Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

ISLAMIC SOCIALISM : A HISTORY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

ISLAMIC SOCIALISM : A HISTORY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Nadeem F. Paracha Between the 1950s and early 1970s, a powerful ideology in the Muslim world galvanised itself from the minds and fringes of modern Islamic intellectualism and made its way … Continue reading

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IS RECONCILIATION WITH PAKISTAN A REALISTIC GOAL ?

IS RECONCILIATION WITH PAKISTAN A REALISTIC GOAL ? AFSAN CHOWDHURY I was recently in a conversation with Soraya Khan, the author of the Pakistani novel “Noor” which among other things describes Pakistani atrocities in 1971 in graphic details based on … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH

BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH During March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assertion of the right to self-rule made him one of the most globally visible personalities of the Third World REHMAN SOBHAN After nearly 42 years of … Continue reading

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THE NEW YORK TIMES AT ITS OLD GAME

THE NEW YORK TIMES AT ITS OLD GAME ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY The New York Times is not only a world-famous paper but a mouthpiece of the citizens of the world. It has world-wide readership. However, the daily could not earn … Continue reading

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PRESERVING A LEGACY

PRESERVING A LEGACY His is a legacy of pride, valour and resilience through inspiration, for he was a charismatic leader who led by inspiring  Bangabandhu lives on in the new generations   Photo- Dhaka Tribune Ikhtisad Ahmed The voice that should … Continue reading

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A ‘SECONDHAND’ ACCOUNT

A ‘SECONDHAND’ ACCOUNT While I tread the streets of Dhaka around August, and the famous racecourse address plays, I can tell that if this man called you would go to war. A gifted orator and motivator, he is exactly the … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK DEFENDS ROLES OF RAKKHI BAHINI

NEW BOOK DEFENDS ROLES OF RAKKHI BAHINI & TOFAIL AHMED Kamran Reza Chowdhury There is a common perception among people that the Rakkhi Bahini, a national militia force Banga-bandhu had formed in less than three months after the country’s victory … Continue reading

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PRE-EMPTING ACTS OF SABOTAGE

PRE-EMPTING ACTS OF SABOTAGE It was reported in this paper on Sunday that Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Armed Police Battalion (APBN) jointly launched a raid on Friday night against saboteurs who are keeping the political … Continue reading

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UNTOLD STORIES OF 1969 MUST BE OUT – TOFAIL

UNTOLD STORIES OF 1969 MUST BE OUT – TOFAIL Tofail Ahmed, veteran Awami League leader, has said that the six-point movement launched by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had acted as the main catalyst to enthuse the independence war in Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN CODE OF CONDUCT

FORGOTTEN CODE OF CONDUCT On November 19, we three political alliances, believing in the spirit of the Liberation War, presented a common outline for the removal of autocrat Ershad and for a transition to democracy through free and neutral elections … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE FALL OF ERSHAD – ALL DESTROYED BY BAD POLITICS : TOFAIL

REVISITING THE FALL OF ERSHAD –  ALL DESTROYED BY BAD POLITICS : TOFAIL Political parties have failed to turn parliament into the centre of all activities, one of the vital pledges made in the pre-polls agreement (Tin Joter Ruprekha) in … Continue reading

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OF THE UNFULFILLED JOINT DECLARATION

OF THE UNFULFILLED JOINT DECLARATION Joint declaration on the outline of 15-party, 7-party and 5-party alliances for removal of the autocratic Ershad government, holding elections to a sovereign Parliament and establishing a representative government through elections supervised by a non-party, … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE FALL OF ERSHAD – DREAMS COME UNTRUE

REVISITING THE FALL OF ERSHAD – DREAMS COME UNTRUE Politicians were quick to bury the 1990 pledges for people, turned their back on democracy for power The mass upsurge that brought down the autocratic regime of HM Ershad on December … Continue reading

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INDIA SLIPS BELOW BANGLADESH, NEPAL IN WORLD PROSPERITY INDEX, NORWAY ON TOP

INDIA SLIPS BELOW BANGLADESH, NEPAL IN WORLD PROSPERITY INDEX, NORWAY ON TOP India has dropped by 45 places to 100 on personal freedom segment ‘due to a drop in the tolerance of immigrants’. India ranks low on health ground (109), … Continue reading

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