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by F R Chowdhury The history of development of 4-wheel vehicle is not very clear, perhaps by Porsche of Germany during the First World War. However the “jeep” was developed by American Bantam and mass produced by Willys during the Second World War. Kaiser Jeep, the successor of Willys was eventually purchased by the American […]

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Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ as theory suffers uncomplicatedness in comprehension, and can generate allurement en mass. For its vertical unpretentiousness, it could be a useful mannequin for foreign policy strategists. It could be misinterpreted which in turn could make world a lesser safe place endangering the human species. Bangladesh was born in the midst […]

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by Jessica Shepherd World education rankings show how countries do atreading, maths and science. A pupil in a science lesson. Photograph: David Sillitoe/Guardian The world education rankings from the OECD are out. The UK is slipping down in maths, reading and science, and has been overtaken by Poland and Norway, this major study of 65 […]

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In her posthumously published book, Reconciliation, Benazir Bhutto named a man whom she believed had tried to procure bombs for an unsuccessful attempt on her life in Karachi in October 2007: I was informed of a meeting that had taken place in Lahore where the bomb blasts were planned … a bomb maker was needed […]

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Mujib’s Memoirs

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By Hamid Mir hamid.mir@geo.tv Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a villain for many Pakistanis. One-sided history books tell us that Mujib was a traitor who broke up Pakistan with the help of India. We read in our history books that All-India Muslim League was formed in Dhaka in 1906 but we don’t know why the Pakistan […]

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Source: Foreign Policy Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2012’s global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them. In 2012, the hopes for the Arab Spring began fading into cynicism as the world watched Syria descend into civil war, while the region’s nascent democracies struggled with their newfound freedom. But, meanwhile, one […]

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A WELL-KNOWN Indian fashion designer, who had recently flown home from New York, said to me at a dinner in Delhi: “For the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel like coming back. I felt like it used to be in the old days, when we would go abroad and didn’t want to […]

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By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (Former Prime Minister of Malaysia) Dear Mr. President, I did not vote for you in the Presidential Election because I am Malaysian. But I consider myself one of your constituents because what you do or say will affect me and my country as well. I welcome your promise for change. Certainly […]

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A glimmer of hope

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by Alison Weir (President, CNI) For the past week Gaza has been bombarded every hour—electrical power, water supply systems, roads… important infrastructure is in ruins. Casualties are worse than most of the media are reporting, especially the “collateral damage” of innocent women and children.  The Israel lobby is hard at work trying to sell Tel Aviv’s […]

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A four-star general falls from grace. The American media is buzzing with “The Petraeus Affair” (as this latest sex scandal is dubbed). The empty-headed Talking Heads are breathlessly talking about what a horrible scandal it is, what shame this scandal has generated, blah, blah! Over at the Fox News the right wingers are trying to […]

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F R Chowdhury Experience has shown state-owned business suffer from inefficiency, corruption and bureaucratic red-tape. Many public sector organizations are kept alive by injection of state funding. The losses keep on adding up until the cumulative losses reach a stage that it cannot be disinvested. They eventually become a perpetual liability for the State and […]

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, Nov 21 (bdnews24.com)—Bangladesh’s development pessimism in global circles after its birth in 1971 has been proven ‘wrong’, the World Bank says. In its World Development Report 2013 on jobs, it says Bangladesh now belongs to a small group of countries that ‘have done well’ in both human development indicators and economic growth in recent […]

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