Daily Archives: December 9, 2012

Why UN climate agreements fail

WHY UN CLIMATE AGREEMENTS FAIL By Shamus Cooke History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand … Continue reading

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Anti-corruption and people’s engagement: The Bangabandhu way?

ANTI-CORRUPTION AND PEOPLE’S ENGAGEMENT: THE BANGABANDHU WAY !! BY IFTEKHARUZZAMAN On December 9, 2003, the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) was opened for signature by member states of the UN. To commemorate this occasion, and to create greater awareness, … Continue reading

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Stephen Rapp: Of misconceptions, unrealistic expectations and double standards

STEPHEN RAPP: OF MISCONCEPTIONS, UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AND DOUBLE STANDARDS The United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Mr. Stephen Rapp first arrived in Bangladesh on 10 January 2011 at the invitation of the Bangladesh government. Subsequently on 21 March 2011, … Continue reading

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Propaganda disguised as criticisms?

PROPAGANDA DISGUISED AS CRITICISMS? BY ARMAN RASHID Blogosphere came alive ever since the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh started its proceedings to put an end to the decade old culture of impunity for the war criminals in Bangladesh.Newspaper and … Continue reading

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Jamaat-Shibir attack on police and the psychological benefits of violence

JAMAAT-SHIBIR ATTACK ON POLICE AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF VIOLENCE By Md Assiuzzaman Throughout November one headline dominated the media – ‘Jamaat-Shibir men continue to attack police’. The spate of attacks across the country left several hundred policemen injured, many of … Continue reading

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BNP SPONSORED JAMAYAT–SHIBIR AVALANCHE?

BNP SPONSORED JAMAYAT–SHIBIR AVALANCHE? BY KH.A.SALEQUE A well planned and very calculated avalanche of identified group of activists of Jamayat-Shibir, under alleged sponsorship of BNP, continues on the law enforcing agencies throughout Bangladesh. This is conspicuously happening at a time … Continue reading

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Omar Faruq and the flag of Bangladesh

OMAR FARUQ AND THE FLAG OF BANGLADESH By Lt. Col. (Retd.) Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, Bir Protik Omar Faruq was born on March 12, 1950, in Pirojpur. He was the son of Sayedur Rahman Sharif and Kulsum Begum. Omar was attracted … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HOLOCAUST OF ’71

BANGLADESH HOLOCAUST OF ’71 SHAHRIAR KABIR gives an account of the genocide perpetrated by the Pakistan army and its auxiliary forces during the liberation war. It was the most brutal genocide ever known in the history of mankind. History has never … Continue reading

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MY RIGHT TO JUSTICE

MY RIGHT TO JUSTICE DR. NUZHAT CHOUDHURY demands justice for the death of her father, a martyred intellectual, and millions of others, in 1971. A few hours before the birth of the new nation, on the evening of December 15, 1971, … Continue reading

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HEALING THE HIDDEN WOUNDS OF WAR

HEALING THE HIDDEN WOUNDS OF WAR Rape is a war crime and those committed in 1971 should be tried as such, argues KAJALIE SHEHREEN ISLAM. War as gendered  Throughout history, war has been gendered, having different implications and consequences for women … Continue reading

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Accelerated Media & 1971 Genocide

ACCELERATED MEDIA & 1971 GENOCIDE Conflicts without a media-friendly visual are neglected by the world stage, observes  NAEEM MOHAIEMEN 1971. Journalists accompanied a post-Chappaquidick Edward Kennedy into refugee camps. Lear Levin’s camera followed a singing troupe across the border, capturing … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH ECONOMIC UPDATE OCTOBER 2012: RESILIENT GROWTH LIKELY TO CONTINUE

BANGLADESH ECONOMIC UPDATE OCTOBER 2012: RESILIENT GROWTH LIKELY TO CONTINUE The Bangladesh Economic Update for October 2012projects that GDP will grow at around 6% in FY 13, despite an unfavorable global economy.  This will place Bangladesh among the top 35 … Continue reading

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Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Bangladesh

TOWARDS ACCELERATED, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN BANGLADESH In spite of global shocks and natural crises, Bangladesh’s economy has maintained a healthy 6%-plus plus growth rate in past years and significantly reduced the number of absolute poor. Bangladesh now needs … Continue reading

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Achievements and challenges

ACHIEVEMENTS & CHALLENGES Constitution Drafting Committee, 1972. By Barrister Harun ur Rashid MARCH 26 is our independence day. It is a day of reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. Our independence was brought about by the … Continue reading

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Jamaat-e-Islami: Old crimes, new war

JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI: OLD CRIMES, NEW WAR By Afsan Chowdhury Jamaat-e-Islami’s hartal call has offended many, some of them are offended just because it’s Jamaat-e-Islami. This is understandable as this is the party that stood against Bangladesh at birth and played a … Continue reading

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