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Special report: The Breakup of Pakistan 1969-1971

DAWN.COM   Special report: The Breakup of Pakistan 1969-1971 It was Bhutto, again, who uttered words that led to one journalist coining the famed headline: ‘udhar tum, idhar hum’. The haunting tell-tale image on the top is symbolic of the plight of those who had survived the trauma of the 1971 war, which had led […]

The short story of 1971 Farah Zia January 12, 2014 How a six-month stint in East Pakistan drew Nadir Ali the soldier to writing fiction and poetry Nadir Ali found refuge in writing. — Photo by Rahat Dar Writing poems and short stories is not good for a soldier’s image, even if he is retired. […]

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DESPERATE JOURNEY GETTY IMAGES Behind the most haunting images of the Rohingya exodus Photographs and text by Kevin Frayer The boats usually arrive at night because it’s safer in the dark. Occasionally they come during the day, when a situation is urgent enough to risk fire from Myanmar border guards, or a window for safe passage […]

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President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) must not remain as bystander on Jerusalem issue as he joined an emergency summit of the Muslim nations’ major grouping, convened to decide a coordinated response to the US recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, reports BSS. “The OIC cannot remain […]

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Rangpur Riders captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (R) shares a light moment with team-mate Chris Gayle after defeating Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League final at Mirpur on Tuesday. Veteran cricketer Mashrafee bin Murtaza expressed his willingness to continue playing domestic Twenty20 matches in the upcoming days after his side Rangpur Riders secured their maiden […]

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French president Emmanuel Macron escorts Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina out of the Elysee Palace in Paris following their meeting on Tuesday as part of the One Planet Summit. French president Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the […]

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Good ideas gone bad

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Nizamuddin Ahmed Ershad Shaheb perhaps had a Maoist idea when after seizing power in 1982 he proposed, ordered and then displayed what he and his cohorts at the time thought would become the trendiest phenomenon since Marilyn Monroe lost her purdah to the winds. His chosen luxury to bicycle from home to office on a barren Cantonment […]

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Sajjadur Rahman and AKM Zamir Uddin The cash-strapped Farmers Bank failed to repay interbank short-term loans of about Tk 700 crore to four banks over the past two months, a development that may further erode depositors’ confidence in the scam-hit bank. The interbank lending market is where banks borrow from each other for a specific term, mostly […]

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‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen By STEVEN ERLANGER   DEC. 12, 2017 President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, answers questions at the Gostiny Dvor studio during the annual “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin broadcast live” by Russian TV channels and radio stations in Moscow in June. Credit Mikhail Klimentiev/Agence France-Presse — […]

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Rangpur Riders’ master blaster Chris Gayle overshadowed Dhaka Dynamites captain Sakib al Hasan’s record of picking up most number of wickets in a season when he smashed 146 off 69 balls in the final of the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday. The Caribbean hard-hitting batsman hoisted Dhaka bowlers for 18 sixes to […]

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He feared that the government will now try to suppress alternative views and paths by regulating the judiciary. BNP on Tuesday alleged that the government has issued the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges keeping its control over it as part of a “serious conspiracy.” “We have struggled for a long […]

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Power Moves: Nina Ahmad has resigned as deputy mayor to run for Congress Plus, Benefit Data Trust’s DeAnna Minus-Vincent has been named to the New Jersey governor-elect’s budget transition team, Reinvestment Fund’s Don Hinkle-Brown will advise the Federal Reserve Board and five more leadership upgrades. By Julie Zeglen / STAFF Nina Ahmad at a 2015 press conference. (Photo via […]

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