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    ‘Western-model democracy ineffective in Bangladesh’

    | Updated at 02:07am on October 30, 2018

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami are the principal crisis of democracy in Bangladesh, the Awami League’s presidium member and member of parliament Muhammad...

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    Growing inequality threatens democracy

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 02:00am on October 30, 2018

    ECONOMIC inequality — income disparity and wealth concentration — has been on the rise since the early 1980s in nearly all world regions and has reached a level never seen in human history....

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    ‘If a level playing field is created, elections without violence are possible’

    | Updated at 01:56am on October 30, 2018

    Now there is no democracy in Bangladesh. There is no democratic atmosphere. The administration, legislative and judiciary are not functioning following the democratic ethos. Now everything is centered on a person.

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    ‘Time for reforms to democratise constitution, elections’

    | Updated at 01:46am on October 30, 2018

    The principal crisis of democracy here is the difficulties caused by weak law enforcement, breaches of the electoral laws with impunity and the induction of a large amount of mostly undisclosed money to influence different aspects of elections, especially the nomination. As for nomination, money has become part of the process....

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    Crisis of democracy in Bangladesh

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 01:38am on October 30, 2018

    THE general elections are ahead. The incumbents assert that the elections are going to be held before the end of the year and, that too, the way they want, under the exiting provisions of the state’s constitution, which has, however, been shaped under their partisan control and without the approval of people at large through a referendum....

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    Bangladesh coastal belt has untapped potential for wind power

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on August 17, 2018

    The latest country-wide wind map unveiled in July created new optimism for green energy generation from the coastal belt’s untapped wind resources....

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    Solar irrigation leads move to low-carbon energy sourcing

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 10:00pm on August 17, 2018

    Solar-powered irrigation pumps have become a viable alternative in irrigation during dry season to diesel-fired pumps that emit carbon dioxide....

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    Doing justice to independence

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:05pm on March 27, 2018

    THE emergence of Bangladesh, through a bloodied war of national liberation, remains the most important ‘Event’ in the history of people of Bangladesh for...

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    Economic independence and political sovereignty

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 05:01pm on March 27, 2018

    THIS was how the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara highlighted the critical importance of economic independence for political sovereignty 58 years ago on March 20, 1960 in his lecture, the first in a...

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    Remembering what 1971 was about

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 04:58pm on March 27, 2018

    ‘WHERE are Barkat and Salaam’s graves, Bhaiya?’ Iqbal had asked me when we first met. I didn’t know. It was 1994. He was 10, I was 39. Back in 1971, as a fifteen year old, I had felt the...