Category Archives: BENGAL – Heritage

SHEIKH HASINA – THE MODERN DAY JOAN OF ARC

BANGLADESH: SHEIKH HASINA – THE MODERN DAY JOAN OF ARC Sep 28, 2017 Sri Lanka Guardian Diplomacy, Essays, FeatureNo comments Sheikh Hasina would arrive at her 71st birthday on 28 September of 2017. The current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, in … Continue reading

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER

SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER Tribune Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s becoming 10th among the Fortune magazine’s latest list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders is one of a dozen other awards and recognitions she has … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: SETTING A GLOBAL STANDARD IN ENDING POVERT

BANGLADESH: SETTING A GLOBAL STANDARD IN ENDING POVERTY There is a lot for Bangladesh to celebrate in the latest World Bank research on global poverty and inequality. The new report, entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”, uses … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS

THE WORLD’S FIERCEST FEMALE LEADERS Fortune has released its annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. This year, the list is record-breaking and stands out for a very special reason- nearly 50% of the spots (23 in total!) were awarded to … Continue reading

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VISIONARY LEADER SHEIKH HASINA UPLIFTS BANGLADESH TO A NEW HEIGHT

VISIONARY LEADER SHEIKH HASINA UPLIFTS BANGLADESH TO A NEW HEIGHT SYED SHUKUR ALI With sincere and relentless efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is now enjoying a positive acceptance throughout the world, earning prestigious global awards as marks of … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND HIS IDEOLOGY

BANGABANDHU AND HIS IDEOLOGY ARUN KUMAR GOSWAMI THE UNDYING IDEOLOGY OF BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN The most recent observation of Public Administration Minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, M.P. on Bangabandhu’s assassination in the night of 14 August is worthy enough to … Continue reading

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COMMISSION ON BANGABANDHU MURDER NOT ALLOWED TO WORK

COMMISSION ON BANGABANDHU MURDER NOT ALLOWED TO WORK A commission was constituted in London headed by Sir William Thomas, QC, MP to carry out investigation into the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, most of the … Continue reading

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WHO KILLED SHEIKH MUJIB?

WHO KILLED SHEIKH MUJIB? ABDUL MANNAN The month of August is a month of mourning for the people of Bangladesh, especially for those who believe in a secular, democratic ideals and the spirit of our Liberation War. On 15th. of … Continue reading

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PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW

PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW SM MASUM BILLAH  On 10 April 1971, the Mujibnagar government (Bangladesh government-in-exile during 1971 liberation war) adopted the Proclamation of Bangladesh Independence. The people of Bangladesh wanted to become the master of … Continue reading

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MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY

MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY SYED BADRUL AHSAN The emergence of the provisional Bangladesh government in Mujibnagar, forty five years ago on April 17, 1971, was a seminal moment for the Bengali nation. In Meherpur of Chuadanga, the senior leaders of … Continue reading

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THE CALL FOR FREEDOM

THE CALL FOR FREEDOM Nurul Islam Anu Milestones in history are sometimes created without design; they are hardly the product of any deliberate engineering. And yet these incidents have expressed momentous truth, inspired the human mind to achieve the miracle … Continue reading

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7 MARCH, 1971 BANGABANDHU SOUNDS CALL TO LIBERTY

ON THIS DAY: 7 MARCH, 1971 BANGABANDHU SOUNDS CALL TO LIBERTY It was a day of decision. On 7 March in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the Bengali nation across the political Rubicon. At a time when the nation … Continue reading

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NO TURNING BACK

NO TURNING BACK Enayetullah Khan The concept of the good war may sound oxymoronic to some across the political spectrum, the kind of term peddled by some slick operative of the war industry of the West, or one of its … Continue reading

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LET THE SPIRIT OF VICTORY DAY SHOW US THE WAY FORWARD

LET THE SPIRIT OF VICTORY DAY SHOW US THE WAY FORWARD Photo- Dhaka Tribune Forty-four years ago, on this day, Bangladesh won its independence after great struggle and bloodshed. Today, we not only celebrate our freedom as a nation, but … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE VICTORS, NOT THEM

WE ARE THE VICTORS, NOT THEM Zeeshan Khan Most Pakistanis are sold a false narrative of 1971 Let’s build the sort of country that Pakistan isn’t.. Much has been made about comments by the Pakistani parliamentarians regarding the War Crimes … Continue reading

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‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’

‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’  – Salil Tripathi – The following passages have been excerpted from Salil Tripathi’s book The Colonel Who Would Not Repent. The first excerpt talks … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU: THE MARTYR STATESMAN WHO DREAMT A PROSPEROUS NATION

BANGABANDHU: THE MARTYR STATESMAN WHO DREAMT A PROSPEROUS NATION Md Mahfuzur Rahman  Leaders like Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are not born every day. They belong to a rare breed of statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi of India, Mao Tse-tung of China … Continue reading

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LONG SHADOW OF THE AUGUST 1975 COUP

LONG SHADOW OF THE AUGUST 1975 COUP “The CIA station chief in Dhaka, Philip Cherry, was actively involved in the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” US author and journalist Lawrence Lifschultz wrote in the Far … Continue reading

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AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH

AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH – REHMAN SOBHAN – BANGABANDHU’S assassination on 15 August 1975 prematurely deprived Bangladesh of its founding father at a time when the process of nation building was still incomplete. This event both destabilized … Continue reading

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