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‘If Bangladesh expects India to criticise Myanmar, then they are wrong’

According to the United Nations, at least 409,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh fleeing the unrest in Myanmar Former Indian foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal has said India should support Myanmar to fight the Rohingya crisis instead of supporting Bangladesh. “Bangladesh will make a mistake if they expect anything from India regarding this [Rohingya issue],” he […]

A man uses a cane to control the crowd while providing relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Reuters photo A dishonest quarter is fleecing helpless Rohingyas, who are fleeing violence in Myanmar, in the name of letting them into Bangladesh, then into Cox’s Bazar camps and in some cases deep […]

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Minar Rashid “মনের পশু কোরবানি” দেয়ার প্রবক্তা আসলে কারা ? =================================== এক. . মুসলিম উম্মাহর এক অসহায় জনপদের নারী ও শিশুদের লাশ পাশে নিয়ে আমরা কুরবানির ঈদ পালন করছি । এটা আমাদের বিবেককে একটুও নাড়া দিচ্ছে না । বরং রাজপরিবারের এক শক্তিশালী সদস্য এই ঈদকে জাতির জীবনে সবচেয়ে খুশীর ঈদ হিসাবে ঘোষণা করেছেন । এই […]

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In Illustrations: The Story of the Chakmas By Aliza Bakht on 22/08/2017 Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe. Text by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty The article appeared in the Wire India 22/08/2017  

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Taslima Nasreen and the Imaginary Homeland of the Exiled By Monobina Gupta on 07/08/2017 What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile? Taslima Nasreen’s Bengali book. Credit: Twitter/Taslima Nasreen Taslima Nasreen is used to being turned away from airports. She is used to being bundled […]

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They consider Tata engines grossly underrated. If a “Tata human haulier” is capable of carrying double the passenger-load than what they usually do, then why not turn them into minibuses? All it needs is a little improvisation; ingenious indeed! While not lawful, this is an aspect that hardly matters as far as Dhaka streets and […]

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Despite an avowed economic development that satisfies 74 per cent of new generation, 82 per cent of Bangladesh youth are not optimistic about their future, reveals a Prothom Alo youth survey. Statistically, the country has attained over 6 per cent economic growth over the recent years, but such growth has failed to create jobs for […]

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The Bangladesh government has decided to prohibit the production of films with other countries until the passing of a proper guideline. The decision was made at a meeting held between the Ministry of Information and film industry representatives on Sunday. The meeting proposed revising the existing guidelines over ‘joint production for the sake of the […]

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Before burning herself to death, Constable Halima Begum wrote a note revealing how her superiors had ignored an allegation of rape by a co-worker One would expect that members of the police force would be safe from all harm. But like all other women in Bangladesh, women working in the police force also face the […]

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As Bangladesh does not have an independent public prosecution service, there is no proper recruitement mechanism in place. The photo was taken recently Mahmud Hossain Opu The lack of an independent public prosecution service means the government can escape being accountable for its actions as well Unlike many countries in the world, public prosecutors in Bangladesh […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her government’s determination to build modern and strong armed forces keeping pace with the world to safeguard country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty. ‘We want to move keeping pace with the world, we don’t want our armed forces to lag behind in any field. Keeping this in mind we’re […]

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Photo:Rajib Dhar ‘Around 3:15am, they asked us to get up and sit down for Sehri, saying we must observe fast. I was heading towards toilet around 4:30am’ Hasnat Karim is the most talked-about name ever since the July 1 terrorist attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka last year. Aiming to celebrate his daughter’s […]

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