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Tea politics and clientelism

Tea, the most popular aromatic beverage in Bangladesh, is clichéd as a warming incentive to motivate the soft soul of folk voters in local elections. Interestingly, almost in every vote campaign station nothing but tea will do. Even when candidates meet the crowd, often at a tea-stall, known as ‘village parliament’, a cup of tea […]

BCS: Merit versus quota

The Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) recruitment process is facing critical debate over merit versus quota. Gradually, the meritocratic recruitment process is losing ground to non-merit based recruitment. Indeed, the civil service is the supreme state apparatus that is the key to government success. It deals with government policy formulation and pol

Freedom House Report: Bangladesh is partly free

Bangladesh is an electoral democracy, though the opposition boycotted the 2014 elections, ensuring the dominance of the ruling Awami League. Official harassment of the political opposition, as well as of critical media and civil society voices, is on the rise. Security forces carry out a range of human right abuses, including extrajudicial executio

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Tea politics and clientelism

Tea, the most popular aromatic beverage in Bangladesh, is clichéd as a warming incentive to motivate the soft soul of folk voters in local elections. Interestingly, almost in every vote campaign station nothing but tea will do. Even when candidates meet the crowd, often at a tea-stall, known as ‘village parliament’, a cup of tea […]

BCS: Merit versus quota

The Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) recruitment process is facing critical debate over merit versus quota. Gradually, the meritocratic recruitment process is losing ground to non-merit based recruitment. Indeed, the civil service is the supreme state apparatus that is the key to government success. It deals with government policy formulation and pol

In The Light of What We Know

Author: Zia Haider First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux /2014 Reviewer: Ali Ahmed Ziauddin ZIA Haider’s ‘In The Light of What We Know’ is a recent addition to the long list of post colonial literature by a host of post colonial authors.  The first impression of a post colonial reader is that of sheer […]

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ধর্মীয় সংখ্যালঘু নিপীড়ন বন্ধ করুন : বিআইপিডি

বাংলাদেশের দশম সংসদ নির্বাচনের পূর্ব এবং পরবর্তী সময়ে বিভিন্ন জেলা বিশেষত গাইবান্ধা, ঠাকুরগাঁও এবং যশোরের অভয়রগর এলাকায় ধর্মীয় সংখ্যালঘু সম্প্রদায়ের উপর যে জাতিগত নিপীড়ন চলছে বাংলাদেশ ইনেশিয়েটিভ ফর পলিটিক্যিাল ডেভলপমেন্ট (বিআইপিডি) তার তীব্র নিন্দা ও প্রতিবাদ জানাচ্ছে।

সংখ্যালঘু নির্যাতন বন্ধে কার্যকর পদক্ষেপ নিন: বিআইপিডি

বাংলাদেশের দশম সংসদ নির্বাচনের পূর্ব এবং পরবর্তী সময়ে বিভিন্ন জেলা বিশেষত গাইবান্ধা, ঠাকুরগাও এবং যশোরের অভয়রগর এলাকায় ধর্মীয় সংখ্যালঘু সম্প্রদায়ের উপর যে নিপীড়ন-নির্যাতন চলছে তা বন্ধে অবিলম্বে কার্যকর পদক্ষেপ গ্রহণ করার আহ্বান জানিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ ইনেশিয়েটিভ ফর পলিটিক্যাল ডেভলপমেন্ট (বিআইপিডি)।

Everything is fake

After busting fake freedom fighters, fake police, RAB, and army men, we now have fake judges   We, the people of Bangladesh, are now living in a fake society as we consume fake food, manage fake academic and freedom fighters’ certificates, take fake drugs, run fake companies, take fake bank loans, and many more things […]

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Freedom House Report: Bangladesh is partly free

Bangladesh is an electoral democracy, though the opposition boycotted the 2014 elections, ensuring the dominance of the ruling Awami League. Official harassment of the political opposition, as well as of critical media and civil society voices, is on the rise. Security forces carry out a range of human right abuses, including extrajudicial executio

Bangladesh in “Freedom in the World 2016” report

Bangladesh received a downward trend arrow due to a series of high-profile murders by Islamist militants, increasing restrictions on critical journalists, and censorship of media content. Bangladesh continued to experience political and social unrest in 2015 as the ruling Awami League (AL) consolidated power, resisted calls for fresh elections, and

Bangladesh-Myanmar relations: Open all windows to look East

Bangladesh foreign relation is often denounced for one-eyed confiscated approach or one-sighted approach – none of which is conducive to a country’s economic advancement. Elsewhere looking east to enhance trading with South East Asian countries can be potential windows of hope for multipurpose development. Yes it is Myanmar, member of ASEAN,

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