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  • India: BJP lawmaker-India should invade Bangladesh0

    dhakatribune.com Shilajit Kar Bhowmik, Agartala October 1st, 2018 Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy Twitter Swamy also said that Pakistan is run by the military, ISI and terrorists and called Imran Khan a peon [office boy who runs errands] India’s ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) parliamentarian of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the

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  • 2 Myanmar soldiers admit to dozens of Rohingya killings0

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    • September 8, 2020

    Dhaka Tribune  8 September 2020  Reuters An ethnic Rakhine man holds homemade weapons as he walks in front of houses that were burnt during fighting between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities in Sittwe June 10, 2012 Reuters A spokesman for the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, said it did not have the

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  • Bangladesh; Keeping academic activities on track now an offence?0

    Mamun Abdullah   April 13th, 2020 UGC online education directives fly in the face of global best practices While private universities are continuing distance education to keep academic activities on track, the higher education regulatory body in Bangladesh continues to warn and threaten the universities not to do so, causing disquiet among stakeholders. More and

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  • Illiberal democracy: A government against the people0

    Vivek Menezes March 5th, 2020 The decoupling of liberalism and democracy isn’t unique to India When chaotic mob violence exploded across New Delhi, Premkant Baghel noticed his Muslim neighbour’s house was engulfed by flames.  The 29-year-old dived into the inferno, quickly rescued five members of the resident family, then lingered to extract the elderly matriarch,

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  • Migration remarks: Indian media blasts BJP, praises Bangladesh0

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    • February 21, 2020

    Tribune Desk   February 19th, 2020  File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Reuters Indian analysts also questioned BJP’s reported claim that 4 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were now in India The Indian media has come down heavily on the country’s ruling right wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

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  • The British did not impoverish India’s economy0

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    • February 15, 2020

    Tim Worstall February 15th, 2020 Dhaka Tribune Did Her Majesty make India poorer? Why Shashi Tharoor is wrong Shashi Tharoor, the former minister in India and current member of their parliament, wants to tell us all the British entirely impoverished India. This is not quite wholly and entirely true.  Tharoor is a politician with a

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  • An open letter to the citizens of India: India doesn’t need CAA, NPR, NRC0

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    • January 14, 2020

    Dhaka Tribune | January 13th, 2020 Supporters attend a mass rally by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee to protest against the new citizenship law in Siliguri on January 3, 2020 AFP Protests are being staged in different parts of India against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA), which was passed in the Indian

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  • Kristallnacht in New Delhi?0

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    • January 12, 2020

    Vivek Menezes January 9th, 2020 Photo: AFP India’s current tactics eerily similar to those used in Nazi Germany No serious student of history (I have two degrees in the subject) levels comparisons between eras lightly.  But what’s happening in India is undeniably similar to the “The Night of Broken Glass” (Kristallnacht) in Germany in November

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  • Loyalists rally for Suu Kyi before genocide trial0

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    • December 2, 2019

    Reuters Dhaka Tribune December 2nd, 2019 Several hundred people gathered in downtown Yangon for the third in a series of rallies organized by supporters since the announcement was made that she would personally fight the charges As Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel to the Netherlands to fight charges of genocide against

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  • Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial0

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    • November 29, 2019

    AFP November 29th, 2019 Dhaka Tribune The once-lauded democracy champion will be defending the 2017 military crackdown against the Rohingya minority Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at

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  • New documentary reveals scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya0

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    • November 24, 2019

    Dhaka Tribune November 24th, 2019 Myanmar’s former chief of intelligence said, the British rulers brought labour from Bangladesh, ignoring the fact that Bangladesh was then also a part of British Empire With the International Court of Justice (ICJ) taking up the issue of Myanmar’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, international news channel Al Jazeera has

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  • Bangladesh blasts Myanmar for propaganda against Dhaka0

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    • November 24, 2019

    Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan Financial Express November 24th, 2019 Bangladesh said the crisis originated in Myanmar and the solution entirely lies there Bangladesh has yet again come down heavily on Myanmar for its continued propaganda over the Rohingya repatriation, saying that Naypyitaw must stop unjustifiable campaign against Dhaka on the return of the persecuted people. In a strongly-worded press

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  • Bangladesh-The dichotomy of resolve; the delicate balancing act of development and being environmentally responsible0

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    • November 21, 2019

    The dichotomy of resolve Mahmudur Rahman Dhaka Tribune    November 21st, 2019 Photo: BIGSTOCK The delicate balancing act of development and being environmentally responsible At the policy level, Bangladesh faces the apparently conflicting challenges of achieving self-sufficiency in power generation on the one hand, while taking measures to prevent climate change from decimating the country.

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  • The powerhouse that was Indira Gandhi0

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    • October 30, 2019

    Syed Badrul Ahsan October 31st, 2019 Photo: COURTESY Remembering the politician on her 35th death anniversary  In November 1971, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger kept Indira Gandhi waiting for 45 minutes in the White House, where the Indian prime minister had gone for an official meeting, scheduled earlier, with the American President.  The next day,

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