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  • HONESTY AND SINCERITY IN POLITICAL LIFE0

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    • January 20, 2018

      By F R Chowdhury    Jan. 14, 2018   As we embrace the New Year, I try to recollect some of the persons in our recent politics who, to the best of my knowledge, maintained a clean image in politics. They refrained from the lure of corruption. They neither made fortune out of politics

  • Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi ‘encounter’0

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    • January 20, 2018

    Dawn.com | Imtiaz Ali    January 18, 2018 A photo of the deceased Naqeebullah.— Photo: Facebook Acquaintances and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from

  • Bangladesh : Hasina wants election to keep her party in power, no matter what0

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    • January 20, 2018

      Faruque Ahmed     19.1.2018 The High Court stay of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election for three months in the wake of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement of parliamentary election in December this year seems highly misleading. Many believe it may be art of a complex political calculation in an election year although clearly

  • Chinese engineer’s disappearance takes on geopolitical significance0

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    • January 19, 2018

    By James M. Dorsey Thirty-six-year-old Chinese engineer Pingzhi Liu went missing almost a month ago. It took Pakistani authorities three weeks to classify Mr. Liu’s disappearance as a likely kidnapping <https://www.dawn.com/news/1381873>  that could have significant political and economic consequences. Identifying the mysterious disappearance as a kidnapping is not only embarrassing because Mr. Liu was one

  • Rohingya refugee leaders ‘issue demands’ before repatriation0

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    • January 19, 2018

     PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 January, 2018 Reuters Why the world won’t call the Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’ 19 Jan 2018 Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week

  • Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Human Rights Watch Credit for Hosting Rohingya, But Need to Better Protect Refugee Rights A Rohingya refugee stands next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh December 26, 2017.  © 2017 Marko Djurica/Reuters (New York, January 18, 2018) – Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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