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By:  B.Raman I found during my recent interactions in New Delhi that our strategic thinking continues to be largely enchained to ground-based perceptions and that we are unable to reach for the skies and the seas. The skies and the seas have realities of their own distinct from ground realities. Unless we are able to […]

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By: Huma Yusuf On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet in Washington for the third annual US-India Strategic Dialogue. The ever-closer ties between Washington and New Delhi are a cause of many sleepless nights and conspiracy theories in Pakistan. But developing a nuanced understanding of […]

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By:  B.Raman India, like Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is presently an observer of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), which has completed 10 years. Like Pakistan and Iran, it has sought full membership of an organisation over which China is seeking to establish its hegemony. The request for full membership was reiterated by Shri S.M.Krishna, our […]

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The World Environment Day was observed in Bangladesh last week . But its observance in a ritualistic manner came at a time when the overall environmental decline of Bangladesh has reached a peak. Indeed, a thorough environmental clean up of Bangladesh under a well executed, comprehensive and integrated plan, has been long overdue. The air […]

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan on Thursday Washington is losing patience over its failure to eliminate safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops in neighbouring Afghanistan. Panetta lashed out at Pakistan and the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network during a brief visit to Kabul overshadowed by fury over a NATO air strike that allegedly killed […]

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By: Ziauddin Choudhury Feuding between two major political parties of Bangladesh has taken another dimension now. The differences and inter-party quarrels are now being displayed overseas buy viagra in uk , in the United States, in the form of protest meetings, marches, and demonstrations in public places in major cities such as New York and […]

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by Shakhawat Liton The next national polls in Pakistan are scheduled for early next year while the national ballots in Bangladesh will be held anytime between October 2013 and January 2014 as per the existing constitutional provisions of the two countries respectively. The latest constitutional changes in the two countries, however, set their domestic politics […]

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TIB Chairperson Advocate Sultana Kamal on Friday said she finds indications of widespread instability in the country. “The situation we have in Bangladesh today …say it good governance, human rights or democracy…from all perspectives we see elements of huge instability,” she said at the inauguration of a conference at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in […]

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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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