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  • Can Sk. Hasina retire?0

    Afsan Chowdhury, March 2, 2019 Giving an interview after her electoral win, Bangladesh’s PM Sk.Hasina said that this is going to be her last term in office – her fourth- and she would like to retire and go back to her village home.  It was met with various emotions including near panic in some Awami League

  • India: A Farrago of Farces0

    in India — by Prof M A Sofi — March 8, 2019 Where politicians of all hues vie with each other, but the BJP’s shenanigans ‘stand apart’! In its insatiable lust and a desperate bid for power, the BJP government is pulling no punches to use all the tricks in the trade to fleece masses

  • China’s advice to India, Pakistan: ‘Turn the page, transform crisis into opportunity’0

    The statement comes days after Vice Foreign Minister Kong Kong Xuanyou was dispatched to Pakistan where he held series of meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Written by Sowmiya Ashok | Beijing |March 8, 2019 The Indian Express Ahead of the United Nations Security

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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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