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Tower Hamlets: the mayor, the money and Panorama


Written By: TowerHamletVoice
03/04/2014 0:22 03/04/2014 0:19
Controversy

The Panorama investigation made a measured case that Lutfur Rahman misuses his resources to cultivate his voter base, but does that really mark him out from other politicians? Written by; Dave Hill Enemies of Lutfur Rahman I contacted last night reported symptoms of mild....    Full story...

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Perception is very important factor in politics


Written By: NazirAhmed
26/03/2014 21:36
Politics

The Oxford dictionary defines the term ‘perception’ as “the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.” The term has distinct meaning or essence in psychology, medical science and in other areas. Whatever meaning and essence it may have in....    Full story...

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Election of 5th January 2014:in the eyes of Constitution, democracy and international law


Written By: NazirAhmed
17/02/2014 11:39
Contemporary Debate

Introduction The tenth parliamentary election in Bangladesh was held on 5th January 2014 - but, what kind of election was it?  Over half - 153 out of 300 – the MPs were elected unopposed!  That means more than half of the voters of the country were deprived of....    Full story...

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HM ERSHAD: THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE CHARACTER IN BANGLADESHI POLITICS


Written By: NazirAhmed
25/11/2013 21:16
Bangladesh

Hussain Muhammed Ershad is the most unpredictable character and personality in the politics of Bangladesh. He changes his position not day by day but more than once even in a day! Some of his harsh critics often say that he is a political prostitute in Bangladesh. An eminent analyst Mr....    Full story...

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DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATION BETWEEN THE BNP AND AL: A NOTE OF CAUTION


Written By: NazirAhmed
30/10/2013 22:36 30/10/2013 22:34
Contemporary Debate

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited the leader of the opposition Begum Khaleda Zia through telephone conversation for dialogue and dinner.  This is an unprecedented incident in Bangladeshi politics.  Is the Prime Minister really serious on dialogue and negotiation?  If she....    Full story...

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A Liberal MP betrays the liberal value!


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
19/09/2013 23:41
International

Jeremy Browne, A Libdem MP and Home Office Minister would like to ban Muslim women wearing face veil – Niqab, in public spaces in the UK. I am profoundly dismayed by his suggestion. He says he is deeply uneasy about banning anything (very liberal principle) but for the sake of freedom of....    Full story...

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International concern for Bangladesh


Written By: HarunurRashid
31/08/2013 13:50
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

There is a growing concern for Bangladesh as the timeline for the next general elections is fast nearing its deadline. Up until now there has been no change in the attitude or even body language of the two major political parties for a fruitful dialogue to happen. Ban Ki-moon’s telephone....    Full story...

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BNP to take a tough decision in coming days


Written By: NazirAhmed
25/08/2013 20:55
Bangladesh

The 18 parties alliance in general and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in particular would probably have to take a tough decision in coming days whether to go ahead in election under the government led by the Awwami League (AL). The symptoms and indicators coming from up and down the....    Full story...

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Constitutionality and legality of banning a political party


Written By: NazirAhmed
12/08/2013 11:54
Contemporary Debate

Some extreme left oriented political parties and their affiliated professional and cultural organisations have long been demanding for banning the Bangladesh Jammat-e Islami (BJI). This is not their new demand. However, they have recently intensified their demand which most of the Bangladeshi....    Full story...

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Who will be benefited from banning the Jammat?


Written By: NazirAhmed
02/08/2013 15:08
Contemporary Debate

Even if someone wants to start a business, he should make a market study, and consider the positive and negative factors that might affect his business. Similarly, the government should consider what it would achieve by banning the BJI. Banning the BJI could cause one of three things: Firstly:....    Full story...

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What is the difference between David Cameron and Tony Blair?


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
01/07/2013 18:27 01/07/2013 18:26
International

Very little! They both prefer to promote trade over human rights, jobs in the UK over protecting the lives of people in the developing world, sleeping with dictators and despots for money over democracy and rule of law, and blind support for Israeli Apartheid state over the basic rights of the....    Full story...

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The Lesson Awami League and BNP to Learn from Local Election


Written By: HarunurRashid
20/06/2013 23:33 20/06/2013 15:33
Contemporary Debate

Sounds strange, but BNP is not celebrating its resounding success in the city corporation polls, nor does Awami League seem to look to have received a deadly punch in the election bout. What makes a difference from the past is the way the winners and losers are embracing each other and accepting....    Full story...

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Advisers in the place of or in addition to Ministers: Constitutional quest for their appointment


Written By: NazirAhmed
20/06/2013 12:06
Contemporary Debate

In a parliamentary democracy the party (or parties if in coalition) which wins the general [national] election forms the government.  Its leader becomes the Prime Minister.  The Prime Minister selects his/her Cabinet choosing his/her most able and loyal supporters from Parliament. ....    Full story...

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Babunagari gets bail !


Written By: Bangladesh
29/05/2013 15:11
Human rights

Secretary General of Hefajat-E-Islam Mawlana Junaid  Babunagari is in life support in Hospital. Earlier he was in police custody. Police tortured him in the name of interrogation. Social media reports police clawed him, tortured him by electric shock  and he was beaten by sticks....    Full story...

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Latif on Mozena’s statement in Parliament


Written By: HarunurRashid
25/05/2013 13:27
Bangladesh

According to a media report, the subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff committee (TPSC) is due to submit its recommendations to US President Barack Obama at the end of this month. It has already held several rounds on the GSP benefits for Bangladeshi products. The GSP or Generalized System of....    Full story...

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