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Shahbag spearheads cheap politics with a dead BCL cadre


Written By: MohammadHossain
03/07/2013 9:12 03/07/2013 7:02
Bangladesh

A third-year student of mechanical engineering and BUET unit Chhatra League convening committee member, Arif Raihan Dip, died at about 4:00am in Square Hospitals in the capital on the 3rd of July 2013. He had been unconscious since he had been stabbed him in his room at the Kabi Nazrul....    Full story...

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Bangladesh Chatra League: Embodying Terrorism En Masse


Written By: MohammadHossain
25/06/2013 11:09 25/06/2013 5:19
Human rights

UNB reported that two people, including a small boy, were killed and another person was injured during a gunfight between armed cadres of the Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League over dropping a tender for three development projects of Bangladesh Railway East Zone headquarters, CRB Bhaban,....    Full story...

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Existential Crisis of Bangladesh-Last part:Lessons From Arthashastra And Thy Tasks


Written By: MuminChowdhury
23/06/2013 19:04
Burning Issue

Earlier post: Existential Crisis of Bangladesh-Part 6 In this last instalment of my current essay series I shall set out the lessons that we, the Bangladeshi patriots, can draw from our reading of Kautilya’s Arthashastra that I have presented in Part 6. This I shall do in the time....    Full story...

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Slandering the Sheikh Dynasty: The Greater Crime


Written By: MohammadHossain
28/06/2013 7:13 20/06/2013 22:46
Human rights

In Bangladesh, it’s a greater crime to speak out against the family of the ruling party Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina than to blaspheme against Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Shocking as it sounds, events throughout the past few years bear witness to that. The most recent event is as....    Full story...

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The Lesson Awami League and BNP to Learn from Local Election


Written By: HarunurRashid
20/06/2013 23:33 20/06/2013 15:33
Contemporary Debate

Sounds strange, but BNP is not celebrating its resounding success in the city corporation polls, nor does Awami League seem to look to have received a deadly punch in the election bout. What makes a difference from the past is the way the winners and losers are embracing each other and accepting....    Full story...

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Advisers in the place of or in addition to Ministers: Constitutional quest for their appointment


Written By: NazirAhmed
20/06/2013 12:06
Contemporary Debate

In a parliamentary democracy the party (or parties if in coalition) which wins the general [national] election forms the government.  Its leader becomes the Prime Minister.  The Prime Minister selects his/her Cabinet choosing his/her most able and loyal supporters from Parliament. ....    Full story...

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Read Thy Arthashastra On The Mirror:Existential Crisis of Bangladesh(Part 6)


Written By: MuminChowdhury
18/06/2013 21:24
Burning Issue

Earlier part: (Part 5):Consider Thy Enemy’s Latest Ploy Image: Influence of Maurya Dynasty After Part 5’s de-tour, in this instalment I shall return back to the main concern of my essay and, as promised, help identify what we as a nation must do for defeating New....    Full story...

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Existential Crisis of Bangladesh(Part 5):Consider Thy Enemy’s Latest Ploy


Written By: MuminChowdhury
15/06/2013 1:20
Burning Issue

Earlier post: (Part-4):Know Thy Enemy’s Spot and Skin The Extraordinary Event of 10-12 March 2012 In the last instalment I promised to help you read Arthashastra on the mirror. When I gave you my word, I thought I would do this step by step in a logically coherent manner. But in....    Full story...

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Bangladesh is in crisis: what is our responsibility?


Written By: NazirAhmed
14/06/2013 15:45
Contemporary Debate

Introduction: Bangladesh is heading towards an unimaginable destination.  Instability, irregularity and abnormality appear to be present everywhere in the country, be it in the political field or in the economic sector or within the administration or in the social arena.  The basic....    Full story...

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India's monopoly politics on Tin Bigha Corridor


Written By: NazirAhmed
14/06/2013 0:35
Controversy

If the government really served the national interest and genuinely protected the country’s territorial integrity, they would not have acted unilaterally for the sole benefit and interest of India. They could argue with India that as the Agreement, according to Article 5, ‘shall take....    Full story...

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Hasina’s mass murder uncovered


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
13/06/2013 23:40
Human rights

Odhikar, non-governmental and non-partisan human rights organization in Bangladesh has launched its report of what happened in Shapla Chottor on May 5, 2013. Their finding can be found here But I would like to share my summery of the report: 1. The emergence of a religious conservative....    Full story...

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Border Killings by the BSF still continue


Written By: MohammadHossain
12/06/2013 21:32 12/06/2013 21:30
Bangladesh

Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Wednesday claimed that no incident of killing took place on Bangladesh-India border in the last six months. On being reminded that two Bangladeshis had been killed today, he replied that “I confess that a couple of killings took place....    Full story...

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Sad Scenario in Bangladesh on eve of Lailat al Mi'raj


Written By: MohammadHossain
07/06/2013 8:11 07/06/2013 8:09
Religion & Culture

  Lailat al Mi'raj was observed on Thursday night, the 6th of June in Bangladesh. Before I proceed onto speaking my mind, let us view some facts.    Lailat al Mi'raj (Arabic: لیلة المعراج‎, Lailätu 'l-Mi‘rāğ), also known as....    Full story...

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In Bangladesh, Islamic artists are subject to oppression too


Written By: MohammadHossain
05/06/2013 5:11
Arts and Literature

A Dhaka court on the 5th of June granted 1 day remand against a police prayer for 10 days for Moshiur Rahman, well known nasheed singer. Naya Diganta reported that remand had been sought for a vandalism case filed at Ramna police station. The court also heard prayers of remand for four other....    Full story...

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How the Daily Star viewed the remand of Babunagari: The missing parts


Written By: MohammadHossain
01/06/2013 6:31
Controversy

The Daily Star never fails to surprise me with its diabolical brand of journalism that so nakedly emanates hatred; hatred of anything not relating to their version of events, especially in the field of religion. Past articles have unashamedly labeled members of political parties calling for....    Full story...

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