Politics

To be, or not to be (Indian)

  Shamsuddin Ahmed   A tripartite agreement creating Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling across the northern border of Bangladesh was reached on July 18 amid general strike in most areas of the region. Parties to the agreement are West Bengal state government, Sunday, July 24th, 2011

A game of cat and mouse

    Shamim Ahmad In an apparent change to the modus operandi of her anti-government movement, opposition leader Khaleda Zia is now pondering a “Tahrir Square” style popular uprising to bring down the government.   The new strategy is being mooted by the former prime Sunday, July 24th, 2011

UN inaction during the Liberation War

Syed Muazzem Ali     In 1971, from my vantage position in the Bangladesh Mission in Washington DC, I had a close view of the United Nations’ inaction to stop the genocide in Bangladesh. Three million people were killed, ten million had to Friday, April 8th, 2011

Declaration of Independence: Settling the dispute

  Dr. Rashid Askari   The history of our Liberation War has undergone huge distortion at the hands of vested quarters and political governments. The politically partisan intellectuals held repeated post-mortems of history to use it in their respective favour. This tug of Friday, April 8th, 2011

Rain clouds overhead

  Shamim Ahmad   A couple of critical pieces of information have emerged from the meeting of the ruling Awami League’s presidium Tuesday night at Ganobhaban, the official residence of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.   One is about the reshuffle of Hasina’s 27-month old cabinet Friday, April 8th, 2011

Electricity deals with Delhi on hold

  Dhaka and Delhi have ultimately failed to sign the two proposed agreements on power sector cooperation, despite both sides expressed a much hope to do so within the month of March.   Power Division officials said they are yet to get clearance Friday, April 8th, 2011
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