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Urges him to withdraw wrong attribution made to him Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen has expressed surprise at Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s comments that he made on Thursday attributing to him about Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus. In a written reply to a query from The Daily Star, Sen hoped that Muhith would withdraw his […]

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The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world was jailed in the US for a year on Wednesday for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offense. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, will serve the sentence in a US federal prison after he admitted four allegations of […]

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SWAMINATHAN S ANKLESARIA AIYAR (A Hindu) ”All Muslims may not be terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims..” This comment, frequently heard after the Mumbai bomb blasts  implies that terrorism is a Muslim specialty, if not a monopoly. The facts are very different. [ALL CHRISTIAN or JEWISH  or MUSLIM PEOPLE ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE, BUT IT IS […]

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Unforgiving history

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Why Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state in Myanmar are at each others’ throats. IN THE morning sunlight, the panorama from the Shwethaung pagoda, on the highest hill in Mrauk-u, looked magical: lush rice paddy, sparkling lakes and wooded hills, many topped by other glinting gilt pagodas. But in one spot, black smoke was billowing. […]

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Out of the basket

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Lessons from the achievements—yes, really, achievements—of Bangladesh IN 1976, five years after independence, a book appeared called “Bangladesh: The Test Case of Development”. It was a test, the authors claimed, because the country was such a disaster that if development could be made to work there, it could surely work anywhere. At the time, many […]

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–          F R Chowdhury We all know Buddhism is based on “hatred to none and no revenge”. So much so that even killing an ant is also prohibited. We always considered Buddhists as very peace loving people until the Second World War when we were shocked by the atrocities of the Japanese troops, most of […]

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The World Bank, irked by Mashiur Rahman’s claim that he joined office on return from leave, has been told by government officials that the adviser to the prime minister is still on leave. Mashiur had to go on leave after a prolonged drama at the Bank’s insistence that all public officials, including the adviser, against […]

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It was a mistake

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Many top BNP leaders say party shifting from anti-India stance Rashidul Hasan BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and a majority of her party policymakers are apparently making a u-turn on their years-long “anti-India” stance, party insiders observe. At the same time, some political analysts say after reaping benefits over the years, the BNP has been shifting […]

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Best Christmas Gifts For Football Fanatics

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Mashiur’s dilemma

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Should he or shouldn’t he resign? Mahfuz Anam Mashiur Rahman, the Prime Minister’s adviser for economic affairs, faces the greatest dilemma of his life. To go or not to go is the question confronting him like a nightmare that does not go away however he wishes it to. If he has not done anything wrong […]

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How to tackle Iran

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By Dalia Dassa Kaye, Special to CNN Dalia Dassa Kaye is a senior political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and a 2011-2012 visiting fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. The views expressed are the author’s own. As war talk spikes again in Israel, U.S. officials are searching for ways to […]

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By: Syed Badrul Ahsan Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman frantically telephoned Major General KM Shafiullah, chief of staff of Bangladesh army, when a group of soldiers, heavily armed and backed by tanks and armoured cars, attacked his residence in the pre-dawn hours on August 15, 1975. The Father of the Nation sought Shafiullah’s assistance in warding […]

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