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    Donald Trump gets vocal about Indian meanness

    ”I get along very well with India and Prime Minister Modi. But he constantly tells me he built a library in Afghanistan. Ok.. library!!..that’s like.. you know that is, that’s like 5 hours of what we spend. And he tells it and he is very smart. We are supposed to say, oh thank you for the...
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    Politics in Bangladesh: One and only one

    Politics in Bangladesh: One and only one | The Economist Sep 20th 2014 | DHAKA THE Supreme Court of Bangladesh has just rejected appeals by a former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, over the appointment of a judge in a corruption case against her. The ruling clears the way for Mrs Zia to stand...
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    India's Fake 'Love Jihad'

    India's Fake 'Love Jihad' BY Siddhartha Mahanta SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 - 02:10 PM With Narendra Modi ensconced in the prime minister's office, India's newly empowered Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party faces the formidable task of reaching out to the country's 177 million...
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    Islamic State Is Fast Learning How to Run a Country

    From Electricity to Sewage, U.S. Intelligence Says the Islamic State Is Fast Learning How to Run a Country BY Yochi Dreazen AUGUST 18, 2014 - 08:20 PM The Obama administration's escalating air war against the Islamic State is running up against a dispiriting new reality: The militants are...
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    3 Things You Need to Know About ISIS

    3 Things You Need to Know About ISIS Bilal Abdul-Kareem I got to know ISIS fighters in Syria pretty good, after all I spent much of the past two years filming and documenting a range of foreign fighters for several TV channels. I can understand why some would be confused about ISIS as...
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    The Failed Islamic States Index

    The Failed Islamic States Index BY J. Dana Stuster , Ellen Noble AUGUST 7, 2014 On June 29, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham rebranded itself as simply the Islamic State and proclaimed that it was the legitimate government of the swath of Iraq and Syria it has seized, beginning with its...
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    So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

    Fair-Weather Friend Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza? BY Trita Parsi AUGUST 8, 2014 Nothing in the Middle East seems normal right now. Israel locks the United States out of cease-fire talks with Egypt over Gaza. U.S.-Saudi relations...
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    Duty-Free Access For 7800 Items, Joining ASEAN: Dhaka unlikely to accept China, Japan offers

    DUTY-FREE ACCESS FOR 7800 ITEMS, JOINING ASEAN: Dhaka unlikely to accept China, Japan offers May 10, 2014 1:29 am Nazmul Ahsan Dhaka is unlikely to accept two separate offers from China and Japan on trade and investment, apprehending the proposals from the world’s two largest economies would...
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    Reflections on Islamist politics in the Bangladesh context

    Reflections on Islamist politics in the Bangladesh context Posted on May 4, 2014 by Anon Let us define the Islamist voter as someone who would blindly vote any party or candidate basing their platform on Islam. Vast majority of such voters in Bangladesh do not have more than few years of...
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    ‘FOREIGN FRIENDS’ GOLD CREST SCAM

    ‘FOREIGN FRIENDS’ GOLD CREST SCAM Govt initiates investigation Staff Correspondent The government has initiated a move to investigate the reported adulteration in the gold of crests given to foreign friends in recognition of their contribution to Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971...
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    US ire over Dhaka’s Crimea role

    US ire over Dhaka’s Crimea role March 31, 2014 Filed under: Foreign Policies Posted by: Jahangir A day after Russia’s Dhaka envoy ‘thanked’ Bangladesh for abstaining from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea, the US ambassador in Bangladesh was found fuming. “I regret...
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    US ire over Dhaka’s Crimea role

    US ire over Dhaka’s Crimea role March 31, 2014 Filed under: Foreign Policies Posted by: Jahangir A day after Russia’s Dhaka envoy ‘thanked’ Bangladesh for abstaining from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea, the US ambassador in Bangladesh was found fuming. “I regret...
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    Don't be cruel to animals..

    Man marries stray dog to break 15-year curse An Indian man has married a dog in a Hindu ceremony - to atone for stoning two other dogs to death. The man, known as Mr Selvakumar, believed he had been cursed by the killings 15 years ago, and wanted to repair the damage done. An astrologer told...
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    Sad Day for Bangladesh Tribunals in the US Bar Association

    Sad Day for Bangladesh Tribunals in the US Bar Association By Shafquat Rabbee: The famed “International” Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh and its supporters had a sad day in front of the US Bar Association two days ago. The Bangladesh Government (BDG), most likely through a lobbyist firm...
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    Since the helicopter didn't have Air Conditioner

    On his arrival at Dhaka the OIC Secretary General Aiyad Amin Madani had expressed his will to visit the Rohingya camps at Cox’sbazar. The government hastily made all arrangements for the visit. But it was finally cancelled as the helicopter scheduled to carry the guest to Cox’sbazar didn’t have...
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    Verdict of Arms Smuggling to ULFA Questions Bangladesh Sovereignty

    Verdict of Arms Smuggling to ULFA Questions Bangladesh Sovereignty By- Mohammad Zainal Abedin on February 28, 2014     Total views: 325 times US based Journalist & Researcher Md Jainal Abedin takes on the verdict of January 31 (2014) delivered on the alleged arms smuggling to ULFA (United...
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    Hindu houses vandalized in Narail

    Hindu houses got vandalized in Narail because in the local government election (Upazilla Parishad) the Hindu voters voted for the rebel Awami candidate instead of the party nominated Awami candidate. নির্বাচনোত্তর সহিংসতা! নড়াইলে হিন্দুবাড়ি ভাঙচুর লুট, চাঁদপুরে অগ্নিসংযোগ নড়াইল ও চাঁদপুর...
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    Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

    Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY By MICHAEL HILL and CHRIS TALBOTT 4 hours ago . ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall...
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    BCB chooses not to play Test!

    BCB chooses not to play Test! Sakeb Subhan The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) may yesterday have signed a death warrant for cricket in the country. BCB directors voted 20-3 in favour of supporting the draft proposal which will be tabled at the next International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting...
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    Bangladesh: A Tragic Backward Slide on Human Rights- HRW

    Bangladesh: A Tragic Backward Slide on Human Rights January 21, 2014 London) – Bangladesh tumbled backward on human rights in 2013 as the government engaged in a harsh crackdown on members of civil society, the media, and political opposition, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2014...
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