Category Archives: Sheikh Hasina

RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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A 40-Year Quest for Justice

By Shahidul Alam for New York Times Bangladesh’s Winter of Discontent Published: February 28, 2013. DHAKA, Bangladesh Rashin Kheiriyeh FOR the past month, tens of thousands of Bangladeshis have filled Shahbagh Square here, demanding justice for crimes committed in 1971, when Bangladesh … Continue reading

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An Attack on Grameen Bank, and the Cause of Women

By DAVID BORNSTEIN  New York Times This month, the Grameen Bank, the organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize for extending small loans to impoverished village women, has come under renewed attack from the government of Bangladesh. Last year, I reported that the … Continue reading

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Padma. A bridge too far.

He did resign in the end. And the resignation was accepted. Minutes before the announcement, it was still being debated on the talk shows. Would this be another hoax? Would she accept the resignation? Had we finally gotten rid of … Continue reading

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De-energising Bangladesh

by rahnuma ahmed In the end, treachery will betray even itself. Roman proverb When the prime minister, the finance minister etc., not known for being democratically-oriented, feel obliged to respond publicly according to the terms and conditions set by the … Continue reading

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