Personal political business as usual
Trip Start Jan 28, 2012
30Trip End Mar 12, 2012
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The Daily Star of Sunday 29 January gives stories and pictures, which show Bangladesh's business as usual compared to my sabbaticl leave here in 2004 and 2005; the same lady players, see www.thedailystar.net. 'Government slaps ban, BNP shift date for mass procession plan' is one font page headline with a picture of BNP chairman Khaleda Zia. 'BNP out to go to power 'using army', is another headline with a colour picture of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Awamai Leageu. The parties and ladies have been swapping places in the last decade.
The third big story and biggest picture is '50 hurt as JP men run amok' with police in action about a clash over recruitment at the Rangpur Medical College Hospital, stirred up by activists of the third party Jatiya Party. The fourth front page story is about reports from Canada that Niko paid a bribe for Bapex deal.
In a small box the readers learn that India has the worst air quality followed by Bangladesh, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.