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Year In Sports

Bangladesh completed a 3-0 one-day international series whitewash over New Zealand by winning the final game in Fatullah by four wickets last Novemeber.
Bangladesh completed a 3-0 one-day international series whitewash over New Zealand by winning the final game in Fatullah by four wickets last Novemeber.
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The Year Mired In Political Violence

The dawn of a new year is more a time for reflection than one of unqualified celebration. The passage of a year rings out an advent of the new with a tenor of novelty and fresh hope for the future. That way, it is traditionally greeted on an auspicious note. But in essence, the occasion is one of reflection and introspection as we take stock of the pitfalls and achievements of the year left behind to freshen up our resolve to steady the rocking ship and steer it to the shores of safety and collective well-being.
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Year In Economy

    

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Climate change and Bangladesh

Photo: focusbangla
Photo: focusbangla
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January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014

Achievements

In 2013, Bangladesh got the South-South Award for its noteworthy achievement in poverty reduction as well as ensuring food security for the people. Indeed, Bangladesh's success is remarkable not only in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 -- eradicating extreme poverty and hunger -- much before the targeted timeframe of 2015, but also in MDG2 (achieving universal primary education), MDG3 (promoting gender equality and empowering women), MDG4 (reducing child mortality rates), MDG5 (improving maternal health), and MDG6 (combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases).
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The economy: Looking back and moving forward

The year 2013 has been one of the extraordinary years for Bangladesh in the recent past. As was the case during the last year of most of the democratically elected governments, this year also has experienced intense political unrest combined with intense violence that aims to oust the government. The party in power has been stubborn not to give in to the pressure of the opposition party and continue till the last day of its tenure.
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January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014

Fragile state of democracy exposed

If there is one particular feature that's common between the two of our major political parties then that's: they both like to fish in troubled waters at the cost of peoples misery.
If there is one particular feature that's common between the two of our major political parties then that's: they both like to fish in troubled waters at the cost of peoples misery.
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January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014

Society At Large

On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building, collapsed in Savar. The search for the dead ended on May 13 with the death toll of 1,129. Approximately 2,515 injured people were rescued from the building alive.It is considered to be the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history.photos: star
On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building, collapsed in Savar. The search for the...