Daily Archives: November 22, 2012

BANGLADESH: ARMS AND THE ROGUES

Bangladesh: Arms and the rogues Phioto: Hidden hand – Former Bangladeshi home minister Lutfozzaman Babar examining a seized rocket launcher at Chittagong jetty. He is now in jail  SYED NAZAKAT THE WEEK investigates a conspiracy hatched by the ISI to arm … Continue reading

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Apologise for 1971 war crimes, Bangladesh tells Pakistan

Apologise for 1971 war crimes, Bangladesh tells Pakistan Bangladesh has sought an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of liberation. Foreign Minister Dipu Moni sought the formal apology from Islamabad for atrocities committed by the … Continue reading

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THE WAR CULTURE WON

THE WAR CULTURE WON it was Bengali language and culture – suppressed by rulers in Islamabad who saw it as a threat to the idea of Pakistan – that was at the root of the revolt, writes MAHFUZ ANAM. No … Continue reading

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Pakistan textile industry relocating to Bangladesh

Pakistan textile industry relocating to Bangladesh  BY SALEEM SAMAD PAKISTAN EXPORT oriented textile industry are relocating their business to Bangladesh for a slice of preferential trade agreements with United States and European Union as poor country. Pakistan Textile Minister Makhdoom … Continue reading

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Maritime dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar

Maritime dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar JARED BISSINGER The significance of a boundary settlement might not be readily apparent, but that does not mean that the consequences are insignificant. The leaders of Myanmar and Bangladesh are both feeling political pressure … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks cables: Bangladeshi ‘death squad’ trained by UK government

WikiLeaks cables: Bangladeshi ‘death squad’ trained by UK government FARIHA KARIM and IAN COBAIN Rapid Action Battalion, accused of hundreds of extra-judicial killings, received training from UK officers, cables reveal, writes the Guardian THE BRITISH government has been training a Bangladeshi … Continue reading

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Humanity Assassinated: Ethnic Cleansing of Minorities in Bangladesh

Humanity Assassinated: Ethnic Cleansing of Minorities in Bangladesh By Sujit Das “The dead, it is said, do not live to tell the tale, but this is not true in ethnic cleansing. The dead do tell the tale; it is the living who … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: Terror Funding Continues Unabated

BANGLADESH: Terror Funding Continues Unabated BY RAJEEV SHARMA Under the Prime Ministership of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshhas undoubtedly cracked down on the jehadi brand of terrorism as well as terror outfits that have been needling India for years. But Dhaka may … Continue reading

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Analysis – Bangladesh’s War Crimes Trials

Analysis – Bangladesh’s War Crimes Trials BY RAJEEV SHARMA  IF THE ongoing war crimes trials in Bangladesh are carried out in an objective and transparent manner, the new generation of Bangladeshis will be made aware of the extreme brutalities and … Continue reading

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Joy Bangla from the bottom of a Baloch heart‏

Joy Bangla from the bottom of a Baloch heart‏ BY AHMAR MUSTIKHAN I Was just 12 years old when he heroic people of Bangladesh defeated one of the world’s most ruthless armies. Though many in Pakistan were weeping over the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh reinventing itself

Bangladesh reinventing itself Shiekh Hasina, daughter of the assassinated Bangladesh founder on his death anniversary S. K. CHATTERJI When Bangladesh’s neighbours woke up to the news of another aborted coup last month, the fragility of its democracy was vividly evident. … Continue reading

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International maritime court ruling on Myanmar may help India’s case vs Bangladesh

International maritime court ruling on Myanmar may help India’s case vs Bangladesh  BY ADITYA KAUL   The recent verdict by the International Tribunal for Law (ITLOS) of the Sea bringing to an end the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar, may … Continue reading

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Bangladesh wins maritime boundary case with Myanmar

Bangladesh wins maritime boundary case with Myanmar by SALEEM SAMAD BANGLADESH HAS won territorial and economic rights to the vast Bay of Bengal resources in the maritime boundary case with Burma in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in … Continue reading

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Anatomy of military image: Dhaka debacle

Anatomy of military image: Dhaka debacle BY BRIGADIER A. R. SIDDIQI The Mughal emperor Babar wept after the loss of Samarkand. My eyes were painfully dry and gritty, hurting like sand grains as I blinked. Thus fifty-four percent of the country was … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH IS SOUTH ASIA’S STANDARD-BEARER

BANGLADESH IS SOUTH ASIA’S STANDARD-BEARER SADANAND DHUME The Former ‘basket case’ is more moderate on religion and more pragmatic on development than its peer Despite its 160-million strong population, Bangladesh can find it hard to elbow its way onto the global stage. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: America’s new strategic cynosure in South Asia

Bangladesh: America’s new strategic cynosure in South Asia DR. SUBHASH KAPILA “It has for one thing, moved the level of bilateral relationship to a higher degree and, for another, formally brought Bangladesh on the strategic radar of the United States. Clinton’s comments covered … Continue reading

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Rise of fanatic extremism in Bangladesh

RISE OF FANATIC EXTREMISM IN BANGLADESH Masterminds of ‘75 killings, Aug 21 attack the same : Advocate Shahara Khatun, Minister for Home Affairs. Home affairs minister Advocate Sahara Khatun said that the masterminds of the killing of Bangabandhu in 1975, the … Continue reading

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