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Reprehensible terrorist attack on Muslims in NZ: A few home truths The reprehensible ghastly terrorist attack by a self-described xenophobe racist on Muslims at their Juma prayers at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ), leaving 50 people dead and dozens of others injured, was unforgivably deplorable, to say the least. The youngest […]

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Promoting privatisation: ‘Neo-liberal’ counter-revolution Jomo Kwame Sundaram Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization policies as a condition for credit or loan support from the World Bank […]

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DUCSU election: DU authority should see reason Never before in the long 92-year history of the Dhaka University the central students’ union voting was so severely denounced and decried by thousands of students for rigging, cheating and what have you in the disputed polls that took place after long 28 years. The results came as […]

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Hate speech threatens our humanity

M. Nadarajah and Jomo Kwame Sundaram DO POLITICIANS’ words matter? Since becoming US President, Donald J Trump has dismissed his opponents and others he does not like as evil, stupid or both. He has referred to undocumented immigrants as animals, and to poor countries as shitholes. Around the world, such harsh words have become normalized […]

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‘We are not going to be on their side’: Arundhati Roy Shahabuddin Ahmad “Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds”, says Arundhati. In her opinion, “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a […]

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Sultan Monsur takes oath as MP

UNB News Gono Forum’s MP-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur takes oath as a member of the 11th Parliament on Thursday, Mar 7, 2019. Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) – Gono Forum’s MP-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) on Thursday morning took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath around […]

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2,190 days have elapsed; Tawki’s soul is still crying for justice No inordinately lingering agony of bereaved parents—who have been mourning their adolescent son’s murder and seeking justice for the last 6 (six) long years or 2,190 days/nights—can be so intensely unbearable and beyond endurance which can be comparable with any other grief whatsoever. They […]

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US-China trade deal reported to be in the making Nick Beams MEDIA reports over past few days have suggested that China and the US are close to a deal on trade with the possibility of a signing ceremony at a summit between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping within a few weeks. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]