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Danger of Himalayan proportions

Where there is water, there is life, energy, well-being, a serene counter with nature. Water is a right to every one and water is the basis of everything. Without it human beings could not live and it is the duty Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Red roses and love

With summer kicking in there are big red roses everywhere here in Amherst. As I take my walks, I recite my favourite lines from Robert Burn’s poem, “A Red, Red Rose.”   “O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung Thursday, June 18th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Reigniting political trust

It can be tempting to view the visit of Narendra Modi to Dhaka for the third summit between leaders of India and Bangladesh 5 years, that took place this past week, as the quintessential personal triumph. Undoubtedly the Indian leader’s Thursday, June 11th, 2015

A voice for the Rohingya

Over the last three weeks, the world has watched with horror and disbelief the news reports about Rohingyas from Myanmar drifting in over-crowded vessels in the Andaman Sea, half-starved, disease-stricken and dying.   The international community say that the Rohingyas who have Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Enchanted by Modi magic

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back home leaving Dhakaites awed with his charm and magical words. The 64-year-old Indian leader was in Dhaka only for 34 hours (June 6-7), his maiden visit to Bangladesh since becoming the prime minister Thursday, June 11th, 2015

India: Elder brother for the neighbours

On April 17, 2015, Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times, and CASI Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow, presented a paper “Big Brother or Elder Brother?: India’s Role in the Nepali Transition” at the Center for the Advanced Study of India(CASI), University Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Modi’s Visit New horizon but some disappointments

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Damodar Das Modi’s visit to Bangladesh had been possible after the LBA (Land Boundary Agreement) was adopted without any opposition by the Houses of Indian parliament. Obviously the Indian Prime Minister did not wish to visit Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: A cruel joke

The plight of the so-called “boat people” is a tale of untold misery and neglect, and this was once again exemplified during the May 29 meeting convened in Bangkok by the Thai foreign ministry to address the issue. While the Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Their cries will haunt us

Her dreams of a bright future have all been crushed just in a moment. Now what await her are panic attacks, depression and insomnia. The teenage girl now will have to stay awake overnight because every time she will lose Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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
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