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SUJEET SENNIK The Globe and Mail I would like to confess to lighting the recent fire that lead to the many deaths at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory in Bangladesh. I am neither Bangladeshi nor a factory worker, and I have never set foot in the building that was set ablaze in late November. Nonetheless, […]

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The incident of violence against women and children has increased manifold in the country over four-year period of the current government surpassing the previous records. School and college going female students and tender children is falling victim to brutality. The heinous event of rape has become a common incident to take place somewhere in the […]

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M Moneruzzaman The independence of the lower judiciary still remains on paper as neither a separate secretariat has yet been set up to establish the Supreme Court’s control  over the lower judiciary nor any legal instrument has been framed for the appointment of Supreme Court judges. The government in the past four years has taken […]

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Experts deplore rapid pace of unplanned development, fear whole country to become city state in 4 decades (From left) Dr Akter Mahmud, Prof Golam Rahman, Prof Shariff Uddin Ahmed, Prof Amirul Islam Chowdhury, Syed Hashemi, Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, Dr Mostafa K Mujeri, Mustafa Quaium Khan, Prof Golam Murtaza, Prof ATM Nurul […]

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Last year, thousands of people risked boat journeys on the Bay of Bengal, including people fleeing violence in Myanmar, like these people. The photo is taken from UNHCR website. The UN refugee agency has expressed concern as Rohingyas are fleeing both Myanmar and Bangladesh in large numbers risking their lives on smugglers’ boats in the […]

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IN India, a 23-year-old student takes a bus home from a movie and is gang-raped and assaulted so viciously that she dies two weeks later. In Liberia, in West Africa, an aid group called More Than Me rescues a 10-year-old orphan who has been trading oral sex for clean water to survive. In Steubenville, Ohio, […]

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Ominous optimism?

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Another year slipped by, good or bad or both; it has passed. Could there be some value in looking back? If nothing else, the year’s lessons might assist in predicting what is to come. Prediction, prophecy, soothsaying or fortune-telling are exciting – but only if one does not have to be accountable for the forecast. […]

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In recent times there have been encouraging and laudatory pronouncements on the socio-economic achievements of Bangladesh. Positive comments testifying to our economic resilience have come from Nobel winning economist, internationally credible media and reputed think-tanks. While these reactions may cause justifiable pride, there are, however, concerns about our inability to affect acceptable and peaceful modality […]

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The begums and the two giants

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Says prime minister Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the opposition was staging anti-government movement to foil democracy, bring back a 1/11-like situation and save war criminals. She also said the nation could not move forward as the anti-liberation forces ruled the country for 21 years after the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in […]

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Bangabhaban asks eminent awardees of int’l prizes Shakhawat Liton and Morshed Ali Khan In a sudden move, the Bangab viagra com haban has asked some eminent citizens of the country to inform the president’s office whether they had taken prior approval of the president before accepting international awards. A letter issued to the international awardees […]

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Luxury of lies

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The International Crimes Tribu cheap cialis nals (ICTs) of Bangladesh are walking steadily towards ending the impunity that has been prevailing for 41 years. The people of Bangladesh and, of course, people around the globe are eagerly observing the trial of the perpetrators who committed one of the worst genocides in history. Since inception, the […]

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