Independence Day Special 2018

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    Doing justice to independence

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:05pm on March 27, 2018

    THE emergence of Bangladesh, through a bloodied war of national liberation, remains the most important ‘Event’ in the history of people of Bangladesh for...

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    Economic independence and political sovereignty

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 05:01pm on March 27, 2018

    THIS was how the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara highlighted the critical importance of economic independence for political sovereignty 58 years ago on March 20, 1960...

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    Remembering what 1971 was about

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 04:58pm on March 27, 2018

    ‘WHERE are Barkat and Salaam’s graves, Bhaiya?’ Iqbal had asked me when we first met. I didn’t know. It was 1994. He was 10, I...

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    The killing of Ajij Mashtar and East Pakistan

    Lutfus Sayeed | Updated at 04:53pm on March 27, 2018

    A TALL bald Pathan man used to roam the streets of our neighbourhood — the ‘moholla’. Our moholla included Kaptan Bazar, Thatari Bazar and BCC...

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    Forgotten pioneers of ‘free Bangladesh’

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 04:51pm on March 27, 2018

    INTENT and activism to establish independent ‘Bangladesh’ existed even before August 1947, before the formal birth of Pakistan that is. The ‘Pakistan’ that came into...

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    The Bangladesh metaphor

    Tahmid Zami | Updated at 04:42pm on March 27, 2018

    WHAT is the meaning of the independence of Bangladesh? In South Asia after Bangladesh: Some Aspects of the National Question in India (2017), Salimullah Khan...

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    The national anthem rendition controversy

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 04:35pm on March 27, 2018

    The rendering of the national anthem of Bangladesh, Amar Sonar Bangla, in different styles at national and public events created a huge...