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Memorial Day Shooting: gun deaths in US rising awfully

Gun violence has once again afflicted the US in several states. More than 17 people were gunned down and dozens injured in a spate during Memorial Day weekend. Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, and New Mexico were among the eight cities where…

Films starring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas received the Trophy of the International Uranium Film Festival in Rio

Rio de Janeiro’s 12th International Uranium Film Festival has given its awards.  The three top awards go to Sweden, USA and Serbia.  “It’s always difficult to determine the festival winners. But this year it was especially difficult. Each of the…

An energy deal will usher in new avenues in Dhaka-Kathmandu relations

Energy cooperation between Nepal and Bangladesh is one of the most promising areas of cooperation. Plans to make power an exportable good are outlined in Nepal’s 15th Five-Year Development Plan (2019-2024). Nepal plans to grow its 1,250 MW of electricity…

Memorial Day by a Vietnam War veteran.

Perhaps some may find what I will argue below as disrespectful, especially coming from a veteran who participated and lost comrades in the American War in Vietnam. But it must be said. How Memorial Day is currently observed does not,…

Holding Junta accountable: The International Court of Justice case of Gambia vs. Myanmar

Myanmar’s counter-memorial on the International Court of Justice case of Rohingya genocide was extended for the second time. The International Court of Justice issued an order on May 12th, pushing the timeframe for Myanmar’s counter-memorial to Gambia’s claims from May…

Partnership to galvanize trade on a huge scale

The China-Central Asia Summit held on Thursday and Friday in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, an event of striking symbolism, has taken the development of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative to a higher stage. By William Jones The city of Xi’an,…

Expecting a more proactive diplomatic role from the international community in resolving the Rohingya crisis

While we have seen some progress towards the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees, most have been nothing more than discussions and theoretical demonstrations assessing what could happen after repatriation. By Harunur Rasid However, such slow progress presents a number of…

India, Bangladesh ‘railway diplomacy’ enhancing brotherly ties, connectivity

In spite of its being the most convenient mode of communication, the railway in this country has never been exposed to its true potential. With its basic infrastructure tracing back more than a hundred years, it has suffered more neglect…

Join NYC Veterans For Peace Memorial Day Observance

“From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” —Julia Ward Howe Memorial Day Remembering All Whose Lives Were Taken by War Sunday,…

Bangladesh’s Rich Tradition of Communal Harmony

In 1971, our forefathers fought against Pakistan and gave birth to Bangladesh. Through that liberation war, Bangladesh emerged as an ‘anti-thesis’ of Communal politics- practiced by the West Pakistan elites. Immediately after the liberation, Bangladesh based its constitution on nationalism,…

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