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Granada And The Moorish Triangle

  By  Sabera Ahsan History Granada was the last Moorish stronghold in the 15th Century and not only was it one of the most multicultural cities in Spain, but it was also a hub of art, culture, science, agriculture where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in relative harmony for centuries.   It’s also the home to the sumptuous Alhambra Palace which translates in ...

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Time for Hajj again 2016

By Fatema Mia It is time for Hajj again (Alhamdulillah) Praise to Lord the Creator. As we are aware of Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, an obligatory performance for the Wealthy and Well Healthy Muslims to intend and to take on a journey to Holy city of Makkah (and visiting the Holy Shrine of Prophet peace ...

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My Bangabandhu, and yours

  On that final morning my mother prepared a cup of tea for me, worried why I did not want any breakfast. How could I? My thoughts were with the celebrations that were about to commence at Dhaka University, of which I was yet to be a student. But Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be there at the convocation, and ...

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On 15 August, there was no Mark Antony

  On 15 August forty one years ago, the murderers came for Bangabandhu and his family. They left everyone dead and then strutted around in the manner of so many peacocks. Not a leaf stirred. Not a single twitter of a bird was heard. No one came forth to save the Father of the Nation, no one except Brigadier Jamiluddin ...

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ONE CHILD, ONE TEACHER, ONE PEN AND ONE BOOK CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 Rayhan Ahmed Topader  We must be determined that our dream of quality education for all One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.These are the words of one of the world’s most inspirational teenag ers-a young woman who has already changed the world at the remarkable age of 16.A teenager who is the youngest nominee for ...

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Please don’t kill her

I am not an environmentalist having detailed knowledge on environmental issue. As an ordinary citizen of Bangladesh what I plainly understand about Sundarbans and proposed Rampal Power Plant is : We need electricity as we are short of it. We appreciate government’s continued efforts to make the country self-sufficient of electricity.  Electricity is the key to every development project. To ...

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HIJABS AND HIGH HEELS

Rayhan Ahmed Topader An Audrey Hepburn devotee with a soft spot for silk scarves and elegant dresses, Hulya Aslan could well be a contemporary version of her style icon.Aslan is a former editor of Ala Dergy-a Turkish fashion magazine aimed at Muslim women-who now runs a consultancy for emerging conse conservative fashion brands.The 29 year old epitomizes trend in Turkey: ...

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Green Card in Saudi Arabia

  By Advocate Md Halim Bepari, London Introduction: Green Card is a lawful officially granted permanent resident. A Green Card holder is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the Country. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”Green Card called ‘Carta di Soggiorno’ in European ...

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How can Gulshan-like killing be prevented from reoccurring?

Gulshan killing tarnished our image as a nation. We are normally considered as a peace loving moderate nation. If this type of atrocity continues to occur, it may pose a question in future as to how we continue to work as a peace keeper of the nations by being employed as peace keeping force by the UN.  As such this ...

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SYRIAN CHILDREN SHOT DEAD BY TURKISH BORDER GUARDS

Rayhan Ahmed Topader : EIGHT SYRIANS, most of them women and childr- en, have been killed by Turkish border guards while fleeing their war-torn homeland.The group was trying to cross into Turkey via a mountain smuggling route at the western end of the frontier when they were pushed back by Turkish forces firing live rounds.Mobile phone footage obtained by the ...

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