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The following is the opinion of the author, and in no way reflects the views or position of The Bangladesh Chronicle.   Story of a Phoney Autobiography   By S. Ahmad   The joke started like this. A telephone call came to East Pakistan Governor Mr Monem Khan from the President of Pakistan. It was […]

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By: Barrister Nazir Ahmed Bangladesh became independent on 16 December 1971. After being released from the jail of Pakistan on 8 January 1972, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned via London to independent Bangladesh on 10 January 1972. The following day on 11 March 1972, in his capacity as the President of newly independent Peoples’ Republic of […]

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By:  B.Raman There has been some understandable curiosity and puzzlement over a statement attributed to the Afghan Taliban which was disseminated on June 17,2012, through the Internet. 2. The statement, provided it is authentic, appeared to be a reaction to the recent visit of Mr.Leon Panetta, the US Defence Secretary, to India and Afghanistan. During […]

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By: Obaidur Rahman The digit 0 (zero), plays a central role in mathematics. It is believed that at around 2000 BC, it was the ancient Babylonians (modern-day Iraq) who first realized the need for a special marking to signify that a number is absent from a column. The 0 in 1035, for instance, points to […]

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By: Victor Cherubim  In every nation, so it seems, a turning point is reached, when a leader emerges, after decades of being in the wilderness, to uplift its fortunes. This is a defining moment, difficult to assess whether it is pre ordained or by an accident of history. It appears that the time is opportune […]

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The Economist received the following letter from the government of Bangladesh in response to two recent articles: SIR – Our attention has been drawn to two articles that appeared in The Economist on May 26th under the headlines “Banged about” and “Hello, Delhi”. We feel very sad to see a gradual deterioration of quality and […]

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By: Talha Ahmad A bench of the High Court accused the Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament of High Treason (Rastrodruhi) for his alleged comment in the Parliament about a ruling of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He further questioned the depth and breadth of knowledge of the Speaker and asked whether it is appropriate to use […]

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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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