Archive for December, 2012

The scars of war, victory and justice

December 16, 2012
Bina D'Costa
The scars of war, victory and justice

Ever since the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) began its work, opponents of the mechanism have emphasised that the first government of the state pardoned the alleged war criminals
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 8 Comments »

Food grain production and self-sufficiency

December 30, 2012
M A Taslim
Food grain production and self-sufficiency

One of the redeeming features of our economic development during the last four decades has been the steady increase in food grain production despite all odds, both natural and man-made.
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Posted in Agriculture | 6 Comments »

Looking back at 2012

December 31, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
Looking back at 2012

Time has inevitably rolled out 2013 upon us; it is time for a year-end retrospective – a round-up of some of the major events that took place in 2012.
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Posted in Year in review | 6 Comments »

Binary mindset and intolerance

December 29, 2012
Mo Chaudhury
Binary mindset and intolerance

What is the common defining element of extremism, polarization, either or, anything but, and my way or high way? The answer is that they are all binary or digital (zero/one) in nature since they define things in terms of two disjoint
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

December 26, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

No I am not talking about the killings of 20 innocent children and six adults in Newtown, CT. We know the perpetrator of that evil act and we also know that it was a case of madness and a gun culture gone out of control.
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Posted in International, Religious Extremism | 17 Comments »

Of Christmas trees and evening news

December 25, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Of Christmas trees and evening news

The emergency room is quiet. A cheery Christmas tree sits by a window near a television set. Horrific images of children’s funerals flash on the screen.
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Posted in International | 20 Comments »

Seeing with the heart — Eid and Christmas

December 24, 2012
Julian Francis
Seeing with the heart — Eid and Christmas

About eight years ago, when Eid-ul-Fitr came quite close to Christmas, it was interesting to observe the joy of festivities with family and friends and the giving and receiving of gifts.
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Posted in Religion, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

If only our leaders could realise Bangladesh’s potential!

December 23, 2012
A. R. Chowdhury
If only our leaders could realise Bangladesh’s potential!

According to a published report in the Guardian newspaper, Bangladesh’s economy might overtake the western countries by 2050. This prediction is based on the assumption that Bangladesh
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Posted in Achievement | 19 Comments »

After Newtown, guns are one more rift in the GOP

December 22, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
After Newtown, guns are one more rift in the GOP

When political parties lose after a bitterly fought electoral battle, they prefer to lick their wounds in private. The glare of publicity is not helpful in exploring what went wrong and charting a fresh course.
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Posted in International | 1 Comment »

Lost (?) in translation

December 20, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Lost (?) in translation

When I peruse the news, I of course start with bdnews24.com. I look at the Opinion section, my favourite part, and then I go to the Bangla Opinion page, and, I’m ashamed to say, I paste sections into Google Translate.
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Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Secularism and Islam: The myth and the reality

December 19, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Secularism and Islam: The myth and the reality

In the last few weeks, Jamaat-backed organizations have attacked police officers left and right. The government has suggested that these attacks are pre-planned, with the goal of generally de-stabilizing society.
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Posted in Politics, Religion | 22 Comments »

Does Deutsche Bank have the solution to our volatile stock market?

December 18, 2012
Nofel Wahid
Does Deutsche Bank have the solution to our volatile stock market?

This December marks the 2-year passing of the stock market crash. To say that the stock market is struggling would be a gross understatement – almost every indicator of stock market performance suggests that.
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Posted in Economy, Finance | 5 Comments »

ICT: Paradoxical propaganda

December 27, 2012
Shah Ali Farhad
ICT: Paradoxical propaganda

Since 2011, Cassidy and Associates (“CA”), one of USA’s largest lobbying firms has as one of its clients, Mir Quasem Ali, one of the 14 indicted by the International Crimes Tribunal (“ICT”) for war crimes committed in 1971.
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Posted in War Crimes Trial | 7 Comments »

Grief, guns and guts

December 17, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Grief, guns and guts

“A Robin Redbreast in a Cage/Puts all Heaven in a Rage,” wrote the poet William Blake. But there is something far more hideous that can put heaven, and all of us, in a greater rage. It is the murder of children.
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Posted in International | 2 Comments »

Dynamics of violent activism

December 17, 2012
Mo Chaudhury
Dynamics of violent activism

Media reports have identified a number of individuals involved in the murder of Biswajit on December 09, 2012. The incident is inescapably egregious
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Law and Justice | 6 Comments »

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