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From dusty villages to Delhi, Indians seek people to persecute The lesson of partition does not seem to have been learned  ECONOMIST Print edition | Asia Jul 5th 2018 WHEN the two old friends set off in early June for a day in the country, they had no inkling of what was in store. Abhijit Nath, […]

Bangladeshi Chakma women walk alongside barbed wire fencing as others sit under makeshift shelters at the Indo Bangladesh fencing area at Karbook, 135 kms south of Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on August 4, 2013 AFP Possibility of a nascent ICP in Sabroom, near the Feni River that runs along the Bangladesh-India border, […]

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We are all Rohingya’ Tweets WB chief after visiting camps World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Staff Correspondent   Daily Star   3/7/2018 The international community cannot turn its head away from the Rohingya crisis, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said yesterday. “I am extremely humbled and moved by the courage of the #Rohingya. We cannot […]

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Satellite tender 3: Family links raise further questions The Bangladesh government has in the last few days launched the country’s first satellite, named Bangabandhu-1. Back in May 2012, I wrote a series of three articles for the Bangladesh daily newspaper, The New Age about how the whole process started with serious irregularities in the tender process that resulted in […]

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Abijeet Nath, left, and Nilotpal Das, right, stopped to ask for directions when a mob attacked them. — BBC photo Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ask directions in north-eastern Assam state when they were […]

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The phensedyl affair Or how I spent my Eid in Jessore Fazlur Rahman Raju Someone once told me that phensedyl was being smuggled as commonly as cows from India. I was intrigued, because of the cow comparison. A little digging revealed that it wasn’t as common as cows. Cows WERE the ones smuggling the phensedyl […]

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Bangaldesh invading Myanmar will outbreak a severe conflict in South Asia by Avinash Kumar India has very good diplomatic relation with both of the nations. Since Bangladesh is landlocked from 3 sides by India and a very small part is connected to Myanmar. This will not be easy for Bangladesh to go in all-out war without […]

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  Yaba invasion -1: Hostage to Myanmar Daily Star; Bangladesh May 12, 2018 Inam Ahmed and Shakhawat Liton       It’s called crazy medicine. Produced in Myanmar, the dangerous drug very easily crosses the border and reaches cities, towns and villages of Bangladesh through various channels — sometimes in full knowledge of law enforcers. It […]

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Sheikh Hasina Is on the 2018 TIME 100 List | Time.com     By Minakshi Ganguly     14/5/2018 I first met Sheikh Hasina in the 1990s, when she was fiercely campaigning to end military rule in Bangladesh. Our last meeting was in 2008, when she was campaigning against another military regime. The following year she […]

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Pakistan’s Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Photo by Qamar Hafeez, Wikipedia Commons. Pakistan’s General Bajwa Named In List Of Worlds’ Most Powerful May 14, 2018 Ishaal Zehra* There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but the chosen 75 men and women make the world turn, claims Forbes Magazine. Forbes’ annual ranking of The […]

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  Kashmiri carry the body of the militant Fayaz Ahmad Hamaal during his funeral procession in Srinagar on May 5, 2018. — AFP photo Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered protests in which five civilians were killed. Thousands took to the streets of […]

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ESSAYMay/June 2018 IssueBurma & MyanmarPolitical Development   Foreign Affairs Magazine Where Myanmar Went Wrong From Democratic Awakening to Ethnic Cleansing By Zoltan Barany Late last year, when news broke that Myanmar’s military had been systematically killing members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, much of the world was shocked. In recent years, Myanmar (also known as Burma) had […]

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