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Khaleda under pressure to reform BNP

The call to reform her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is getting louder for Khaleda Zia. Some top leaders of the party marked the 34th anniversary of the death of the party’s founder Gen. Ziaur Rahman with the call to restore Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Two-India Policy for Bangladesh?

From Bangladesh perspective, critics are of the views that Bangladesh-India Relations are characterized markedly with the saying ‘Regime security gains over State security’. It started embracing  phase-1 from 1972 to 1975, although father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Thursday, June 4th, 2015

International Day for UN Peacekeepers and Bangladesh

The International Day for UN Peacekeepers is being observed on 29th May across the world including Bangladesh.   The purpose of observing the Day is • to underscore the importance to maintain global peace • to pay tribute to those who were/are Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Scheduling those babies

My female colleagues pat me on the back. I smile smugly. Did I get an unexpected raise or has the boss decided to show me the door? It is neither.   “Hey,” they say “you have got your ticket to motherhood on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

On the Buffer Zone

You cannot deny it, your emotions do go on rollercoaster rides of their own. The world whirls by, the office seems to be in the sole hands of the boss and invisible chain holds your feet, your hands are tied. Thursday, May 28th, 2015

World Environment Day 2015 & Bangladesh

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Nairobi.   The theme Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Echoes

Do you strain your ears at times when the dead people speak to you? I can hear the voice of my beloved grandmother telling me tales of demons, princesses, witches and giants before I doze off with uncontrollable sleep. The Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Why is Labour not working in the UK?

British prime minister David Cameron has confounded pollsters,  pundits and even himself  by winning a sensational second five-year term in office, this time with a majority for his Conservative party to form a government with 331 seats (326 necessary for Thursday, May 21st, 2015

A promise whose time has come

India fulfilled one promise with regard to the Land Boundary Agreement and hopefully the Teesta Water Agreement will follow. The implementation of the  two Agreements are very important for Bangladesh people to measure up India’s  obligations toward Bangladesh since 2011.   Bangladesh Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Statesmanship: Case of Bangladesh

Dearth of statesmen in a political party may be minimized for a while but poverty of statesmen can barely be minimized for a long to keep pace and rhythm with time, space and dimension in national, bi-lateral, regional and international Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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