Tag: Bangladesh

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  • Dhaka and digital absolutism

    Dhaka and digital absolutism

    On September 19, Bangladesh passed the latest iteration of its digital policy. Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who proposed the Digital Security Bill 2018 to the parliament, called it a “historic” and “heavenly” law, compared to digital laws in other countries. He also made a cryptic reference to a “digital war” in the …

    October 15, 2018
  • Dhaka verdict heightens poll drama

    Dhaka verdict heightens poll drama

    As Bangladesh is deep in electioneering mode for the next parliamentary elections due shortly, a Dhaka tribunal probing the deadly grenade attack on Sheikh Hasina and her party workers awarded a landmark judgment on October 10 sending shock waves among the guilty and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leadership and its cadres. BNP in partnership …

    October 12, 2018
  • Passage to Bangladesh

    Passage to Bangladesh

    The latest high profile India-Bangladesh connectivity initiatives underscore the imperative for India to implement projects speedily and efficiently, to help alter its image of a laggard. The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina reiterated their resolve to further enhance vital connectivity links towards strengthening bilateral cooperation while inaugurating the other …

    October 11, 2018
  • Bangladesh 2004 grenade attack: Death for ex-ministers, Khaleda’s son gets life

    Bangladesh 2004 grenade attack: Death for ex-ministers, Khaleda’s son gets life

    The 2004 grenade blasts killed 24 people and injured 500.

    October 10, 2018
  • Astronomy to Astrophysics

    Astronomy to Astrophysics

    Meghnad Saha was born 125 years ago in an obscure village in East Bengal, now Bangladesh, in a family where his father was an indigent shopkeeper. The country was under British rule, and society was sharply divided by a rigid caste structure, destructive poverty and extreme superstition. Young Meghnad had to fight against inconceivable odds …

    October 10, 2018
  • Growing need for bold initiatives

    Growing need for bold initiatives

    It is clear Nepal has embarked on the restructuring of her economy, which could benefit the Indian states in her neighbourhood, especially those in the North-east.

    October 8, 2018
  • Digitally insecure in Bangladesh

    Digitally insecure in Bangladesh

    The country’s Digital Security Bill passed this month is a severe attack on human rights, says Badiuzzaman Bay.

    October 4, 2018
  • Ignoble diplomacy

    Ignoble diplomacy

    The president of the country’s ruling party has articulated an opinion that is ill-advised even at the mildest estimation. Both India and Bangladesh are acutely aware that illegal migrants ~ specifically the post-March 1971 generation ~ have posed a festering sore in bilateral relations since the late 1970s, when the “quiet influx” ~ this newspaper’s …

    October 1, 2018
  • Rajnath to meet Mamata on ways to strengthen Indo-Bangla border

    Rajnath to meet Mamata on ways to strengthen Indo-Bangla border

    Apart from discussing ways to strengthen the border and check infiltration, the issue of deportation of Rohingya immigrants may also come up at the meeting.

    September 26, 2018
  • Extending a neighbourly hand

    Extending a neighbourly hand

    What is required now is to let entrepreneurs from South and South-east Asia participate in the Northeast's economy as more diverse investors in a variety of production processes would also link products and services with the larger market access.

    September 17, 2018
  • Vision for the ‘periphery’

    Vision for the ‘periphery’

    The challenge faced by Bimstec member nations is to transform narratives through constructive cooperation and make the Bay of Bengal region meaningful for its people.

    September 17, 2018
  • The BIMSTEC potential

    The BIMSTEC potential

    On August 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for enhanced regional connectivity in his inaugural address at the fourth summit of the seven-nation grouping called Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). India, he said, is committed to working with the group in the critical sectors and to …

    September 15, 2018
  • India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate major infrastructure projects

    India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate major infrastructure projects

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb jointly inaugurated three projects in Bangladesh.

    September 10, 2018
  • NTPC arm to begin 300 MW power supply to Bangladesh from midnight

    NTPC arm to begin 300 MW power supply to Bangladesh from midnight

    State-run power major NTPC's trading arm NVVN will begin power supply of 300 MW to Bangladesh from midnight Sunday.

    September 9, 2018
  • Lessons from a Bangladesh man

    Lessons from a Bangladesh man

    If leadership had a sound, it might be the roar of Shahidul Alam’s courage as he tells us to carry forth while he stands behind bars for speaking truth to power

    September 1, 2018
  • Genocide reaffirmed

    Genocide reaffirmed

    The United Nations has spoken and the world must listen. Never in recent years has the voice of the entity been so resounding as it was on Monday. Its intrepid presentation on the violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s security forces on the Rohingyas is a severe indictment of the country’s army chief and, albeit indirectly, of …

    August 29, 2018
  • Suu Kyi gets dodgy

    Suu Kyi gets dodgy

    Aung San Suu Kyi has taken inordinately long to respond to the Rohingya crisis that confronts both Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sad to reflect, the response ~ articulated in Singapore but neither in Naypidaw nor in Dhaka ~ is rather feeble and therefore disappointing. In the net, she was anxious to ensure that her government plays …

    August 24, 2018