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Myanmar’s acid test

Myanmar is set for general elections on November 8. Tin Tun, director general of the Union Election Commission, confirmed the date on 8th July. Many observers say that the landmark vote, which will be the first general election to be Thursday, August 20th, 2015

No second August!

The history of August tragedy is a weird history. Really, there is no accounting for the fact that the man, who appeared as the saviour of a country and its people, has been ruthlessly killed only four years later by Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The man who took a bullet for Bangabandhu

In the dawn of August 15, 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made one of his final phone calls to his military secretary Col Jamil Uddin Ahmad. He had been attacked, Bangabandhu told Col Jamil, and the residence on Road 32 Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Their Mojibor – their unforgettable Sheikh Shaheb

On Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fortieth death anniversary, you remember the larger than life man he was. He inhabits our consciousness in all his largeness of form and substance, and not just in the figurative sense. Tall for a Bengali, Thursday, August 13th, 2015

BANGABANDHU: He was a natural…

It is the courage of Bangabandhu - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman you miss as you go through life. And vet it is something more, something of values that you associate with any remembrance of him. He embodied some of the finest Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Bangabandhu and our sense of history

‘Father of the Nation’ is an honorific bestowed on individuals who are considered the most important in the process of the establishment of a country or a nation. They are the ones who had been instrumental in the birth of Thursday, August 13th, 2015

On course correction

There is nothing new in medical tourism by political leaders, as their health is one of the wild cards of history. It is not just the political leaders who go abroad for medical treatment, but also the privileged citizens do Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hiroshima Day – 70 years on

The 70th Hiroshima Day was observed on 6th August in Hiroshima in Japan and in other countries. In Japan, on this day, tens of thousands of people marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima   At 8:15am (2315 GMT), Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The heady taste of independence

No new country was born in the Indian subcontinent at the dawn of August. Yet thousands of people belonging to Bangladesh and India took to the streets, sang and danced and lit candles at the early hours of August 1 Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Obama Doctrine

Usually a doctrine can be defined by signature characteristics by which a global leader articulates his/her policy which people can attribute to that leader.   The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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