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NO STRINGS ATTACHED Don't forget Tonu


Written By: Tojveroul
26/03/2016 13:09
Bangladesh

      The smiling face of a young girl in hijab caught my eye while I was scrolling through my FB newsfeed. The hashtag 'Justice for Tonu' was enough to announce what this story was about. 19-year-old Shohagi Jahan Tonu's body had been....    Full story...

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A fallout of govt apathy to blogger killing


Written By: Tojveroul
15/03/2016 23:36
Blogging

    The failure of the police to make any headway in the investigation of the horrific murder of Bangladesh-born US science writer and blogger Avijit Roy even one year after the killing is indeed disappointing. He was hacked to death by a group of unknown assailants near the venue....    Full story...

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Dear PM Modi, it is time to thank Bangladesh for embracing its Indian immigrants


Written By: SNM Abdi
11/03/2016 20:47
Neighbours and Borders

Unable to sign the Teesta River Water Sharing Treaty, Narendra Modi will come across as impotent as Manmohan Singh during his 6-7 June state visit to Bangladesh. On the Mamata Banerjee front, though, Modi has fared somewhat better than Singh. But Banerjee has clearly....    Full story...

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Bangladesh's controversial tribunal upholds Mir Quasem Ali's death sentence


Written By: Nazmul
08/03/2016 18:55
Jamaat Islami

Image: Mir Quasem Ali Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami's chief financier, imposed for war crimes, in a major blow to the country's biggest Islamist party.   Mir Quasem Ali, a shipping and real estate tycoon, was....    Full story...

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Rape of East Timor: ‘Sounds like fun’


Written By: John Pilger
07/03/2016 13:00
Colonial Rule & Exploitation

SECRET documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run. The documents refer to East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, and were....    Full story...

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To celebrate or not to celebrate Mother's Day-today's imperative question!


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
06/03/2016 17:43
Religion & Culture

I hear many of you wondering what is the answer to this question. In the UK Mother's Day has become a symbolic day to venerate mothers. People usually buy their mothers special presents, take them out for a meal, send them off to a hotel or spa for a break or simply give them a special treat.....    Full story...

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50 years ago today, Indira Gandhi got the Indian Air Force to bomb its own people


Written By: David Buhril
05/03/2016 16:56
Neighbours and Borders

The attempt to quell an uprising left deep scars on the collective memory of Mizoram, and led to an insurgency that lasted 20 years. Photo Credit:Representational picture. Natesh Ramaswamy   March 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Aizawl – the first air raid by....    Full story...

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BJP secret meeting on Bangladesh


Written By: Devadeep Purohit and Radhika Ramaseshan
05/03/2016 11:38
Neighbours and Borders

- Session at resort near Calcutta to gauge minority situation Devadeep Purohit and Radhika Ramaseshan March 2: Ram Lal, a joint national general secretary of the BJP, held a secret meeting with some opinion-makers from Bangladesh at a resort near....    Full story...

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Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech': Sarmila Bose


Written By: Sarmila Bose
29/02/2016 0:38
Neighbours and Borders

Image: Irani (left) and Bose (right)   The HRD minister of India Smriti Irani is accused of misinterpreting the contents of the academic's book on Bangladesh during the debate on free speech. On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani,....    Full story...

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What Doval-Modi team is planning to win elections


Written By: Pushp Sharma
28/02/2016 19:20 28/02/2016 19:19
Neighbours and Borders

A secret plan has been laid down to target peripheral team members of the Dawood syndicate. Criminals and suspended cops will be used for covert operations leaving no traceable evidence. Though shockingly simple, but it’s a strategic move to protect the ghost killers from trial, be it media....    Full story...

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Bangladesh’s joining the Saudi-led military alliance surprised Russia


Written By: Bdnews 24
28/02/2016 19:14
Foreign Policy

Bangladesh’s joining the Saudi-led military alliance ‘initially’ surprised Russia: Envoy Bangladesh’s joining the Saudi Arabia-led military alliance to combat terrorism “initially astonished” Russia, says its outgoing ambassador to Dhaka. But, Alexander....    Full story...

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Arms dealers,sellers and manufacturers are not true Christians-The Pope


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
27/02/2016 17:35
International

The Pope has issued a new edict - all arms dealers - sellers and manufacturers are not true Christians. This is a very dangerous edict as it creates a very clear divide between his holiness the pope and the rest of the Christian world. Most of the powerful Christian leaders from Christian....    Full story...

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Bangladesh is the 5th Highest Nations Sending Remittances to India


Written By: Silicon India
27/02/2016 17:17
Neighbours and Borders

Bangalore: Money is the most basic requirement for our well being. Most of the Indian parents sent their children to other countries for their higher education and for job purposes. In fact, the amount of salary a person earns not only depend on his hard work and dedication but also depend....    Full story...

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India to allow minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh to stay without papers


Written By: PTI
27/02/2016 16:25
Minorities

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi government came to power in May last year, several steps including issuance of Long Term Visa (LTV) for these refugees have been initiated.  India today decided to allow minority refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in this country even....    Full story...

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Hindu refugees encounter suspicion and indifference in India


Written By: Uzair Hasan Rizvi
27/02/2016 16:15
Minorities

Searching for identity in India: Hindu refugees from Pakistan encounter suspicion and indifference Facing religious persecution across the border, hundreds of Hindu migrate from Pakistan, hoping to find citizenship and acceptance – only to find their dreams shattered. “When I....    Full story...

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