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Has our PM gone berserk?

Jamaluddin Ahmed Mahfuz Anam the editor of The Daily Star commented on February 24th “This is for the first time we have heard anything positive from the PM about Yunus since she took power this time. Is Sheikh Hasina’s change of heart for real? Or is it a mockery, with the underlying message, ‘Take him away […]

From left, Brendan Smialowski/AFP-Getty; Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters; David Mercado/Reuters From left, Jim Yong Kim of Dartmouth College, expected to head the bank; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister; and José Antonio Ocampo, the former Colombian finance minister. By ANNIE LOWREY WASHINGTON — For the first time, the World Bank is considering more than one candidate for its […]

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        March 28, 2012   By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — With President Hu Jintao of China arriving here for a diplomatic summit meeting, the Indian authorities sought on Wednesday to prevent Tibetans from staging anti-China protests, as paramilitary officers closed down the city’s Tibetan neighborhoods. Tibetan activists said more than 250 […]

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Bangladesh, being the top contributor of female police officers to the United Nations peacekeeping operations, has playing commendable role, said Ann-Marie Orler, the highest ranking police official in the UN system, reports BSS. “Bangladesh’s contri-bution of 211 women officers is helping the organization make progress towards is goal of having women make up 20 per […]

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The 42nd Independence and National Day will be celebrated today with a fresh vow to institutionalise democracy and complete the trial of crimes against humanity committed during the war for independence in 1971. Bangladesh’s independence was formally announced this day in 1971 with Bengalis taking up arms against the Pakistani occupation forces who had committed […]

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Bangladesh is all set to accord a reception to at least 75 foreign citizens and institutions for their contributions to the country’s war of independence in 1971 in a programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tomorrow. About 50 of the recipients or their representatives have reached Dhaka by Sunday. Twenty-five more, who said that […]

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Arnold Zeitlin inBangladesh Dear friends: During my week-long visit to Bangladesh (I’m back now in Virginia), I’ve learned things I wish I had known 40 years ago when I was reporting on the conflict that led to the country’s independence. Some the following may be slightly esoteric, so you may want to bail out right […]

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The nation recalls in horror today the black night past March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani military junta began one of the worst genocide in modern history in the erstwhile East Pakistan that led to a nine-month war for the independence of Bangladesh. Tanks rolled out of the Dhaka cantonment and a sleeping city woke […]

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M. Adil Khan According to the Italian Social Scientist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) changes of regimes and revolutions occur not when rulers are overthrown from below but when one group of elite replaces another. The role of ordinary people in such transformations is not that of initiators or principal actors but followers, sometime blindly, helping one […]

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By SUDEEP REDDY WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Friday will nominate Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank, choosing a global-health expert to head the development institution. Dr. Kim, an American physician who was born in South Korea and raised in Iowa, is a surprise pick for a job that has usually […]

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        The entire article below has been reproduced from CSIS bulletin of March 22, 2012 Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies 1800 K Street NW,Washington,DC20006 Today is World Water Day, which is designated by the United Nations to spotlight both the water crisis facing […]

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