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UK MPs alarmed at lack of open democratic process in BD

alapbangla (#25) 1304 days ago Bangladesh News democratic uk All http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com   Discuss  | Add To 
British lawmakers called upon the UK (United Kingdom) government to put pressure on its Bangladesh counterpart to end enforced disappearances
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BTRC makes distribution of int'l calls thru' IoS mandatory

alapbangla (#25) 1304 days ago Bangladesh News btrc All http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has given new operational directives on Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in a bid
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UC Berkeley first university to house a center for Bangladesh studies

alapbangla (#25) 1304 days ago Bangladesh News uc berkeley All http://newscenter.berkeley.edu   Discuss  | Add To 
The first university-housed center for Bangladesh studies officially opens at UC Berkeley on March 30 with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks presiding over an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a talk by Sir Fazle Abed, founder and CEO of BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs.
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Ecnec gives go-ahead to five projects worth Tk 1,205cr

alapbangla (#25) 1306 days ago Bangladesh News ecnec All http://www.thedailystar.net   Discuss  | Add To 
The Ecnec yesterday gave the nod to five projects worth Tk 1,205 crore, including one to develop electricity connection for around two lakh new subscribers in the Rajshahi zone. Under the project, around 1.375 kilometre-long new transmission line will be laid and 1,808 km of old lines renovated. The project.
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Govt to take $50m in easy loans from Belarus for equipment purchase

alapbangla (#25) 1306 days ago Bangladesh News belarus All http://www.thedailystar.net   Discuss  | Add To 
The government plans to take a $50 million “commodity credit” from Belarus with low interest rates for procuring maintenance equipment for city corporations. The local government division has already had talks with the Belarus government and sent the loan proposal to the cabinet committee on economic affairs.
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Bangladesh asks Nobel laureate to pay S$2.05 million in tax

alapbangla (#25) 1306 days ago Bangladesh News prof.yunus nobel All http://www.straitstimes.com   1 Comment  | Add To 
Asia South Asia - DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh authorities have summoned Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over a disputed bill for US$1.51 million (S$ 2.05 million) in unpaid taxes, a move analysts saw as a politically motivated move against the micro-credit pioneer. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Amid Political Chaos, Bangladesh Fears a Rise in Militancy

alapbangla (#25) 1306 days ago Bangladesh News bangladesh All http://www.wsj.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A crackdown on antigovernment protesters in Bangladesh has been fueling anger within the opposition movement, creating an opening for militant extremism to take root, rights advocates and others say.
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Bangladesh: Investigate Case of Enforced Disappearance

alapbangla (#25) 1306 days ago Bangladesh News human rights watch All http://www.hrw.org   Discuss  | Add To 
(New York) - The Bangladeshi authorities should immediately order an independent investigation into the enforced disappearance of Salah Uddin Ahmed, spokesperson and joint-secretary of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP).
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