Category Archives: RELIGION & STATE

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT – A K AZAD – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has inaugurated a brilliant chapter … 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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AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH

AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH ASIF KABIR Awami League government’s efforts to counter terrorism are appreciated even by its critics. After much scrutiny it can be confirmed that a majority of the assailants, who participated in the July 1 attack … 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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KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE

KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” noted journalist Christopher Hitchins, former editor of Harper’s magazine, wrote “Kissinger had received some very bad and even mocking press for his handling of the Bangladesh crisis, and it had … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF TROUBLES – LOOKING BACK AT 2001 BNP/ JAMAATS FIRST YEAR IN POWER

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY A YEAR OF TROUBLES HAROON HABIB One year on, the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party finds itself in the midst of growing criticism and resentment over the manner in which it has handled issues on several fronts. THE … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION

PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION Nadeem Qadir The recent report on a Pakistani diplomat quickly leaving Dhaka after being caught by intelligence for having links with Jamaat_e-Islami, Hizbut tahir and Ansarullah Bangladesh has only confirmed how Islamabad is involved … 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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BANGLADESH POLITICS AND US INTEL’S QUESTIONABLE POSITION

BANGLADESH POLITICS AND US INTEL’S QUESTIONABLE POSITION BHASKAR ROY Deposing (Feb.9, 2016) before the U.S. Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper said in a written statement that Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh … Continue reading

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AL QAEDA AND ISIS IN SOUTH ASIA

AL QAEDA AND ISIS IN SOUTH ASIA BHASKAR ROY The recent arrest (July, 02) pf 12 militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, including the resident co-ordinator of the Al Qaeda in South Asia (AQIS) may not be a total surprise for counter-terrorism … 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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BANGLADESH AND SHEIKH HASINA ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE

BANGLADESH ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE  

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WOMEN IN BANGLADESH ARE TAKING CHARGE – FROM GRASSROOTS UP TO GOVERNMENT

WOMEN IN BANGLADESH ARE TAKING CHARGE – FROM GRASSROOTS UP TO GOVERNMENT Anna Ridout and Simon Tisdall Rani Mondal searches the floor of the riverbed with her fingers, craning her neck above the water. The river is home to a … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH NUMBER ONE PEACEKEEPING NATION IN U.N

BANGLADESH NUMBER ONE PEACEKEEPING NATION IN U.N Bangladesh is devoted and focused on the standards cherished in the United Nations Charter, the peaceful settlement of global debate and to the upkeep of worldwide peace and security. The road-map of Bangladesh … Continue reading

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FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY

FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY  MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER -Poverty rate has been reduced from 56.7% in 1991-92 to 31.5% in 2010 -Current government further brought it down to 22.4% in 2015 -Government … Continue reading

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UNMASKING TERRORISTS IN BANGLADESH

UNMASKING TERRORISTS IN BANGLADESH Sajeeb Wazed Jamaat-e-Islami disguises its violent extremism with political legitimacy The dreaded Islamic State has redrawn sovereign borders in the sands of the Middle East and North Africa, and the threat it and other terrorist organizations … Continue reading

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BRITISH JIHADIS IN BANGLADESH FANNING FLAMES OF EXTREMISM, SAYS DHAKA

BRITISH JIHADIS IN BANGLADESH FANNING FLAMES OF EXTREMISM, SAYS DHAKA Simon Tisdall and Anna Ridout Bangladeshi prime minister urges action to tackle recruiters from UK Bengali diaspora communities, as extremist groups, including Isis, gain support The prime minister of Bangladesh … Continue reading

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WILL ISIS INFECT BANGLADESH?

WILL ISIS INFECT BANGLADESH? Atif Jalal Ahmad & Michael Kugelman As militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) claim responsibility for increasing numbers of attacks across the Middle East and North Africa, including a recent massacre of European tourists on a … Continue reading

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THE LURE OF EXTREMISM

THE LURE OF EXTREMISM Ziauddin Choudhury Muslim Bangladeshis living in the UK recently became a focus of interest to all Bangladeshis living home and abroad when the news of some young Muslims of Bangladeshi origin joining the so-called Islamic State … 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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