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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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Dhaka's middle-class Hindus lead a dual life straddling two countries


Written By: Shoaib Daniyal
27/02/2016 16:07
Minorities

Cross-border agonies: Dhaka's middle-class Hindus lead a dual life straddling two countries The slow but steady migration of Hindus from East to West Bengal has created a community divided between two countries. It is often glossed over that in 1947 there were not one but two....    Full story...

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A smear campaign going on for long in Chittagong hill tracts


Written By: Nazmul
26/02/2016 20:08 26/02/2016 16:32
Bangladesh

A smear campaign is going on for long in Chittagong hill tracts. This camapign targeted Bengalee, Bangladesh army and the very sovereignty of Bangladesh nation state. While Investigating the issues further I came across the following article in Daily star, Publsihed back in 2008. See the....    Full story...

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BDR Massacre in Bangladesh & Responsibility of government


Written By: BorderGuard
24/02/2016 0:09
Bangladesh

What appeared initially to be a mutiny from the 25th February – 26th February 2009 by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) – a paramilitary force protecting the borders of the country under the command of the army turned into a full blown massacre and slaughter.   The BDR mutineers on....    Full story...

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Story of languages on Bangla language day


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
22/02/2016 14:27
Arts and Literature

Bangladeshis in many parts of the world would be celebrating their Bangla language day today. It is the 21st of February in the Gregorian calendar that marks the Bangla language day, ironically it's not the Bangla language calendar that marks this day ever. Today is 8th of Falgun 1422 Bangla....    Full story...

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What is love?


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
21/02/2016 11:14
Arts and Literature

Today many people would have been desperately searching for love, some would be successful and some would be heartbroken. We all want to be loved by someone special and we wish to love someone special too. In this forever longing for love so many people find themselves lost. It appears like a....    Full story...

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Divesting against Israel to be made illegal - how ridiculous!


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
21/02/2016 11:10
International

Death of democracy is guaranteed when dissent is considered a criminal offence. Our government's proposal to ban any publicly funded institutions' right to divest and disengage with unethical companies' goods and services is a clear sign of political hypocrisy. In fact we the tax....    Full story...

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Calculate 24 hours only


Written By: Ulysses
21/02/2016 5:13 20/02/2016 12:43
Blogging

The cousre of life is as curve as country road.You won't get straight path for a long, you face innumerable curves in your way and you have to accustom with it unless get ready for doom.You will get the essence of idyllic beauty in spring when a cuckoo sings, new leaves or young shoots play....    Full story...

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Need a smiling face only!


Written By: Ulysses
21/02/2016 6:45 19/02/2016 4:48
Blogging

From where does respect come?Whether it from the love or fear?I think both of them and it depends on the person or community we respect.In this way respect falls into two categories:love respect and fear respect.Following two examples will clarifay it to our eyes like daylight.In my view love....    Full story...

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'Attempt to crush independent media' in Bangladesh


Written By: Justin Rowlatt
18/02/2016 9:54 18/02/2016 9:52
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Image: Mahfuz Anam has been accused of treason It can seem a bit self-righteous when journalists write about the importance of freedom of the press, a bit like a chef celebrating the virtues of a fancy meal or a hairdresser extolling the importance of a new haircut. But the....    Full story...

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Moments with my father with Dementia


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
17/02/2016 19:12
Blogging

Yesterday I was at my fathers house and it was Maghrib (evening prayer) time. I stood for prayer and my father who suffers from advance level of dementia sat in his chair started to pray. When I finished I sat on the prayer matt and observed him as he was struggling to pray. He has no memory....    Full story...

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Police’s brutal ferocity can’t be stopped by an unpopular regime


Written By: Nazmul
17/02/2016 18:49
Police Brutality

The father of the modern British police, Sir Robert Peel, must be turning in his grave to learn about the brutal ferocity and nefarious unlawful activities of some members of the Bangladesh police. Serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Robert was of the view that the police....    Full story...

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India's secret war in Bangladesh


Written By: PRAVEEN SWAMI
17/02/2016 16:25
Neighbours and Borders

Even as the role of the Indian military in giving birth to the new nation is celebrated, the role of its intelligence services remains largely unknown. [Image: As a grand finale to the victorious role played in the liberation of Bangladesh and to make their final withdrawal, the Indian....    Full story...

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The Editorial: For Mahfuz Anam paying the Price!


Written By: Mahfuz Anam
16/02/2016 23:56 16/02/2016 23:52
Media and Newspaper

This is no way to strengthen democracy Just as 'command economy' failed, so will 'command politics' The only reason that the caretaker government has survived six months in power, and the chief advisor acknowledges it every time an occasion arises, is because the general....    Full story...

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