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WHY WE WERE NOT THERE

F R Chowdhury:   The Russia-Ukraine war has been gaining momentum and getting out of control. There are reports of heavy bombing in residential areas destroying schools and hospitals. Some of the foreign merchant ships got stranded in Ukrainian ports as the channels are mined. There was a Bangladesh flagged bulk carrier “Banglar Samridhi” also got trapped in Southern Ukraine. ...

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INNOCENT VICTIMS OF WAR

    F R Chowdhury:   The world has been witnessing another senseless war between Russia and Ukraine. As I write this article, the war is still going on. It is causing more and more loss and damage of life and property. War can only cause damage and destruction but can do no good to the human society. The disputing ...

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FOR THE SAKE OF WORLD PEACE

F R Chowdhury:   The students of history know it very well as to how the kings and monarchs used to conquer territories to glorify their regimes. Those days are gone. People have been educated, civilized and cultured to live side by side in peace and harmony. It is still not even hundred years that the world witnessed the last ...

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RECONCILING THE ACCOUNTABILITY

F R Chowdhury:   Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) celebrated its Golden Anniversary (50 years) on 5 February 2022. Some former employees of BSC felt very nostalgic about it and I read quite a few interesting comments on LINKEDIN and other websites. Despite the difficulties faced at the time of its establishment, it achieved commendable success initially, but this did not ...

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Nuclear Proliferation – the binding factor of China – Pakistan friendship

By-Matiar Chowdhury:   After Canada decided to terminate its nuclear energy cooperation with Islamabad in 1976 since Pakistan refused to meet IAEA safeguards allowing full inspection of both civil and military nuclear facilities, it did not take much time for China to reach out to Pakistan with their assistance in further developing Islamabad’s programme. By late 1970s, this strategic cooperation ...

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The Russia-West Stand-off Mimicking 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Mashuk Ahmed Khan L.L.M.;  M.Phil.; M.A.; PG DIP. (LP); PG Dip.(HRM) MCIPD A legal academic; and Member of the University of Oxford Philosophical Society; and The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ——————————————————————————————————————— History repeats itself. The lingering Russia-Ukraine stand-off has gone beyond their national acrimony. It is now Russia versus the West; Ukraine is just a pawn on ...

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THEY DID NOT LEAVE; THEY WERE COMPELLED TO LEAVE

    F R Chowdhury     The Pakistani forces in occupation of Bangladesh finally surrendered to allied forces of Bangladesh and India on December 16, 1971. The ceremony took place in Dhaka. In Chittagong Pakistani forces were still negotiating with Indian local command for organized mass surrender. I was in Chittagong. We eventually went to bed knowing that Bangladesh ...

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EU-BD Trade : Environment, labour and social Issues are factors for future, CPD economist says

* Julia Alam Internationally renowned trade economist, Professor Dr. Mustafizur Rahman said Bangladesh’s government and the stakeholders of trade would have to keenly follow the changing global market and trade regime, polarization among powerful trade partners and reshaping of geopolitics. The country should also pay attention to policies of EU and specially it’s concerns about labor rights, environment protections and ...

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Bangabandhu’s social spirit of the liberation war

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: It all started with India’s independence, back in 1947, which created the dominion of Pakistan. This meant Pakistan now had two separate regions on either side of India  West Pakistan and East Pakistan which led to friction between the two regions. On March 26,1971, when Bangladesh gained independence, it kickstarted the Liberation War. This genocide began with ...

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