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More than a fleeting distraction

by Haroon Habib The Bangladesh government is under pressure from the U.S. to mend relations with Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh’s next general election will come at the end of 2013, and is already taking up much political energy. But a recent claim in an Indian media outlet that the United States is in […]

India on Wednesday thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh. Foreign minister SM Krishna wrote to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni, saying that the “cause of liberation of Bangladesh has been very close to our hearts, and […]

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday framed charges against BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury in connection with crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. With the charge framing, the war crimes trial against the detained BNP leader who has been charged with 23 counts of crimes began formally. Salauddin is the second person to […]

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