Kayes Ahmed

I forgive you

June 24, 2015
I forgive you

I just want everyone to know that I forgive you“.

So said Nadine Collier, the daughter of 70-year old victim Ethel Lance, in an emotion-choked and electrifying victim statement, when confronted with the evil of Dylann Roof.

She went on, ‚ÄúYou hurt me, you hurt a lot of people, but I forgive you‚ÄĚ.

This little runt of a man (a skinny misguided kid really) executed 9 people in a church after participating in an hour-long prayer and bible study. Read more »

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Syed Badrul Ahsan

The Awami League in our history

June 22, 2015
The Awami League in our history

History took a new turn on June 23, 1949. There were some courageous men — Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy — whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown acutely aware of the growing authoritarianism of the ruling Muslim League, thought it necessary to break loose of the organisation which had spearheaded the struggle for Pakistan and come forth with the Awami Muslim League. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

June 21, 2015
A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

Today I want to introduce you to a bigot and a Nobel laureate who ultimately is a coward and self-serving politician like the best of them. I am of course talking about Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more »

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Rainer Ebert

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and our double standards

June 21, 2015
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and our double standards

I strongly condemn today‚Äôs slaughter of thousands of dogs for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in the southern Chinese province of Guangxi. Some dogs are being boiled alive, some are being beaten to death, and some are being skinned alive. Read more »

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Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

Sheikh Hasina’s London visit and its political implications

June 20, 2015
Sheikh Hasina’s London visit and its political implications

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, came to London on 12 June 2015 and returned to Dhaka on June 18, 2015. Her six-day visit was a private one. She came to London for medical treatment and to listen to the maiden speech of her niece, Tulip Siddiq, a newly elected Labour MP, at the House of Commons. Read more »

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Subir Bhaumik

The tortuous road to Naga peace

June 19, 2015
The tortuous road to Naga peace

The publicity that surrounds the success of India‚Äôs ‚Äėcross-border‚Äô strike against rebels in Myanmar cannot hide the fact that the real failure of Indian intelligence was not in predicting the possible spot of the ambush but in anticipating the emergence of a rebel coalition in the jungles of Myanmar. Read more »

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Anwar A. Khan

Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

June 16, 2015
Down memory lane: The devils of 1971

The Bangladesh flag is a symbol of what Bangladeshis treasure; it represents the values we cherish beyond measure. Our flag flies high for freedom, bravery, the courage to fight, and sacrifice of one’s life for a just cause. The Bangladesh flag is an icon representing the Bangladeshi way. Read more »

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Rupak Bhattacharjee

India-Bangladesh people-to-people ties stronger

June 14, 2015
India-Bangladesh people-to-people ties stronger

One of the positive aspects of India-Bangladesh ties that deserve attention is the curiosity of the common people in each other‚Äôs matters. Read more »

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Rupak Bhattacharjee

Inclusive approach needed to resolve CHT ethnic conflict

June 11, 2015
Inclusive approach needed to resolve CHT ethnic conflict

One of the most intractable problems Read more »

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