Bangladesh is opening its doors to tourists

IT’S one of the world’s most populated countries yet travellers are only just starting to discover Bangladesh. If you’re looking for somewhere completely different, a place you’re not likely to run into tourists and a really good kebab, then put Bangladesh on your itinerary. “Bangladesh is about to be discovered. It’s a great time for […]

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HK business leaders: Occupy Movement damages economy, social order

HONG KONG, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — Several Hong Kong business leaders have criticized the month-long Occupy Central Movement, saying the illegal movement has disrupted Hong Kong’s social order and would cause long-term damage to the business environment of the Asian financial center. Cheng Kar-shun, chairman of the New World Development and a Standing Committee member […]

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The Solar Energy Revolution Everyone’s Ignoring… Is In Bangladesh

We put a lot of cyber ink into the German, Australian, US, Chinese, Indian, Chilean, and Japanese solar energy revolutions. However, I think the Bangladeshi solar revolution is one we don’t write about enough. One of the biggest reasons for that is probably that it doesn’t compare to the others on a total capacity basis. […]

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China’s ruling party discipline inspectors echo rule of law, support legal reform

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — Discipline inspectors for China’s ruling party on Saturday threw their weight behind legal reform and promised to implement the latest plans in their fight against corruption. The fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC)discussed how to best put […]

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Bangladesh’s Rotten-Mango Crisis

by Tahmima Anam: As an apprentice anthropologist, I once had the misfortune of attempting to converse with the Indian critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Professor Spivak, who translated the work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and wrote the famous essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” was visiting Dhaka, Bangladesh, and I went to meet her. […]

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Bangladesh factory owners sweat it out over safety inspections

It took Western safety inspectors about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown of Sonia & Sweaters, a Bangladeshi clothing supplier to Wal-Mart Stores and Debenhams. Two weeks later, the group that the inspectors represented changed its mind and allowed the factory to stay open, […]

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জনগণকে গণতান্ত্রিক কায়দায় আবারো বলতে দিন -“আপনি দিন বদলের সনদের উপযুক্ত ধারক ও বাহক”

রেদওয়ানুর রহমান, চার্লস ডারউইন ইউনিভার্সিটি, অস্ট্রেলিয়া — আপনি জনগণের নিরঙ্কুশ রায় নিয়ে ক্ষমতায় আসলেন, আপনি যুদ্ধপরাধের বিচার করলেন, মহান একটা কাজ করলেন, সাথে ছোট বড় আরও কিছু জনহিতকর কাজ করলেন এদিক সেদিক, আপনি তো জনগণের বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা অর্জনই করলেন, আপনার ভয়টা কোথায় তাহলে?? আপনি নিরপেক্ষ একটা নির্বাচন দেন নির্ভয়ে , আপনি তো আপনার কাজ করেই রেখেছেন, […]

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