Publish: March 20, 2013
RAMPAL POWER PLANT

Why the EIA study is not acceptable

The proposed 1,320 MW Rampal Power Plant is an outcome of prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India from 10-12 January 2010. As per article 35 of the 51 point joint communiqué issued from that visit, a Memorandum

River ways and tourism

Tourism prospects of the country’s riverine beauty do not only remain untapped but also face a steady decline of the inland river ways losing navigability and past glory, thanks to lack of maintenance and desired services. The rosy prospect of

Food Security: Building on a success story

Bangladesh has made commendable progress in domestic food grain, especially rice production due to rapid dissemination of HYV technology. However, while Bangladesh has experienced steady progress in food availability, the country faces a number of persistent and emerging challenges. Future

Food Security in Bangladesh

Achievement and challenges

One of the fundamental rights of the citizens stipulated in the Bangladesh Constitution is food security for all. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain healthy and productive

Regional Transport Connectivity

Its current state

The second half of the last century saw the emergence of a number of regional and sub-regional economic cooperative arrangements among countries, across the globe. A realisation that no nation big or small, rich or poor can fully realise its

Deep sea port in Sonadia: A unique opportunity for Bangladesh

The development of deep sea ports as an economic infrastructure assumes that like roads, communications and other economic infrastructures, ports have a positive impact on the growth and development of countries. The economic history of maritime powers such as Britain,

Dhaka’s ‘Janjot’: A policy panacea

The ever worsening traffic and environmental conditions recently drove people   clamour for “Save Dhaka”. Perhaps, rightly. The overall environment is characterised by ‘janjot‘, costly delays in movement, poor traffic management, conflict of jurisdiction and poor coordination among concerned agencies and,

Arms control in Bangladesh and the UN arms trade treaty, will it benefit us?

Although it took long deliberation and negotiation, the World Community has finally been able to initiate a process that will hopefully lead to an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) — the highest possible common and binding international standards to regulate, control,

Islamist Politics – from the wings to the centre stage

With the beginning of 2013, the part that ‘Islam’ plays in Bangladeshi politics has become more crucial. While the trial of a number of front rank members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Bangladesh, along with few other rightist politicians goes on for

Counter terrorism: A Bangladesh perspective

Terrorism has become a threat to peaceful political order and stability for many countries of the world. The attacks on World Trade Centre on 9/11 literally changed the entire world- President Bush declaring “war on terror”, and rhetoric such as

Why Women?

Gender issues in small arms proliferation

Small arms and light weapon (SA&LW) proliferation is a major source of instability in present world. The  unregulated spread of SA&LW has caused widespread devastation, led to the increasing virulence of international conflicts and have seriously affected law and order,

Infrastructure, Food Security, Climate Change and Extremism

UN Climate Conference in Doha: Challenges and Opportunities

Climate change emerges as one of the greatest environment, development and global governance challenge that mankind has ever faced. Most communities of different countries are starting to feel some of the direct or indirect impacts of climate change related phenomena