Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

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REVIVING FULLY THE AMAR EKUSHEY IDEALS IN OUR LIFE

REVIVING FULLY THE AMAR EKUSHEY IDEALS IN OUR LIFE ENAYET RASUL BHUIYAN A human life  without ideology is like living a life of the lower animals Humans are distinguished from other animals by the fact that unlike these animals the … Continue reading

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EKUSHEY 1972

EKUSHEY 1972 Julian Francis  As Coordinator of the refugee relief programme assisting 600,000 Bangladeshis, I was sitting in my OXFAM Refugee Relief Office near Park Circus, Kolkata on 21st February 1972 when I was informed by a very alarmed office messenger that … Continue reading

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RECOUNTING 21ST FEBRUARY

RECOUNTING 21ST FEBRUARY As a nation, we Bangladeshis have a lot to frown at. However, we have things to celebrate as well. 21st February is one of the few days we stutter to choose whether to be happy or sad. … Continue reading

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HASINA’S LIFE WAS AT RISK

HASINA’S LIFE WAS AT RISK Ashif Islam Shaon The rebels were in the final stage to implement their plans – they held a series of secret meetings, even on the day Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit. The prime minister’s life … Continue reading

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NATION RECALLS BDR MUTINY

NATION RECALLS BDR MUTINY Hisham Bin Mustafa  Five years back. Some unruly BDR soldiers took over the BDR headquarters– Pilkhana, killed 74 people including 57 army officers including the Director-General. They also fired on some civilians, held many of their … Continue reading

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SOME QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED

5 YEARS INTO PILKHANA CARNAGE SOME QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED Shariful Islam It was no ordinary day. With these mortar launchers and angry jawans on patrol, the Pilkhana BDR headquarters was virtually a combat zone in the morning of February 25, … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POSITION, AGE SAVE THEM FROM GALLOWS

POLITICAL POSITION, AGE SAVE THEM FROM GALLOWS Julfikar Ali Manik , Ashif Islam Shaon The court awarded both of them life-term jail sentences considering Pintu’s political status and Torab’s old age. The gravity of offences committed by former BNP lawmaker … Continue reading

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RESENTMENT, INSECURITY LED TO BDR ANGER

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE BDR MUTINY RESENTMENT, INSECURITY LED TO BDR ANGER Ashif Islam Shaon The court handed down death sentences to 151 former BDR personnel and a civilian on November 5 last year for murder and torture The failure … Continue reading

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FOR THOSE WHO DIED

FOR THOSE WHO DIED Lt Col Waliullah The carnage that took place tarnished the image of the disciplined force, blood spilt over the grass so green, within no time the killing started February 25 could be like any other day, … Continue reading

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REAL CAUSE OF BDR MUTINY STILL A MYSTERY

REAL CAUSE OF BDR MUTINY STILL A MYSTERY  Julfikar Ali Manik The killing of so many army officials was not a rational consequence of the grievances that had piled up among the BDR soldiers Five years have passed, several probes … Continue reading

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CRIMINALISATION OF POLITICS AND POLITICISATION OF CRIME

CRIMINALISATION OF POLITICS AND POLITICISATION OF CRIME MUHAMMAD ZAMIR We have a serious problem and that has continued to grow. I am referring here to the unrelenting politicization of government institutions. This has been unremitting for the last few decades … Continue reading

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THE JMB AMBUSH

THE JMB AMBUSH The commando-style operation carried out by the activists of the banned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to free three convicts,  belonging to the  militant party,  on Sunday at Trishal is indicative of how the religious extremists are planning … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: IAF PROJECT GRANTED EU FUNDING

 IAF PROJECT GRANTED EU FUNDING The The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has won EU funding for a project with association members BKMEA (Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association) and HCIA (Hellenic Clothing Industry Association). The project is aimed at capacity … Continue reading

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FIVE RESOLUTIONS FOR U.S. SOUTH ASIA POLICY IN 2014

FIVE RESOLUTIONS FOR U.S. SOUTH ASIA POLICY IN 2014 BY MICHAEL KUGELMAN If there’s one word that defines South Asia in 2014, it’s transition. Elections are scheduled in three countries (Afghanistan, India, and a controversial one already held in Bangladesh … Continue reading

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IMPROVED ENGAGEMENT WITH US WELCOME

IMPROVED ENGAGEMENT WITH US WELCOME Tribune Editorial Positive turn in attitude towards mutual engagement will help both countries It is encouraging to see increased engagement with the United States. We hope the ongoing four-day visit by the US deputy assistant … Continue reading

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US REITERATES STANCE ON WORKING WITH HASINA GOVT

US REITERATES STANCE ON WORKING WITH HASINA GOVT Star Online Report The US has reiterated its commitment to working with the government of Bangladesh despite disappointment over the 10th parliamentary election. Though the January 5 election has a low turnout, … Continue reading

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US STANCE ON INDIAN ELECTIONS AND BANGLADESH

US STANCE ON INDIAN ELECTIONS AND BANGLADESH M. SERAJUL ISLAM The broad smiles of Narendra Modi, the  Prime Minister candidate of the BJP in the Indian elections to be held in May and the US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell … Continue reading

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DHAKA GETS US SUPPORT ON ROHINGYA ISSUE

DHAKA GETS US SUPPORT ON ROHINGYA ISSUE Washington has assured Dhaka of its full support to implement the national strategy adopted to address the issue of refugees and undocumented Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The assurance came during a … Continue reading

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THEY PLAYED KEY ROLES IN JMB’S RISE

THEY PLAYED KEY ROLES IN JMB’S RISE  JULFIKAR ALI MANIK  The three detained militants, who were snatched from a prison van yesterday by their followers, played key roles in the growth and terror operations of banned Islamist outfits Jama’atul Mujahideen … Continue reading

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