Monthly Archives: August 2014

OUR HISTORY . . . THEIR AMNESIA

OUR HISTORY . . . THEIR AMNESIA SYED BADRUL AHSAN BEGUM Khaleda Zia has once again celebrated her controversial birthday. That is okay. If she is unwilling to respect the nation’s sentiments on national mourning day and willing to ignore … Continue reading

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15 AUGUST – 7 NOVEMBER 1975

15 AUGUST – 7 NOVEMBER 1975  SYED BADRUL AHSAN When Caesar died . . .  When Caesar died . . . …. and with him all the tribunes It was a bizarre moment for the country, medieval in its dark … Continue reading

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CENSORSHIP IN THE TRUE SENSE

CENSORSHIP IN THE TRUE SENSE JULFIKAR ALI MANIK It was the beginning of a decades-long era of distorting country’s historical facts Newspaper clippings from a few days immediately after the killing of Bangabandhu show how the media was muzzled The … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU’S IDEOLOGY TO STAY FOREVER

BANGABANDHU’S IDEOLOGY TO STAY FOREVER Tribune Desk Speakers tell discussions marking National Mourning Day Bangabandhu with the leaders and workers of Awami league then Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is not only a person but also an ideology and light of … Continue reading

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THE DAY HISTORICAL DISTORTION SET IN

THE DAY HISTORICAL DISTORTION SET IN SYED BADRUL AHSAN THE assassination of the Father of the Nation on 15 August 1975 was but the first step in the distortion of national history. Sit back and reflect on all the falsehoods … Continue reading

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IN EYES OF GEN SHAFIULLAH

BEFORE AND AFTER AUGUST 15 IN EYES OF GEN SHAFIULLAH In this exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Maj Gen (retd) KM Shafiullah, Bir Uttam, who was the army chief when Bangabandhu was killed on August 15, 1975, tells Inam Ahmed … Continue reading

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HOW GEN ZIA TOOK THE HELM OF ARMY

HOW GEN ZIA TOOK THE HELM OF ARMY As biggest beneficiary of Aug 15, he became chief martial law administrator, and finally, president SHAKHAWAT LITON It was around noon on August 24, 1975. The situation was volatile. Lt Col MA … Continue reading

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EVIL DESIGNS ON THE FATE OF BANGLADESH

EVIL DESIGNS ON THE FATE OF BANGLADESH AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN SHABBIR AHMED A dark era of killing for power began in the newly independent Bangladesh on August 15, 1975. A group of disgruntled killers committed … Continue reading

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126 UN MEMBER SUPPORT PALESTINE INDEPENDENCE

126 UN MEMBER SUPPORT PALESTINE INDEPENDENCE Speaking to reporters at the U.N., Mansur said that they would announce their road map for the membership in the U.N. after a meeting to be held in Cairo on Monday. Palestine’s representative at … Continue reading

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MANDELA’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH

MANDELA’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH Tribune Desk Standing in this great country today, I also want to be a friend of Bangladesh. While Bangladesh celebrated its independence, our democracy was in its infancy Mandela visited Dhaka in March 1997 to celebrate … Continue reading

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ISLAMIST TERRORISM — A TRAGIC OXYMORON

ISLAMIST TERRORISM — A TRAGIC OXYMORON  MONAEM SARKER The literal meaning of the Arabic word ‘Islam’ is peace. Islam is a religion of peace. Unfortunately the word Islam has become synonymous with terrorism. A deeper analysis and examination is required … Continue reading

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PM WANTS D-8 TO FOCUS ON OIC COUNTRIES’ DEVELOPMENT

PM WANTS D-8 TO FOCUS ON OIC COUNTRIES’ DEVELOPMENT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the main focus of D-8 member states should be the overall development of OIC countries through economic progress and enhancing connectivity. The Prime Minister … Continue reading

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ANTI-SEMITISM OR ANTI-ZIONISM

ANTI-SEMITISM OR ANTI-ZIONISM NAHIYAN ASADULLAH One of the founding fathers of the United States and in many ways the first ‘American’ Benjamin Franklin once said: “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” Ignorance is … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980S

REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s YAZAN AL-SAADI A photograph and a grave. These are two relics of a time, now mostly forgotten, of when thousands of Bangladeshis came to Lebanon in the 1980s as volunteers … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH SHOWS THE GUTS OF IGNORING UNCLE SAM & CRONIES

BANGLADESH SHOWS THE GUTS OF IGNORING UNCLE SAM & CRONIES Abdul Matin Pathan After many decades since independence in 1971, the mighty and patriotic government of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown the praise-worthy guts of ignoring the undue … Continue reading

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PM SLAMS DEVELOPED NATIONS FOR SILENCE OVER ISRAELI ATROCITIES IN GAZA

PM SLAMS DEVELOPED NATIONS FOR SILENCE OVER ISRAELI ATROCITIES IN GAZA She wonders how civilized nation can remain silent! Strongly condemning the killings in Gaza by Israelis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came down heavily again on the developed … Continue reading

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PALESTINIAN ENVOY LAUDS PM’S BOLD STANCE OVER GAZA

PALESTINIAN ENVOY LAUDS PM’S BOLD STANCE OVER GAZA He also praises her for raising voice against US role Palestinian Ambassador in Dhaka Shaher Mohammad on Sunday highly appreciated Bangladesh Prime Minister’s bold stance over Gaza issue and raising her voice … Continue reading

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PALESTINE ENVOY SAYS BANGLADESHI SUPPORT AMAZING

PALESTINE ENVOY SAYS BANGLADESHI SUPPORT AMAZING RAFE SADNAN ADEL Bangladeshis had sent almost US $300,000 in private donations to the victims of the Palestine conflict “I lost a cousin in the unrest. It is painful to get news like this … Continue reading

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CAMARADERIE FOR PALESTINE

CAMARADERIE FOR PALESTINE RIFAT ISLAM ESHA The recent and ongoing conflict in Gaza has left the world feeling helpless. The international support for the cause falls short of what Gazans need at this point. Here in Bangladesh, thousands of miles … Continue reading

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PM URGES MUSLIM WORLD TO BE VOCAL AGAINST ISRAELI AGGRESSION

PM URGES MUSLIM WORLD TO BE VOCAL AGAINST ISRAELI AGGRESSION Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Criticising the role of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Arab League in stopping Israeli aggression on Gaza, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday called on the … Continue reading

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