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It’s been a while. It’s been a while since I’ve penned any dream, any frustration, any curiosity, any surprise. May be this is what writer’s blockage is, may be this is what is the sound of emptiness. In a world where every day we want [...]
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David Bergman: Now and then

David Bergman who made documentary in 1995 on the brutal atrocities on the Bengali people during 1971 liberation war by Pakistan Occupation Forces and their local collaborators that brought forth the demand of war crimes trial once again and [...]

Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

Image: Possible votes on Jan 5. Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by US based Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin even if BNP-Jamaat had [...]

BNP Sponsored Jamayat–Shibir Avalanche?

A well planned and very calculated avalanche of identified group of activists of Jamayat-Shibir, under alleged sponsorship of BNP, continues on the law enforcing agencies throughout Bangladesh. This is conspicuously happening at a time when [...]

The essence of Nobel Peace Prize & Dr. Yunus

Photo: Mosammat Taslima Begum (left), representing Grameen Bank, and Muhammad Yunus pose with their Nobel Peace Prize Medals and Diplomas.Copyright © The Norwegian Nobel Institute 2006, Photo: Ken Opprann. Though other categories of Nobel [...]

Should Bangladesh believe Myanmar

Bangladesh once again noted with hope a pledge of Myanmar when the latter recently apprised the former to take back all registered and unregistered Rohingya Muslim refugees from the country. The pledge came through Myanmar’s newly appointed [...]

Human rights & RAB: here comes the US

Five days after the US government expressed its concern over the involvement of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in extralegal killings and forced disappearances, US Ambassador to Dhaka Dan Mozena Tuesday revealed the US plan to form an internal [...]

Curious case of Padma bridge financing

After juggling and muddling with the matter for a while World Bank, the lead financier of Padma Multipurpose Bridge has finally announced the cancellation of its contract with Bangladesh for financing the implementation of Padma Multipurpose [...]

Corruption: Bangladesh & the WB

Corruption and lack of accountability make The World Bank- the most influential money lending firm of the world- one of the “most dysfunctional” in the world, says a report by the Forbes. In a long and detailed report the magazine says, “No [...]

Fleeing Rohingyas: a dilemma for Bangladesh government

The government of Bangladesh led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been facing a dilemma over a demand to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing deadly sectarian strife in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The dilemma in the wake of an ongoing debate [...]
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