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Provisions for and against the rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
06/08/2013 13:01
Law and Order

Introduction Rule of law is an internationally recognised concept.  Accordingly, Bangladesh recognises rule of law as a basic feature of its Constitution.  In Anwar Hussain Chowdhury v Bangladesh 1989 BLD, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh recognised the rule of law as one of the....    Full story...

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The monkey, Finance minister and equitable rights of children


Written By: HarunurRashid
05/08/2013 16:44
Economics

Stories come in handy in bringing home certain unpleasant truths about the society you live in. There are some advantages of telling stories. The narrator can make use of the fiction that reflects on the fact which otherwise is unpalatable. So the story serves as a convenient cover for the....    Full story...

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The place of rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
05/08/2013 15:05
Law and Order

In fact, the term ‘rule of law’ is well placed in the Constitution of Bangladesh. Its Preamble states the ‘rule of law’ as one of the objectives to be attained. The Preamble, inter alia, says “....it shall be a fundamental aim of the State to realise through the....    Full story...

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Drunken boy Joy: Future Chief of Awami League!


Written By: Nazmul
05/08/2013 12:27 05/08/2013 12:10
Controversy

Sajib Wazed Joy, son of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina have returned to Bangladesh few days ago and became headline almost everyday of his short visit by the grace of Pro-Awami League secularist propaganda media machinaries. People of Bangladesh thought he would be different, at least not....    Full story...

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Shahbag rises again, with a fake facebook post


Written By: MohammadHossain
03/08/2013 7:38 03/08/2013 6:51
Controversy

A random post was seen popping on various facebook pages such as that of ডাক্তার আইজূ, who fancies itself on being a great Shahbagi personality and মুক্তিযুদ্ধ’১৯৭১, another big pro-Shahbag page. I have found it to....    Full story...

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Who will be benefited from banning the Jammat?


Written By: NazirAhmed
02/08/2013 15:08
Contemporary Debate

Even if someone wants to start a business, he should make a market study, and consider the positive and negative factors that might affect his business. Similarly, the government should consider what it would achieve by banning the BJI. Banning the BJI could cause one of three things: Firstly:....    Full story...

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Arrest of MP Rony is an act of politics, not an act of love of media freedom


Written By: MohammadHossain
02/08/2013 9:51 02/08/2013 9:49
Bangladesh

The past week has been crawling with media gimmicks by the Awami League, topping which are these two:   1. PM Sheikh Hasina cooking for her son on his birthday. This is being repeatedly shown as a testament to her motherly qualities in a bid to woo potential....    Full story...

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Murders and Revenge extrajudicial killings: Lawlessness reigns supreme in Bangladesh


Written By: MohammadHossain
03/09/2013 4:05 02/08/2013 9:34
Law and Order

It was a murder that took the nation by storm. In early hours on Tuesday the 30th of July, miscreants shot dead Reazul Haque Milki, Organising Secretary of ruling Awami League’s youth wing Juba League's Dhaka Metropolitan (south) unit in front of the Shoppers World at Gulshan road....    Full story...

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Fourth Amendment of the Constitution: a black chapter in the history of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
26/07/2013 1:04
Law and Order

Introduction The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended fifteen times so far.  Within those fifteen amendments, the most controversial amendment was the Fourth Amendment, for it fundamentally changed the nature and character of the Constitution.  Yet surprisingly, there has be no....    Full story...

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Odhikar has every reason not to trust the government of Bangladesh


Written By: MohammadHossain
21/07/2013 4:38
Human rights

On the 10th of July, the Ministry of Information sent a letter to the human rights organization Odhikar requesting a copy of fact finding report carried out by Odhikar on ‘Assembly of Hefazate Islam Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations’, citing the....    Full story...

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Analysis of the the Anti-Quota movement: Shahbag finally speaks for the people


Written By: MohammadHossain
11/07/2013 21:25
Bangladesh

On Wednesday, the 10th of July, hundreds of Bangladesh Civil Service examinees began protests demanding an immediate cancellation of all sorts of quota in public service recruitment. Several hundred job-seekers who did not pass the 34th BCS preliminary exam had gathered in the....    Full story...

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Too much of a price to pay for poetry


Written By: HarunurRashid
11/07/2013 17:50 11/07/2013 17:48
Thoughts and Ideology

Ahmed Ilias, who is considered the doyen of Urdu poetry in Bangladesh, was given a rousing reception on his 80th birth anniversary celebrations at a city community centre. The event was synchronized with the publication of his research on Urdu in Bangladesh – a meticulous work that digs....    Full story...

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Cases against Limon withdrawn: The dirty political drama Behind


Written By: MohammadHossain
10/07/2013 20:50
Bangladesh

Photo Courtesy: New Age   After two years, the government finally decided Tuesday to withdraw the two cases filed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel against maimed college student Limon Hossain who hails from Jamaddarhat at Rajapur....    Full story...

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The changing mindscape in rural Bangladesh


Written By: HarunurRashid
04/07/2013 20:28 04/07/2013 20:23
Social Issues

During the last 42 years after the War of Liberation, there has been a sea change in the mindscape of the people living in the rural areas. The War of Liberation dealt a tremendous shock to the psyche of the villagers living peacefully in the lush green delta washed by the hundreds of rivers....    Full story...

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Eleventh and Twelfth Amendments of the Bangladesh constitution:Example of National Unity


Written By: NazirAhmed
03/07/2013 22:27 03/07/2013 13:10
Law and Order

The Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has been amended several times. The Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh adopted a Constitution which came into operation on 16 December 1972, exactly one year after liberation of Bangladesh. Since then and until the present government....    Full story...

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