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Sheikh Mujib-jibur Rahman was arrested by the Pakistan's military dictator President General Ayub Khan sometime in 1966 for political

A martyr awaits Bangabandhu's daughter

"O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought

Dear Ekushey

We have waited for your grac-eful arrival over last eleven months. Every year we do it. You are so

Bengali -- A language, survived by blood

Bengali as a language has its own uniqueness that consists of sanguinary political history and both national and international

Language is the soul of nationalism

"Je bhasha amar aap-on".  "Lang-uage is the soul of nationalism". These are quotes from individuals I have debated with;

Has information technology become a threat to democracy?

The advent of internet and social media, was once widely hailed as creating new opportunities to spread democracy and

In search of universal health rights

Though Bangladesh has achieved successes in its economic field, a number of problems have been prevailing in the health

Satyajit Ray - A great Bengali stalwart

In the modern age there are lot of grievances about Bengalis that they lack talent in different academic and

Padmavati, Alauddin Khilji: What does history say?

The release of film Padmavat has been a roaring success, this after all the protests and opposition to the

The spy masters' flimsy case against Huawei

The US government's persistent dislike of Chinese smart phone makers Huawei and ZTE surfaced again this week at a

How Asia won the rights to host three Olympics in a row

It might seem puzzling that Asia is getting three Olympics in a row. South Korea has the 2018 Winter

Challenging times for minority Christians

The Christian community in India has long pre-dated the British, who had sponsored missionary initiatives with little success in

Cosmic symphony of spiritual harmony

In a small but comprehensive poem in Bengali, Rabindranath Tagore paid homage to Sri Ramakrishna, "Diverse courses of worship

Law should apply equally to all

The young girl named Zakia Sultana Rupa was raped and subsequently killed brutally by some transport workers on a

North Korean charm sure beats the alternative

The South Kore-an use of the Pyeongchang Olympics to improve relations with the North has left the U.S. media

BNP's 'democratic terrorism' and British inaction

The whole nation passed very anxious moments centering the verdict of Khaleda Zia's Zia Orphanage trust graft case over

For Syrians, a life of interminable pain

It was no less than scandalous, even unconscionable. The world, which has long since turned its back on the

The death of Sergeant Zahurul Haq

On the morning of 15 February 1969, Sergeant Zahurul Haq and Flight Sergeant Fazlul Haq, both Bengalis and charged

The places where celebrating Valentine's Day is banned

Whether you think Valentine's Day is a fun way to show your partner you love them, or a pointless

Kasganj violence: Unveiling the anatomy of a riot

Communal violence has been the bane of our society. There had been a perception that this violence is a

Valentine's Day thoughts

"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find

A final closure to India's partition

Three score and ten years ago, the British had left us in a messy lurch....at the mercy of a

What now for economic integration in the Asia-Pacific?

In January, Toshimitsu Motegi, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, announced that an agreement had been reached on

India's budget long on promises, short on resources

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced a tough balancing act between economic virtue and political compulsions when he presented India's

A unified Bengal - A Benkin's dream

It's a story of few years ago to be worth recalling here. I was on a flight from Dhaka,

Politics at play at Winter Olympics

Asia News Network commentators reflect on possible motives of countries at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Here are excerpts:The Pyeongchang

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