• Perspective Plan: Public investment shows progress, private investment lukewarm0

     Shamsul Alam |  January 30, 2019 In 2009, the Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power with an overwhelming majority. The new government recognised that this major mandate from the people has provided them with a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Bangladesh that

  • Bangladesh And The Formula For Dissent0

    Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. ― George Orwell, 1984 by Sabria Chowdhury Balland        31 January 2019 The events of January 23, 2019, in Venezuela are a startling reminder of the political situation in Bangladesh. The parallels are numerous economically, politically

  • Illicit money gushing out of Bangladesh0

    Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Photo: iStockASIA UNHEDGED REAL-TIME INTEL ON WHAT MOVES MARKETS As much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned off the country in 2006-2015, according to a study by research organization Global Financial Integrity By BERTIL LINTNER CHIANG MAI, JANUARY 30, 2019 Illicit capital outflows from Bangladesh go unabated and as much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned

  • Support for US Iran policy out of left field: China dramatically reduces trade with Tehran0

    By James M. Dorsey 30 January 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr China has dramatically reduced its trade with Iran in line with US sanctions, raising questions whether Iran will remain committed to an international agreement that puts severe limits on its nuclear endeavours.

  • Unholy Act of the Holy Cow0

    By Narindra Nath Bhatia   29 January 2019 The Holy Cow in Not Too Holy Land All my life, I have loved cow milk, curd, lassi, chach, kheer and khoya sweets made out from the milk. I loved my morning breakfast paranthas liberally topped up with curd, malai and butter. I think everyone loves matter paneer and mushroom paneer is my

  • Sri Lanka: Delineating religious terrorism0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy  29 January 2019 Muted media reports about the Police seizing a high quantity of explosives and explosions-linked equipment like detonators, should make the nation sit up and take notice. If investigations show that the explosives could be linked to possible acts of terrorism linked to the four Muslims arrested in this regard, discerning

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • 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.

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