss different bilateral issues, Khaleda’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel […]

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All eyes are on the meeting between US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday in Kolkata, amid speculation that Hillary may quiz Banerjee about her opposition to the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. This would be unusual and may have a whole lot of unintended […]

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The pressure to approve licenses for new private commercial banks (PCB) by defying initial objections of Bangladesh Bank (BB) and those of economists are deemed as a blatant act of politicization of the banking sector of the country. Such an intrusion into the life line of a country’s financial sector through brute and overpowering political […]

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by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Source: Weekly Blitz Current government of Bangladesh Awami League has surely given birth to the biggest joke in country’s politics by restoring the ministerial position of extremely corrupt minister in charge of the railway ministry in Bangladesh, brief-less lawyer Suranjit Sen Gupta, who resigned from his post on April 16, […]

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Suranjit resigns

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Admits responsibility of railwaygate scam, will stay away from politics temporarily In a rare move, Suranjit Sengupta on Monday resigned as the railways minister about four and half months into taking charge of the ministry following the railwaygate scandal. The veteran Awami League leader will also stay away from politics until he comes “clear” through […]

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India on Wednesday thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh. Foreign minister SM Krishna wrote to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni, saying that the “cause of liberation of Bangladesh has been very close to our hearts, and […]

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