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Nizam Ahmed
Business Editor
Nizam Ahmed, whose actual name is Nizamuddin Ahmed, ([email protected]) has been engaged in journalism for last 37 years. Currently he is the Business Editor of The daily Observer, Dhaka, from its inception. Before joining The Daily Observer, he served as a Special Correspondent in The Financial Express, Bangladesh from July 16, 2011 to December 31, 2013. In his long career he worked with multimedia Reuters as a text correspondent for 24 years, including 11 years as part-timer in Chittagong, before being shifted to Dhaka Bureau in early 1999. He completed his service term in Reuters in May 2011, as a Senior Political and General Correspondent. Nizam had his debut as a cub reporter in the now defunct The People’s View in Chittagong, where he also worked in the Daily Life, before joining the Dhaka-based The New Nation as the Chittagong Correspondent in early 1982. He founded Bangladesh News Agency (BNA) in Chittagong and operated it until he joined Reuters in Dhaka. BNA is now an online news portal operated by a company which bought the copyright from Nizam. Besides he used to contribute article to different newspapers time to time.
Nizam attended post graduation course on Political Science, in the University of Chittagong, before joining the profession.



Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
New debate rages after BNP's US sojournWith the recent visit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders to the United Nations headquarters and the State Department of the United States, a new round of debate has started to rock the political arena in the country. A three-member team of the BNP, headed by party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, held a ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Election campaigns should not make people sufferWhen most political parties were preparing to start their campaign for the country's eleventh parliamentary election due in December next, the ruling Awami League (AL) being in advantageous position undertook a train journey to northern districts from the capital recently to woo voters.A delegation of the party led by General Secretary Obaidul Quader, who is ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
PM and her press conference Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has punctured out the steam of a political storm that has been brewing over a number of issues ahead on the next general election due in December next. Addressing a crowded press conference at her official residence on Sunday the Prime Minister (PM) doused the anger of her rivals mainly the ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
A renewed vow to ensure Rohingya rightsOn the first anniversary of the deadly crackdown on Rohingya minority community in Rakhine State, it seems that the world has taken a renewed vow to send back the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to their ancestral home and punish those perpetrators responsible for genocide and war crimes in the Buddhist dominated country.As the world observe ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Bangabandhu, a synonym for BDOn this day, exactly 43 years ago, father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated with most of his family members in a military coup instigated by those who had opposed the birth of Bangladesh. He was killed at the age of 55 when he was a matured statesman and just started to ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Politicisation of students' safe road movementBangladesh is poised to resolve a perennial problem in the transport sector, which has been owned and operated by politicians and their politically motivated employees since the independence of the country 47 years ago.With the change of the government the leadership in the transport sector generally switches over to the transport owners loyal to the ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Convict Khaleda Zia and the silent worldA section of the people in the country, mostly the supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), wonders why the United Nations, the European Union and the leading governments including the United States, Britain and China and also the world's rights groups are keeping mum when Begum Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned by the government of ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Reuters Dhaka Bureau and Late Anis AhmedI was heading towards Chittagong for attending an unavoidable family engagement when Nurul Islam, a Reuters stringer phoned me up from Cox's Bazar to share the news on the sad demise of Anis Ahmed, the former Dhaka Bureau Chief of the international multimedia news agency.I cannot say now, how I reacted with the stringer, with ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Awami League and the upcoming parliamentary electionThe leadership in the ruling Awami League (AL) is naturally worried as the next parliamentary elections are approaching fast and if everything goes normal the polls are expected to be held in December or early January next.Despite a firm conviction of winning the next parliamentary election riding on the ongoing development activities with some mega ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
BNP and its campaigns: Virtually inactive in the outdoor politicsThe existence of a political party is threatened when the common people start paying no heeds to its calls for joining anti-government street campaigns including protests on various issues. Such situation of no public response may arise for two particular reasons. One is that the issue may have no more public interest and the other ...
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