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Religion’s turbine sometimes rotate without any wind

ধর্মের কল বাতাস ছাড়াও নড়ে সবাই জানি যে, ধর্মের কল বাতাসে নড়ে। কিন্তু কখনো কোনো কারণে বাতাস না পেলে ধর্মের সেই কলটি বাতাস ছাড়াও নড়ে। আওয়ামী লীগের সিনিয়র নেতা, প্রধানমন্ত্রীর ফার্স্ট কাজিন এবং বঙ্গবন্ধুর আপন ভাগিনা শেখ সেলিমকে বিএনপি ও জামায়াত প্রয়োজনীয় বাতাসটুকু সরবরাহ করেছে, এটা বিশ্বাস করা কঠিন। একইভাবে তিনি নিজ বংশের ওপর এমন […]

The new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is known for entrepreneurship development to make his home state Gujrat a prosperous state when he was its Chief Minister is keen this time to allow Bangladesh garment industry to open its business network there. A business team is now on a visit to Gujarat to select […]

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The government is procuring Internet Safety Solutions (ISS) and will inject a lot more money to promote cyber safety and protect people from online harassment, ministers said on Saturday. Tarana Halim, of telecoms ministry, and Zunaid Ahmed Palak of ICT ministry said at a bdnews24.com event that money would be no problem in upgrading systems […]

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সরকার কি নিজের ছায়া দেখেও ভয় পাচ্ছে? গত কয়েকদিন যাবত দেশের রাজনীতিতে একটা কৌতুহলোদ্দীপক পরিবর্তন লক্ষ্য করা যাচ্ছে। সরকারের ভেতরেই এক অংশ অন্য অংশের সমালোচনায় মুখর হয়েছে। আর এটা শুরু করেছেন স্বয়ং প্রধান মন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। যে কাজটি শেখ হাসিনা এর আগে কখনই করেন নি, এবার তাও করেছেন। তিনি তাঁর বিরুদ্ধে ষড়যন্ত্রকারী হিসাবে প্রথম বারের […]

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By THOMAS FULLER Framed photographs of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, cover the walls of his small living room, but U Myo Khin, a longtime democracy activist, has harsh words for the woman he idolized for years as a crusader against dictatorship. “The goal is still democracy, but her behavior is authoritarian,” […]

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By The Heritage Foundation By James M. Roberts and William T. Wilson, Ph.D.* The Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, is entering its third decade with the publication of the 21st edition. Since the first edition the world has witnessed profound advances in the cause of […]

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Majid Majidi’s extravagant new film is viewed with deep cynicism by a motion picture industry starved for funds. In October 2011, under a complete media blackout, the most ambitious and expensive cinematic project in Iranian history was launched. There had been no leaks regarding the production. The first news came the following month with two announcements: […]

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The final results of the 34th BCS examination have been published. The Public Service Commission had also recommended appointment to 2,159 posts, exam controller AEM Nesar Uddin told bdnews24.com on Saturday. The PSC recommended appointment to 293 administrative posts and 148 to the police, besides others, he said. Results of 20 were stayed, he added. The 6,584 […]

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Sadeq Khan For nearly a decade now, rights activists have been crying out loud about extra-judicial killings, custodial deaths and forced disappearances. Plain clothes policemen have been picking up from homes and from the streets targeted citizens whose detention and disappearance are officially denied, some turning up as corpses floating in the river or rotting […]

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Faruque Ahmed A highly charged debate has suddenly made the country’s political climate quite volatile last week on the role the leftwing political party JSD and its armed wing Gonobahini had played to destabilize the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman government in 1974-75. Senior Awami League leader and Mujib’s nephew Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Mahbubul Alam […]

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George Friedman Stratfor On Aug. 21, Israeli Channel 2 Television aired a recording of Ehud Barak, Israel’s former defence minister and former prime minister, saying that on three separate occasions, Israel had planned to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities but canceled the attacks. According to Barak, in 2010 Israel’s chief of staff at the time, Gabi […]

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