Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bangladesh is going to be the Asian Tiger

 Hello Readers,
How are you?
Today I am going to share with you another comment about Bangladesh made by the US Ambassador Dan Mozena on Monday, 22nd January, 2013. He said Bangladesh will become the Asian Tiger if the recent development trend of the country could be maintained!

I already said in my previous post that I will publish all kind of positive NEWS about BANGLADESH in my blog. So readers, if you find any similar news or related story to my topic please let me know. The US Ambassador Dan Mozena also said “I’ve traveled 64 districts of Bangladesh. This country has a great prospect. Its economy is gradually getting stronger. If the trend continues, Bangladesh will become the Asian Tiger,”

He said this during a views-exchange meeting with the government officials at the Divisional Commissioner’s office in Sylhet city, Bangladesh. The country is changing and the changes have already started to be shown. Recently the US Ambassador Dan W Mozena, in another program has criticized the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s ‘insulting terming’ of Bangladesh as a basket case. Mozena was speaking at a workshop on Food Security organized by the USAID at a hotel in Dhaka city on 16th January, 2013.

Henry kissingers insulting term about Bangladesh was “Bangladesh is a Bottomless Basket”. But Mr. Mozena redefined that at present Bangladesh is “a country with food revolution”. The country is not a Bottomless Basket; it is a Basket of Food. Click on this link to read the detailed story.

Anyway,
In Sylhet, Dan W Mozena mentioned that the USA has been providing support to Bangladesh for the development of its education and health sectors and he also added that “The support will continue”. Later, Mozena visited the Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal in the Sylhet city.


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bangladesh has a Strong Growth Rate in South Asia

Hello readers,
How are you ? Another NEWS Report has been published today in some Newspapers in Bangladesh. The report was about the review of an official world economic report by the United Nations (UN). the UN report was unveiled on Thursday, 17th January, 2012 in seven cities across the world. I have planed to publish all kind of Positive News or Reviews about Bangladesh in this Blog. Beside this I will publish my regular kind of posts.

Anyway,
An United Nations (UN) report on the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 (WESP) has been released on Thursday. The report said that the economies of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are expected to rebound in 2013, rising to 5.7 percent from 3.7 percent in 2012.

The economical growth in South Asian countries in the year 2012 was the slowest in last ten years economic history. The report said that the main cause of this slowest Economical Growth was affected by high inflation, political instability, energy crisis and reduced investment in those countries.

But the conditions varied greatly across the different countries among LDCs, the report also said that Bangladesh had a strong growth in private investment sector and its inflow of Foreign Remittance maintained a steady growth.


“A number of LDCs have also seen solid investment and consumption, supported by sustained inflows of migrant workers’ remittances.”
 According to WESP report, The growth rate of Bangladesh will post a 6.3 percent growth in 2013 and 6.4 percent in 2014 despite a marked slowdown in external demand, might experience about 20 percent year-on-year remittance growth in the second half of 2012.

The report also said that UN economic outlook refers that the growth of India fell from 9 percent in 2010 to 5.5 percent in 2012, the lowest in last 10 years. India's economy, which represents almost three quarters of the region's GDP, slowed markedly in the past two years. Annual growth declined from more than 9 percent in 2010 to 5.5 percent in 2012.

Economic growth in South Asia during 2012 fell to its slowest pace in a decade, but it is projected to recover in 2013, the report says. Gross domestic product in the region expanded by only 4.4 percent last year, after growing by 5.8 percent in the year before. Going forward, growth is projected to accelerate to 5.0 percent next year and 5.7 percent in 2014, led by a gradual recovery in India.


Nepal and Pakistan continued to experience subdued growth as ongoing political instability and security concerns weighed on domestic demand, the report says. In Pakistan, total investment has fallen for four consecutive years. However, Bangladesh and Pakistan experienced moderate declines in inflation in 2012.

Workers' remittance flows to Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka continued to increase rapidly in 2012, partially offsetting the large trade deficits. The report notes that South Asia struggled with deep-rooted structural challenges in its labour markets. These challenges include the dominance of low-productivity jobs in the large informal sector, high shares of working poor, low female participation rates and high youth unemployment.
 

The report was a big and detailed report about the whole world economic. I have taken the screenshot of the UN report at the top of this post, from the web portal of The Daily Star. You can view their report by clicking on the link. Same kind of News report in English has been published in other Newspapers also, another link I found is The Daily Sun.

That's all for today, Thanks a lot for reading my post.


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Bangladesh is a Basket of Food, not a Bottomless Basket!

Dear readers,
How are you today ?
Few Newspapers today published a news headline that the US Ambassador Dan W Mozena, on Wednesday,
16th January, 2013 in a programme, Mozena criticized the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s ‘insulting terming’ of Bangladesh as a basket case. Mozena was speaking at a workshop on Food Security organized by the USAID at a hotel in Dhaka city.

He redefined that at present Bangladesh is “a country with food revolution”.

Henry Kissinger came up with a negative term around three decades ago, when Bangladesh was reeling from ruins left by the liberation war. In the year 1971, our country has become Independent and we earned our freedom in nine months fighting against the Pakistani army. Many years ago a famous person in the US history, the ex-foreign ministry of the USA, Henry Kissinger used this insulting term when he talked about Bangladesh and compared the country with a “Bottomless Basket”.

Mr. Mozena said that the remark is belied by the fact that the basket is now filled with crops. He also said that that he believes, Bangladesh will gain food autarky within the next one decade. Bangladesh is now a ‘Basket of Food’ and not a
“Bottomless Basket”, by dint of millions of hardworking farmers in the country, he observed.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

A little about Bangladesh Army


Dear readers,
Today in this post I am going to tell you about a little about the proud of the Bangladeshi people, The Bangladesh Army. The official website of Bangladesh Army provides lots of information; go to their portal for more details. Below I am telling you a little about Bangladesh Army.

Our country has become independent in the year 1971, the National Liberation War took about 9 months to get back our Freedom. The people of Bangladesh have made innumerable sacrifices over generations in an endless pursuit of freedom. During the long stretches of colonial domination, the People of this country kept up their struggle for independence.

A little about Bangladesh Army:
After the partition of India in 1947, the Pakistani authorities began to show a similar antagonism and attitude towards the Bengalee community, which made it extremely difficult to develop and sustain a military heritage. But this inexplicable hostility and cynicism of the Pakistanis did not stand in the way of legendary performances by the valiant and courageous Bengalees. Even with a token presence in the Pakistan Army, the Bengalee soldiers created history by their exemplary courage and valor in the Indo‑Pak War of 1965.

After independence, a new journey began with small but sure steps to rebuild the military institutions and a defense structure. It was a gigantic task and a huge challenge to the competency of our planners. In the absence of a strong foundation and background, a painstaking process to rebuild the total infrastructure was initiated. The legacy that we inherited was one of bankruptcy. Not a single Armor, Engineers, Signals, Ordnance, Supply and Transport of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering unit was in existence when the country emerged as a free nation. There was no military institution other than the East Bengal Regimental Center where only the infantry soldiers could be trained.

On the15th February 1948, the most glorious chapter of our military history was initiated. On this day, the East Bengal Regiment was raised at Kurmitola, Dhaka under the prudent leadership of late Major Abdul Ghani. This auspicious occasion provided an identity that would sustain through all crises and generate pride in millions of hearts for years to come. Two pioneer companies of Bengali Muslims had earned wide acclaim for their bravery during the World War-II both in British India and abroad. Subsequently, these two companies laid the foundation of the East Bengal Regiment. This historic regiment is now one of the vital organs of Bangladesh Army.

During the War of Liberation in 1971, the same unit bagged the highest number of gallantry awards for their outstanding feat. As a whole, the regiment excelled itself with 2 out of 7 'Bir Srestho Padak' the highest military award of Bangladesh. A total of 317 awards of different merits were also awarded to various members of the regiment. Another milestone was added when a total of 24 infantry units was conferred with the National Standard for their exemplary role in defending sovereignty and providing selfless service to the nation.

Bengalee officers and soldiers were an enviable asset to the Armored Corps of Pakistan for their skill and efficiency. During the war of independence in 1971, 2 officers, 6 Junior Commissioned Officers and 48 soldiers of the Armored Corps embraced martyrdom. After independence, in 1972 the 1st Bengal Lancer was raised with the freedom fighters and Bengalee soldiers of 29 Cavalry of the then Pakistan Army at Dhaka Cantonment. This is the first tank regiment of Bangladesh Army.

The nucleus of Bangladesh Artillery Corps took shape during the War of Liberation and began its journey on 22 July of that year. This force comprised of freedom loving youths, Bengalee officers and jawans of the then Pakistan Army. The Artillery batteries continuously provided support to the freedom fighters throughout the Liberation War. The first Artillery unit, called the 'Mujib Battery', played a praiseworthy role during the Liberation War.

The history of the Corps of Engineers of Bangladesh Army dates back to the Bengal Sappers and Pioneers of British Imperial Army from where it originated. The highest gallantry award 'Bir Sreshtho' was posthumously awarded to Captain Mohiuddin Jahnagir of this Corps. During the War of Liberation in 1971, some 5 officers and 82 other ranks embraced martyrdom for their country. After the War of Liberation, the corps was reorganized and later expanded.

Despite limited scope, members of the Ordnance Corps went beyond the call of duty to augment the strength of front line forces and fought heroically side by side with other corps members. Some 36 soldiers embraced martyrdom in the Liberation struggle. The ordinance Corps was made responsible for collecting all sporadic equipment and vehicles from different parts of the country to make the best use of their services. The Ordnance Depots started functioning at Chittagong, Comilla, Syllnet, Rangpur, Saidpur and Jessore from March 1972. Later on, the corps was reorganized and subsequently expanded to suit the need of the time.

The biggest achievement in the reorganization of the Army can well be attributed to the establishment of the Bangladesh Military Academy at Bhatiary, Chittagong. The arduous task of building up this edifice began in 1974 when a makeshift Academy was set up at Comilla Cantonment. Two years later, it was shifted to its present location at Bhatiary. The effort has been especially rewarding in the sense that Bangladesh Military Academy matches the standard of any contemporary institution anywhere in the world. Cadets from foreign countries today are also availing facilities of the Academy for their pre-commission training. The Academy is also imparting training to Bangladesh Air Force and Naval Cadets. It is also providing basic military training to the members of Bangladesh Civil and Police administrations.

The School of Infantry and Tactics is one of the prime training institutions of our army and has been entrusted to conduct as many as twelve different courses on tactics, weapon and special military operations in a year. The school was established on 19 March 1973 at Jessore Cantonment as The School of Infantry. In 1979, it was shifted to its present location at Jalalabad Cantonment, Sylhet. In 1982, the Special Warfare School was merged with the School of Infantry and Tactics to constitute a separate wing, and in January 1988, the Research and Development Wing was also organized. Besides the Army, students from Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Rifles, Police, Ansars and officers from abroad also attend various courses run by the School.

The Defense Services Command and Staff College is a joint services training institution with separate wings for the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Staff College is located at Mirpur, Dhaka and was formally opened on 30 December 1977. A British Military Advisory Team (BMAT) initially assisted in the preparation and conduct of four short courses of six months duration exclusively for Bangladeshi officers. From 1983 onwards, the duration of the course was extended to ten months. In addition, a science package of six weeks duration has been introduced for Bangladeshi Army Wing students prior to their attending the Staff College. Officers from various countries also attend this course. Till the end of 1999, 362 overseas students from as many as 28 countries have graduated from this institution.

To meet the new Millennium challenges, Bangladesh Army is going through the process of modernization in all respects. In order to meet the growing need of our officers and men, some premier academic institutions have already been established, such as: National Defense College, Armed Forces War College, Military Institute of Science and Technology, Armed Forces Medical College and Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training. These institutions provide higher direction in the fields of defense management and technology.

The Bangladesh National Defense College (NDC) was formed following a decision of the Governing Body of the Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) on 7 December 1996. The NDC is a tri‑service organization modeled both on the Royal College Defense Studies and other national defense colleges the region. The NDC offers a blend of academic study and debate within a relaxed and informal atmosphere will give the members the freedom to broaden the minds and develop their strategic vision as they purse individual studies and participate in the intellectual rigor of the course.

The Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) were inaugurated on 19 April 1998 at Mirpur, the place that has already become the center for learning for the armed forces officers from Bangladesh and abroad. The role of MIST is to provide technical training to officers of technical branches and other arm and services of the armed forces. Besides, this institute also offers technical training facilities to the civilian student community of the country. MIST conducts courses of Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Masters of Business Administration, besides Computer and other courses.

At the beginning of a new millennium, Bangladesh Army marches ahead in full glory with the expectations of more promising future.

Most part of this post are from the official web portal of Bangladesh Army.


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) – Fight Against Terrorism


Dear readers,
The topic of this post is about the law and order force of the Government of Bangladesh called Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Bangladesh is one of the developing countries of the world. In the upcoming future this country is going to make her own place in the top 20. One of the impediments to the development of Bangladesh is: its unstable law and order situation. At the back drop of this unstable situation the Government of Bangladesh felt the necessity to organize a permanent special force under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Home Affairs in order to make the society crime free and stabilize the law and order situation.

Finally with the blessing of Honorable Prime minister and under the close supervision of the Honorable State Minister for Ministry of Home Affairs a special Force named RAPID ACTION BATTALION FORCES (RAB) was formally emerged on 26 March, 2004. This force started its operational journey at a limited scale from 14 April, 2004.

Mission of the Force:
Prevent crime and apprehend criminals.  

Motto of the Force: 
Motto of Rapid Action Battalion Forces is Bangladesh is My Pride. 

The capabilities of RAB forces are:

1. Performing regular duty in any situation related to internal security of the country.
2. Recovery of unauthorized arms, ammunition's, explosives and such other harmful materials.
3. Apprehension of armed gangs of criminals.
4. Assisting other law enforcing agencies for maintaining law and order situation in the country.
5. Intelligence gathering in respect of crimes and criminal activities.
6. Investigation of any offense on the direction of the government.
7. Such other duties as the government may, from time to time, assign.

At present there are 12 battalions in the whole country, these are:

  • Rapid Action Battalion-1 (Dhaka)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-2 (Dhaka)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-3 (Dhaka)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-4 (Dhaka)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-5 (Rajshahi)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-6 (Khulna)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-7 (Chittagong)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-8 (Barisal)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-9 (Sylhet)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-10 (Dhaka)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-11 (Narayanganj)
  • Rapid Action Battalion-12 (Sirajganj)

Readers, all of the information's in this post taken from the official website of RAB. To know more details about the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh please visit the official web portal of RAB.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Bangladesh has a better Parameter in Human Development than India !


Dear readers,
How are you today ? Its so cold here in Dhaka today.

Anyway, today I was reading a Bangla daily Newspaper and found an interesting report that was: "The Indian Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen elaborated on the need to rectify the place of women in India and spoke of how Bangladesh has overtaken India in every parameter of human development"....
Ref: The Times of India. Link of the original Report is at the below of the post.

Later, after a little bit searching on G, I found the original NEWS Report from the website of the famous Indian NEWS portal the Times of India. The original headline of the report was, "Amartya Sen shocked over politicians comments on Delhi gang rape".

In the whole story says, Professor Amartya Sen has expressed a deep shock at some suggestions made by the politicians in the wake of the horrific gang rape in New Delhi. He said this at the G L Mehta memorial lecture titled 'India: A defence and a critique', at IIT-Bombay on Saturday, 5 January, 2013.

In the middle of the report says that Professor Sen gave a little comparison during his speech with India and Bangladesh depending on the parameter of Human Development. Below are the whole paragraph taken from the original report.
Sen spoke at length in the lecture that lasted for an hour and a half. He elaborated on the need to rectify the place of women in India and spoke of how Bangladesh has overtaken India in every parameter of human development, which has a lot to do with gender equality. "In Bangladesh's politics, gender equality became increasingly important," Sen said. "Not too long ago Bangladesh was behind India on all indices. Today Bangladesh is the only country with more girls in schools than boys. It has a higher life expectancy, lower mortality rates and women in the labor force.''

Dear readers,
I am an ordinary people like you. I born in Bangladesh, I live in Bangladesh, I love Bangladesh and I will.... And the man behind the news is a famous Indian Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen. So, I have nothing to say about his speech, what you think ? You are welcomed to make your own comments.

But I can say one thing, that our country is really going to change, because all the people of Bangladesh want to see the change. Recently on 18th December, 2013 the famous British online Newspaper The Gurdian published another report. The report said something positive about Bangladesh, it says about the New Wave of Economies going for growth, As even brics plateau, other country, from BAngladesh to Mexico coming up fast and could overtake the west by 2050Bangladesh is going to make her own place in the top 20. Click on the link to see my post about that report.

Click on the link to read the original report from The Times of India.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Working to build a Better and Safer Dhaka - DMP


Dear readers,
How are you ? Happy New Year !
Today I am going to write a little about the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), they are always working hard to to build a Better and Safer Dhaka city. The post contain a little history of the DMP and a little description about all the divisions. Most info of the post has been taken from the official web portal of Dhaka Metropolitan Police - DMP. So if you want to know more details about the DMP please visit their website.

A little about DMP:
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) came into existence on the 1st February, 1976. Mr. E.A. Chowdhury, the first Commissioner and Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan (later on made IGP, Secretary and Advisor to the Caretaker Government) was the first Deputy Commissioner (Head Quarter) jointly toiled at setting-up an effective and professional Metropolitan Police service. Afterwards, Mr. A.M. M. Aminur Rahman and Mr. A. R. Khandokar shouldered the responsibilities to shape this organization as dignified one.

When DMP was formed, it started its course with 12 police stations along with 6000 forces in the year 1976. The population of Dhaka City stood to be less than 40,00,000 when DMP started working after the formation. This figure has almost tripled by now and could be more than that.

The Metropolitan area itself increased in shape and size year after year exceeding the area of the city. So, the increased populations and land of Dhaka must of course, call for extends quality services. Hence the world is moving so fast in the 21st century, so modernization and improvement of DMP is a demand of the time.

This concept led to reshaping DMP in respect of force size, modernization and organizational structure, the big step towards materializing this process was to establish 41 police stations instead of 12. The rest of proposed 18 police stations will be established as soon as possible. A consensus has already been made. A memo was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs approving 1378 new posts which include-2 Additional Commissioners (DIG), 5 Joint Commissioners (Additional DIG), 11 Deputy Commissioners (SP), 24 Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADC), 45 Senior Assistant Commissioners (Sr. ASP), 44 Assistant Commissioners (ASP), 88 Inspectors, 85  Sub-Inspector, 900 Assistant Sub-Inspectors. At present total strength of Dhaka Metropolitan Police personnel (all ranks and status) are more than 23,000.

Divisions and Functions of DMP:
Based on the info provided on the official web portal of DMP, the functions of DMP being divided into five operational Divisions with a Joint Commissioner each in the command assisted by a band of Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissions with their willingness and sagacious co-ordination. They are:


1. Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division:
The prime responsibility of Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division is to detect sensation crimes and to be on the track of notorious criminals. Apprehension of criminal gangs and veteran criminals and recovery of illegal firearms and explosives is preoccupation of every DB officer. Alert the prosecution of Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division works in connection with the procedure in the court.

2. Crime and Operations Division:
Crime and Operations Division is basically responsible for policing i.e. maintaining law and order situation if the concerned area. The job of apprehension of the criminals, warrant execution, investigation of the cases, recovery of illegal arms etc comes naturally under the responsibility of this Division. Crime and Operations Division provides the service of prevention and detection of crime directly to the public through the police station.

3. Traffic Division:
Traffic Division plans, executes and controls the traffic system of the Metropolitan along with creating awareness for traffic rules in public mind.

4. Protection and Protocol Division:
Protection and Protocol Division includes the job of providing protection to the V.V.I.P.s and V.I.P.s including chancery to secure the diplomatic missions and area.

5. Public Order Management and Head Quarters Division:
Public Order Management and Head Quarters Division nurtures a huge number of riot police and strengthens and consolidates the force of Crime and OPS Division in any emergency. This division provides logistic and administrative and other miscellaneous supports to the DMP as well.

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