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A walkover for the colleagues

By Shibabrata Barman ::  A quick bail prematurely ending an earlier remand order and the release of a journalist may settle the dust for now. But there is an element of grave concern the Probir Sikdar whirlwind has brought to our attention and we should not overlook it. The legal procedures followed in the ICT lawsuit against this journalist might ...

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PLAIN TRUTH : Gaza Strip: An Open Prison

Dr. Mozammel Haque This July marks the first anniversary of the Israeli attack on Gaza named, Operation Protective Edge. We are also remembering the attack on London’s transport system on 7 July 10 years ago and, also the Srebrenica Genocide, 20 years ago. Since Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014, two parliamentary delegations visited Palestine; discussions and debates took place ...

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Seventy years of unfinished business

By A. Rahman Two dates – August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 – will remain firmly etched in the minds of humanity as the example of the world’s worst man-made disaster and cruelty. People will recoil, as long as human civilisation lasts, at how the evil nature of human beings can cause such enormous death, destruction, and sufferings — ...

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Justice is suffering while beheading and rendition Resumes in Saudi

By Fatema Miah On the 28th of July 2015, Saudi beheading news published on the front page with a full picture. In the picture it shows a scene of the beheading individual is blind folded forced down on his knees among few other people, including uniformed police officers, another official and the be-header dressed up in traditional white Arab long ...

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Criminals should be brought to face justice.

By Fatema Miah, Solihull UK. On the 8th of July a 13/14 year old boy known as Razon was murdered in a village called Kumar Gao of Sylhet district near Jalabad Police Station.  The victim’s full name mentioned to be Samiul Alam Razon, son of Azizur Rahman of Khando Gao in Shador sub-district of Greater Sylhet District in Bangladesh. It ...

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The glory and the agony

By Syed Badrul Ahsan Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed to Bangabandhu’s ...

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On to a stand apart Eid

Shah Husain Imam Eid has always been a special occasion. But this time it stands apart from the Eids in recent years. The rather unique backdrop to the festival is as much carved out by our cricketing success as it is riddled with despicable acts of inhumanity. The joy of ODI series victory against South Africa, a highly rated national ...

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No tears for thousands of other Rajans

By Kayes Ahmed Social media is in a state of froth about the beating to death of 10 year old Rajan at the hands of callous murderers. The Minister is huffing and puffing and promising swift and certain justice. However, no one is spending a New York minute to ask, how is this possible? How come ordinary people, like the ...

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