Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Bangladesh: the forgotten template of 20th century war

BANGLADESH: THE FORGOTTEN TEMPLATE OF 20TH CENTURY WAR BY GITA SAHGAL   In 1971 the Jamaat e Islami supported the Pakistani army against the nationalist Awami League: now their leaders are being indicted by an international crimes tribunal and secularism … Continue reading

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Written by Mr. Moudud Ahmed himself in his book !

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REHABILITATION OF THE COLLABORATORS OF PAKISTANI ARMY IN BANGLADESH On December 31, 1975, the Army regime of General Ziaur Rahman repealed the Collaborators Order (P.O.8 of 1972), which had been enacted to punish those who had collaborated … Continue reading

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New York: Those Protests outside Marriott

NEW YORK: THOSE PROTESTS OUTSIDE MARRIOTT  It started as a carefree walk through New York’s Times Square to unwind after a long day. Then, far off in the background, I thought I heard sounds I hadn’t heard for years and not on … Continue reading

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BNP cries for Jamaat’s causes

BNP CRIES FOR JAMAAT’S CAUSES BY PRIYODESK Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has apparently launched a campaign to save its “arithmetic” ally Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, top leaders of which are detained in war crime charges, to strengthen the anti-government actions. Most of … Continue reading

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KHALEDA MAKES JAMAAT SMILE

KHALEDA MAKES JAMAAT SMILE By – Shakhawat Liton and Rashidul Hasan BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s rejection of the International Crimes Tribunal as partisan and her demand for release of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami held as war crimes suspects underline … Continue reading

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West’s two faces on Bangladesh war criminals

WEST’S TWO FACES ON BANGLADESH WAR CRIMINALS posted by Charlie Pottins One of Britain’s most important Muslim leaders – who has a senior role in the NHS – is to be charged with 18 murders by a war crimes tribunal … Continue reading

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Opposition’s mass contact campaign and war crime trial

OPPOSITION’S MASS CONTACT CAMPAIGN AND WAR CRIME TRIAL Shaikh Saleque The city-dwellers observed with much relief the observance of a mass contact campaign by the 18-party combined opposition on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. BNP Chairperson and alliance leader Begum Khaleda … Continue reading

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PALACES AND PRINCES, BANGLADESH

PALACES AND PRINCES, BANGLADESH Viewed across a large tank, from the steps down to the water near  the homes that remain of the artists, actors and musicians who once awaited the pleasure of the Zaminder, the Dubalhati Palace at Naogoan, although … Continue reading

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WILL PAKISTAN APOLOGIZE TO BANGLADESH FOR ITS WAR CRIMES?

WILL PAKISTAN APOLOGIZE TO BANGLADESH FOR ITS WAR CRIMES? BY IQBAL AHMED The war between East and West Pakistan in 1971 lasted only nine months. But the atrocities were cowering – an estimated three million people dead, 400,000 women raped, 600,000 children … Continue reading

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The Durban Conference: Understanding Global Warming, KYOTO and it’s impact on Bangladesh

THE DURBAN CONFERENCE: Understanding Global Warming, KYOTO and it’s impact on Bangladesh RUMANA LIZA ANAM explores the issue of climate change in the backdrop of the Durban Conference. Climate change has been all over the news recently. Either people have been pointing out … Continue reading

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Controlling Corruption – Is It Only a Dream?

CONTROLLING CORRUPTION –  IS IT ONLY A DREAM? On the occasion of Anti-Corruption Day, IFTEKHARUZZAMAN appeals to the national leadership to rid the country of corruption. A veteran and revered political leader, who is sympathetic to the anti-corruption movement spearheaded by Transparency International … Continue reading

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Taking Women Forward:The Role of Begum Rokeya and Sultan Jahan

TAKING WOMEN FORWARD: THE ROLE OF BEGUM ROKEYA AND SULTAN JAHAN RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN examines the lives, works and social influence of Begum Rokeya and Sultan Jahan Begum of Bhopal. The sudden reformist zeal of the 20th century South Asian Muslim communities … Continue reading

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Adapt and Thrive

ADAPT AND THRIVE Uttam Deb outlines the importance of food security when dealing with climate change Bangladesh is recognised around the world as one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Alarmingly for an agro-based country such … Continue reading

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