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THE QUINTESSENTIAL BENGALI

THE QUINTESSENTIAL BENGALI SYED BADRUL AHSAN That pipe was his trademark. No matter where he happened to be — in prison or at home or at conferences or meeting foreign heads of government — that pipe was his constant companion. … Continue reading

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ZIA REGIME ‘STOPPED’ BRITISH JURISTS ENTERING BANGLADESH TO PROBE BANGABANDHU MURDER

ZIA REGIME ‘STOPPED’ BRITISH JURISTS ENTERING BANGLADESH TO PROBE BANGABANDHU MURDER British jurists, who set up the first enquiry into the murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders, were barred from entering Bangladesh in January of 1981. … Continue reading

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ASSASSINS’ SAFETY AND WESTERN RULE OF LAW

ASSASSINS’ SAFETY AND WESTERN RULE OF LAW Quite some years ago, a Canadian politician made a trip to Bangladesh. Prior to leaving the country, he informed the media that the laws of his country did not allow extraditing Noor Chowdhury, … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENTS OF ZIA, ERSHAD AND KHALEDA PROTECTED BANGABANDHU’S KILLERS

GOVERNMENTS OF ZIA, ERSHAD AND KHALEDA PROTECTED BANGABANDHU’S KILLERS Justice was long withheld for the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the leading figure of Bangladesh’s independence struggle, and the members of his family. During the long years when … Continue reading

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ROLE OF US IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OF BANGLADESH

ROLE OF US IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OF BANGLADESH The State Department has for the first time quietly made some of the most startling admissions about the role of the United States in the internal affairs of Bangladesh in the early … Continue reading

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CIA’S DACCA CONNECTION

CIA’S DACCA CONNECTION A prominent American journalist and author, Lawrence Lifschultz, has launched a campaign that he hopes will convince the US Congress to begin a sweeping investigation of the role played by Henry Kissinger and the CIA in the … Continue reading

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AUGUST 1975 AND THEREAFTER

AUGUST 1975 AND THEREAFTER Serajul Islam Choudhury What happened in August 1975 was a great tragedy perpetrated by an anti-people clique who did not want Bangladesh to move in the direction its people had desired it to take. The desire … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN | SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

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BANGABANDHU AND THE BOOKS ABOUT HIM

BANGABANDHU AND THE BOOKS ABOUT HIM Syed Badrul AhsanOn his final night alive, hours before he was assassinated, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman spent time reading George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. Here, in this month when he came back home … Continue reading

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ACCOUNTS OF HOW THE COUP HAPPENED

ACCOUNTS OF HOW THE COUP HAPPENED This family portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his wife and children hangs on a wall inside the Bangabandhu Museum on Dhanmondi 32. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana are the … Continue reading

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‘CIA INVOLVED IN 1975 BANGLA MILITARY COUP’

‘CIA INVOLVED IN 1975 BANGLA MILITARY COUP’ Evidence ‘CIA involved in 1975 Bangla military coup’ Lawrence Lifschultz’s findings about assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are being published in Dhaka’s Daily Star and Prothom Alo newspapers. An American journalist’s disclosure that … Continue reading

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A LONG ROAD IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH – AUGUST 15, 1975

A LONG ROAD IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH – AUGUST 15, 1975 Over the last four decades, American journalist Lawrence Lifschultz, who reported on the military coup d’etat that killed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and much of his family, has … Continue reading

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HOW MEDIA REPORTED BANGABANDHU’S ASSASSINATION

HOW MEDIA REPORTED BANGABANDHU’S ASSASSINATION The assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most members of his family on Aug 15, 1975 failed to make the headline in the Daily Ittefaq on the following day. It was the same for … Continue reading

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1975 BANGLADESH COUP: WHAT INDIA KNEW…

1975 BANGLADESH COUP: WHAT INDIA KNEW B. Z. Khasru, an award-winning journalist, is editor of The Capital Express in New York. His first book, “Myths and Facts, Bangladesh Liberation War, How India, U.S., China and the USSR Shaped the Outcome” … Continue reading

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A NATION MOURNS…

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BANGABANDHU AND BANGLADESH: CORRECTING CONTRIVES AND CUNNING CORRIDORS

BANGABANDHU AND BANGLADESH: CORRECTING CONTRIVES AND CUNNING CORRIDORS Lamartine — that mediocre poet but cunning politician in France during the revolutions of 1848 — once remarked that history is a trick that we, the living, play upon the dead. One … Continue reading

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THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF BANGABANDHU

THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF BANGABANDHU A leader who was always one with the people For our generation who witnessed the birth of Bangladesh, it is a daunting task to express in words the unique role played by the Father of … Continue reading

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AUGUST 15 KILLINGS: LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE

AUGUST 15 KILLINGS: LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE Although 44 years have passed, justice for the killing of 25 people in three more attacks on the night of August 15 remain elusive due to inaction and negligence of the government After … Continue reading

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AWAMI LEAGUE RETURN: INTACT POLICY TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH

AWAMI LEAGUE RETURN: INTACT POLICY TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH They also believe that this will help policy continuation which will eventually be conducive for development and contribute to growth acceleration. “The country’s growth rate increased from once 4-5 percent and … Continue reading

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BANGLADESHIS WILL BE RICHER THAN INDIANS BY 2030: STANCHART

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