Daily Archives: September 18, 2014

MAHATMA GANDHI WAS A MAGICIAN: SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN

MAHATMA GANDHI WAS A MAGICIAN: SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN Both Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten wanted to become Governor General of Pakistan, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wrote in his just-out memoirs in which he mentioned Mahatma Gandhi as a “magician” … Continue reading

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THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF ASIA-PACIFIC

THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF ASIA-PACIFIC ISMAIL ALI Barak Obama, US president, visited Asia shortly after his reelection to a second term in office. He declared during that visit that he intended to continue his administration’s “pivot” of diplomatic and … Continue reading

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REGIONAL COOPERATION TO FIGHT TERRORISM

REGIONAL COOPERATION TO FIGHT TERRORISM Mushfique Wadud ‘Today the entire human race is facing common enemies like hunger, disease, natural disasters and illegal drugs’ The four-day long 38th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) came to an end yesterday with participants … Continue reading

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TWO MEN AND THE WORLD THEY CHANGED

TWO MEN AND THE WORLD THEY CHANGED Syed Badrul Ahsan revisits a phase in history… BOTH men were obsessed with coming by power and using it to the full. Both were arrogant and looked down on the world around them … Continue reading

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OUR NATION DOES NOT NEED AN UNNECESSARY CONTROVERSY

OUR NATION DOES NOT NEED AN UNNECESSARY CONTROVERSY ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Just after the independence of India, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. The killer was hanged but his supporters did not stop from the character assassination of … Continue reading

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US AGAINST TRIALS OF JAMAAT

US AGAINST TRIALS OF JAMAAT  The United States does not support trials of Jamaat-e-Islami as an organisation, visiting US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues Stephen Rapp said. However, Rapp opined that any individual can be given death sentence if his … Continue reading

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CONGRESS DEMANDS MAMATA BANERJEE’S RESIGNATION OVER SARADHA SCAM

CONGRESS DEMANDS MAMATA BANERJEE’S RESIGNATION OVER SARADHA SCAM Kolkata, Sep 14: Stepping up its attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Congress Sunday demanded her resignation over the Saradha scam. During a convention organised here to condemn the … Continue reading

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PROBE SOUGHT INTO TRINAMOOL-JAMAAT LINK

WEST BENGAL BJP WANTS RAJNATH SINGH TO LAUNCH PROBE PROBE SOUGHT INTO TRINAMOOL-JAMAAT LINK Thereport24.com Desk, Dhaka/Kolkata: Amidst reports of the Trinamool Congress’s alleged funding of Jamaat-e-Islami, the Bangladesh-based extremist group, Members of Parliament from both the ruling Awami League … Continue reading

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SARADHA RIPPLES FELT IN BANGLADESH MEDIA

SARADHA RIPPLES FELT IN BANGLADESH MEDIA KOLKATA: Bangladeshi media is giving extensive coverage to the allegations that chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s party leader may have a hand in cross-border pilferage of Saradha’s ill-gotten money to fund fundamentalist elements opposed to … Continue reading

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DID SARADHA CASH FUND EXTREMISTS IN BANGLADESH?

DID SARADHA CASH FUND EXTREMISTS IN BANGLADESH? The Saradha scam seems to be getting murkier by the day. Central intelligence agencies now claim they have sufficient evidence that Saradha funds were used by fundamentalist outfits in Bangladesh against the Awami … Continue reading

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OUR UN EXPERIENCE . . .

OUR UN EXPERIENCE . . . Syed Badrul Ahsan FORTY years ago, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh made its entry into the United Nations as its newest member-state. The event was not only a reaffirmation of the country’s determination to … Continue reading

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PM FOR EFFECTIVE STEPS TO END WAR & CONFLICT

PM FOR EFFECTIVE STEPS TO END WAR & CONFLICT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged  the world leaders to take more effective steps in stopping war and conflict in the world and allow the United Nations (UN)to play a more … Continue reading

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REMAIN RELEVANT: US EXPERT TO ASIA-PACIFIC LAND FORCES

REMAIN RELEVANT: US EXPERT TO ASIA-PACIFIC LAND FORCES Nurul Islam Hasib, bdnews24.com A professor at a US Department of Defense institute says the land forces of the Asia-Pacific region must convince the public and politicians about their “relevance” in the … Continue reading

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ASIA-PACIFIC ARMIES MEET TO FIGHT COMMON ENEMIES

ASIA-PACIFIC ARMIES MEET TO FIGHT COMMON ENEMIES Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Bangladesh army and the US Army Pacific have called upon the Asia-Pacific regional countries’ land forces to work together to fight off common threats ranging from international terrorism to climate … Continue reading

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AL QAEDA’S S ASIA WING CLAIMS MAJOR ATTACK

AL QAEDA’S S ASIA WING CLAIMS MAJOR ATTACK Reuters, Islamabad Al-Qaeda’s South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at US vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the … Continue reading

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TRINAMOOL-JAMAAT NEXUS: A PUZZLE AND A WORRY

TRINAMOOL-JAMAAT NEXUS: A PUZZLE AND A WORRY Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) EVERY action, apart from initiating an equal and opposite reaction also demands a loss and benefit estimation. One may argue that Jamaat might gain by … Continue reading

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ENLARGING TERRORIST FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTH ASIA

ENLARGING TERRORIST FOOTPRINTS IN SOUTH ASIA Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) ZAWAHIRI has got the alarm bells ringing in the region with his latest announcement expressing his intention to set up base in India of his terrorist … Continue reading

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TRADE CONFIDENCE RISES SHARPLY

TRADE CONFIDENCE RISES SHARPLY BANGLADESH GAINS 38 POINTS ON HSBC INDEX Star Business Report Bangladesh’s trade confidence rose sharply, by 38 points in six months, which is the second highest among 23 countries globally. The jump was due to growing … Continue reading

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