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A Grinding Mill called Democracy in Bangladesh: My thoughts


Written By: MohammadHossain
06/09/2013 17:31
Bangladesh

Democracy has always been defined as a system which was supposed to speak for the people, of the people and supposedly represented by the people. The system was supposed give a voice to the silent masses. It was supposed to reflect public opinion. Instead, throughout the world, the system....    Full story...

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Yes Felani, I am guilty too


Written By: MohammadHossain
06/09/2013 17:26
Bangladesh

It was only a few days ago that the BSF announced that they would hold a trial. A trial of a murder committed on barbed wires defying conscience. A murder that made a nation cry and shamed another. Many rejoiced at the announcement that the family of Felani would get justice and that the people....    Full story...

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International concern for Bangladesh


Written By: HarunurRashid
31/08/2013 13:50
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

There is a growing concern for Bangladesh as the timeline for the next general elections is fast nearing its deadline. Up until now there has been no change in the attitude or even body language of the two major political parties for a fruitful dialogue to happen. Ban Ki-moon’s telephone....    Full story...

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Role of strong military force in a poor or developing country


Written By: NazirAhmed
27/08/2013 0:50
Thoughts and Ideology

A strong military force in a poor or developing country is a real threat not to its supposed enemies but to its own unarmed people. A competent and strong military force which can fight and defeat its enemies usually become kind to its own people. On the contrary, an incompetent and coward....    Full story...

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The aborted Land Boundary Agreement in Indian parliament


Written By: HarunurRashid
23/08/2013 23:04
Foreign Relations

Salman Khurshid’s efforts to introduce the Land Boundary Agreement(LBA) Bill in Indian Parliament met with stiff opposition from unexpected quarters. This time it is not BJP – the strident opposition came from Mamata Banerjee’s lawmakers and the Asom Gana Parishad’s....    Full story...

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Origin and history of the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
21/08/2013 23:34
Law and Order

Bangladesh became independent on 16 December 1971. After being released from the jail of Pakistan on 8 January 1972, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned via London to independent Bangladesh on 10 January 1972. The following day on 11 March 1972, in his capacity as the President of newly independent....    Full story...

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A story of The Ignorant Barrister and Human Rights Watch


Written By: MohammadHossain
20/08/2013 21:46
BD War crime trial

Almost all parties with arguments for and against the International Crimes Tribunal which was set to try the war criminals of 1971 are unanimous in agreement that the government did not invest adequate resources in the materialization of the tribunal, whether through allocation of funds or the....    Full story...

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Why would Surenjit Sen be kept in the Cabinet violating Constitution and wasting public money?


Written By: NazirAhmed
19/08/2013 21:41 19/08/2013 21:32
Controversy

Assistant Personnel Secretary (APS) of the former Railway Minister Surenjit Sen Gupta, Omar Faruq Talukdar, along with two other persons [former Railway General Manager (East) Yusuf Ali Mridha and its Dhaka Divisional Commander Enamul Haq] was caught in red handed with 70 lakh taka at midnight....    Full story...

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Bloodthirsty Awami League claim two more martyrs in Chittagong


Written By: MohammadHossain
19/08/2013 4:51
Human rights

Rasel and Parvez were like any other men, waiting to celebrate Eid with their families, sharing with them their joys and sorrows over this auspicious occasion. They were like you and me, waiting for the Holy month of Ramadan to end, waiting to rejoice, to pray and to go on with their....    Full story...

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Why Sajeeb Wazed Joy needs to learn from history, and not be a chicken


Written By: MohammadHossain
19/08/2013 4:50
Politics

Yesterday, out of nowhere, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Naati of the Jaati, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and grandson of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman decided to post on his official page on facebook. With perfect timing designated to impress, Joy Babaji decided to dole out his statement on the....    Full story...

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Shibir activist Khalilur dreamt of becoming a barrister. A bullet ended it all.


Written By: MohammadHossain
19/08/2013 4:48
Human rights

    Khalilur Rahman (22) dreamt of being a barrister. He dreamt of changing the society, of helping poor children to change their lives through education. His dreams were erased forever as a police bullet, which was meant to protect him, was used to kill him....    Full story...

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Shibir-o-phobia, the forced narrative in Bangladesh


Written By: MohammadHossain
19/08/2013 4:34
Social Issues

It is fair to say that Bangladesh is in a grip of a phobia. I would personally like to label it as Shibir-o-phobia, which I characterize to be the unreasonable fear of Shibir / Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir. Take for example the cases below,   Case Study-1: The Daily Star, in its....    Full story...

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Land Boundary Agreement in Indian parliament: Tokenism?


Written By: HarunurRashid
18/08/2013 20:34
Foreign Relations

In an exclusive interview with The Independent’s Delhi correspondent Kumkum Chadha, India’s union minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid called the Land Boundary Agreement(LBA) between Bangladesh and India a post-wedding photograph. That implies that the wedding is in place,....    Full story...

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The true faces of Muslim secular fundamentalists


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
15/08/2013 17:27
Human rights

In the last six months the world has witnessed the blatant double standards of those who claim to be Muslims, secularists and liberals, all at the same time. The problem with such people is that they are not confident Muslims, they are not true secularists and certainly they are not liberals at....    Full story...

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Constitutionality and legality of banning a political party


Written By: NazirAhmed
12/08/2013 11:54
Contemporary Debate

Some extreme left oriented political parties and their affiliated professional and cultural organisations have long been demanding for banning the Bangladesh Jammat-e Islami (BJI). This is not their new demand. However, they have recently intensified their demand which most of the Bangladeshi....    Full story...

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