Khaleda warns against giving transit to India
Says no foreign vehicles will be allowed to use Bangladesh territory; asks govt to scrap all recent deals
(November 8, 2010)
This is the first time Khaleda Zia took tough stance against India. It is unbelievable that India will use all our facilities but they will not pay anything.
During her last tenure, her government signed and had offered Indian Tata Company to establish their multi million business plants in Bangladesh. She had maintained better relations with India in all aspects than Awami League.
She needs to come up with policies which are good for the country.
Why is she against regional co-operation?
Before making all these statements, to prove her sincerity to the country and the people she must leave the cantonment house, and she must declare that she will not stand against the proceedings of corruption cases against her sons.
Khaleda Zia has voiced the deep feelings and sentiments of millions of people across the country. In principle, we are not opposed to transit, and the fact is indeed reflected in the MOUs ever since 1974. For using our territory, either land or water, fees (whatever we may call it) must be realised. The various levies would balance the lopsided Indo-Bangla trade. We want the government to come up expeditiously with explanations, not only in the matter of transit and transhipment, but also on other issues relating to one billion dollar loan agreement.
Both Hasina and Khaleda should stop the politics of violence and non-cooperation. Be a leader with pragmatism and stride out to develop this country.
I like the spirit. There should be no transit and no transhipment through our land. We are being bluffed by the politicians, bureaucrats and the so-called intellectuals. I am sure we are able to look after our interest and ourselves if we put a little effort with the required political willingness as a push.
Sayeed Abu Tahir
Would you please shift your rallies to an open space?
You are doing no good to the city dwellers but causing irritation.
Muhammad Zahirul Bhuiyan
Awami League is doing the right thing. BNP is making a big mistake by raising these issues. Bangladesh will get a lot of fees when India starts using the Chittagong port.
Abul Hasan Qureishi
I think it will be a big mistake of the present government offers transit without duty. After all, Khaleda Zia is right on this point.
The whole world is moving towards consolidation and cooperation in areas of trade and business, but unfortunately some politicians see nothing beyond petty politics. Bangladesh is in an envious position of making use of its port facilities just like Sri Lanka is doing.
Laptop to cost only Tk 15,000/- (November 9, 2010)
I am waiting.
Md. Sazzad Hossain
It's very good news. But who is going to look into the quality control? Let's hope it does not have the same fate as many other projects.
A good initiative, indeed! But its quality should be guarranteed.
Md. Ibrahim Khalil
This is great news for the young generation of the country. At first, I would like to congratulate the Information and Communication Technology Ministry for this effort. But we are confused about the standard of the laptops. Basically, it is believed that in Bangladesh cheaper things are not up to the mark.
I am very hopeful.
Well done, TSS. I sincerely wish to be a proud owner of one laptop at Tk. 15,000/- within six months, if I can get one at all.
This is really a good project.
Md. Abu Talha