DHAKA, March 30: Former US Senator Edward Kennedy termed the 1971 genocide in the then East Pakistan a tragedy for the entire world.
"The tragedy of East Bengal is not only a tragedy for Pakistan. It is not only a tragedy for India. It is a tragedy for the entire world community and it was the responsibility of that community to act together to ease the crisis," this is how Kennedy described the 1971 genocide in East Pakistan by occupation forces after visiting the relief camps…
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DHAKA, March 29: A superb performance in the Asia Cup helped Shakib Al Hasan regain the position of number-one all-rounder in the latest ICC one-day international championship table along with the Test.
The former Bangladesh skipper, who also holds the top rank in Test version of the popular sport, topped the list with 447 points. The list was updated on Monday.
Australia’s stand-in captain Shane Watson slipped to second position with 433 points.
Shakib earned 27 ratings…Continue
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Political diplomacy and democracy enlargement touches new boundaries with the Arab League, BRICS and UN Envoy Annan, all discussing about ‘Syria’ this week.
Recently, President Bashar al- Assad agreed to adopt the 6-point peace plan forwarded by UN -Arab League Envoy Annan. No doubt, it was an intelligent move, as the statement is not a UN resolution, it does not demand Assad’s departure and no immediate date has been…Continue
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DHAKA, March 28: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her gratitude to the foreign friends for their support
to achieve the long yearning dream of Bengalees to be a free nation and said victory of the nation would be delayed sans coherent global support to the Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971.
"Today we're an independent nation, and in our pride the foreign contributors to our liberation war in 1971 are equal
partner," she said explaining the cause of the…
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DHAKA, 28 : Journalists will observe six-hour work abstention on April 3 and 4 respectively to press home their demand for formation of the 8th wage board.
Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, president of a faction of the BFUJ, urged the journalists to declare information minister persona non grata.
He also demanded resignation of the information minister as he did not keep his promise.
The journalists' new agitation programme came from a rally held in front of the Jatiya Press Club…Continue
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By Albert Oppong-Ansah
Northern Ghana-Mr Yamale Sayibu, 52, the head of a family of 12 children and three wives was born and bred at Golinga a community in the Tolon/Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.
Although an illiterate Sayibu, he had enrolled all his…Continue
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Opoku was my college colleague we both pursued journalism at the same institute. He left campus when i was still polishing my thesis for award of diploma in marketing, a joint programme i offered. We both had opportunity to publish pieces of articles in national dailies in Ghana.
I was however lucky to have one of my articles published in a Greek national newspaper, ^ΚΥΡΙΑΚΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡOΤΥΠΙΑ, well, i was so excited when Rina of EJC mailed the copy to me though i could not read in…Continue
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Panic gripped both the stated owned and private media in Ghana over constant accusations of bias reports on political activities towards the December elections.
While the ruling government was battling with Multi media group, the opposition New Patriotic Party is accusing Ghana broadcasting Corporation (GBC) of bias reports. The station according to the opposition who had since petitioned the national media commission and the management of GTV complained that the…Continue
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By: Abdul Malik Rustamy Afghan Journalists' Committee Member
According to the statistics released by Human Rights Organizations there had been 40 percent increase in women breaking from house, in 2011 compare to 2010, what are the main reasons? In sociological studies, every phenomenon should be studied from different angles, to clearly know the reasons, how it is founded and what are the reasons for creations, and…Continue
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DHAKA, March 23: Yahoo Cricket has declared ‘The Dream Asian 11’ based on the performances of the players in the Asia Cup, which includes five players of Bangladesh.
The five Bangladeshi players are Tamim Iqbal, Sakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.
The list also includes Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Mohammad Hafeez (Pak), Umar Gul (Pak), Upul Tharanga (SL), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) and Virat Kohli (Ind).
Pakistan won Asia Cup defeating…
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DHAKA, March 23: Chunuti, a Bangladeshi non-government forest conservation co-management committee at Cox's Bazar, has been nominated for United Nations Equator Award for its outstanding contribution to protecting forests and biodiversity through enhancing income and livelihood of people, said a handout.
USAID Bangladesh Mission director Richard Greene today made the announcement at the Forest Co-Management Congress.
Department of Forests under the Ministry of…
The scarcity of clean and drinking water in the capital is a hot topic in both the print and electronic media ahead of summer every year. However, such extensive discussions on the problem have not yet managed to evoke an alarm among the ‘concerned’ authorities to bring out a long-term solution. Even worse is the fact that, due to the excessive extraction of ground water and acute pollution of the surrounding rivers of the capital, the GW level has dropped down from the mean sea level (MSL).…Continue
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DHAKA, March 21: Labour and Employment and Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer
Khandker Mosharraf Hossain today said incentive for overseas workers would help the country fetch additional $ 3-4 billion remittance a year.
The minister, while talking to reporters at his office today, said the expatriate Bangladeshis sent home about US$ 12.17 billion as remittance to the country, which was 13 percent of the GDP (gross domestic product). This amount…
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DHAKA, March 21: Overseas going workers will soon have mandatory insurance coverage from their employers so they
get necessary financial support in case of emergencies such as accident, sickness or urgent repatriation to homeland.
"The implementation of mandatory insurance was discussed in Geneva meeting and a proposal to get hiring countries comply with the demand for insurance scheme for workers would be placed in Manila conference on April 19, 2012," Engineer Khandker…
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DHAKA, March 20: We are part of history today. The collective joy of 160 million people has finally been given a rightful place as the Tigers, the beloved Bangladesh cricket team, reached the finals of a major cricket tournament for the first time in its cricket history last night.
In beating Sri Lanka by five wickets, the country's most talked-about group of sportsmen reached the Asia Cup final where they will meet Pakistan tomorrow.
It is the fruition of several years of…Continue
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PESHAWAR. by Muhammad Sarmad, march 19, 2012
On monday evening in peshawar university two students society were fighting each other, the firing start between Pakhtoon student fedration and Azad Student fedration in university, and one student injurd during the firing, the firing occured in new hostel A and B block, the Police reached on spat where the Police arrest five students and start search operation in all the hostels on the university, police sources say the when we complete…Continue
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How much are we willing to pay for human rights? I hope to get your oppinion on that. In order to reflect on it and answer that question, I have decided to place the links to the original video and interviews for you as I believe pictures say more than a thousand words:
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DHAKA, March 18: A court here indicted today BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia's "fugitive" elder son Tarique Rahman and 29 others on charges of August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally launching formally the trial of the grisly attack.
"Charges were framed as the allegations against them were proved primarily," judge Shahed Nuruddin of Dhaka's Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 pronounced also indicting ex-state minister for home Lutfuzzaman Babar and 28 others in the case.
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DHAKA, March 18: Bangladesh will host the three-day 11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart' 2012 beginning March 30 in the capital aiming to boost regional cooperation in trade, tourism and culture.
The fair with the motto 'discover new avenues for your business and promote the tourism sectors in SAARC nations' is expected to boost trade among the eight member countries in South Asia and help promote Bangladesh's potential hospitality industry, organizers said.…
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By Albert Oppong-Ansah
Although an illiterate Sayibu, he had enrolled all his children in school through proceeds of…Continue
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