Daily Archives: December 26, 2013

SAVING BANGLADESH

SAVING BANGLADESH – Bhaskar Roy – The unprecedented violent electoral politics witnessed in Bangladesh over the last six weeks has raised concerns in the neighbourhood and among the international community. Violent politics is no stranger to the highly emotional people … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: ON THE VERGE OF 1971 CLOSURE

BANGLADESH: ON THE VERGE OF 1971 CLOSURE – Bhaskar Roy – The execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Assistant General Secretary Abdul Quader Molla on December 12, may be a watershed in the political life of Bangladesh. This comes just before the … Continue reading

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BUTCHER QUADER IS THE “ANGEL” OF MIRPUR

BUTCHER QUADER IS THE “ANGEL” OF MIRPUR D ASGHAR Mr Molla was a Bangladeshi citizen — had he loved Pakistan so much, he would have renounced his citizenship and migrated to the Islamic citadel, after the creation of the so-called … Continue reading

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PAKISTANI ISI CIRCULATING COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

PAKISTANI ISI CIRCULATING COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence [ISI] is printing counterfeit Indian and Bangladeshi currencies from the state-owned security printing presses under special arrangement and circulating the same through well organized network, … Continue reading

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LETTER TO A PAKISTANI DIPLOMAT

LETTER TO A PAKISTANI DIPLOMAT​ SEPTEMBER 2, 1971 – Eqbal Ahmad – After the publication of a letter in The New York Times (April 10, 1971) signed by me jointly with three other West Pakistani scholars and after subsequent statements … Continue reading

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1974 FAMINE IN BANGLADESH AND CASUAL TRIGGERS

1974 FAMINE IN BANGLADESH AND CASUAL TRIGGERS There are different economic theories of famine, which have been analysed in the context of 1974 famine in Bangladesh. Let’s discuss demand failure first then we shall move to supply failure. – Rabiul … Continue reading

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‘GENETIC ENGINEERING’ IN EAST PAKISTAN.

‘GENETIC ENGINEERING’ IN EAST PAKISTAN By Khaled Ahmed  Pakistan’s name has been blackened by just one man: General AAK ‘Tiger’ Niazi. According to a new book by Oxford University Press, he is supposed to have pronounced the words that even Genghis … Continue reading

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SOME INCONVENIENT FACTS FOR THE CRITICS OF BANGLADESH ICT

SOME INCONVENIENT FACTS FOR THE CRITICS OF BANGLADESH ICT – Professor M Rafiqul Islam – Critics often accuse the Bangladesh international crimes trials (ICT), being exclusively domestic without any international/UN involvement, are a recipe for injustice. Here I briefly highlight … Continue reading

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খালেদা জিয়ার গত কালের মিথ্যাচার সমূহ

খালেদা জিয়ার গত কালের মিথ্যাচার সমূহ ১৯৯৫-৯৬ সালে গান পাউডার দিয়ে যানবাহন জ্বালিয়ে তারা নিরপরাধ নাগরিকদের হত্যা করেছে। গান পাউডার বাংলাদেশে আবিস্কার হয়েছে ২০১০ সালে। ১৯৭৫ সালে এই আওয়ামী লীগ গণতন্ত্র হত্যা করেছিল। ১৯৭৫ সালে বঙ্গবন্ধু হত্যার পরে গণতন্ত্র হত্যার … Continue reading

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A RARE PICTURE FROM 1971 ……..

Bangladeshi refugees, Calcutta, India I took this profoundly disturbing picture of a man carrying his cholera-stricken wife during the Bangladesh war in 1971. Ten million people crossed the East Pakistan border to India to escape the horrors of this bloody … Continue reading

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মুক্তিযুদ্ধ হয়নি শেষ, গর্জে ওঠো বাংলাদেশ

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মুক্তিযুদ্ধ হয়নি শেষ, গর্জে ওঠো বাংলাদেশ

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ISI BEHIND ATTACK ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN RAMU

ISI BEHIND ATTACK ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN RAMU Pakistani spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] is believed to be mastermind behind pre-planned attack on the Buddhist monasteries in Bangladesh. Extremist Muslims and some unidentified people, who are believed to be Rohingyas … Continue reading

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POLITICS IS ABOUT CHOOSING SIDES

POLITICS IS ABOUT CHOOSING SIDES The culture of dismissing valid viewpoints as ‘partisan’ has contributed to an entire generation feeling shy about engaging with the political process Photo- Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune – Asif Saleh – A friend told me … Continue reading

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THEY NOW CAN REST IN PIECE

THEY NOW CAN REST IN PIECE BROTHER OF MARTYRED RUMI HAPPY AS VERDICT COVERS MASSACRE OF INTELLECTUALS Brother of martyred Rumi happy as verdict covers massacre of intellectuals Tamanna Khan Forgoing a bright career, his brother sacrificed his life fighting … Continue reading

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MINISTER REMOVES ROADBLOCK …

MINISTER REMOVES ROADBLOCK … With a gun in his left hand, tree branches on the right, the Jute and Textiles Minister led dozens of law enforcers and local people to clear a road blockaded with trees on Sunday. Abdul Lattif … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY IS DEAD………

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CASE STUDY : GENOCIDE IN BANGLADESH, 1971

CASE STUDY : GENOCIDE IN BANGLADESH, 1971 Summary The mass killings in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 vie with the annihilation of the Soviet POWs, the holocaust against the Jews, and the genocide in Rwanda as the most concentrated … Continue reading

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TWO NIAZIS

TWO NIAZIS What is common between the most honored sports personality in Pakistan and the most disgraced General? Ahmed Shafee They both have Niazi as the last name. The Niazis are Pashtuns living in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. They claim they … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN IN DENIAL

PAKISTAN IN DENIAL Nasim Firdaus PEOPLE’S representatives in Pakistan have spoken. The legislators of Pakistan, in their infinite wisdom, have adopted a resolution condemning Bangladesh for executing the punishment given by the appellate division of the highest court of the … Continue reading

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