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By: David Rosenberg “It’s a cheap way to raise the flag. There is lot of jockeying for position right now, like threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz. WHEN the Arab League foreign ministers hold on an emergency meeting this Thursday, three items are slated to top their agenda – the crisis in Syria, the […]

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Bengali New Year

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Today, all of Bangladesh is seen observing the Bengali new year or Pahela Baishakh. This Bengali new year observed on the first day of the Bengali month of Baishakh traces back to the time of the imperial Mughal when this date marked the collection of taxes for the emperor from his subjects in the territories […]

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M. Adil Khan According to the Italian Social Scientist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) changes of regimes and revolutions occur not when rulers are overthrown from below but when one group of elite replaces another. The role of ordinary people in such transformations is not that of initiators or principal actors but followers, sometime blindly, helping one […]

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German dictator Adolf Hitler had a secret Nazi ranch near Hollywood in Los Angeles from where he intended to rule the world had his country won World War II, say historians. Built by US sympathisers of the Nazi cause, Hilter’s Murphy Ranch was tucked away in the idyllic Los Angeles hills between celebrity mansions and […]

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In the whole spectrum of India’s political experience, one thing that stands out is the wonder of Indian democracy. Three aspects of Indian democracy cause theoretical surprise and one that generates concern. First, viagra in uk the stability of Indian democracy is surprising, given that India is a low income economy. Per capita income remains […]

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Sushmita S Preetha As we celebrate another Omor Ekushey, we remind ourselves of the importance of language in forming and defining our identities. We pride ourselves for the way we resisted Pakistani imperialism and oppression, and we rejoice our refusal to bow down and assimilate to the then dominant culture. We recall how blessed we […]

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By Mohammad Badrul Ahsan More than two hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin was a one-man band of talents, a noted polymath, leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He proved electricity and lived a long life. “Better slip with foot than tongue,” is how he concentrated […]

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The United States of America is the only superpower in the world today. Various international organisations like the UN, World Bank, IMF are directly influenced by US policies. The affairs of most countries in the world are also more or less influenced by Washington. The influence of the US is all pervasiveencompassing the economic, political […]

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By Sheikh Iraj Ever since the birth of Bangladesh, we have been commemorating the sacrifices made on February 21 by offering our heartfelt love and homage to the language martyrs. And Since 2000, February 21 had become of day of significance for all nations across the world. At the 30th General session of the UNESCO […]

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