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Bullets and Blockade January 23, 2015

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Bullets-1The Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali  has said that the opposition activists will be shoot at sight if they go on doing arson and sabotage. He disclosed that Government has taken a decision like this.[1] He is not alone,; the same threat was expressed by other ministers, BGB Chief and Rab Boss.[1] BNP and Human Right Activists expressed their concern over the statements.[1]

Blockade-1Opposition blockade program is being continued for over 2 weeks  throughout the country with disruption of transport system, partial halt to the business and investment and increasing misery of people.

We have heard of battle between bullets and ballot. In Bangladesh it transforms into battle between Bullets and blockage.

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Bangladesh at a Crossroads January 20, 2015

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Bangladesh is at a crossroads. Countrywide blockade of opposition  is continuing from 5th of January. The Government is also  trying its best to suppress the opposition. But there is no sign of compromise. People are uncertain about the future.

Opinion: [1][2][3][4][5][6][6]

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Tablig- A Simplistic View of Islam January 16, 2015

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Tablig-12nd Phase of Annual Iztima of Tablig is going on at Tongi beside Turag river. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from different parts of the country and also abroad come to attend this gathering of pious Muslims. It is considered as the second largest gathering of Muslims after Hajj.

Tablig-2Tablig is a simplistic view of Islam. The concept originated in British India and gradually spread to the neighboring countries and now many distant countries have its followers.

Tablig-3Tablig preaches  basic principles of Islam that shapes one’s personal life.It has no political view and it doesn’t touch economic policies of Islam.
It carefully keeps away itself from contemporary politics. That’s why it is liked by all. Both the PM and Opposition leaders participated in it’s ‘Akheri Munajat’
Except its numerical vastness, it has little social, political or economic impact.

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A visit to Delhi January 15, 2015

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This was my maiden visit to India.
I intended to attend the National Conference on Pediatric Critical Care (NCPCC) held on 8-9th November 2014 with a Pre-conference Simulation Workshop on 6th and a CME on 7th November 2014. We stayed more 2 days for sight seeing. On the way back we halted at Kolkatta for a day.

Dr. Fahim was with me. He is working as Asstt. Registrar in our Pediatric ICU. We flew by Regent Airlines to Kolkatta on 5th November, the airtime took an hour , stayed for hours in Kolkatta airport and then boarded AIR INDIA for Delhi. After 2 hours we reached Delhi Indira International Airport. From there we availed taxi service to reach our Hotel-Asia International at Janapad lane from Ashok Road.
The next morning I prefer to travel by Metro Train. A hotel attendant accompanied me to my destination at BLK Superspecialty Hospital.The Simulation Program was a day long event-different critical care procedures and management of critical cases were exercised.20141108_104040
The CME program the next day was held in RML Hospital.National and international experts discussed different critical care issues.
The main conference organised at Hotel Le Meridien. Delegates from different states and abroad attended the conference, discussed in depth and share their experiences.Total environment was different, food was good and there was hours for banquet.

On 10th, we went out to see different sights and we covered Kutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Rajghat-the grave of Mahatma Gandhi and some other great leaders, Humayun tomb, Isha Khan Tomb, Jame Masjid.20141110_105811

On 11th, we visited the National Gallery of Modern Arts, Red Fort and All India Medical Institutes.
Then we went to Airport and caught our plane-AIR INDIA to reach Kolkata at 10 PM. We lodged into a hotel at Merquis Road, took the taste of Bangla dish in a nearby Restaurant. On 12th we roamed the city by a private taxi, saw from Lake City to Ganga Barrage.
We visited the Victoria Museum and The Tara Mondol. We also did a little shopping from New Market.
The next morning, we reached Chittagong by Regent Airplane.
The journey was nice. We have been impressed by the advancement India has made in the field of Medicine, the neatness and beauty of Delhi city, the way the old heritages are maintained, the taxi service of Kolkata and above all the strength of Democracy in India.

An ordinary citizen

David Bergman and 50 citizens January 7, 2015

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Economist journalist was summoned by the International Crime Tribunal of Bangladesh for his alleged reporting against the court in the international weekly. He was given punishment in the form of Tk 5000 and 7 days jail if failed to pay.[1][2] The judgment was criticized by the human rights groups and international journalists.
From Bangladesh also 50 eminent citizens expressed their concern over the measure.[1] That is the mistake they have done. Tribunal asked the editor of the newspaper that published the news and also directed the editor to submit the address of the citizens who dare to sign the statement.

An ordinary citizen

Politics and Lies January 7, 2015

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As the political conflicts in Bangladesh is at its height – party-men are speaking at random to defend their acts right or wrong.
As an ordinary citizen I also sometimes feel baffled as to determine the truth. On this point, I like the assess the opinion my readers on some of the statements:




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Democracy of January 5 January 5, 2015

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Khaleda Zia-2One year is passing since the last General Election on January 5 was held which was boycotted by BNP and other major political parties. In commemoration of the day, BNP declared the day ‘democracy killing day’ and Government declared it ‘Democracy victory day. To observe the day BNP seek permission to hold a public gathering in the capital which they were denied.The Government also declared large public meeting and small gatherings at 16 more places of the city. In the meantime, BNP party office at Naya Pantan is also locked and BNP spokes person Rizvi Ahmed has been taken off from the office. When BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia went to her Gulshan office last evening,she is confined in her office since then.Party leaders and workers are prohibited from entering the office in general.Police are arresting opposition leaders in different parts of the country.Police imposed Rule 144 in the capital.[1][2] Khaleda asks her partymen to defy ban.[1] Transport services from outside to the capital are virtually closed down in fear of precipitating violence in the capital.

Political analysts are worried about the consequences of the present situation in the country.[1][2]

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Bangladesh in ‘democracy deficit’ January 3, 2015

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A BRAC University study shows Bangladesh in ‘democracy deficit’.[1]

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My Blog in 2014 : A review by WordPress.com December 30, 2014

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 93,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

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Spillage of oil and Sundanban December 21, 2014

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Spillage of oil from a tanker that was hit by another vessel causes the oil to spread over more than 50 km along the coast of Sundarban and into the rivers.
The incident creates great threat to the natural resources including the trees, animals and fishes.[1]
Government so far couldn’t take effective measures to contain the spill. ordinary people are trying to clear the spilled oil in very primitive method.
Minister of river communication opined that the damage is not much , but the assertion was contradicted by experts and Ministry of Environment.
Experts also say that it will take long time to recover from the damage.

An ordinary citizen

Question leak, denial and our education system December 11, 2014

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Anisul Huq, a writer and a journalist wrote an mind-blowing article in Prothom Alo on questin leak, denial and our eduacation system.

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‘Army turns into a corporate body’ December 11, 2014

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Army turns into a corporate body accuses the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Mizanur Rahman. He emphasizes that everyone should be confined to his individual responsibility.[1]

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Bangladesh ranks 14th in TI graft index December 5, 2014

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Bangladesh scores down in TI corruption Index 2014 to 14 from 16 last year out of 175 countries.[1][2][3]

But Government ministers and Anti-Corruption Commission rejected the report as not based on facts.[1][2]

An ordinary citizen

Social Index: Bangladesh Progressing November 4, 2014

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SPI_coverIn social index , Bangladesh is progressing better than many South Asian Countries including India. [1][2][3][Prothom Alo]

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Social Picture: Women and Safety October 30, 2014

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Action Aid, an NGO made a survey on the safety of the women in Bangladesh in social set up that shows a miserable picture. [1][2]

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Dhaka University Admission: VC contradicting himself October 24, 2014

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Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University declared that henceforth the students will only get a single chance to appear in the admission test in Dhaka University and that is in the year they passed HSC exam.
The declaration caught the students off guarded as nobody was prepared to hear such an announcement.
The declaration is also a contradiction to VC’s earlier stand. The HSC passed students failed massively in the admission tests of DU in different units. VC expressed that the students are not upto the standards to pass the exam. Later he added that those students who are appearing in the second time are doing good. In that case why a student shouldn’t get a second chance to be admitted in the university.
No international exam GRE,GMAT,IELTS or admission test in any university is limited to a single chance. It can’t be accepted academically nor on humanitarian ground. If the attempt remains allowed for a single chance then many students will miss their chance because of medical illnesses.
DU authority should reconsider their decision and be more logical.

An ordinary citizen

Ex-Haitian President died October 6, 2014

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Ex-President of Haiti Mr. Jean-Claude Duvalier has died. He took office from his father and ruled for 15 years. He had to leave the country after people’s upheaval in the the country. He came back to Haiti after 25 years exile in French. After coming back he was put to trial for his corruptions and atrocities during his tenure as President. He died  while he was on trial but was not under arrest. He was confident to say that his time was better than any other regime that follows.[1][2]

An ordinary citizen

GPA-5 and Our Education September 27, 2014

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GPA-5The DU Admission result reflects the inner state of the knowledge of our GPA-5 who are seeking admission in universities.

It will be too late if conscious minds do not rise up against this fall.[1]

An ordinary citizen
29/9/2014
Nahid, Education Minister blasted Dhaka University for its what he called deliberate attempt to demean education system and the nation to outside by arranging the complex admission test. DU Vice Chancellor refuted the allegation and asked the Minister to provide evidence in his support.

EU and Bangladesh September 24, 2014

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EU recently adopted few resolutions on  the human right state in Bangladesh.[1][2]

Bangladesh Government refuted the allegation  and said that Rab is not beyond accountability.[1]

 

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Bangladesh Parliament and Impeachment of Judges September 18, 2014

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AL lawmakers over the last weeks were speaking for empowering the Parliament in place of Supreme Judicial Council. mainly consists of past judges to impeach the judges of the supreme court.
The promotion came almost suddenly and without any visible cause as said by Dr. Shahdin Malik, a prominent lawyer. Many take it as a measure from the government to increase its grip on the judiciary.
Government has projected it as a step to go back to 1972 constitution and to make the judges more accountable to the people.[1]

Opposition is against the move and also denies to accept the parliament as legitimate as the last election was faulty and not participatory.
The lawyers also protested the idea and opined that it will destroy the judiciary. They formed a common platform under the leadership of Dr. Kamal Hussain, the leading jurist and an author of the 1972 constitution.[1][2]

Parliament has empowered itself through vote on the impeachment today.[1][2]

Many of the members of parliament are accused of corruption, loan default and even killing as reported by Sujon, a citizens’ monitoring group.

The amendment will cause a qualitative change in judiciary in Bangladesh in coming days..

An ordinary citizen

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