Daily Archives: September 13, 2014

THE LIGHT OF ASIA, BORN IN BANGLADESH

THE LIGHT OF ASIA, BORN IN BANGLADESH Tim Steel Contemporary writings describe his Vihara as having 8,000 students, from across the known world, and 108 Professors To the, estimated, 350 million devotees of the teachings of Prince Gautama of Nepal, … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE WHO PUT ALEXANDER THE GREAT INTO RETREAT

THE PEOPLE WHO PUT ALEXANDER THE GREAT INTO RETREAT Tim Steel Alexander was not only aware of the peoples of the delta, but equally aware of the wealth to be looted there to support his military conquests The immense wealth … Continue reading

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WHO LAUDS BANGLADESH FOR SUCCESSFULLY HOSTING REGIONAL MEETING

WHO LAUDS BANGLADESH FOR SUCCESSFULLY HOSTING REGIONAL MEETING The WHO regional director has lauded Bangladesh for successfully hosting its annual meeting that ended on Friday adopting resolutions on key health issues. “This is one of the most successful regional committee … Continue reading

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DHAKA PREPARES NATIONAL PLAN FOR BCIM

DHAKA PREPARES NATIONAL PLAN FOR BCIM Sheikh Shahariar Zaman The BCIM economic corridor would not just connect some cities, rather it would link supply and demand in the region Dhaka is ready to host the second joint working group meeting … Continue reading

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PM FOR EXTENDING COOPERATION AMONG BIMSTEC COUNTRIES

PM FOR EXTENDING COOPERATION AMONG BIMSTEC COUNTRIES Tribune Online Report The premier made the call while inaugurating the Bimstec secretariat in the capital’s Gulshan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the Bimstec member countries for extending regional cooperation. The … Continue reading

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PM INAUGURATES BIMSTEC SECRETARIAT

PM INAUGURATES BIMSTEC SECRETARIAT Star Online Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the permanent secretariat of Bimstec at Gulshan in Dhaka today. Terming the inauguration day as “historic” for Bangladesh and Bimstec, she said the secretariat marks beginning of … Continue reading

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ASIA-PACIFIC ARMY MEET

ASIA-PACIFIC ARMY MEET Nurul Islam Hasib Senior army officials of the Asia-Pacific regions will join a seminar in Dhaka from Sunday to discuss “opportunities and challenges” of the region. Titled ‘Pacific Armies Management Seminar’, this is the brainchild of the … Continue reading

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GENGHIS KHAN’S RAIDS, AND BANGLADESH

GENGHIS KHAN’S RAIDS, AND BANGLADESH Tim Steel What is certain is that their cultural, economic, even their genetic heritage made a lasting change in Bangladesh that is still visible today.. The geography, as well as the history, rejects any possibility … Continue reading

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DHAKA, THE CITY OF PALACES

DHAKA, THE CITY OF PALACES Tim Steel With unquestionable origins, the city has stood close to the great crossroads of the northern India “Space, grace and pace,” was an advertising slogan for the ever popular Jaguar cars of Britain, used … Continue reading

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MEET THE MUSLIMS WHO SACRIFICED THEMSELVES TO SAVE JEWS AND FIGHT NAZIS IN WORLD WAR II

MEET THE MUSLIMS WHO SACRIFICED THEMSELVES TO SAVE JEWS AND FIGHT NAZIS IN WORLD WAR II Michael Wolfe Given recent history, it’s a story that deserves retelling.. Noor Inayat Khan led a very unusual life. She was born in 1914 … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES INDIA ON IMRAN

BANGLADESH MOVES INDIA ON IMRAN News Desk, bdnews24.com India’s leading Bangla daily ‘Ananda Bazar Patrika’ has blown the lid off the links between Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh and West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress. In a front-page expose, the daily claimed Trinamool … Continue reading

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INDIA’S SARDHA GROUP FUNDED JAMAAT VIOLENCE

INDIA’S SARDHA GROUP FUNDED JAMAAT VIOLENCE Tribune Report The report claimed that a large sum of money had been smuggled by Imran to Jamaat The Saradha Group of India extended considerable financial assistance to Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh to help the … Continue reading

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“GOING AFTER” THE ISLAMIC STATE. WHO IS BEHIND THE CALIPHATE PROJECT?

“GOING AFTER” THE ISLAMIC STATE. WHO IS BEHIND THE CALIPHATE PROJECT? Prof Michel Chossudovsky The Islamic State (IS) is portrayed as an Enemy of America and the Western world. With the support of America’s indefectible British ally, President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S WAR DUTIES

AMERICA’S WAR DUTIES Ekram Kabir Americans themselves have started to question their government’s The ongoing war on terror, officially begun 13 years ago, worries me to death. But sometimes it also makes me laugh. In these 13 years, I developed … Continue reading

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THE ISLAMIST NARRATIVE – PART 2

THE ISLAMIST NARRATIVE – PART 2 Zeeshan Khan The concluding part of a series on the Wahabbi influence coming out of Saudi Arabia – the Salafist agenda has merged almost seamlessly with notions of what it means to be a … Continue reading

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THE ISLAMIST NARRATIVE

THE ISLAMIST NARRATIVE Zeeshan Khan On the contrary, the Quran expressly warns against the forbidding of things that have not been forbidden by God The notion that Muslims are most vulnerable when they are a minority, the conceptual basis for … Continue reading

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SAUDI ARABIA: THE CRADLE OF TERROR

SAUDI ARABIA: THE CRADLE OF TERROR Catherine Shakdam As violence and senseless bloodshed continue to spread across the Middle East and Asia, fed by sectarian-based hatred and radicalism, never have terrorists in league with al-Qaeda been more powerful and more … Continue reading

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DOCUMENTS SHOW AL-BAGHDADI TRAINED BY MOSSAD: HR ATTORNEY

DOCUMENTS SHOW AL-BAGHDADI TRAINED BY MOSSAD: HR ATTORNEY INTERVIEW WITH EDWARD CORRIGAN Press TV has conducted an interview with Edward Corrigan, a human rights attorney, from Ontario, about the irony of American airstrikes on ISIL militants in Iraq, an entity … Continue reading

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‘TAKFIRISM SAUDI FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER’

‘TAKFIRISM SAUDI FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER’ Prof. Rodney Shakespeare The USA and UK are creating a monster. Monsters are supposed to bite other people but they do have a disconcerting tendency to bite the hand that feeds them. Yet the USA and … Continue reading

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“CALIPH” KILLED IMAM OF MOSUL MOSQUE BEFORE PREACHING ON HIS PULPIT

“CALIPH” KILLED IMAM OF MOSUL MOSQUE BEFORE PREACHING ON HIS PULPIT John Zarocostas The Islamic State’s execution of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul was a move  to silence moderate voices among Iraq’s Sunnis, and deserves greater attention, … Continue reading

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