Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

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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SHEIKH HASINA’S SECULAR POLITICAL APPROACH

SHEIKH HASINA’S SECULAR POLITICAL APPROACH Gautam Sen Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed Bangladesh’s first Chief Justice from the minority Hindu community. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, an eminent lawyer, with extensive professional experience at different echelons in the judicial system, … Continue reading

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IS KHALEDA ZIA REALLY COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY?

IS KHALEDA ZIA REALLY COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY?   Dr. Binodkumar Singh Political deadlock and violent conflict between Bangladesh’s two main political parties – the Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have characterized national elections since the country’s return to … Continue reading

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BNP HAS LOST

BNP HAS LOST  Nadeem Qadir One may even file a case of crimes against humanity against Khaleda Zia Two write-ups on Wednesday clearly told me that BNP has lost its terror battle against the Awami League government, and must be … Continue reading

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FIRST, POLITICS OF SLAYING MUST STOP

FIRST, POLITICS OF SLAYING MUST STOP Mohammad Ali Sattar Let us perish the habit of dragging the past to justify the current stalemate. Looking back for the lost pages of history to rediscover a milestone is okay, that serves as … Continue reading

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FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM

FACING THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Government has at last declared rewards of lump sum amount for providing information on miscreants involved with terrorism and have also assured anonymity of informants. About a week has passed after the … Continue reading

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