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Bangladesh's 'National Mourning Day' observed in Agartala

The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agartala on Wednesday observed the country's "National Mourning Day", to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Yesterday once more

More than a decade ago, I was invited to a businessman’s house for dinner where I met his spouse and two daughters. At that time, Bangladesh Nationalist Party was in power. We were all chatting together in the living room and his children were sitting with mine in the dining room talking about their schools and education.  

The question about who wants Rampal

From a space of total confidence where it had no thought of any opposition, the mood has shifted to battling a tiny opponent. How the government handles itself and tries to build public opinion will be worth watching.

Towards a digital Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s booming IT sector also came into discussion, and many promised to use the internet to gather more knowledge regarding Digital Bangladesh, which really helped the ruling Awami League get more votes in the last national elections.  

BCIM-EC could be a game changer for Bangladesh

Disheartened by the slow progress of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA), Bangladesh is presently looking towards east to promote its trade and economic interests. This new policy thrust is aimed at integrating Bangladesh with the thriving economies of ASEAN and East Asia. Bangladesh’s foreign policy makers seek to diversify the country’s economic relations. Dhaka considers greater regional cooperation key to stability and prosperity in the future. Active participation in regional forum like BCIM is a step in that direction.

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