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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.



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Obaidul Quader and doctors at BSMMUAn air ambulance carrying ailing Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader who is also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, reached Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore late on Monday bringing a sigh of relief for the Bangladesh government. Quader was flown to Singapore after Indian cardiologist Dr.  Devi Shetty approved his planned flight when examining Quader ...
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Chemical fire, skyjack burn BD image The deadly chemical fire at Chawkbazar in the old part of the capital Dhaka and the attempted skyjacking of a Bangladesh Biman aircraft that ended in the killing of an alleged criminal at Chittagong airport,  have once again exposed slackness of the country's administration and loopholes in its security system, especially in the tightly surveilled ...
Jack Of All Trades
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Controversial decisions and people's confidenceControversial decisions taken by a section of the ruling Awami League (AL) leaders often shake confidence of the people in the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who by dint of her statesmanship has become the indispensible leader of the country as it is poised to emerge a developed country within the next few years. ...
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Peace prevails in Bangladesh despite political instigationsBangladesh has been mostly going calm politically for more than four years amid occasional and sporadic heightened tensions on separate events like elections, anti government campaigns and student protests. The people are happy that overall peace is prevailing across the country despite the  government has turned down a demand for re-election of rival parties who ...
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BD going ahead with its mega projectsRailway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan was heard absurd even by his fellow members at the Parliament late on Monday when in a statement during the session he said the government had taken an initiative to launch a high-speed train between the capital Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong to carry passengers in 57 minutes ...
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Should we show the door to rogue, unruly activists?Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her televised address to the nation on Friday has identified the challenges of her government that began its third consecutive and the fourth term in the New Year  on January 7 after sweeping largely the one sided 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.Her rendering implies that forging national unity, ...
Jack Of All Trades
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Are BD people becoming wary of politics?General people have gradually detached themselves from certain big parties, which often tried to indulge in destructive politics involving deadly violence in order to compel the government to meet their demands, often dubbed unconstitutional by the party in power.The recent destructive politics made the people afraid of certain politicians who want to drive the people ...
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PM Hasina starts 4th term amid unrest in garment sectorThe government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, which has started its third consecutive and the fourth term just last week has encountered the first unrest from the garment sector that fetches nearly 80 per cent of the country's export earnings of $38 billion a year. As the government and the ruling Awami League (AL) heaved ...
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The latest election and our experiencePrime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with her 46 ministers, state and deputy ministers was sworn-in by President Abdul Hamid at the Presidential Palace Bangabhaban on Monday as her Awami League (AL) had swept the eleventh parliamentary election on December 30 like a tsunami winning 257 seats out of 300. Besides its principal ally Jatiya Party ...
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Why BNP faced debacle on Dec 30?A large number of voters exercised their franchise on Sunday to elect the country's 11th parliament. Despite peaceful polling in most places including the capital the election was maligned by sporadic deadly violence at different spots. At least 17 people, mostly Awami League (AL) activists were killed and dozens wounded. By the next morning the ...
Jack Of All Trades
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Bangladesh Army is for democracyBangladesh defence forces particularly the army have once again proved that the people including those who deal with politics to win election with an aim to achieve the power to rule the country, have unfettered confidence in them. The general people along with political activists, mainly from the opposition alliance on Monday hailed deployment of ...
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Nizam Ahmed
December spirit and the next electionThe month of December is called the month of Bijoy meaning victory in Bangladesh as the country won its independence following a nine -month-long mostly guerrilla warfare against the Pakistani occupational army, who surrendered to a joint Indo-Bangladesh command on December 16, 1971. Before the final surrender the valiant Freedom Fighters broke all the bones ...
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Yes, it seems we are going to hold a credible electionOver the last one week people leaned to politics have regained confidence that the 11th parliamentary election due on December 30 may be peaceful, fair and credible. They have found the election commission (EC) has been sincere in declaring most of the nomination papers of the intending candidates valid for contesting in the election, though ...
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EC & judiciary: In the eyes of peopleIn Bangladesh perhaps most people do not believe that the judiciary is really independent and the election commission (EC) has the wisdom to conduct the national election impartially strictly implementing electoral rules. Many people including the educated segment of the society believe that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned on ...
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Who is neutral in Bangladesh?Political parties, civic societies, rights groups, media and lots of relevant other organisations in Bangladesh are yet to find out a so called neutral entity to run national elections once in every five years. To stage a credible national election they have been feeling the need for a set of things including a neutral interim ...
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Tarique dominates in raging election debatePolitical parties are being gripped by election fever soon after the Election Commission (EC) revised the schedule re-fixing the polling day on December 30 for the 11th parliamentary election. Due to the impact of the fever the leaders and activists of the two biggest political parties are seemed to have been overtaken by a sort ...
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Nizam Ahmed
At last parties are heading for pollsThe upcoming 11th parliamentary election is expected to be participatory and without violence as the rivals of the ruling party have confirmed that they would join the electoral race as part of their campaign to 'restore democracy,' despite persistent extreme political situation in the country. The hope for the participatory election ushered following the quick ...
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Hefazat-e-Islam and BangladeshTens and thousands of Islamist clerics belonging largely to the radical Hafazat-e-Islam paraded the capital Dhaka peacefully on Sunday, unlike the previous occasion five years ago when they burned parts of the capital and besieged Shapla Chattar to realise their 13-point demand. The people in the capital get panicked whenever they see thousands of Islamist ...
Jack Of All Trades
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Dialogue may break political stalemateA thaw has started easing persistent political stalemate in the country after the ruling Awami League (AL) suddenly announced on Monday that it would hold dialogue with the opposition alliance -- Jatiya Oikyafront (JO) which includes its arch rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The sudden announcement astonished many as the ruling party had been saying ...
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Bangladesh media doesn't want to embarrass the PMIn Bangladesh it seems that the three state organs - the executive, the legislature and the judiciary are well balanced currently as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has successfully tackled a series of problems one after another since 2009 when she returned to power for the second term.Meanwhile the Prime Minister in her third and ...
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