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The Wall street Journal, 19.10.15: Recent Killings Taking Toll on Bangladesh Garment Industry

Summary: International retailers are postponing business trips to Bangladesh or requesting armed escorts to accompany them on visits, factory owners and buying agents said, as the government works to contain the economic fallout from the recent killings of two foreign nationals claimed by Islamic State.

The National, Dubai, 20.10.15: In restless Bangladesh, a complex brew simmers

Summary: There is of course virtually no evidence to substantiate the claim that Bangladeshis are succumbing to the homicidal lure of ISIL. Although there are extremists in Bangladesh’s opposition, their ambitions have so far been limited to their own territory.

Gulf News,Dubai,16.10.15: Bangladesh setting up four techno parks

Summary: Bangladesh is setting up four technology parks to promote IT export and business process outsourcing (BPO) business and hopes to attract investment from the Middle East market.

Gulf News,Dubai,16.10.15: Bangladesh setting up four techno parks

Summary: Bangladesh is setting up four technology parks to promote IT export and business process outsourcing (BPO) business and hopes to attract investment from the Middle East market.

The Economist 07.02.15: Bangladesh:A country on the brink

Summary: Bangladesh suffers a dysfunctional two-party system in which the two leaders, the “battling begums”, wage mutual vendettas at the country’s expense. For nearly a quarter-century they have rotated in office. The personal animus between the begums take the country to Brink.

BBC,03.02.15: Bangladesh petrol bomb attack leaves seven dead

Summary: At least seven people have been burned to death and 15 others injured, some seriously, in a petrol bomb attack on a bus in eastern Bangladesh.

Oman Tribune: 2 more killed in Bangladesh violence, Public exams delayed

Summary: Bangladesh Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday began its 72-hour strike alongside its ongoing countrywide blockade forcing the government to reschedule Monday’s high-school exams to Friday, even as two persons died in fresh violence overnight pushing the death toll to 45.

Oman Tribune: 2 more killed in Bangladesh violence, Public exams delayed

Summary: Bangladesh Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday began its 72-hour strike alongside its ongoing countrywide blockade forcing the government to reschedule Monday’s high-school exams to Friday, even as two persons died in fresh violence overnight pushing the death toll to 45.

Onislam.net, 31.01.15 : No Sign of Solution in Bangladesh Deadlock

Summary: Protests and shutdown observed continuously by opposition parties have continued to put Bangladesh into a political deadlock over the past weeks, with opposition demanding national elections to restore democracy.

Amnesty International 29.01.15: Excessive police force not the answer to horrific petrol bomb attacks

Summary: The Bangladeshi authorities risk exacerbating an already violent situation by giving police carte blanche to use excessive force in response to a recent wave of horrific petrol bomb attacks amid ongoing violent political protests, Amnesty International said today.

Aljazeera 29.11.14: The politics at play in Bangladesh war trials

Summary: The decision to hand a death sentence to the leader of Bangladesh's main religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has once again brought to the world's attention the country's controversial war crime trials after a year-long hiatus.

BBC, 2.11.14: Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader Mir Quasem Ali

Summary: A second leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party, Media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali has been sentenced to death by controversial court for war crimes committed during the 1971 war against Pakistan.

BBC,29.10.14: Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death

Summary: The head of Jamaat e Islami, Bangladesh's largest Islamist party has been sentenced to death by a controversial court for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971

huffingtonpost,1/11/14: Power Blackout Hits Bangladesh As Line From India Fails

Summary: Bangladesh was struggling to restore power hours after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighbouring India failed on Saturday, causing a nationwide blackout.

The Economist: Politics and the past in Bangladesh:Dialling down

Summary: 01/11/14: A series of trials for war crimes still matter politically, but less than before

New York Times, Editorial, 20/11/13: Political Crisis in Bangladesh

Summary: If violations of rights continue, Bangladesh could face pressure, including perhaps sanctions, from the international community. Prime Minister Hasina needs to restore autonomy to Bangladesh’s judiciary, stop persecuting human rights activists and work with the political opposition to find an acceptable transitional government ahead of next year’s election.

Huffington post 21/11/13: The Execution of Political Opponents in Bangladesh Is an Affront to Democracy

Summary: In young and developing democracies the imprisonment of dissenting voices is commonplace, but not unsurprising. Yet it is the incendiary act of executing high-level opposition leaders before an election which risks plunging Bangladesh into turmoil, Writes Lord Carlile of Berriew, CBE, FRSA, QC

The Economist:20/08/2013: Who owns Bangladesh

Summary: Women and property rights

Reuters:20/08/2013: Bangladesh charges U.S.-based rights group with contempt


Site/ANI NEWS:15/08/13: Bangladesh's Islamist party student-wing leader killed in hartal clashes


The Guardian:11/08/13 Bangladesh police arrest activist over 'fabricating information' on atrocities

Summary: Adilur Rahman Khan of human rights organisation Odhikar held over alleged falsehood about violence by state security forces

The Economist:10/08/2013: Bangladesh’s volatile politics The battling begums

Summary: The pendulum swings away from Sheikh Hasina and her government

:AlJazeera:7/8/13 US senators call for Egypt dialogue

Summary: On trip to Cairo, two senior lawmakers urge timetable for elections and ask Morsi's supporters to renounce violence

The Economie Times:5/8/13: Bangladesh's SC rejects Jamaat's plea against disqualification


The Economie Times:5/8/13: Bangladesh's SC rejects Jamaat's plea against disqualification


THE ECONOMICE TIME and date: Bangladesh's SC rejects Jamaat's plea against disqualification


Evening Standard: London mother 'hacked to death in Bangladesh by relatives

Summary: A London mother was hacked to death with machetes in front of her 12-year-old son in Bangladesh by jealous relatives, her family said today.

AlJazeera:22/07/13: The unmaking of Bangladesh

Summary: Bangladesh's most recent trial exemplifies the country's many problems.

The Daily Star: Bangladesh to issue 5 lakh IDs to Rohingyas in KSA

Summary: The government of Bangladesh will issue identity cards for five lakh Rohingyas who are staying in Saudi Arabia without work permit, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said on Wednesday.

Business Standard: Bangladesh sets $30.5 bln export target for 2013-14


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