Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sayedee to be hanged

– SAYEDEE TO BE HANGED – 8 out of 20 charges were proved beyond doubt, says tribunal Star Online Report A Dhaka tribunal on Thursday handed death penalty to top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for committing crimes against humanity … Continue reading

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Democracy in Bangladesh: The Role of ISI & their Military Regimes in Pakistan

DEMOCRACY IN BANGLADESH: THE ROLE OF ISI & THEIR MILITARY REGIMES IN PAKISTAN Alleged ISI-Spies: Photo collected from http://www.guardian.co.uk As ISI, the military Intelligence of Pakistan, is serving their vital role in the region to unstable the politico-military situation for many … Continue reading

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Anti-Shahbagh smear campaign continues

ANTI-SHAHBAGH SMEAR CAMPAIGN CONTINUES Staff Correspondent A vested interest group is continuing with its propaganda campaign against the spirit of the Shahbagh movement using social media like Facebook and blogs. Taking advantage of the anonymous nature of the Internet, and … Continue reading

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All eyes on Sayedee

ALL EYES ON SAYEDEE War trial verdict today… Staff Correspondent Today, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 finally delivers the verdict in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee in connection with crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. Even … Continue reading

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In defence of the 1972 Constitution

 IN DEFENCE OF THE 1972 CONSTITUTION SYED BADRUL AHSAN There are some very significant reasons why we should be going back to the Constitution as it was drafted, deliberated upon and adopted in 1972. It matters little what its detractors … Continue reading

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‘ছাত্র সংঘ’ থেকে ‘ছাত্র শিবির’ : শিবিরের আমলনামা ১

‘ছাত্র সংঘ’ থেকে ‘ছাত্র শিবির’ : শিবিরের আমলনামা ১ আদিত্য আরাফাত গণতান্ত্রিক দেশে রাষ্ট্র ও সংবিধানের প্রতি আস্থাবান যে কোনো নাগরিকই রাজনৈতিক দল গঠন করে কর্মকাণ্ড চালিয়ে যেতে পারে। কিন্তু কোনো গোষ্ঠী বা রাজনৈতিক দল, যারা বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীন অস্তিত্বেই বিশ্বাস … Continue reading

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So-called simplicity and falsehood of Jamat-e-Islami leaders

SO-CALLED SIMPLICITY AND FALSEHOOD OF JAMAT-E-ISLAMI LEADERS SHAHRIAR KABIR Leaders of Jamat-e-Islami – the main outfit of the killers, collaborators and war criminals of ’71 – are accustomed to expressing violent reactions whenever anything goes against them. Their recent fury … Continue reading

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JAHANARA IMAM

– JAHANARA IMAM – THE PROFILE OF A FIGHTER One of the most revered names in the recent history of Bangladesh is Jahanara Imam. She personifies the ideals of the liberation war of Bangladesh of ‘71 and embodies the protest … Continue reading

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সাঈদী ও তার সহযোগীরা হত্যা, লুট, নারী ধর্ষণ নির্যাতন চালায়: দৈনিক জনকন্ঠ: ৬ এপ্রিল ২০১০,

সাঈদী ও তার সহযোগীরা হত্যা, লুট, নারী ধর্ষণ নির্যাতন চালায়: দৈনিক জনকন্ঠ: ৬ এপ্রিল ২০১০ সেই রাজাকার থেকে যুদ্ধাপরাধী    মামুন-অর-রশিদ ॥  জামায়াতে ইসলামীর প্রথম সারির নেতা মাওলানা দেলোয়ার হোসেন সাঈদী মুক্তিযুদ্ধকালে হানাদার পাকিস্তানী বাহিনীর সহযোগী হিসেবে কুখ্যাত। জনপ্রিয় ঔপন্যাসিক … Continue reading

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Bangladesh can grow like China

BANGLADESH CAN GROW LIKE CHINA Ellen Goldstein REJAUL KARIM BYRON AND MD FAZLUR RAHMAN Ellen Goldstein, who recently completed her assignment in Bangladesh as the World Bank’s country director, talked with The Daily Star before her departure. She shared her … Continue reading

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Bangladesh’s current account surplus rises to nearly 1 billion USD

BANGLADESH’S CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS RISES TO NEARLY 1 BILLION USD Propelled by merchandise export and inward remittances,Bangladesh’s account balance recorded a surplus of nearly 1 billion U.S. dollars in first half of current 2012-13 fiscal year ending in June, a central bank official said on Tuesday. Quoting the Bangladesh Bank (BB) data, the official told Xinhua that “the current-account balance showed a surplus of 850 million U.S. dollars during the six months of the current fiscal year 2012- 13 (July 2012-June 2013)” against the deficit of 1.65billion U.S. dollars during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year (July2011-June 2012). The central bank’s current account balance and overall balance of payments have maintained positive trend as export earnings and inflow of remittances continued to grow though at a moderated pace, said the BB official who preferred to be unnamed. Bangladesh’s exports growth in July-December period of the current fiscal year surged6.47 percent year on year to 12.34 billion U.S. dollars, the BB data showed. Posting nearly 10 percent growth year on year, it showed Bangladesh’s overall remittance surged to 7.40 billion U.S. dollars during the first half of the current fiscal year. As growth in exports and remittances dipped, BB current account balance surplus slumped in a couple of months until November last year, the BB official said. He said current account balance recorded a surplus of 41 million U.S. dollars in July-November period, meaning Bangladesh’s economy absorbed more than that it produced in the months. According to the official, comfortable receipts of remittances, however, helped thecentral bank of Bangladesh cushion huge trade gap which stood at 3.68 billion U.S.dollars during the first half of the fiscal year. ************************************************* February 27th, 2013

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REAL FACE OF KHOKA !!!

Yesterday at BNP Rally Khoka said … ‘RAJIB WAS DOOMED TO DIE’ Referring to the killing of blogger Rajib, BNP Vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka said, “An anti-Islam blogger like him was doomed to die. I wonder how he lived this … Continue reading

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South Block Suggests Pakistani Intelligence Behind the Mutiny

SOUTH BLOCK SUGGESTS PAKISTANI INTELLIGENCE BEHIND THE MUTINY The plot of senseless blood letting in Dhaka is thickening. And as the two-month-old Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina battles to bring stability to the country following the barbaric killing of … Continue reading

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BDR Mutiny – A Lesson for Army?

BDR MUTINY – A LESSON FOR ARMY? By Monsur Ibrahim We have seen August 1975 killings when Father of the Nation and President Sk. Mujib was killed by a fraction of our army. In that incident they indiscriminately killed innocent … Continue reading

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Power play behind Bangladesh’s mutiny

POWER PLAY BEHIND BANGLADESH’S MUTINY  By Sreeram Chaulia  As the body count from the bloody mutiny by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) crosses 140 amid the exhuming of fresh graves, questions arise whether this pre-planned event could have been motivated by … Continue reading

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Fresh Light on BDR Mutiny

FRESH LIGHT ON BDR MUTINY CHIEF EDITOR As the year 2009 draws to a close, some fresh light is emerging on what and who caused and how the mutiny staged by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), a paramilitary force, on Feb 25. … Continue reading

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Men And Causes Behind BDR Mutiny

MEN AND CAUSES BEHIND BDR MUTINY BY Y. SIDDAQUI Was BDR mutiny (Feb 25, 2009) engineered to weaken Bangladesh’s armed forces to turn the country into a vassal state of India? This is what the BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami … Continue reading

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Teesta Water Accord: Expectations For Indo-Bangladesh Water Diplomacy

TEESTA WATER ACCORD: EXPECTATIONS FOR INDO-BANGLADESH WATER DIPLOMACY – ANALYSIS BY ROOMANA HUKIL Recent talks of optimism over the Teesta accord by Indian Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai and Minister of External Affairs, Salman Khurshid have defused a striking political assertion … Continue reading

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Koko’s corruption on FBI website

KOKO’S CORRUPTION ON FBI WEBSITE The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had put up the corruption story of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko on its website much before the Bangladesh court sentenced him for … Continue reading

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Not a Bridge too far

NOT A BRIDGE TOO FAR A surge in remittances by expatriate Bangladeshis appears to be giving the government confidence to bridge the Padma River with its own funds, said a Bangladesh Bank official. By Abdur Rahim Harmachi Bangladesh government have … Continue reading

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