[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Remarks on Zia, BNP: AL ‘sees it as CEC’s strategy’

report in The daily star, Oct 17, 2017
The Awami League is viewing Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s remarks lauding BNP founder Ziaur Rahman as a strategy to make the party happy and draw it to the next national elections.
Many AL leaders, however, were disappointed over the CEC’s remark that Ziaur Rahman restored multi-party democracy in the country, party insiders say.
Talking to reporters yesterday, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Nurul Huda’s comment on Ziaur Rahman may be a strategy to ensure the BNP’s participation in the election.
“The BNP is …

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[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The daily star, Oct 17, 2017
The Awami League is viewing Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s remarks lauding BNP founder Ziaur Rahman as a strategy to make the party happy and draw it to the next national elections.
Many AL leaders, however, were disappointed over the CEC’s remark that Ziaur Rahman restored multi-party democracy in the country, party insiders say.
Talking to reporters yesterday, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Nurul Huda’s comment on Ziaur Rahman may be a strategy to ensure the BNP’s participation in the election.
“The BNP is …

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[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

edit in Global Times, Oct 17, 2017
China has witnessed great historic changes in the past five years from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress. The reforms are profound, decisive to the CPC and the country, and have been steadily carried out. More importantly, these reforms have accumulated energy for China’s future development, making new leaps possible and widely anticipated in China after the 19th CPC National Congress.
China realized continuous high-speed growth before the 18th CPC National Congress, but …

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[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Cary Huang in South China Morning Post, Oct 14, 2017
(The author, a senior writer with the South China Morning Post, has been a China affairs columnist since the 1990s)
The sight of Chinese warships, loaded with an astonishing arsenal of weapons, sailing along the Thames and docking in Canary Wharf, London’s bustling financial hub, has caught the attention of global media. The port call last week was part of a goodwill exercise that has taken the Chinese fleet across the world.
The 26th Chinese Navy Escort, composing of two missile frigates …

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[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

An image of a fake front page of The Daily Star’s October 14 issue was circulated on social media yesterday.
In the image, it is seen that The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam wrote a commentary (headlined “A disgrace to Bangladesh” and under the second headline “As if we are heading to jungle law”).
The fact is Mahfuz Anam has not written any commentary recently.
The lead story in the page under the headline “CJ exposes the Govt.” and the subsequent second headline is also fake.
Similar fake pages of leading Bangla dailies — …

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[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Rejaul Karim Byron in The Daily Star, Oct 15, 2017
The deal signed between Beijing and Dhaka for setting up a dedicated economic zone in Chittagong during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh last year is yet to see any progress.
Some 26 deals were signed during Xi’s visit to Dhaka in October last year with a view to boosting trade and investment between the two countries. Of the deals, there has been movement on only one-fourth of them.
The joint venture agreement for Chinese economic and industrial zone is one …