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Europeans like to call the British and their former white colonies – the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – the “Anglo Saxons”. No matter that all these states now have an ethnic mix, in which descendants of the Germanic tribes of Angles and Saxons who settled in England are increasingly outnumbered by people […]

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Health minister Mohammad Nasim, Beximco Group vice-chairman Salman F Rahman, Square Pharmaceuticals managing director Tapan Chowdhury, Drug Administration director general Md Mustafizur Rahman, Incepta Pharmaceuticals chairman and MD Abdul Muktadir and Dhaka University IBA professor Syed Ferhat Anwar are seen at the Samsong H Chowdhury Memorial Conference 2017 at Dhaka Club on Saturday. — New […]

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Biru Paksha Paul The two tests my school friends hated the most were English and Math. When I was a college boy at a Dhaka residential school, one of my friends did not eat egg for breakfast on the date of English exams lest he scores less in the subject. I used to sit beside […]

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Leave Dr. Yunus alone

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Leave Dr. Yunus alone Once again, Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League stalwarts have started another tirade against our Nobel Laureate accusing him of collusion with the World Bank to stop the Padma Bridge construction loan. The press is abuzz about how a group in the country is working against the prosperity of Bangladesh. Every […]

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The Guardian Trump’s dangerous delusions about Islam The president and his advisers paint Muslims as enemies of modernity. The neglected history of an age of Middle Eastern liberalism proves them wrong by Christopher de Bellaigue Thursday 16 February 2017 01.00 EST In the aftermath of the attacks of 11 September 2001, amid the grief and rage […]

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পদ্মা সেতু নিয়ে ইউনূসকে জড়িয়ে অভিযোগ মিথ্যা’ ঢাকাটাইমস ডেস্ক | আপডেট : ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৭, ২৩:১৩ | প্রকাশিত : ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৭, ২৩:০৫   পদ্মা সেতু প্রকল্প নিয়ে নোবেলজয়ী অধ্যাপক ড. মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসকে জড়িয়ে সরকারি দলের পক্ষ থেকে যে অভিযোগ করা হয়েছে তা ভিত্তিহীন দাবি করেছে ইউনূস সেন্টার। কর ফাঁকির জন্য ড. ইউনূসের বিরুদ্ধে জরিমানা ধার্য করা এবং বিদেশে অর্থ পাঠানোসংক্রান্ত খবরেরও […]

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10th Parliament Election and Lesson learnt Kazi Rokibuddin Ahmed, outgoing CEC Sakhawat Hussain Elections are considered to be the building block of democracy. If that building block is weak, then the entire system remains fragile. Therefore election has to be legitimate. Legitimacy in any election is subject to a few conditions in which the process […]

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ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 K.M. Nurul Huda, the new CEC EXCHANGE OF OPINION WITH SEARCH COMMITTEE ON SELECTION OF CEC AND OTHER EC FOR ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 Sakhawat Hussain At last after grueling months of efforts starting from President’s dialogue with 31 political parties of Bangladesh and subsequent setting of six members […]

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Myanmar Says Ex-Army Officer Ordered Prominent Lawyer’s Murder By WAI MOEFEB. 15, 2017 The funeral last month in Yangon, Myanmar, for U Ko Ni, a well-known human rights lawyer, who was fatally shot at the Yangon International Airport on Jan. 29. Credit Nyein Chan Naing/European Pressphoto Agency CHIANG MAI, Thailand — A former military officer […]

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Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia February 12, 2017 Shakhawat Hussain Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia (Excerpted from his work in Bengali) M Sakhawat Hossain Lately, I have been working on a research project on Electoral Administration, Election Commission and the appropriate support that […]

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February 15, 2017  What’s Stopping the Largest Democracy from Becoming the Greatest?    Dr. S Y Quraishi. Former Chief Election Commissioner of India will be speaking at a gathering of SIPA South Asia Association in Columbia University, New York tonight. India is the largest democracy of the world and Indian election the biggest man-managed event […]

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THE ECONOMIST DEMOCRACY INDEX – BANGLADESH A HYBRID REGIME 84TH ON THE LIST The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories. This covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s states (microstates are excluded). […]

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