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Questions over Modi's leadership

INDIAN MEDIA

Questions over Modi's leadership

Media in India are criticising the booing of opposition chief ministers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reports say supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have booed Congress party chief ministers at three different official functions in the last few days. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's speech was repeatedly disturbed...

Erdogan as president

RECEP Tayyip Erdogan has reason to be jubilant. Enjoying his third term in a row as prime minister, Mr. Erdogan will, on August 28, assume office as Turkey's first directly elected president after he convincingly defeated his two rivals in the first round of Sunday's election. Charges he used government machinery for his campaign may or may not be true, but there is no doubt Mr. Erdogan's political and economic achievements make him one of the most influential leaders in...

Landslide tragedy hits Nepal

Landslide tragedy hits Nepal

A massive landslide in northeastern Nepal left at least eight people dead and dozens missing yesterday, burying a hydropower plant and putting several villages at risk of flash floods due to debris blocking a major river, officials said. The landslide struck in the early hours, burying two dozen homes before dumping mud and stones...

WTO deal sees impasse

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday told Narendra Modi that India's stance on a key WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time. Kerry has expressed optimism about expanding cooperation between the world's two largest democracies during a first visit aimed at reviving a relationship clouded by mistrust. But a raft of disputes has cast a shadow over hopes for a warmer relationship, with India on Thursday blocking a...

HSC results on Aug 13

The results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 13.    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid would hand over the copy of the results to the prime minister in the morning on that day, Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy chief information officer of the ministry, told The Daily Star yesterday. The minister would formally announce the results at a press conference in the education ministry later, he added. A total of 1,141,374 examinees-- 606,293 boys...

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.”...

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