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Weighing the pros and cons of globalisation in the context of Bangladesh


Though terror acts have increased, not many believe that they have been carried out by the dreaded group.


When the government decided to ban Facebook, WhatsApp, and Viber (and let us not forget Instagram), there were few from within the Bangladeshi population who saw it as being an effective means of catching alleged perpetrators and potential terrorists.


The modest export basket of Bangladesh during its early years was extremely concentrated. Only two products, viz. raw jute and jute goods, accounted for nearly 85 percent of the total export.


A framed black and white photograph of bodies lying in what looks like a swamp hangs in the living room of Shyamali Nasreen Choudhury's single-storied house at Dhaka's upscale Dhanmondi. 


It is now the month of December, our victory month. After nine months of imposed war, Bangladeshis earned their liberation from the clutches of the Pakistani occupation forces.


The COP21 talks which began on Monday are the most important multilateral opportunity for the world to unite in responding to climate change.


The so-called Islamic State, in the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine, has declared that it is preparing to “rise and expand” in Bangladesh. The recent spate of anti-secular killings underscores the seriousness of this threat. 


That is so in the three countries that once constituted the subcontinent and belonged to the same political realm.


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Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at.
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