Monthly Archives: February 2015

WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM

WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Let me start by repeating the old saying-when Rome was burning Nero was playing his flute. We can draw an analogy between this saying … Continue reading

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MUJIB-MALIGNING AND THE DISTORTION OF HISTORY

MUJIB-MALIGNING AND THE DISTORTION OF HISTORY Dr. Rashid Askari The absconding BNP leader, Tarique Rahman has once again rocked the boat by bashing Bangabandhu at a recent programme in London in the name of observing the Victory Day-2014. He called … Continue reading

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HOW KHALEDA ENDS UP A LOSER

HOW KHALEDA ENDS UP A LOSER Farid Hossain In keeping herself confined to her party’s office at posh Gulshan residential district BNP leader Khaleda Zia is trying to evoke public sympathy to her condition. She has been staying in the … Continue reading

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IS AWAMI LEAGUE THE ANSWER?

IS AWAMI LEAGUE THE ANSWER? Nisar Ahmed AL in power is the best option at this time because between the two major parties, it has a much better vision and plan of execution for Bangladesh Recent political debates in Bangladesh … Continue reading

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PEACEKEEPING MISSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL UNREST: UN

PEACEKEEPING MISSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BANGLADESH’S POLITICAL UNREST: UN Senior Correspondent,  bdnews24.com The UN has refused to link Bangladesh’s current political unrest with its participation in the peacekeeping mission in a virtual rebuff to BNP’s call to exclude … Continue reading

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Forsaken Crimes of Pakistan Army

Originally posted on AA@Counter Terrorism, Imperialism, Extremism and Bigotry:
16 December 1971 marked the end of a nine month long saga of chaos; genocide, arson and rape, when Pakistan army surrendered East Pakistan to the Indian army. This day…

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HARTALS ARE NOT ENJOYABLE AT ALL

HARTALS ARE NOT ENJOYABLE AT ALL Julian Francis In the media recently, there was a suggestion – perhaps tongue in cheek – that foreigners ‘enjoy’ hartals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The current situation of non-stop ‘oborodh’ and … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT EFFECTS OF BLOCKADE, HARTAL, ARSON

IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT EFFECTS OF BLOCKADE, HARTAL, ARSON Syed Badrul Ahsan It is time for all citizens, across the spectrum and in spite of their political beliefs, to sit back and mull the consequences of the crisis engendered … Continue reading

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PM’S STATEMENT AND THE NEED FOR FIRMNESS

PM’S STATEMENT AND THE NEED FOR FIRMNESS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dismissed any possibility of a state of emergency being imposed in the country. Her statement testifies to the confidence she has in the ability of her government to … Continue reading

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NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISIS AND BNP

‘NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISIS AND BNP’ Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com There is no difference between the activities of BNP-led coalition and terrorist outfits like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as both burn people alive, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH TO RESOLVE ITS OWN CRISIS : INDIA

BANGLADESH TO RESOLVE ITS OWN CRISIS : INDIA Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com India wants Bangladesh to resolve its own political crisis by itself. “It is not for the government of India to make any judgment on that,” Indian external affairs spokesperson … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MILITARY LOYAL TO CONSTITUTION, LAW: ISPR

BANGLADESH MILITARY LOYAL TO CONSTITUTION, LAW: ISPR Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com The Bangladesh military’s Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) has said the Armed Forces are loyal to the Constitution and the law. It issued a media statement on Sunday to … Continue reading

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MALDIVES STRENGTHENING MILITARY TIES WITH BANGLADESH

MALDIVES STRENGTHENING MILITARY TIES WITH BANGLADESH Visiting Maldives National Defence Force Chief Major General Ahmed Shiyam today hoped for continuing bilateral cooperation for further strengthening relations between the armed forces of Bangladesh and the Maldives. He expressed the hope when … Continue reading

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UNDER AN AFRICAN MOON . . .

UNDER AN AFRICAN MOON . . . Syed Badrul Ahsan ON the higher perches of nature in Bogoro, Congo, officers of the Bangladesh army point to a forested area below. On the face of it, tranquility is all over the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH AND INDIA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONSOLIDATION OF TIES

BANGLADESH AND INDIA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONSOLIDATION OF TIES Syed Badrul Ahsan The rise of Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in Delhi in May 2014 was occasion for a flurry of activities in Dhaka. Just how ready … Continue reading

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BJP READY TO STAY BESIDE HASINA GOVT: BBC

BJP READY TO STAY BESIDE HASINA GOVT: BBC OBSERVER Online Desk The Indian BJP government is ready to stay beside Sheikh Hasina’s government in this political crisis following unprecedented political instability and violence that Bangladesh witnessed since early January, reports BBC … Continue reading

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IT’S ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL, US ENVOY SAYS OF VIOLENCE

IT’S ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL, US ENVOY SAYS OF VIOLENCE Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The new US ambassador in Dhaka is appalled at the way people are being killed in political violence in Bangladesh during the ongoing blockades. “It’s absolutely painful,” Marcia Stephens … Continue reading

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NO JUSTIFICATION FOR BANGLADESH VIOLENCE: US

NO JUSTIFICATION FOR BANGLADESH VIOLENCE: US Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com Deploring bus bombings, train derailments and death by severe burns, the US says there is “simply no justification” for such actions in a democratic Bangladesh. In a statement the State Department … Continue reading

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US CALLS FOR AN END TO BURNING OF BUSES AND DERAILMENT OF TRAINS

US CALLS FOR AN END TO BURNING OF BUSES AND DERAILMENT OF TRAINS Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The US has called for a stop to ‘unconscionable’ acts of sabotage like burning of buses and derailment of trains that killed many innocent … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE IN BANGLADESH UNJUSTIFIED: US

VIOLENCE IN BANGLADESH UNJUSTIFIED: US Star Online Report The United States today condemned the prevailing unrest and political violence in Bangladesh saying that such actions are “unjustified in a democratic country”. “The United States is gravely concerned by the ongoing … Continue reading

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