Harun ur Rashid

Former Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, Geneva

July 12, 2015
July 12, 2015

TALK THE TALK

After the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, the then Soviet Union brokered a peace agreement at Tashkent. Russia has again taken the initiative

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Where does Bangladesh stand?

Cabotage restriction means that Bangladeshi trucks may move to Bhutan, India and Nepal with Bangladeshi goods but cannot pick up Indian, Bhutanese or Nepalese goods on its way back to Bangladesh. That means Bangladeshi trucks have to return empty.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Why does Bangladesh need the Ganges Barrage?

If the Ganges Barrage is built, it is estimated that an additional 2.6 million tonnes of food grains would be produced and 240,000 tonnes of fish would be available. Furthermore, the Ganges Barrage would have provided more water to the river near the Rooppur Nuclear Plant, being constructed in Pabna with Russian assistance.

June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015

A New Nepal

Since 2008, after abolishing monarchy, Nepal has gone through a rapid and unprecedented transformation in its political history. For the first time, the Himalayan nation of about 28 million has turned into a secular democratic Republic.

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

Unresolved Issues

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh has ushered in a new chapter not only in bilateral relations but in a significant way for the sub-region...

June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015

Oslo conference on Rohingyas and Suu Kyi's exclusion

Over the last 15 days, the world watched with horror and disbelief the news reports about Rohingyas from Myanmar drifting in over-crowded vessels in the Andaman Sea, half-starved, disease-stricken and dying.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

China-Bangladesh: Strengthening partnership

Bangladesh has been able to maintain a balanced relationship with China and India because the country needs both the economic giants of Asia to quicken its pace of economic and social development.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Will strategic differences be removed?

India can be a global power if economic invigoration is injected through building infrastructure on roads, highways and railways and he is eager to follow the Chinese model of progress.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

MODI'S VISIT TO BANGLADESH: Hope for faster resolutions

ON May 6 and 7, in both the houses of parliament, the Indian government passed the historic constitution amendment bill (119th) paving the way to the implementation of the 1974 Indira-Mujib Land Boundary Agreement and its 2011 Protocol.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

China reaches out to Indian Ocean through Pakistan

China is uncomfortable about the Indo-US alliance to dominate the region.