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Bangladesh: An Open Letter to Dr. Gowher Rizvi. Oxford Union debate telecast on Aljazeera

Bangladesh: An Open Letter to Dr. Gowher Rizvi. Oxford Union debate telecast on Aljazeera Oxford Union debate telecast on Aljazeera Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I […]

Is Bangladesh a one-party state? Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the PM of Bangladesh, discusses the state of the country’s democracy. 01 Mar 2019   AlJazeera Editor’s note: This interview was recorded before the February 28, 2019 announcement by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque that Bangladesh “would no longer be in a position to accommodate more people from […]

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The Daily Star  March 01, 2019 DUCSU Elections 2019: Let’s not play with the students PHOTO: KAZI TAHSIN AGAZ APURBO Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan Currently, Dhaka University (DU) campus is full of excitement and apprehension due to the much-awaited Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) and hall union elections. All the students’ platforms including Bangladesh […]

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BTV reporter creates fake voter queue to ‘shoot live in advance’ Md. Saidun Nabi Dhaka Tribune  February 28th, 2019 Male voters forms a fake queue leading to the Manarat Dhaka International College building. BTV’s senior reporter Sujan Halder on the right Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune A similar rush was also filmed of people leaving the […]

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India puts BSF on alert at Bangladesh border amid Indo-Pak tension  UNB  Dhaka Tribune February 28th, 2019 File photo of a portion of the Bangladesh-India border fence Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh and West Bengal share a 2,216.7km border, a large portion of which is unfenced India has put its Border Security Force (BSF) on alert […]

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The Daily Star  February 23, 2019 From Zahir Raihan’s Arek Phalgun Translated by Sohana Manzoor      28 February 2019 The British Marin camped here in the dead of night when people were in deep sleep. There was no human residence here back then; only lines of upward looking trees graced the vicinity. Woodcutters came […]

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The Daily Star March 01, 2019 Chawkbazar fire: Social bodies blame govt Twenty social groups rally near Jatiya Press Club demanding implementation of the 17-point recommendations that came after Nimtoli fire on Friday, March 01, 2019. Photo: Helemul Alam Star Online Report A group of social activists today blamed the government for the fire at […]

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Who benefits from the Indo-Pak war? Ali Riaz | Prothom Alo  Mar 01, 2019       On Wednesday, the Pakistani military said that it shot down two Indian planes, the latest development in escalating aggression in the disputed territory of Kashmir. Photograph by Yawar Nazir / Getty The perennial conflict between India and Pakistan has now […]

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No public confidence in election M Sakhawat Hossain | Prothom Alo   Mar 01, 2019 Neither the turnout at this election nor the winner surprised me in the least. It was inevitable. It was a manifestation of the people’s loss of confidence in the election commission. No matter what the election commission may claim, media reports […]

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