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BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH

BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH REHMAN SOBHAN  During March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assertion of the right to self-rule made him one of the most globally visible personalities of the Third World After nearly 42 years of … Continue reading

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THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH SHAHEB

THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH SHAHEB  Enayetullah Khan Why we all remember Bangabandhu for the man he was.. There was more to Bangabandhu than just being an exemplary politician On Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 40th death anniversary, you remember the larger-than-life man … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION

BANGLADESH: BEING SWALLOWED BY INACTION Dr. Sanu Kainikara Ever since it’s tumultuous birth in 1971, Bangladesh has been caught in an identity trap. The nation’s linguistic, secularist and, most importantly, its religious identity have often been in conflict with each … Continue reading

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WHY BANGLADESH ISN’T PAKISTAN: DHAKA’S DIFFERENCES WITH DELHI, WHERE THEY EXIST, DON’T PRESUME PERMANENT HINDU-MUSLIM WAR

WHY BANGLADESH ISN’T PAKISTAN: DHAKA’S DIFFERENCES WITH DELHI, WHERE THEY EXIST, DON’T PRESUME PERMANENT HINDU-MUSLIM WAR MJ Akbar  This weekend we can bury a misconception that has appropriated the subcontinent’s discourse since 1947, when a Muslim League-British project partitioned the … Continue reading

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MODI’S FORTHCOMING BANGLA VISIT – CONSOLIDATING RELATIONS AND A SUB-SAARC

MODI’S FORTHCOMING BANGLA VISIT – CONSOLIDATING RELATIONS AND A SUB-SAARC Bhaskar Roy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh (June 6/7) is expected to be a game changer in relations among SAARC nations despite Pakistan’s efforts to be … Continue reading

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MUJIBNAGAR: HISTORY’S FIRST BENGALI GOVERNMENT

MUJIBNAGAR: HISTORY’S FIRST BENGALI GOVERNMENT SYED BADRUL AHSAN On April 17, 1971, we spotted a flicker of light in the depth of the darkness threatening to consume us in all its ferocity. The formation of the provisional Bangladesh government in … Continue reading

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LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE PARTLY FULFILLED AFTER HANGING KAMARUZZAMAN

LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE PARTLY FULFILLED AFTER HANGING KAMARUZZAMAN SYED MEHDI MOMIN Ideally a person’s death, however barbaric and despicable that person may be, should not be a time for rejoicing. We are not celebrating Kamaruzzam’s death– the second person … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH TO ATTEND CHINA’S SUMMIT

PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH TO ATTEND CHINA’S SUMMIT Farrukh Khosru  China has called a meeting to strengthen connectivity between Pakistan, Bangladesh and six other neighbouring countries ahead of the APEC summit here. The “Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership” would be attended by … Continue reading

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AN UNFINISHED STORY

AN UNFINISHED STORY DEB MUKHARJI traces the life of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through his unfinished memoirs. The Unfinished Memoirs of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were written while the author was a political prisoner between 1967 and 1969. The period covered is … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAARC ENERGY AGREEMENT

THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAARC ENERGY AGREEMENT Mirza Sadaqat Huda Saarc countries must come together to envision energy as the means of reducing low-level political conflicts The viability of Saarc was once again put to test at the 18th Saarc … Continue reading

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE 195 WAR CRIMINALS

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE 195 WAR CRIMINALS Syeed Ahamed looks back at how justice eluded our grasp As soon as the trial of war criminals began, questions were raised from different quarters as to how and why the 195 … Continue reading

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1971 : KREMLIN KEY

1971 : KREMLIN KEY A.G. NOORANI “You listen too much to the soldiers …. You should never trust experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the soldiers, … Continue reading

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THE LOST HISTORY OF ONE OF OUR LOWEST MOMENTS

THE LOST HISTORY OF ONE OF OUR LOWEST MOMENTS SUNIL KHILNANI Among the many bizarre White House conversations between President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger that Gary Bass cites in his devastating account of America’s role … Continue reading

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LIMPING SAARC GETS IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE DEAL

LIMPING SAARC GETS IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE DEAL Nadeem Qadir The limping eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got a little breather with the last-minute regional electricity grid deal, although it remains unclear if Pakistan can deliver due to past … Continue reading

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