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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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  Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Myanmar Is the Despotic and Dictatorial Hasina in Bangladesh hopelessly Abandoned by Her “Too Friendly, But More Unfriendly” Immediate Neighbors? By: Jalal Uddin Khan, Ph.D. (Canada)    5/5/2018   Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:  Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:     Then, heigh-ho, the holly!       […]

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Why India and China Are Competing for Better Ties With Bangladesh Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina share a laugh after signing multiple agreements, New Delhi, India, April 8, 2017 (AP photo).   The Editors Thursday, April 26, 2018   World Politics Review Earlier this month, India’s new foreign secretary, Vijay Kashev […]

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In Search of a Lost Ahom Princess While some historians say Pori Bibi’s tomb in Dhaka is that of Ahom princess Ramani Gabharu, others say it is of Mughal general Shaista Khan’s daughter. This 17th-century Mughal edifice that houses Bibi Pari’s tomb is considered a unique construction in Bangladesh. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty Sangeeta Barooah […]

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বাংলাদেশকে নিয়ে চীন-ভারত দ্বন্দ্ব: কী ঘটছে নেপথ্যে? মোয়াজ্জেম হোসেন  বিবিসি বাংলা, লন্ডন    27.4.2018 ছবির কপিরাইটGETTY IMAGESImage captionচীন-ভারত দ্বন্দ্বের মূলে রয়েছে বঙ্গোপসাগরে আধিপত্য বিস্তারের চেষ্টা এশিয়ার সবচেয়ে বড় দুই শক্তি চীন এবং ভারত সাম্প্রতিক সময়ে যেভাবে বাংলাদেশে প্রভাব বিস্তারে ভূ-রাজনৈতিক প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতায় নেমেছে, বাংলাদেশের গত ৪৭ বছরের ইতিহাসে তার নজির সম্ভবত নেই। এই দ্বন্দ্ব সাম্প্রতিক বছরগুলোতে এত […]

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Despite Opposition, Work on Controversial Rampal Power Project Continues Resistance to the India-Bangladesh thermal power project is not only due to the possible destruction of the Sundarbans but also the displacement of “over 3,500 land-owning families” and others dependent on the forest for livelihood. The site for the Rampal thermal power plant. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty […]

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বাংলাদেশের পরবর্তী নির্বাচন নিয়ে দুর্ভাবনায় ভারতীয় নীতিনির্ধারকরা ১৮ এপ্রিল ২০১৮     www.bbc.com/bengali/news ছবির কপিরাইট TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images Image caption বাংলাদেশে বিশ্বাসযোগ্য নির্বাচনে ভারতের মোদি সরকার কী অবস্থান নেবে? বাংলাদেশে এ বছরের শেষে যে নির্বাচন হতে যাচ্ছে, সেটির ব্যাপারে ভারতীয় নীতিনির্ধারকদের চিন্তা-ভাবনা কী? অবজারভার রিসার্চ ফাউন্ডেশন নামে একটি ভারতীয় থিংক ট্যাংক এই নির্বাচন সম্পর্কে একটি বিশ্লেষণ […]

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