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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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ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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THE PLAGUE WITHIN

THE PLAGUE WITHIN SHAYKH HAMZA YUSUF on Where ISIS Comes From.. Vigilante acts of violence have killed hundreds around the world in the last few days. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf writes plainly on the dark and destructive ideology which underpins groups … 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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A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL

A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL – IMTIAZ A HUSSAIN – The Brahmatputra-Gangetic delta is not the Central Asia of the 19th Century, when rivalry between Great Britain and Tsarist Russia prompted Halford John Mackinder’s Heartland thesis: that … Continue reading

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WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH?

WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH? -ANDREW KORYBKO- The Mideast-based terrorist group has taken responsibility for a string of violence in the South Asian country, but the question is, to whose benefit does this ultimately play out? The Russian … Continue reading

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HASINA ESCAPED 4 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS IN 25 YEARS

HASINA ESCAPED 4 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS IN 25 YEARS  Ashif Islam Shaon, Md Sanaul Islam Tipu Awami League had alleged that the past BNP-Jamaat government tried to divert the case investigation by implicating an innocent named Joj Miah Over the last … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA ACCUSES KHALEDA ZIA FOR DEADLY 2004 GRENADE ATTACK

SHEIKH HASINA ACCUSES KHALEDA ZIA FOR DEADLY 2004 GRENADE ATTACK DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused her archrival and opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her “fugitive” son Tarique Rahman of masterminding the 2004 grenade attack on her. “There is … Continue reading

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AUG 21 BLACK DAY

AUG 21 BLACK DAY Compiled by Shakhawat Liton and Chaitanya Chandra Halder Aug 23 Police and BNP men attack AL protest processions. US President George W Bush expresses shock at the grenade attack. US Secretary of State Colin Powell phones … 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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AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED

AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on August 17, Forty Years Ago Bangladesh President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, who was killed in a military coup on August 14, … Continue reading

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WITH ALL THAT, ARE NOT KHALEDA AND TAREQ ANTI STATE ELEMENTS?

WITH ALL THAT, ARE NOT KHALEDA AND TAREQ ANTI STATE ELEMENTS? – Khaled Mahmood – Uterine brothers- Tareq Rahman Khoka and Arafat Rahman Koko are the disgraced and hated children of Ziaur Rahman, an anti state traitor proven by a … Continue reading

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KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA

KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA Abdul Mannan Kuldip Nayar the veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha member and an author is an accomplished person. Newspaper readers in this subcontinent and abroad are … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA

UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA ALI RIAZ expounds on the rise of Islamist alliances in the present political context of Bangladesh. Since the Shahbagh movement began in early February, demanding the maximum punishments for the war criminals and the banning of … Continue reading

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INDIA RANKS BEHIND BANGLADESH ON GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD INDEX

INDIA RANKS BEHIND BANGLADESH ON GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD INDEX A new study complied data from multiple United Nations (UN) agencies to understand which countries are well suited for mothers’ and kids, and where they face greater hardships. Last year, India was … Continue reading

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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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BNP’S CONTINUED LIES ON INTERNATIONAL ARENA

BNP’S CONTINUED LIES ON INTERNATIONAL ARENA The fact that BNP is a party that continuously lies, not only to its people, but also to the international arena, now stands blatantly exposed. Recently, two high profile lies by BNP on the … Continue reading

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EXPERTS STRESS COUNTER-MESSAGING EXTREMISTS’ MESSAGES

EXPERTS STRESS COUNTER-MESSAGING EXTREMISTS’ MESSAGES Security experts on Saturday stressed the need for a greater role of print, electronic and social media in ‘counter-messaging’ the messages and misinformation manufactured by the ‘extremist outfits’ in society. They pinned down the factor … Continue reading

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