New Age Xtra

Why the first 1996 elections failed

AKM Atikuzzaman explains how the election scheduled in two days and the circumstances surrounding the election are flashbacks of the first election in 1996, which did not sustain ‘We learn from history that we do not learn from history.’ – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel As Bangladesh goes into the 10th national election in two days without the participation of the […]

January 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Bangladesh elections: India’s paradigm

Sadiqur Rahman looks at India’s stakes and perceived influence in the upcoming elections The geopolitical location of Bangladesh holds a great importance into the South Asian political context, which is why international actors in politics have always seemed curious, conscious and more often, concerned while calculating the region’s political situation. The ongoing political crisis in Bangladesh, exclusively centred around the […]

January 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Waves of global pressure

Syed Tashfin Chowdhury explores how the upcoming election may have impacts on the country’s international relations, even as 83 countries refrain from sending election observers Although more than 52 per cent voters are not being able to vote during the upcoming elections and 27 political parties not taking part in it, the ruling party is still going on with their […]

January 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Fear of trouble

Candidates participating in the January 5 elections live through security threats amid internal conflicts and majority of the parties refraining from the polls…writes Sadiqur Rahman Amid controversy surrounding the 10th national election – about to take place in two days – election candidates have expressed concerns over the security. While 27 of the 41 registered political parties have refrained from […]

January 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

2013 roundup

Xtra takes a look at the highs and lows of 2013 Attacks on minority The last year of the Awami League-led grand alliance government witnessed a spate of violence against communities living in the country in a relatively small number, across the country at different occasions. People of Chakma, Tripura and Marma ethnicity under Taindong upazila of Khagrachari came under […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Portal for entrepreneurial tips

While many in the world seek jobs that hold prestige and value for efforts, on the other end of those jobs are those creating opportunities. These are people coming up with concepts and ideas about business. The advent of online portals has made lives of people easier to facilitate ideas and nurture innovation to those who wish to take their […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Dialogue for peaceful Bangladesh

The current political gridlock of Bangladesh is not only affecting its rapidly proliferating market-based economy, but also posing a significant threat to safety, national security and basic human rights. According to human rights analysts, the people of this country have suffered more due to a confrontational and unethical political culture than any other reason. During recent clashes, hundreds of people […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

The killings America chooses to ignore

On May 28 2010, 42-year-old Anastacio Hernandez Rojas was detained by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents while attempting to enter California from Mexico, at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego. Hernandez Rojas had previously spent 25 years living as an undocumented immigrant north of the border, where he worked as a swimming pool plasterer and fathered […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Childhood in shambles

Muhammad Mustafa Monowar finds out how most toddlers and preschoolers are growing up away from their parents and how this may affect their adult lives Shaheenbagh, 11:59 am. Four-year-old Mahia is spending another ordinary day of her precious childhood in a congested two-room flat, watching people walk down the muddy, narrow alley through a window. Both her parents are at […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

Deprived

Sadiqur Rahman writes about the reactions of voters, who will not be voting during the national elections, scheduled for January 5 The ruling political alliance is going full steam ahead toward the 10th national parliamentary elections, scheduled for January 5, although the 18-party alliance, led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), and other parties have already boycotted it. Hence, only 12 […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

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