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Why the EIA study is not acceptable

s14The proposed 1,320 MW Rampal Power Plant is an outcome of prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina's visit to India from 10-12 January 2010. As per article 35 of the 51 point joint communiqué issued from that visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on February 20, 2010 between Indian Energy Secretaries of India and Bangladesh H S Brahma and Abul Kalam Azad in Dhaka. As per that MoU, India's National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) was to set...

River ways and tourism

Anisur Rahman Anisur Rahman

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March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

Why the EIA study is not acceptable

s14The proposed 1,320 MW Rampal Power Plant is an outcome of prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina's visit to India from 10-12 January 2010. As per article 35 of the 51 point joint communiqué issued from that visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on February 20, 2010 between Indian Energy Secretaries of India and Bangladesh H S Brahma and Abul Kalam Azad in Dhaka. As per that MoU, India's National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) was to set...

March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

River ways and tourism

Anisur Rahman Anisur Rahman

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March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

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March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

Deep sea port in Sonadia: A unique opportunity for Bangladesh

The development of deep sea ports as an economic infrastructure assumes that like roads, communications and other economic infrastructures, ports have a positive impact on the growth and development of countries. The economic history of maritime powers such as Britain, Spain and Portugal clearly documents the significant and critical role which ports have played in the development of their economies.

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March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

Dhaka's 'Janjot': A policy panacea

The ever worsening traffic and environmental conditions recently drove people   clamour for “Save Dhaka”. Perhaps, rightly. The overall environment is characterised by 'janjot', costly delays in movement, poor traffic management, conflict of jurisdiction and poor coordination among concerned agencies and, capping it all, by noise and environmental pollution. Popular expectation, conceivably in some quarters, is to have many flyovers, underground railways, overhead metros, elevated expressways, BRTs/MRTs etc. and thus allowing shiny private cars speed through the streets of a glittering capital city, even though the country outside is submerged in poverty and deprivation. Economists, however, are likely to argue otherwise, and would seek alternatives by way of making the most...

March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013

Islamist Politics - from the wings to the centre stage

Islamist Politics - from the wings to the centre stageWith the beginning of 2013, the part that 'Islam' plays in Bangladeshi politics has become more crucial. While the trial of a number of front rank members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Bangladesh, along with few other rightist politicians goes on for their alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, there are frequent strikes and widespread agitation and vandalism by JI workers on the streets as a protest.
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March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013