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Authorities clueless in the Sundarbans

Inability, inexperience, helplessness and lack of far-sight of the authorities are becoming clearer every passing minute, with very little done so far in tackling the environmental disaster that is already happening in the Sundarbans. Around 11am yesterday, more than two days after the Southern Star 7 sunk in Sela River in the Sundarbans, the rescue […]

by Alyssa Ayres After nearly seventy years, it appears that India and Bangladesh may at last resolve their border issues, a legacy of the partition of India in 1947. Following the failed effort of the previous Indian government to ratify a Land Boundary Agreement negotiated with the government of Bangladesh, announced in 2011 but never […]

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“Bangladesh proudly stands on its own two feet,” its head of delegation in Dhaka Pierre Mayaudon said on Thursday at the third Global Social Responsibility conference. “This is thanks to the hard work,” he said, “one could even say to the sacrifice, of millions of men and women.” The EU is the largest trade partner […]

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It was Voltaire who said that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. Some would say the same of Islamic State (IS) – that it is neither Islamic, nor a state. I suspect that is unhelpful sophistry, which disguises the scale of the challenge to the West. One of IS […]

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Bangladesh’s economy has recorded remarkable economic performance in the new millennium, though its per capita income has remained low. Even more spectacular has been the steady improvement in its levels of many social development outcomes. Popular commentaries have drawn comparisons with India and Pakistan in highlighting the significance of Bangladesh’s development achievements. This phenomenon has […]

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The issue rocked both Houses of Parliament, with BSP leader Mayawati alleging that a similar exercise to convert Christians to Hinduism was being planned. The Opposition on Wednesday raised the issue of “conversion by inducement’’ of 350 Muslims in Agra in the Rajya Sabha. Though the Congress joined the Opposition in raising the issue, the […]

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