Divisive politics and BNP’s predicament

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Seven leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP are now under trial or detention or free on bail on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Khaleda Zia calls them “political prisoners” and demands their release. She has also vowed to “throw away” the Constitution. The BNP is… Read more »

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To be heard

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Sorry this article arrived beyond my usual Monday deadline. I had an asthma attack and was feeling pretty weak at the beginning of the week. When that happens, I sometimes write some pretty dumb stuff. That’s what happened. Two crumbled up articles later on, I’m still writing.

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Between neighbours

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The rains have hit again, and so soon after the hurricane. I drive past a scene in our small town. One elderly woman has her car stuck in the mud. I know this woman. Her next-door neighbour is helping push her car out of the mud.

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Dear Manmohan Singh…

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Dear Manmohan Singh, welcome to Bangladesh. This welcome is not just on behalf of one hospitable people to another but also to the prime minister of the country that matters most to Bangladesh.

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