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Time for reflection

By Israfil Khosru Connectivity is a must to facilitate trade and enhance it too, but the conditions should not be lop-sided to the extent that it does not become mutually beneficial As I write this piece, the mania surrounding Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka would have died down a bit. It was no doubt a whirlwind affair and had all ...

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PLAIN TRUTH : Lord Sheikh on Muslims, Extremism and Islam

Dr. Mozammel Haque Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom delivered a speech in the House of Lords in which Her Majesty said that measures will be brought forward to promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism. There was discussion and debate on this speech at the House of Lords. Lord Sheikh and Lord Ahmed ...

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Fasting and 9th Lunar calendar Arabic Month Ramadan.

By Fatema Miah Ramadan is an Arabic month which is well known to the world, obviously to the Muslims also to Non-Muslims because of the importance of Muslims preserving the fast. Ra madan is the Ninth Lunar calendar month of Arabic year and the Arabic Lunar calendar months are followed by entire Muslim (Ummah) population throughout the world. Ramadan word ...

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Joint Declaration between Bangladesh and India

Joint Declaration between Bangladesh and India during Visit of Prime Minister of India to Bangladesh June 6-7, 2015   1.                  At the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of India, Mr.  Narendra Modi, paid a State visit to Bangladesh from 6-7June ...

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Optimising water transit

Dr. Abu Reza Indian need for an optimal mode of transit across Bangladesh is well recognised. To extend friendly cooperation to India, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman displayed his foresight and sagacity by restoring the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade in 1972 which had been suspended by the Pakistan authorities in 1965. The protocol, importantly, was conditioned on the ...

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PLAIN TRUTH

Islamism in the Horn of Africa Dr. Mozammel Haque : A discussion on the topic “Islamism in the Horn of Africa” took place at Chatham House, London, on Wednesday, 13th of May, 2015, where following speakers participated and spoke: Dr. Harry Verhoeven from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Sideq Osman, Sudanese Affairs Researcher; Professor Justin Willis ...

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Shaban 8th Lunar Calendar Arabic Month

By Fatema Miah <> This is Shaban 8th Lunar Calendar Arabic Month; the month before Ramadan. Month of Shaban is the gateway month to Ramadan. Ramadan when Muslims do fast for a month from daybreak to sunset. Informative factors for Muslims and non-Muslims; Shaban is an important month before Ramadan; Muslims usually will be busy with preparations for the month ...

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Justice Today

By Mohammed Khaled Noor :   Justice today is not just at all……. <> Alas, injustices spreading like bush fire to destroy the moral fabric of this human civilization. Shame! Do we need a new world order to save the dignity of human beings …., the plague of injustice, war, death and destructions across our lands? Justice means moral rectitude, ...

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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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