Category Archives: YELLOW JOURNALISM

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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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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TERROR SPONSORED BY THE STATE

TERROR SPONSORED BY THE STATE M Abul Kalam Azad BNP-led govt engaged security agencies to support separatist outfit in India Though entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring country’s security, top officials of two security agencies, along with the then state … Continue reading

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TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE

TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE Shariful Islam The dreadful memories of captivity still send shudder down his spine. Police tortured Joj Mia in custody to make him confess to a crime he did not commit. He now tries hard … 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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INTERPOL ISSUES ‘RED CORNER’ NOTICE FOR TARIQUE’S ARREST

INTERPOL ISSUES ‘RED CORNER’ NOTICE FOR TARIQUE’S ARREST The Interpol has issued a ‘red corner’ notice for arrest of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, who is a prime accused in the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami … Continue reading

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`KHELEDA KNEW OF 2004 GRENADE ATTACK PLOT TARGETING HASINA`

`KHELEDA KNEW OF 2004 GRENADE ATTACK PLOT TARGETING HASINA` A former chief of Bangladesh`s premier military intelligence agency Monday claimed that ex-Prime Minister Kheleda Zia knew beforehand the 2004 grenade attack plot mainly targeting the then leader of Opposition Sheikh … Continue reading

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THEN PM DIDN’T LET DGFI LAUNCH PROBE

THEN PM DIDN’T LET DGFI LAUNCH PROBE Chaitanya Chandra Halder Ex-DGFI boss Rumi says Khaleda asked him not to proceed, Hannan told intelligence men about involvement of Tarique, Babar Khaleda Zia as prime minister did not allow the Directorate General … Continue reading

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HASINA BLAMES GOVT, ASKS IT TO QUIT

THIS STORY WAS PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 22, 2004 HASINA BLAMES GOVT, ASKS IT TO QUIT Staff Correspondent Leader of the Opposition Shiekh Hasina blamed the BNP-led coalition government for yesterday’s bomb and gun-attacks that she had narrowly escaped and demanded … 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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EX-SPY CHIEF HINTS KHALEDA ZIA’S ROLE IN GRENADE ATTACK ON HASINA

EX-SPY CHIEF HINTS KHALEDA ZIA’S ROLE IN GRENADE ATTACK ON HASINA Agencies Posted online: Tue Aug 21 2012 A former chief of Bangladesh military intelligence has hinted ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia’s involvement in a grenade attack on her archrival and … 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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MINUTES OF MASSACRE

MINUTES OF MASSACRE Wasim Bin Habib and Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee Cousin recalls how Hasina was protected on Bangabandhu Avenue, taken to Sudha Sadan Amid all those pain and grief, chaos and confusion, she asked them to hold still. “Stay quiet … Continue reading

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AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER

AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER Star Online Special That humid August afternoon changed Bangladesh politics, perhaps forever. An Awami League rally was in progress at the Bangabandhu Avenue and it was around 5.15pm at the fag end … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH JAMAAT

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY AMERICA’S DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH JAMAAT Jamal Hasan  An optimistic scenario for global jihadists.  I have contemplated to write an essay on rising tide of Wahhabi Islam in my birthplace, Bangladesh. But a succession of events in Bangladesh … 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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TARIQUE’S MUJIB-BASHING AND CRIMES AGAINST HISTORY

TARIQUE’S MUJIB-BASHING AND CRIMES AGAINST 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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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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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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