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‘Rohingyas need recognition’

The UK Senior State Minister for Foreign Affairs has said that the long-standing Rohingya issue will not be settled until Myanmar recognises their citizenship with the same rights that its citizens currently enjoy. Baroness Warsi said she talked to the Rohingya community and they said they would go back home if they get their rights. […]

The opposition BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government started hocus-pocus to conceal its failure in running the state affairs and that it was hatching conspiracy to cling to power. “But their magic has been exposed to the people,” party Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a programme in the capital. The BNP […]

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By Moni Basu, CNN (CNN) – In the next few weeks, Fatima Shaik, an African-American, Christian woman, will travel “home” from New York to Kolkata, India. It will be a journey steeped in a history that has remained unknown until the publication last month of a revelatory book by Vivek Bald. And it will be a journey of contemplation […]

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Protests in Bangladesh are ongoing this week in the aftermath of the February 5 ruling that sentenced politician Abdul Quader Mollah to life in prison. Bangladeshis who believe Mollah should have received a death sentence for his role in carrying out atrocities during the 1971 civil war have taken to the streets to protest. The […]

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Originally published on February 21, 2012 These ads were collected from various Bangladeshi dailies commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Language Movement.

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Syed Badrul Ahsan A new phase in history was inaugurated through the tragedy of February 21, 1952. In one of those rare moments in time when a people rise, to demand that they be allowed to speak, read and write in the language of their ancestors, that no one tamper with that right, several young […]

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Bangladeshis are pouring in tributes for the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement amid countrywide demonstrations demanding death sentence for convicted war criminals. The movement stands out as the inauguration of Bangladesh’s struggle for self-determination. The successors of the Language Movement martyrs, who had shed their blood on the streets on Feb 21 in 1952 […]

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Protesters at Shahbagh on Wednesday released balloons and tied with them letters they wrote to the martyrs of the War of Independence about the civil uprisings in Bangladesh 42 years on. The ethereal communication is to connect generations for reliving the spirit of the Liberation War. Millions of people have responded to the novel gesture […]

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“I fundamentally believe that you don’t get rid of things by banning them. You defeat views by challenging them, by defeating them through ballot box because that’s the say of the people and that’s the most powerful form of democracy,” Senior Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Baroness Warsi said on Wednesday. The Pakistani-origin politician […]

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Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013, day two round-up China – Bangladesh 2-3 (half-time: 2-2) Bangladesh produced the result of the men’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 to date when they got the better of world number 18 China 3-2 in a thrilling encounter in Delhi. Pushkor Khisa got the crucial goal […]

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Nur Jahan, Chittagong Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced to life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for committing crime against humanity during the Liberation War. People have become outraged and demonstrating at Shahbag intersection for the last two weeks demanding capital punishment for him and other war criminals as well. A killer must […]

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Anushay Hossain When I was a little girl, I always wanted Bangladesh to be ‘famous’. I did not like that whenever I went abroad, and people asked me where I was from, I would have to explain: “Bangladesh, this tiny country on the East of India.” Why could people not just know where my Motherland […]

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