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    How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight
    May23

    How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight

    How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws. BY NIC CHEESEMAN, BRIAN KLAAS MAY 21, 2018 In Ukraine’s 2004 presidential election, droves of voters turned out in opposition strongholds, hoping to oust the incumbent, Viktor...

    First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials
    May14

    First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials

    China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier departs Dalian, Liaoning province, China on May 13, 2018 Reuters China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a repurposed Soviet ship bought from Ukraine, which went into service in 2012 China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea...

    US, EU expel scores of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack
    Mar27

    US, EU expel scores of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

    US, EU expel scores of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack A general view shows the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine March 26, 2018Reuters Russia said it would respond in kind The United States said on Monday it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, joining governments across Europe in taking action against the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a...

    Putin set for 4th term
    Mar19

    Putin set for 4th term

    Putin set for 4th term Presidential candidate President Vladimir Putin walks out of a voting booth after casting his vote at a polling station in Moscow yesterday. Photo: AFP Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election yesterday with almost 74 percent of the vote, according to an official exit poll, with the opposition reporting...

    Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy
    Mar15

    Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

    A man takes the flag off the flagpole outside the consular section of Russia’s Embassy in London, Britain, March 14, 2018Reuters Skripal betrayed dozens of Russian agents to Britain before being arrested in Moscow and later jailed in 2006. Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve toxin attack on a Russian ex-spy in...

    ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen
    Dec14

    ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen

    ‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen By STEVEN ERLANGER DEC. 12, 2017 President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, answers questions at the Gostiny Dvor studio during the annual “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin broadcast live” by Russian TV channels and radio stations in Moscow in June. Credit Mikhail...

    Home textile exports fail to reach potential
    Jul17

    Home textile exports fail to reach potential

    Despite having huge potential in home textile, Bangladesh is unable to expand its market share in the European Union because of duty benefits extended to Pakistan, a cotton grower. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is a 100 percent cotton importer. In December 2013, the 28-nation bloc granted Pakistan the GSP Plus status for four years. The GSP Plus...

    REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3
    Jun22

    REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3

    REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3 The World Press Freedom Index score of 146 puts Bangladesh into another least developed democracy in the world and more towards an autocratic regime. Press freedom is worse than Pakistan and little better than Congo. While we pride ourselves with the economic...

    Bangladesh among worst 10 countries for workers’ rights
    Jun22

    Bangladesh among worst 10 countries for workers’ rights

    The ITUC Global Rights Index 2017 has ranked Bangladesh among 10 countries from the bottom in the world for workers’ rights. The report, published by International Trade Union Confederation on June 13, said that the number of countries experiencing physical violence and threats against workers rose by 10 per cent (from 52 to 59 countries...

    Let the press do its job
    May03

    Let the press do its job

    As a commu-nication for development professional, I have always had an interest in press freedom and freedom of expression. While surfing the internet recently, I made an amazing discovery: the Department of Films and Publications (DFP) in its website boasted to have documented the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman....

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