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Ban vessel movement, save forest

Transparency International Bangladesh has expressed concern over the recent shipping ministry decision not to impose a permanent ban on plying of commercial vessels through the Shela river in the Sundarbans. TIB in a press release yesterday demanded a ban on the operation of such vessels in all the routes through the Sundarbans immediately for saving the world's largest mangrove forest and its biodiversity. Despite repeated pleas by the environment ministry, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Sunday said his ministry was not...

Petty graft eats up 2.2pc of GNI

Bangladesh loses 2.2% of its gross national income due to petty corruptions at individual level, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said yesterday. Speaking at a programme arranged by UNDP in Bangladesh, he hoped that the young people will take a stand against these practices. UNDP organised the event to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day 2014. Around 200 young people participated in the interactive programme held at the Russian Cultural Centre. The slogan for the Anti-Corruption Day this year was “Break the corruption...

BITTER TRUTH

ACC's futile battle against corruption

ACC's futile battle against corruption

IN Bangladesh, charges of impropriety are routinely labeled against a political party after it quits power. In the recent past, scary reports about corruption scandals, financial irregularities and swindling of public money in the most important sectors under different ministries were published in the national dailies. Since its inception, the now defunct Bureau of...

Hasina nudges US

Hasina nudges US

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the US had made all-out efforts but failed to thwart the January 5 parliamentary election in Bangladesh. She also alleged that the World Bank cancelled its loan for the Padma Bridge project on Washington's instructions.

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2014

Bangladesh slides: Why?

Bangladesh slides: Why?

ACCORDING to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2014 released by Transparency International (TI) on December 3 Bangladesh's position has worsened in both score and ranking. Bangladesh has scored 25 on a scale of 0-100 this year, two points less than its score in 2013, resulting in a slide of nine steps in global...

Bangladesh 14th most corrupt country

Bangladesh 14th most corrupt country

  In a slide of performance, Bangladesh has been ranked 14th in the global graft index, according to a Transparency International report. The country scored only 25 out of 100 points, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said while unveiling its in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2014 at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club...

Editorial

Corruption-ridden public health sector

PLAGUED with pervasive corruption, the government-run health sector is failing to deliver as it should resulting in the general loss of public trust in its service. As a result, the poor patients, especially, of the rural areas, are at the receiving end, while the better-off people are either turning to private hospitals or going abroad for treatment. This is indeed a sad commentary on the country's public health service which is otherwise credited for its achievements in reducing child...

Bribe for everything

Bribe for everything

Recruitment, transfer and promotion in public health sector involve bribes up to Tk 10 lakh in each case, says a new report released by the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday. Ruling party men, officials at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and civil surgeon's office and trade union leaders are mostly engaged in...

Healthcare curbed by corruption: TIB

Healthcare curbed by corruption: TIB

The health sector of the country is being affected by corruption of the doctors, concerned officials and employees, according to a survey of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). Doctors, health officials and employees bribes up to Tk 10 lakh to health officials on appointment, transfers and promotion purpopses, said Taslima Akhter, TIB’s programme manager (research...

Maiming Limon

TIB demands exemplary punishment to culprits

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday demanded exemplary punishment to those responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain and filing false, conspiratory cases against him. The TIB held it a must to bring the responsible persons to book through forming a "completely neutral and high-powered" body to probe the incident. The international watchdog at the same time expressed satisfaction over the withdrawal of the last case against him. “Though late, Limon and his family's relief from a false and fabricated case will bring...

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