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Rapid Action Bat­tal­ion — RAB

RAPID ACTION BAT­TAL­ION FORCES was for­mally emerged on 26 March 2004. This force started its oper­a­tional jour­ney from 14 April 2004.

The capa­bil­i­ties of RAB forces are:

1. Inter­nal secu­rity duties.
2. Recov­ery of unau­tho­rized arms, ammu­ni­tions, explo­sives and such other arti­cles.
3. Appre­hen­sion of armed gangs of crim­i­nals.
4. Assist­ing other law enforc­ing agen­cies for main­tain­ing law and order
5. Intel­li­gence gath­er­ing in respect of crimes and crim­i­nal activitices
6. Inves­ti­ga­tion of any offence on the direc­tion of the gov­ern­ment.
7. Such other duties as the gov­ern­ment may, from time to time, assign.

For­eign Invest­ment in Bangladesh

Pri­vate invest­ment from over­seas com­pany or indi­vid­ual are wel­comed in all sec­tors of the econ­omy with the excep­tion of only five sec­tors which are reserved for pub­lic sec­tor. Such invest­ments can be made either inde­pen­dently or through joint ven­ture on mutu­ally ben­e­fi­cial terms and con­di­tions. In other words, 100% for­eign direct invest­ment as well as joint ven­ture both with local pri­vate spon­sor or with pub­lic sec­tor is allowed.

Green future for Bangladesh through solar power gen­er­a­tion

by Dr Masud Hasan Chowdhury

In the face of tremen­dous social, eco­nomic and polit­i­cal pres­sure to solve power cri­sis in Bangladesh it has become crit­i­cally impor­tant to look for energy solu­tions beyond the con­ven­tional sources like domes­tic nat­ural gas, coals, hydro­elec­tric­ity and imported fuels. The rapid deple­tion of nat­ural oil and gas reserves due to the exces­sive con­sump­tion is lead­ing to severe global com­pe­ti­tion and polit­i­cal ten­sions among the pow­er­ful nations to con­trol the remain­ing fos­sil fuel reserves.

Bex­imco: A story of suc­cess

Bex­imco is the country’s largest group With $834 mil­lion in rev­enue, 45,000 employ­ees and a mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion of $1.7 bil­lion on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. It was born when the coun­try was in the midst of a bloody bat­tle for inde­pen­dence from Pak­istan. When Bangladesh appealed for inter­na­tional aid in 1971, Henry Kissinger, the US national secu­rity advi­sor to the Richard Nixon admin­is­tra­tion, then in power, famously dis­missed the idea say­ing, “the place is, and will always be, a bas­ket case.”

Dhaka hopes to get more Teesta waters

Bangladesh expects to share the Teesta waters on a 5050 basis dur­ing the lean period. An interim agree­ment on shar­ing the river waters for 15 years is likely to be signed dur­ing the visit of the Indian Prime Min­is­ter, Dr Man­mo­han Singh, on 67 Sep­tem­ber. The water resources min­is­ter, Ramesh Chan­dra Sen, said this on Fri­day. The Indian water resources min­is­ter, Pawan Bansal, will reach Dhaka on Sep­tem­ber 6 to attend the Joint River Com­mis­sion (JRC) meet­ing to be held on the same day.

judi­cial sys­tem of Bangladesh

Legal and judi­cial sys­tem of Bangladesh owes its ori­gin mainly to two hun­dred years British rule in the Indian Sub-​Continent although some ele­ments of it are rem­nants of Pre-​British period trac­ing back to Hindu and Mus­lim admin­is­tra­tion. It passed through var­i­ous stages and has been grad­u­ally devel­oped as a con­tin­u­ous his­tor­i­cal process. The process of evo­lu­tion has been partly indige­nous and partly for­eign and the legal sys­tem of the present day emanates from a mixed sys­tem which has struc­ture, legal prin­ci­ples and con­cepts mod­eled on both Indo-​Mughal and Eng­lish law.