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Reflections: The roots that clutch …

July 26, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Reflections: The roots that clutch …

Barack Obama, as we converse, is in his ancestral land of Kenya. He will not be going to his parental village, a place he has been to earlier as United States senator. This time, with all those worries about such murderous outfits as al Shabab flying around, there are proper security concerns related to...
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10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

July 25, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

When I first visited Shohagpur 15 years ago, few knew its name. I stayed the night in a windowless room in Sherpur. I felt I had a date with history. It had become known due to the efforts of Farida Akhter of UBINIG who had organised the first congregation of women freedom fighters. She...
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The glory and the agony

July 22, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The glory and the agony

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...
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The dawn of hope

March 10, 2015
Hammad Ali
The dawn of hope

9th March 2015, 5:40 PM. The Bangladesh cricket team just bowled England out
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Posted in 1971, Cricket, History | 6 Comments »

Delhi can do better

January 27, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
Delhi can do better

Bangladesh celebrated its Bijay Diwas (Victory Day) on December 16
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Memories of Bangabandhu

January 10, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Memories of Bangabandhu

Forty nine years after his public announcement of the Six Point programme
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The legacy of HM Ershad

December 27, 2014
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The legacy of HM Ershad

General (retd) Hussein Muhammad Ershad informed the country a few days ago
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Posted in History, Politics | 9 Comments »

Pakistan’s Bangladesh problem

December 14, 2014
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Pakistan’s Bangladesh problem

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has recently revealed
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The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 1970, the night the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded,
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