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Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is India's new PM Narendra Modi avoiding the media? Two months after leading his party to a historic victory in May's general election, Modi has preferred social media over India's thriving mainstream press - hundreds of newspapers and 275 news channels - to communicate to the people, writes Shantanu Guha Ray, a Delhi-based senior...

GROUND REALITIES

Tajuddin Ahmed: Our history maker

Tajuddin Ahmed: Our history maker

TAJUDDIN Ahmed was a man of history. He understood the nuances of history. He was able to analyse history in all the forensic details that such analyses called for. Of greater importance than all this preoccupation with history on his part was his own role in the making of history. Between 17 April...

PM seeks investment from Bangladeshis in UK

PM seeks investment from Bangladeshis in UK

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the Bangladeshi expatriates, especially that of Sylhet diaspora, to invest more in Bangladesh, including the energy sector. She made the request when a five-member delegation of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), led by Lord Sheikh, met her at Hotel Hilton on Park Lane in London yesterday afternoon. In...

London to work with Dhaka, Cameron tells Hasina

London to work with Dhaka, Cameron tells Hasina

Voicing his government's firm confidence in the present Awami League government, British Prime Minister David Cameron today said they would work together with Bangladesh for ensuring its socioeconomic development. Cameron came up with the assurance when visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with him at 10 Downing Street in the morning. After the...

AWAKENING INDIA

Modi's hypocrisy

ACCORDING to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's supporters, his overwhelming victory in India's general elections was a sweeping repudiation of everything for which the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, led by the Indian National Congress, stood. Will Modi live up to voters' expectations? There has certainly been a lot of hype. Modi, it was claimed during the election campaign, would reverse the UPA's “poor governance” and “policy paralysis,” introducing a radically new approach, based on his corporatist “Gujarat development model.”...

65TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF AWAMI LEAGUE

AL is a piece of diamond: PM

AL is a piece of diamond: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh got all the achievements under the Awami League leadership.       Hasina, who heads the ruling party, said: "Awami League is like a piece of diamond… the more you cut it, the more it will shine.” She was addressing a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital this afternoon...

CROSS TALK

Instant history is our new constant

THE prime minister has said that the BNP chairperson and her son should be taken on remand to find their involvement in the killing of a late president, who is also the founder of their party besides being the husband of one and the father of  the other. She made that ludicrous comment in her response to another ludicrous comment made by the late president's son who wants the prime minister to be remanded because his father was assassinated...

Modi leaves for 2-day visit to Bhutan

Modi leaves for 2-day visit to Bhutan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Bhutan on a two-day visit, his maiden visit abroad after taking over office, The Times of India reports. During his visit the prime minister will call on Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and also hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay. On Monday, he...

Explore trade in Bangladesh, PM tells Chinese investors

Explore trade in Bangladesh, PM tells Chinese investors

Terming Bangladesh as a lucrative destination for foreign investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to visit Bangladesh to explore the possibilities of increasing trade and investment. "I welcome you all to be our partners in our business activities and to share together the gains and benefits, profits and prosperity as...

PM lauds Chinese policy for regional connectivity

PM lauds Chinese policy for regional connectivity

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday appreciated the Chinese policy for good connectivity in the region, saying it would strengthen economic cooperation among all neighbours. Terming Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) as a very encouraging development, she said, "Once implemented, it would bring our two peoples closer and help stimulate greater cooperation between our two countries...

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