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‘Politics destroying all our institutions’ February 15, 2014

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Mahfuz Anam, Editor Daily Star in his regular column ‘THE THIRD VIEW’ writes ‘Politics destroying all our institutions‘ where every government employee needs to be partisan.

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US Senate on Bangladesh February 13, 2014

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In a new Senate hearing in USA , USA again insists for a neutral election in Bangladesh.[1][2]

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Unrest in Rajshahi University February 3, 2014

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From Prothom Alo

From Prothom Alo

BCL,cops attacked students,100 injured, university closed, students asked to vacate-[Daily Star][Dhaka Tribune][Prio.com][Youtube]Prothom Alo

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Watching Talk Shows January 31, 2014

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talk shows -1Talk shows on TV channels are quite popular in Bangladesh.People  from all walks of life enjoy  it and follow it beyond midnight. (more…)

Extra-judicial killings January 31, 2014

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Bangladesh is witnessing extra-judicial killings rising in the last few months. There are reports of deaths in the jail custody also.
Extra-judicial killings were also there during earlier regimens in Bangladesh. But where the earlier attempts were mainly to the criminals but this time it is targeted to the opposition leaders and activists. Government spokesmen are claiming that the killings are in retaliation to the terrorist acts they had done on the law enforcing agencies and on the public during the pre-election violence. (more…)

Our New Parliament January 31, 2014

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parliament-2Our new parliament that met on its first session on 29/1//2014 couldn’t impress much.
The editor of Daily Star,the leading English daily, Mahfuz Anam termed it as an ornamental Sangshad. Law Professor of Dhaka University Asif Nazrul looks at it as a unnatural object.
BNP General Secretary Mirja Fakhrul Islam sees it as stage of a circus.

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‘Top 10 globally inspiring Bangladeshis’ January 30, 2014

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top-10-1British Parliament Commonwealth Room published a list top 10 Bangladeshi in the world on Tuesday Top 10 globally inspiring Bangladeshis’.
I wonder why our Prime Minister Sk. Hasina is not included in the list !!

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Bangladesh Economy under Strain January 28, 2014

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Center for Policy Dialogue, the think-tank in Bangladesh predicted bleak future in economy because of political uncertainty.

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Bangladesh Social Picture : Survey on Women January 28, 2014

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Women are most abused at home : Daily Star

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Dhaka the worst city January 24, 2014

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Dhaka is the worst livable city in the world-discloses in the survey of Economist Intelligence Unit.
Don’t blame the politicians or the governments!
It is we to be blamed.

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Human Rights Report 2014 and Bangladesh January 22, 2014

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Human Rights Watch in its World Report 2014 says Bangladesh slides tragically backwards in 2013.

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A Daily is closed January 18, 2014

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In the late night news of 16/1/2014 we first informed that Daily Inqilab office is raided, the press is sealed,3 journalists were arrested and the publication is stopped. The news has created stir in the internet and social media.

The cause was supposed to be publication of a news on the presence of foreign soldiers on the soil of Bangladesh.

The closure of the daily and arrest of journalists are condemned by the journalists. BNP leader Khaleda Zia demanded the release of the journalists and publication of the paper.

Information Minister Hasanul Hoq Inu said that the measures have been taken on violationof ‘ICT Act’ that is revised in 2013.

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18/1/2014
Inqilab says sorry for Satkhira report
19/1/2014
A let-down for journalism -Daily Star
তথ্য প্রযুক্তি আইনের প্রয়োগ বাক স্বাধীনতার উপর আঘাত : ড. শাহদীন মালিক

Necessity of a re-election January 17, 2014

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In January 5 election people didn’t get the opportunity to cast their vote in significant number and form a government that represent their will.
In 153 constituencies, no vote was required as there was only one candidate in each of those constituencies. In the remaining 147 constituencies, whatever the reasons, people virtually didn’t go to the voting center.

Common People has an emptiness in their heart as they can’t feel the government as the government of their choice.

It will be wise if the government could renew their mandate by rearranging a new election in the country.

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17/1/2014
State Power vs People’s Power-Mahfuz Anam in Daily Star

Jatiya Party in election and in Government January 14, 2014

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from Prothom Alo

from Prothom Alo

Jatiya Party played the role of clown in the election and in the government.
The role is party imposed on itself by the party and partly dictated by the government.

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Opinion:
ভবের নাট্যশালায় নেতা চেনা দায়-সৈয়দ আবুল মকসুদ |জানুয়ারি ১৪, ২০১৪ | প্রিন্ট সংস্করণ
-Prothom Alo

BNP in disarray ? January 14, 2014

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confusion-1AL has somehow formed the government after holding an election that is not participated by the main opposition and not voted in significant number by the people.
Still BNP finds itself in a difficult situation. BNP is out of the government and out of the parliament and out of the streets. Western powers are asking it to distant itself from Jamaat and from violence. Government also not open its offices and not release its leaders.

BNP is reviewing its strategies. BNP is thinking of peaceful program and avoiding violence in future.

Whether these steps would be enough to convince the government to come to a consensus to arrange an early election that will be free, fair and participatory-time only could tell.

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The New Ministers January 12, 2014

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cabinet-1The new ministers sworn in. Sk. Hasina sworn as prime minister for the 3rd term. 49 ministers also sworn in. 29 as full ministers, 17 as state ministers and 2 deputy ministers. The new cabinet includes new faces and discarded some old faces. Some of the most criticized ministers are not in the cabinet. (more…)

Confusion over oath of new MPs January 12, 2014

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Old+new MPs=638-Daily Star

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Reflections: 2013 in review January 10, 2014

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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The Minority Issue January 10, 2014

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Just after the election, the minority community in different parts of the country is attacked, their houses ransacked and their prayer houses damaged. They have to leave their houses and have to take shelter elsewhere. Police failed to protect them. Though 5 lac law enforcers are on the field as a part of election duty including RAB,BGB and Army, but their presence was little felt. No effective action was taken from the administration. No satisfying inquiry and no convincing arrest was made.
Many are blaming Jamaat-Shibir for the offence. But their are evidence that other parties are also involved in the incident for their own purpose.
Some are also blaming government that they are creating the incidents to divert the attention of the people from the recently held one sided poorly participated election.
Government declared forming special tribunal for punishing the offenders.

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Poor democracy will encourage militancy in Bangladesh January 10, 2014

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Bangladesh is passing through a poor democratic performance. Democratic exercise virtually comes to nil.
The failure of democracy in the country will encourage militancy.
Probably Jamaat-Shibir is utilizing that space in Bangladesh in surviving and strengthening themselves.

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