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Bangladesh and its confusion on democracy

By Abdul Gaffar Choudhury Everyone in Bangladesh claims that they need democracy. Even a party like Jamaat, which believes in theocracy, want to see democracy in Bangladesh. BNP joined the bandwagon too, despite having military origins, and they themselves ruled using undemocratic methods while in power. The most vocal section of our populace, the civil society, criticises how Bangladesh lacks ...

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PLAIN TRUTH

  Middle East Peace and Japan’s Roles – A European Perspective Dr. Mozammel Haque   Lord Nazir Ahmed, one of the earliest Muslim members appointed to the Britain’s House of Lords, was invited by Universal Peace Forum (UPF)-Japan which conducted the fourth Japan-Europe Forum recently. Hundreds of citizens and experts in Kobe, Fukuoka and Tokyo listened Lord Ahmed discourse on ...

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Mental health is ignored in Bangladesh

By  AISHA SIDDIKA :  Bangladesh, a country with so many opportunities is continually turning into a country with lots of risks for its inhabitants; every year thousands of people are becoming the victims of man-made and natural disasters, gender based violence, political restlessness, conflicts, etc. and so on. Bangladesh is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. With susceptibility to ...

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Leadership: Bangabandhu, Tajuddin, and Hasina

By Syed Badrul Ahsan :  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman  Bangladesh’s history in modern times has effectively been an enduring story of the leadership provided to it by three individuals. There is Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and then there is Tajuddin Ahmad, and now there is Sheikh Hasina. When you take note of the ratification in recent times of the Land Boundary Agreement ...

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Altab Ali and the Battle for Brick Lane

  The 37th Annual Altab Ali day took place this week beginning with a solemn and dignified wreath laying ceremony. It brought together veterans of the 1978 era and a number of current leaders and organisations from the wider anti racist movement. Below Rajonuddin Jalal, a former Tower Hamlets Council deputy Leader and prominent in that famous struggle highlights some ...

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Labour’s pioneering role in this subcontinent: an introduction

by Farooque Chowdhury :  THE wage ‘slaves’ were coerced or allured out of their villages with the power of starvation. ‘[B]etween the years 1921 and 1931 the number of industrial workers employed in establishments of more than 10 workers rose from 2.6 million to 3.5 million. In the intervening decade, and especially in the last two and a half years of the war ...

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Origins of the Bengali Calendar

By A. Rahman :    Only a few weeks ago, Bangladesh celebrated Bengali New Year’s day (Bangla Noboborsho) with unprecedented razzmatazz – colourful festoons donned the apartments in high-rise buildings, rickshaws, and even lamp posts; women wearing bright yellow saris chanted Noboborsho-welcoming songs; girls with garlands in their hands walked the streets, as if to offer garlands to the exalted ...

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Mother of secularism: Pohela Boishaak will defeat all inequality:

By Piya Mayenin Pohela Boishaak, named after the Bishakha star is the first day of the Bengali calendar. The date of the Bengali year coincides with the mid-April in the western world. Although spring in UK, it is the onset of summer in Bangladesh and other places. Maybe the fine weather is partly why Britain has seen an ever growing Pohela ...

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Zahir Raihan: Recalling an Intellectual

Rajib Kanti Roy : Zahir Raihan: Recalling an Intellectual If we turn the pages of our glorious history, we come to realize that, a time frame of 19 years (from 1952 to 1971) was the most important period for us. During that time, as we faced economic discrimination by the West Pakistani rulers, we needed to develop a strong patriotic ...

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