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  • Is India a Level Playing Field for Investment?

    Is India a Level Playing Field for Investment?0

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    • January 20, 2015

      Today, when India has made a comeback on the potential investment destination list for countries around the globe, it is vital to sustain growth for a market of this size and potential. Investment activities in India are no longer governed by the national policies or by the objective of attaining balanced regional development. Instead,

  • 40-year-old India-Bangladesh maritime dispute resolved through UN Tribunal

    40-year-old India-Bangladesh maritime dispute resolved through UN Tribunal0

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    • January 17, 2015

    ​ Overcoming a 40-year-old maritime border dispute? In the case of India and Bangladesh, it appears to be possible. The Arbitration Tribunal on the India-Bangladesh Maritime Delimitation delivered its ruling on 7th July 2014. The Tribunal was set up under the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, in the matter of the Bay of

  • A Look Into What Just Happened in Sri Lanka #PressPollSL

    A Look Into What Just Happened in Sri Lanka #PressPollSL0

      Earlier this evening, I witnessed the inauguration of Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s 7th** President, after one of the closest elections in the island’s history. Former President Rajapaska was trying for an unprecedented third term, thanks to the 18thamendment his party facilitated, allowing for unlimited terms. Elections were called two years in advance for a variety

  • From Russia with Love: Panic, Fear and Instability

    From Russia with Love: Panic, Fear and Instability0

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    • December 30, 2014

      There is now a full-blown panic and fear in the Russian markets that has hardly been reported in the Bangladeshi press. Perhaps it is because Russia is not a major trading partner, or people feel unaffected. The cause of the paralysed Russian economy may not be for the same reasons that keep Bangladesh humming

  • A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing

    A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing0

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    • December 5, 2014

      I said, “I want to go to Pakistan…” and I couldn’t finish. “There are so many new places you can see, then why Pakistan?” “If a war starts between India and Pakistan, the first thing they will do is seal the borders and you will be left on the other side forever.” “Believe us,

  • Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India

    Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India0

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    • November 21, 2014

    It is the year 2014 and much has changed in the world we live in. Technology has achieved monumental advances to the point where we can communicate with another person across the globe with the touch of a button or swipe of a finger. Medical and public health initiatives have worked synergistically to eliminate some

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  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis is a ticking time bomb

    Squalid and bulging refugee camps in Bangladesh risk morphing into epicenters of extremism similar to those seen in Palestine in the Middle East By Bertil Lintner    11 July 2019 Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis, characterized by United Nations’ investigators as “ethnic cleansing” with possible “genocidal intent”, could finally be redounding on the country’s powerful and autonomous

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