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Bangladesh: The Price of Freedom at Bengal Gallery Raghu Rai speaks at the opening (L). These images documented a nation persecuted and dehumanised, a nation fighting tooth and nail against Pakistan army to stay alive and be free (R).Karim Waheed “The trickling stream of refugees coming from East Pakistan was swelling. By the end of […]

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Let’s pull up our socks to improve on it According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2012, Bangladesh slipped 24 points on the graft scale. The CPI surveyed 176 countries this year where the country retained its 13th place from the bottom on prevalence of corruption. It is little consolation to learn that our score […]

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IEP report no cause for complacency The Institute for Economics and Peace, based in the USA, has in fact validated by its report published on Tuesday, something that has been for long a fact in Bangladesh. In South Asia Bangladesh is the country least affected by terrorism. This has been acknowledged by knowledgeable circles of […]

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By TRIPTI LAHIRI and SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD Associated Press Bangladeshi officials inspected the burned-out garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka on Nov. 26. DHAKA, Bangladesh—In the last week of October, a supplier for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -0.35%placed an order with garment-maker Simco Bangladesh Ltd. to produce 300,000 girls’ shorts for shipment in early […]

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We are all concerned about being world’s one of the most corrupted country, whereas we never paid any single hint or heated discussion over the other countries same or even worse than us! It is a shame that we are at number 13 of being corrupted, however there are far more corrupted countries that we […]

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by Abid Beli Karachi, Pakistan Hear Ye ! Hear Ye PAKISTANIS !! YOU, each one of YOU, is responsible for what is happening. Don’t blame the Mullahs, the Taliban, the MOSSAD, CIA or RAW. YOU, PAKISTANIS collectively, YOU are letting it happen. There has been enough of passing the buck. Now the whole world knows, […]

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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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