Monthly Archives: February 2014

RELIGION & STATE

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WAHHABI-ZIONIST ONSLAUGHT ON HUMANITY

WAHHABI-ZIONIST ONSLAUGHT ON HUMANITY Arif Hussain They are not violent, they are not hasty, they are ideologically logical and effectively political. Diplomacy is the leading method of solving conflicts in Shia Islam. Being a student of comparative religion I already … Continue reading

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HIZB-UT-TAHRIR BANGLADESH: TRANSNATIONAL ISLAMIST MOVEMENT

HIZB-UT-TAHRIR BANGLADESH: TRANSNATIONAL ISLAMIST MOVEMENT South Asia Conflict Monitor Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) is a transnational Islamic religious-political organization which has presence over 20 countries across the world. HT was founded in Jerusalem in 1953 by Tokiuddin Al Nakhani. … Continue reading

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ASIA: NEXT TOP EXPORT DESTINATION

ASIA: NEXT TOP EXPORT DESTINATION HSBC’s global head of trade says Bangladesh has potential of reaching higher growth trajectory by excelling in exports to burgeoning middle-class Md Fazlur Rahman Bangladesh’s exports to Asia will double to 15 percent of total … Continue reading

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A BANGLADESHI’S MILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO BERKELEY

A BANGLADESHI’S MILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO BERKELEY SOHARA MEHROZE SHACHI The newly established Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies Thanks to a generous $1m donation by the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation, the University of California Berkeley recently established the Chowdhury … Continue reading

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FIGHTING AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

FIGHTING AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING PETTY DONE, THE UNDONE VAST Mohammad Golam Sarwar A number of human trafficking events are taking place which causes huge suffering to the victims of trafficking disregarding human rights values with dignity. While the government of … Continue reading

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JMB REARS UGLY HEAD AGAIN

JMB REARS UGLY HEAD AGAIN  MD ESARAF HOSSAIN Outlawed Islamist militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh [JMB] has resurfaced to pose a major threat to law and order as the group’s 300 plus operatives, including 56 most-wanted ones, still remain out … Continue reading

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ULFA THRIVED WITH ISI BACKING

ULFA THRIVED WITH ISI BACKING NIZAMUL HUQ ALAM Chittagong arms haul case has proved it beyond doubt that the north east based Indian insurgent group United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) thrived with ISI backing during the BNP-Jamaat rule (2001-06) … Continue reading

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UKRAINE, HERE WE GO AGAIN

UKRAINE, HERE WE GO AGAIN ZIAUDDIN CHOUDHURY Ukraine is no Bangladesh, neither Bangladesh is Ukraine. But people in both countries have similar aspirations, hopes, and rights to choose The crisis in Ukraine is apparently coming to a closure with the … Continue reading

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4.5M STUDENTS TO GET WB SUPPORT

4.5M STUDENTS TO GET WB SUPPORT  STAFF REPORTER  The government yesterday signed an additional financing agreement worth US$ 265 million with the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s (WB) concessional arm, for the ongoing Secondary Education Quality and Access … Continue reading

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WE AIMED MAKING BANGLADESH AS A DEVELOPED NATION BY 2041: HASINA

WE AIMED MAKING BANGLADESH AS A DEVELOPED NATION BY 2041: HASINA The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered a speech speech when a delegation of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) met her at her office today. SEC chairman Prof Dr … Continue reading

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UNITED NATIONS SETS BANGLADESH ON A PATH TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENCE

UNITED NATIONS SETS BANGLADESH ON A PATH TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENCE In a national policy dialogue held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh highlighted the importance of treating climate … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES TO CLEAN UP DIRTY CLIMATE SPENDING

BANGLADESH MOVES TO CLEAN UP DIRTY CLIMATE SPENDING A money vendor counts notes at his stall next to a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj SYFUL ISLAM DHAKA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Amid allegations of … Continue reading

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UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN BANGLADESH

 UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN BANGLADESH Bangladesh can indeed become a middle income country if we learn to work together on a single vision of economic justice and prosperity. We have had an impressive 6% or more economic growth for … Continue reading

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MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP MAY BE LINKED TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE, NEW STUDY SUGGESTS

MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP MAY BE LINKED TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE, NEW STUDY SUGGESTS A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide … Continue reading

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QAIDATUL JIHAD COMES KNOCKING AT BANGLADESH

QAIDATUL JIHAD COMES KNOCKING AT BANGLADESH ANIMESH ROUL AFTER a tumultuous year marked by massive protest rallies and violent confrontations between moderate secularists and Islamic radical forces, Bangladesh’s tryst with religious and political turmoil seems enduring. The detoriating situation has … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TARIQUE RAHMAN

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING TARIQUE RAHMAN BHASKAR ROY To many, the title of this article would be a stupid statement. Tarique Rahman, the older son of late President Zia-ur-Rahman, the founder of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP), and Begum Khaleda … Continue reading

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MURDER MOST FOUL . . .

MURDER MOST FOUL . . . SYED BADRUL AHSAN LAWRENCE Lifschultz’s reflections on the murder of Major General Mohammad Abul Manzur in June 1981 are, for the nation’s political leadership as also for the people of Bangladesh, a broad hint … Continue reading

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PM: WORLD ACCEPTS RECENT POLLS RESULTS AS POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENT

PM: WORLD ACCEPTS RECENT POLLS RESULTS AS POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENT Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said the world community has accepted the results of the recent elections as a positive achievement. “The world community has accepted … Continue reading

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FIRST COMPANIES GIVE TO FUND FOR VICTIMS OF BANGLADESHI FACTORY COLLAPSE

FIRST COMPANIES GIVE TO FUND FOR VICTIMS OF BANGLADESHI FACTORY COLLAPSE A facility in Barcelona, Spain, used by Mango, one of five brands and retailers that contributed toward a $40 million goal. CreditSamuel Aranda for The New York Times  JIM YARDLEY … Continue reading

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