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Sunday, 01 July 2012
Cancellation of World Bank funding for the Padma bridge project over alleged corruption in it would have a negative impact on the global donors\' perception of Bangladesh.And it would put to question credibility of the government\'s project implementation process, some ...
Sunday, 01 July 2012
Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia held Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family\'s \"corruption\" responsible for the World Bank\'s cancellation of Padma bridge funding.She made the allegation in Chittagong yesterday on the occasion of distributing relief among la...
Sunday, 01 July 2012
We all could feel what was coming -- cancellation of the Padma Bridge loan. But none of us probably sensed it could come in such a damning way with so much of economic and political ramifications.Bangladesh has never in its lifetime faced such a situation nor has the Wo...
Sunday, 01 July 2012
Some news-analysts in Dhaka have been wondering whether there was any correlation between the Rakhine state riots and the evolving geopolitical power equations in the Bay of Bengal theatre. An Indian analyst, D Suba Chandran has also put the question succinctly in Euras...
Sunday, 01 July 2012
The World Bank scrapped a $1.2 billion loan to build Bangladesh\'s longest bridge, citing concerns over corruption in the project.The bank\'s move is an embarrassment for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina\'s government, which has made the $2.9 billion Padma Multipurpose Brid...