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  • Manifesto 20200

    Anisul Hoque  24 April 2020  Trump, do you know you are responsible for the death of thousands of Americans? The cause of the heart-rending tears of thousands and thousands of mothers who have lost their children? Putin, do you know, you too are responsible for humans submitting pathetically to a tiny thing— something neither an

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  • Pandemic & politics in colonial Bengal: Lessons from history0

    Toriqul Islam 15 April 2020 Art by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. This art is sketched on 1943 context. “Please quarantine politicising COVID. If we want to win, we shouldn’t waste time pointing fingers….” This momentous call was made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently. Pandemic and politics – the ‘p’ words

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  • Bangladesh: Both economy and policy in crisis0

     Shawkat Hossain . Dhaka | Prothom Alo English Jan 03, 2020  Both the country’s economy and its policy have gone through crisis in the outgoing year of 2019. Analysts say such crises did not continue for such long period in the past. Statistics show the country’s income has decreased in 2019. On one hand, revenue

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  • ‘Extremists may take advantage of situation in the region’0

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    • December 23, 2019

    Mizanur Rahman Khan | Dec 23, 2019 President of Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (BIPSS) ANM Muniruzzaman, in an interview with Prothom Alo, spoke about India’s Citizenship Amendment Act, the state of security in the region and other geopolitical issues. Prothom Alo: Will the case with the International Court of Justice accelerate Rohingya

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  • Bangladesh backslides into hybrid democracy : Report0

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    • December 13, 2019

    Prothom Alo English Desk |  Dec 13, 2019 Bangladesh has backslid into a state of hybrid democracy following two democratic breakdowns since 2014, says The Global State of Democracy 2019 report published by Sweden-based International IDEA. “Bangladesh, a previously fragile democracy, regressed to a hybrid regime in 2014,” reads the report published recently. Explaining state

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  • ‘Panipat’ screening suspended at Indian theaters following protests0

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    • December 13, 2019

    UNB/ Xinhua . New Delhi | Prothom Alo Dec 11, 2019 0 Like Following widespread protests in India’s western state of Rajasthan and other parts, cinema halls have suspended the screening of the Bollywood film ‘Panipat’, officials said Wednesday. “The battle has just started. We have to be non-violent but lawfully clever to get this

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  • Democracy in a state of emergency0

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    • December 2, 2019

    Mizanur Rahman Khan | Dec 02, 2019 A recent visit to Nepal once again revealed the fragility of democracy in the region. Militarisation is strengthening its grip in South Asia as a whole. The previous value attached to elections is fast diminishing. Once elected, the rulers concentrate on remaining at the helm and wielding absolute

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  • India-Bangladesh’s relations, weighing the odds0

    India-Bangladesh’s relations, weighing the odds Kamal Ahmed | Prothom Alo Nov 26, 2019 Indian high commissioner Riva Ganguly has been quite frank in her assessment of how much India is benefitting from its ties with Bangladesh. Speaking recently at the Dhaka Global Dialogue, she said that relations between India and Bangladesh has taken a new

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  • Bangladesh Foreign Minister: ‘I’ve seen media reports that India pushing people into Bangladesh’0

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    • November 26, 2019

    Diplomatic Correspondent |Prothom Alo Nov 26, 2019 Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said he did not know anything officially about the matter of India’s pushing people into Bangladesh. The minister also said he has seen media reports about the matter and told newsmen he would discuss it with India. The foreign minister was

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  • Dhaka beats Delhi in poor air quality0

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    • November 25, 2019

    Iftekhar Mahmud . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Nov 25, 2019 Dhaka’s air quality was the worst for over ten hours at a stretch from morning till evening on Sunday. Around 9:00pm on Sunday, the Indian capital of Delhi which made headlines in the international media several times at the beginning of the month, stood fourth

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  • Khin Zaw Win: Rohingyas must be sent home with full citizenship0

    Ahmed Deepto . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Nov 25, 2019 Khin Zaw Win is the director of Tampadipa Institute in Yangon, Myanmar and human rights activists. He works on policy advocacy on communal issues, land and nationalism. He served in government health services of Myanmar and Sabah, Malaysia. He was imprisoned from July 1994 to

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  • ‘China concerns, contributes and acts over Rohingya issue’0

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    • November 24, 2019

    ‘China concerns, contributes and acts over Rohingya issue’ Prothom Alo English Desk |  Nov 24, 2019 Influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh amid military-led crackdown in Rakhine state of Myanmar. Photo: Syful IslamChinese ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming on Sunday said China, utilising its traditional friendship with Bangladesh and Myanmar, will do whatever they can

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  • Bangladesh: Infiltration from India suddenly soars0

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    • November 21, 2019

    Azad Rahman . Jhenaidah | Prothom Alo  Nov 21, 2019  There has been a sudden increase in trespassing into Bangladesh from India through the Maheshpur border in Jhenaidah, with many people infiltrating or trying to enter the country every day. The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members detained 203 people, including 75 women and 64 children

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  • Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit for crimes against Rohingya0

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    • November 14, 2019

    AFP . Buenos Aires | Prothom Alo  Nov 14, 2019 Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya and Latin American human rights

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