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Afghanistan’s Taliban has condemned the massacre of children in a school in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar by that country’s main Taliban group, which left 148 people dead, mostly children. “The Afghan Taliban expresses its sorrow over the tragedy and grief for the families of the victims,” the group’s official spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said […]

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Minar Rashid বঙ্গবন্ধু সম্পর্কে ২০০৪ এর তারেক জিয়া বনাম ২০১৪ এর তারেক জিয়া সাংবাদিক গোলাম মোর্তজা তার ফেইসবুক পেইজে বঙ্গবন্ধু সম্পর্কে জিয়া বনাম তারেক জিয়া সম্পর্কে একটা তুলনা টেনেছেন। এত কষ্ট না করে তিনি যদি বঙ্গবন্ধু সম্পর্কে ‘২০০৪ এর তারেক জিয়া’ বনাম ‘২০১৪ এর তারেক জিয়া’ সম্পর্কে একটু গবেষণা করতেন তবে তার মনে উথ্থিত এই […]

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Thanking Bangladesh

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NEW DELHI – This month, India’s parliament took the first step toward a potentially momentous decision: to settle a boundary dispute with Bangladesh that dates back to the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. An agreement in this area would provide a major boost to the already warm bilateral relationship, not least by bolstering Bangladesh’s position […]

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ISLAMABAD: The creation of Bangladesh is one of the most sensitive and tragic chapters in the history of Pakistan. While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era. While there are two, very forceful narratives on what exactly happened, history is […]

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By Sophia Saifi and Greg Botelho, CNN The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, gunning down at least 126 people — most of them children — in one of the bloodiest attacks ever in the history of the volatile Asian nation. Hours after the terrorist attack, Pakistani troops were still exchanging […]

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Genocide they wrote

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“How many Hindus have you killed?” These chilling words came from no other person than the chief of Pakistan army for its eastern command, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi. “General Niazi visited my unit at Thakurgaon and Bogra,” Lt Col Aziz Ahmed Khan, a Pakistan army officer, in his deposition before an inquiry commission said. […]

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Shipping Ministry turns down request to permanently shut down Sela route  The shipping minister must have been in a mood of denial when he said the oil spill would not hurt too much, because it is now becoming clearer with time that what is happening in the Sundarbans is nothing short of a major disaster. […]

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Bangladesh must ensure high-quality education, plug infrastructure deficit and establish good governance to be an Asian economic powerhouse, US Ambassador Dan W Mozena said yesterday. He also said apparel, shoes and finished leather goods, generic pharmaceuticals, and IT products are the four areas that will make the country’s economy more vibrant. “A tiger, of course, […]

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He’s the teen wolf of Wall Street. A kid from Queens has made tens of millions of dollars — by trading stocks on his lunch breaks at Stuyvesant High School, New York magazine reports in its Monday issue. Mohammed Islam is only 17 and still months away from graduating — but worth a rumored $72 […]

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By Mohamed Taha Sydney’s Muslim community say they are horrified by the cafe siege and deeply concerned about individuals using spiritual realities for their “misguided political agendas”. The UN Alliance of Civilisations’ Aftab Malik, who also works as a scholar-in-residence at the Lebanese Muslim Association in Lakemba in south-west Sydney, said he was shocked by […]

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The BNP chief said the Sundarbans mangrove forest had been destroyed in a planned way – See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2014/dec/14/khaleda-we-will-not-wait-any-longer#sthash.qPEgTCnM.dpuf Seemed more desperate than previous occasions, BNP Chairperson and the 20-party alliance Chief Khaleda Zia yesterday said they had already given the ruling government much time to hold a mid-term election under a non-partisan government. […]

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