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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
An analysis on lockdown and lax enforcementPopulation density, religion-induced festivals, soft execution of laws by enforcers and the damn-care attitude of a section of people are responsible for the half-hearted implementation of the restrictions or the so-called lockdown, imposed time to time by the government to stop the spread of deadly Covid-infections across the country, since March 2020. Due to the ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
RSF, UK human rights report and Bangladesh Paris-based RSF of Reporters Without Borders in its latest update issued on July 2 last, named Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina among 37 heads of state or government for their alleged crackdown on press freedom. The latest RSF report said: "Sheikh Hasina is Bangladesh's prime minister since 2009 and the daughter of the country's independence ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Who will lead Awami League after Sheikh Hasina? As the chief of Bangladesh Awami League and the country's incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina now on her unprecedented fourth term, is ageing, people interested in politics want to know who will lead the party when she becomes unable to serve the country's biggest political organisation and the world's 8th largest populated state any more ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Has the cycle of violence returned?Bangladesh has been on deadly violence over the last four days from its 50th Independence Day on March 26. The violence triggered by the Islamic group Hefazat-e-Islam, is likely to spread as the main anti-government Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) after remaining subdued for the last six years seemed to have been encouraged to battle against ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Four US presidents skipped successors’ inaugurationPresident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in at the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 20 last amid raging deadly coronavirus, which however, failed to dampen the grandeur of the ceremony, except the curtailment of the number of guests and usual presence of the cross section of people. Kamala Devi Harris made ...
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Can BD, India strengthen friendship? When pledges and commitments are breached frequently, friendship between the individuals and even the countries collapses automatically. People in both the countries wonder whether Bangladesh and India do still retain friendship, after the latter ignored the pledges of informing the former about the decision to impose the latest ban on onion exports.The sudden ban on ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Custodial deaths and the image of policeBangladesh Police whose image was never up-to the mark in the country, regained confidence of the people as the cops putting their life at stake rescued many Covid-19 infected people for hospitalisation and treatment after the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March last.Even, they buried dead bodies abandoned by relatives in fear ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Attack on UNO shakes rural administrationsA recent attempt to murder that gravely injured an administrative officer and her father in northern Bangladesh, has shaken the confidence of the government officials serving at the remote areas of the country. The gruesome attempt on Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam occurred at her poorly guarded official residence of at Ghoraghat Upazila (sub ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Bangabandhu's energy vision and coal importThe nation solemnly commemorates the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and pays fathomless homage to his soul through scores of seminars and symposiums across the country mostly in the month of August, as he was assassinated along with most family members at the dawn on the 15th of the month, in 1975 ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Is Israel-UAE deal a betrayal of Palestinian cause? Recent news on inking of a so called historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mediated by the United States President Donald Trump has attracted attention of the world community especially the Muslims. Under the deal struck on August 13 last, the two Middle Eastern nations will move ahead for normalisation of ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Indian transhipment and BD traders The friendship and cooperation between the two neighbouring countries consolidated further with the start of trial run of transhipment of Indian goods through Bangladesh.The first trial ship MV Shejyoti laden with 108 containers left Kolkata port on July 16 and docked at Chattogram port yesterday (Tuesday). Of the containers four will be transported to Tripura ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Faking C-19 test results and our imageFraudulent activities of few people of the country has zeroed the image of Bangladesh, which however, with years of struggle achieved recently the recognition as one of the fastest growing economies of the world emerging from a poor country dubbed bottom less basket. The image maligned seriously after some Bangladeshi travellers upon arrival at Italian ...
Nizam Ahmed
Bangladesh health services and the vested groups Jack Of All TradesThe health services sector of the country is among the several government authorities that have been held hostage by the powerful vested groups which wield tremendous influences on the administration to manipulate national policies in their favour. The groups in connivance of the leaders and the officials in the ruling party and the administration always ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Can Covid-19 eclipse Bangladesh Liberation War memories?Some occurrences remain vivid among the victims for ages and even no infection from pandemic like Covid-19 can eclipse those temporarily from their memory. After being tested positive for Covid-19 on June 16, 2020, at the National Press Club, myself and my Mrs went into seclusion for medication in quarantine at our residence.Alhamdulillah by July ...
Jack Of All Trades
Nizam Ahmed
Corporate goons more harmful than Covid-19The raging global coronovirus pandemic has indeed hindered the economic growth of Bangladesh, posing a threat to the unprecedented decade long political stability being maintained in the country. The fallout of the pandemic is projected to be huge and it is feared that the country would step in to a financial chaos due to fall ...
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