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The methods used by terrorists are evolving /BIGSTOCK The world needs to step up its game in fighting terrorism The latest incident in Sylhet has underscored the need for security experts to carry out more pro-active engagement in identifying the causes for the growth of terrorism and how to contain it. This was recently attempted […]

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The right to vote is a funda-mental right of citizenship, and this right is not affected by where a citizen chooses to live,” said Jean-Pierre Kings, a former Chief Election Commissioner of Canada. Indeed, the fundamental nature of such a right imposes an obligation on a country to enable its citizens to vote in its […]

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Bangladesh RMG industry can’t afford to fail or falter  The tale of the three million female workers in the readymade garment industry is an unbeatable narrative of toil and survival. As a woman, I have a soft spot for the women who work in the industry. They are far smarter than I ever was. They […]

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It has happened again! In the wake of the latest round of terror attacks in Bangladesh, with ISIS claiming credit for it, authorities in the country have again started resorting to the old response. Rejecting any ISIS involvement in terror attacks in Bangladesh as “propaganda”, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal poses the question: “Why will the […]

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The upcoming visit by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India has generated a lot of excitement and expectations among the people in both Bangladesh and India. Although it is not clear if any issue pertinent to water resources management will be discussed or if any treaty on the Teesta River will be signed during this […]

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Shahid Islam Compromising on national security is no less disgusting, harmful and dangerous than allowing one’s spouse to flirt with a common friend of opposite sex. The ultimate outcome in both the instances is tearful eyes and fearful lives. Nightmares still revisit when Bangladeshis are reminded of the 1972 Treaty of Friendship with India, and, […]

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Custodial Deaths, Torture, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles Mutiny On February 25-26, 2009, members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged a mutiny against their commanding officers. During this mutiny, some of the BDR mutineers engaged in serious violence, including, allegedly, sexual violence against wives of army officers and others. Over the course […]

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How long does it take to bring down a 15-storeyed building? Certainly not three years. Yet that is how much time the BGMEA is seeking from the Supreme Court to dismantle the illegal building. The whole process of transfer of government land to a private body, and the construction of a high-rise building thereon, has […]

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Shamsuddin Ahmed Indian media reports widely published about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian’s visit to Delhi, tentatively April 7-8, and signing of a ‘ big defence deal’ has raised eyebrows in Dhaka. Opposition BNP leaders Dr Moyeen Khan and Ruhul Kabir Khan Rizvi viewed defence pact in line with Indian strategy will be perilous and will […]

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 Minar Rashid প্রেসিডেন্টের হাসি-ঠাট্টায় আহ্লাদ নয়, আতংক ভর করেছে =============================== জীবনে ঠাট্টা মশকরা -আনন্দ-বিনোদনের প্রয়োজনীয়তা অস্বীকার করা যায় না । তবে জীবনের গুরুগম্ভীর দিক গুলো নিয়ে হেলাফেলা বা ঠাট্টা মশকরা করা উচিত না । এসব বিবেচনাতেই একেক উৎসবের একেক মেজাজ তৈরি হয়েছে। আনন্দ বিনোদনের জায়গাগুলোকে গুরুগম্ভীর বানিয়ে ফেলা অনুচিত । তেমনি গুরুগম্ভীর জায়গা বা অনুষ্ঠানগুলোকে […]

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Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water? Imagine a cartoon of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh attempting to swim in Chinese waters and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India offering a life Jacket to keep her afloat. Intriguingly this appears to be the political scenario in the Indian Sub-Continent. That […]

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Syed Badrul Ahsan It is a bizarre situation. It is an unreal, dark image of society before us. Ministers belonging to the same government sit on opposite sides of the fence, or the table as the case might be, to thrash out a solution to an illegal strike resorted to by transport owners and workers […]

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