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Graduating from LDC: A step toward Sonar Bangla The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is a list of countries that the exhibit lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. The concept of LDCs originated in the late 1960s with a view to improve the socioeconomic conditions of these countries. United Nations announced the first list of LDCs in […]

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The expanding phenomenon of religious and nationalist extremism SOURCE: THE BRISTOL CABLE Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd) The attack on Dr Zafar Iqbal on March 3, only proves that religiously motivated extremism of the violent type, whether manifested in individual or group actions, continues to find its practitioners in society. And we […]

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Inam Ahmed and Syed Ashfaqul Haque Confusion, buck-passing, and guessing are all what went on yesterday, a day after a US-Bangla aircraft crash-landed in Nepal to claim 51, 28 of them Bangladeshis. And, with those, it is not possible to conclude who is at fault– the airline or Kathmandu air traffic control authority? As both […]

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How not to ‘Historicise’ 1971? The 1971 Liberation War has been such a pivotal moment in the history of Bangladesh that new and innovative research on its history is always welcome. An objective analysis of its history is particularly important given the fact that such work has been consistently hampered due to long-term political turmoil, […]

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Now a part of world heritage Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering his March 7 speech. PHOTO: COLLECTED Mofidul Hoque  People of Bangladesh know very well the intrinsic value of the historic speech delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib on March 7, 1971. A country of the South and its leadership in the struggle for national emancipation […]

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Minar Rashid ড: জাফর ইকবালের উপর হামলা করে হামলাকারীরা কী অর্জন করতে চেয়েছে ? ============================================ কলমের জবাব কলম দিয়ে দিতে হয় , কথার জবাব কথা দিয়ে । এর পরিবর্তে একজন লেখক বা বক্তার বিরুদ্ধে যা করা হয় – গালি-গালাজ , মামলা ,হামলা , খুন, গুম সবই কাপুরুষতা । এই জঘন্য কাজটি যেমন স্টেইট বা সরকার […]

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HYPER-ACTIVE MINISTRY OF SHIPPING F R Chowdhury    3/3/2018   Ever since the present government came to power, it managed to destroy the maritime sector of Bangladesh in a systematic manner. I must congratulate them for their speed and success. It almost looks like miracle that they managed to achieve their success in such a […]

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Sono Wara, a Rohingya in her village in Myanmar a day after the death of her newborn twins. Credit Nicholas Kristof/The New York Times I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion Myanmar continues to kill its Rohingya, now bydenying them health care and sometimes foodinstead of by wielding machetes and firing bullets. Nicholas Kristof MARCH […]

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Professor Sufi Mostafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar University’s archaeology department, whose excavation led the discovery of 2500-year old fort city Wari-Bateshwar in Narsingdi, talked to Prothom Alo about his visit to two archaeological sites recently discovered by Isme Azam. Prothom Alo (PA): You’ve visited two archaeological sites of the Sundarbans. What do you think about them? […]

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We’ll fight for you

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2 Nobel Peace laureates tell Rohingyas The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf. They made the promise after hearing from many Rohingya women about the harrowing tales of torture they had endured in Myanmar. “We are your voice and we will fight for […]

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Monday was another day of reckoning for the United Nations. As the UN chief and the UN high commissioner on human rights decried the mass violation of human rights, genocide and unjust wars raging all over the world from Syria to Myanmar to Congo, one thing came out even clearer — the undemocratic character of […]

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No one would realise better than a woman how it feels when a child is snatched away from the arms of a mother and slaughtered, a man is murdered before the eyes of his wife, or a girl is raped. That is what happened to countless Rohingya women back in Rakhine State of Myanmar. As […]

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