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Legitimate demands of the workers should be addressed PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 September 2008

RMG sector

RMG sector is once again hit by workers unrest. In the second eruption of violence in just 48 hours, the workers of Diganta Sweaters Ltd in Gazipur on Tuesday went on the rampage disrupting traffic movement on the Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Mymensingh highways. In the violent incidents about 50 persons including the OC of Tongi Sadar Thana were injured. This time the RMG workers ransacked 10 garments factories and Police had to fire nearly 100 rounds of blank shots to disperse them.
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Flood victims desperately in need of help PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 September 2008

Preparations needed for dealing with impending danger

Continued onrush of waters from the upstream has deteriorated the flood situation in northern and north -eastern parts of the country causing untold miseries to the victims as many men, women and children have been forced to leave their homes and take shelter in makeshift shelters. Many more areas of the country are likely to be inundated afresh as the major rivers are continuing to swell up every day.
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Integrated approach must to make STP a success PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 September 2008

The Chief Adviser has unveiled a Strategic Transport Plan(STP) for making the city of Dhaka a functional one by expanding the road network, building elevated expressways, underground train. rapid bus and mass transit and east-west road interconnectors. According to present estimates full implementation of the STP will cost 5.2 billion US dollars or close to about Tk 40,000 crores. The CA pointed his fingers at the donors. There is no doubt that because of negligence and mismanagement over the years, Dhaka has been reduced to an unlivable city.

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Capping Price hike, power crisis and traffic jam PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Skyrocketing prices of essentials, persistent power crisis, and deepening traffic congestion grip the people ahead of Ramadan all over the country, particularly in the city. It is very unfortunate that despite the government's firm pledge to address these problems specially during Ramzan it has failed to do anything tangible in these respect sand provide solace for the people. Advisers and other government officials have assured the people repeatedly that everything would be done to contain price hike, reduce load shedding and minimize traffic jam during the holy month.

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Negligence of govt officials main cause PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2008

Wastage of gas

Reports have it that  gas is being wasted away at the source, that is, through uncontrolled leakage at the Brahmanbaria Titas Gas fields. These leakages of gas through different cracks spreading over four kilometers of area around the gas field has been going on since 2003 and since then an estimated one billion cubic feet of gas has simply disappeared into air. Titas Gas officials are saying that "after visiting the fields, experts are now engaged in studying the issue".
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Jail killing case PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2008

Reaction on the verdict

The long-awaited verdict of the jail killing case is finally declared .The High Court has upheld the death sentence of one fugitive accused Resalder (Rtd) Muslemuddin and life imprisonment of eight others who are on the run and did not appeal and acquitted two fugitive death convicts and four detained former army officers - Lt Col Syed Farooque Rahman, Lt Col (Rtd) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Maj (Rtd) Bazlul Huda and Maj (Rtd) AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed who were sentenced to life in jail.
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Bangladesh needs a reawakening PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2008

Global warming

In the international symposium on 'Climate change and food security in South Asia' President Iajuddin Ahmed called upon the world community to work unitedly to face the challenges of global warming and make the planet a place of better living. He  termed the scientists the most important representatives of the mankind and asked them to give suggestions to the world community and make the common masses aware around the globe to protect this planet from the devastation of climate change.
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Frequent changes in administration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2008

There have been massive changes in personnel in every tier of administration ahead of the forthcoming upazilla elections slated for October and the parliamentary elections proposed for December this year. This shifting of personnel is aimed at making the administration neutral and it is done by every caretaker government before every election. In making these changes, the Emergency Government is really deluding itself since a mere change in personnel by itself does not ensure either efficiency or neutrality or even accountability in public administration.

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Political and economic collapse loom PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 August 2008

Our Country is in a terrible political and economic mess with uncertainty in politics leading to uncertainties in the economy . Renowned economists reportedly said that "the Country's recession-ridden economy and political uncertainty may worsen further if the government fails to address them properly". Chief among the matters to be addressed is the issue of national elections.

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Amendment of RPO '08 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 August 2008

Some provisions of the draft are positive but some others are undemocratic

The amendment of Representation of the People Order Ordinance 2008 has been promulgated on August 19. The new law has incorporated in it some stringent new provisions triggering massive protests from political parties of the country. The Ordinance has made registration of political parties mandatory within two months, imposed ban on having front organizations and overseas units by political parties.
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Upazila polls PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2008

Flexible attitude of EC towards parties could help

The Emergency Government and its Election Commission seem desperately concentrating on holding the upazila elections by October keeping in abeyance the elections to Parliament. The EC is now making preparations for elections to selected 340 upazilas in the first phase.
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Political Intelligence Office PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2008

Formation of Political Intelligence Office otherwise called PIO,  a specialized unit of the detective branch  under Dhaka Metropolitan Police has sparked adverse reaction among the political parties who consider it as a deliberate step to control and curb political activities. Officials claim that the primary purpose of the PIO is to timely update the DMP about activities or programmes taken up by political parties, students or factory workers so that the DMP can swiftly act before the situation gets out of hand.

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Prices of essentials must be tamed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The chief Adviser Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed on Thursday while apprising the President of the steps taken by the government to stabilise the prices of essential commodities, said adequate supply of food would be ensured and market monitoring strengthened during the Ramzan. On the following day 21 BDR outlets in the country including 100 in the city resumed operation offering rice at taka 30 per kg and soybean oil at Tk. 110 per litre, while the OMS operation of rice by the food ministry will resume from August 20 and rice will be sold at Tk. 28 per kg.

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Bangabanhu murder PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2008

Many questions need to be answered

On Aug 15, 1975, a group of Army officers mounted a coup d'etet and murdered the President of the Country, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, alongwith his entire family save his two daughters who were abroad in Germany. Three months later, the conspirators also murdered four other leaders of AL who were incarcerated in jails and who included Tajuddin Ahmed, Mansur Ali, Syed Nazrul Islam and AHM Kamruzzaman.
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Indigenous people deserve equal rights PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2008

The International Day of Indigenous People was observed on Aug 9 as of every year in pursuance of a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 23 December 1994. This year's slogan was 'The economic and social rights of the indigenous people.' Human rights activists, leaders of indigenous people and speakers at different functions organised in observance of the day that stressed the need for upholding the ethnic identity of the indigenous people and ensuring their fundamental, social, cultural and economic rights.

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Steps must to curb inflow of illegal arms PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Uninterrupted flow of illegal arms into the country from across the borders has  marked a significant rise in recent times . Reports appearing in the press that huge illegal arms are entering the country everyday. Three rebel groups of Myanmar are selling arms to the terrorists of Bangladesh in the border areas of Cox's Bazar and Bandarban ahead of the elections here, a report said.

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Country’s infrastructure development PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Private-public partnership a must

The Finance Advisor recently blamed political unrests, lack of farsightedness of politicians, lingering process of decision making, mismanagement and irregularities for poor infrastructural development resulting in impediment to progress. He also stressed private and public sector partner-ship for such development.
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On boosting agriculture sector PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 August 2008

Speakers at a discussion recently said that the government is practically not giving priority to the country's agriculture sector in clear negation of its own commitment . One of the speakers, a former adviser to the caretaker government Dhiraj Kumar Nath said if production of food grains is not doubled by 2030, more than one crore people will stand below the poverty line.  64 agriculture extension officers from 64 districts spoke of the problems in improving agricultural production.

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Local govt. elections amid emergency PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 August 2008

While the Government is maintaining that the Emergency must remain in place to ensure peace and security, the political parties on the other hand are insisting that the Emergency is a barrier to creating a congenial atmosphere for holding the national elections. Public opinion is firmly in favor of lifting the Emergency as soon as possible, if not immediately. The issue of holding upazilla polls before the parliamentary ones is another divisive factor.

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Economy shows a little improvement PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 August 2008

Inflation reportedly seems to have gone down slightly but the Bangladesh Bank does not seem to be very upbeat about it stating that major challenges remain in increasing productivity which suffers from power shortages, infrastructural bottlenecks and an unstable political situation.

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Local govt polls leave some lessons PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 August 2008

The four city corporations and nine municipalities held on Monday with huge turnout has offered some precious lessons for us. All who were elected belong to political parties, not reformist groups, a coinage discovered during the last 18 months. Participation of political parties in the polls, barring the BNP and its allies, generated enthusiasm of the electorate to choose democratically their local representatives. In some polling centers, the turnout exceeded over 85 percent, which is certainly a good news for next general election.

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