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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

USA

Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 9

In a casual conversation with some friends in a popular café in the capital city Dhaka, I was told that Bangladeshi’s worst enemies are their own guys. They, of course, meant people in authority that matter. Upon inquiry, they mentioned the sad saga of the tea industry.

Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 9
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Letter from America: My Thoughts on Bangladesh – Part 8

In the late 1970s I lived in Canada for two winters and had the honor of studying under a very brilliant professor – Dr. Muhammad Nabil Esmail. He is an Egyptian Canadian internationally recognized as an expert on computational methods in engineering.

Letter from America: My Thoughts on Bangladesh – Part 8
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Letter from America: Sharon’s Eventual Death

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, known as the Butcher, died last Saturday. He was in a vegetative state at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv since suffering a stroke in January 2006. It’s rather unusual, not incredible though, for someone to have been in coma this long! The 85-year-old former general defied such odds but like any mortal had to eventually die.

Letter from America: Sharon’s Eventual Death
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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 7

Sunday, January 5 is the day when the 10th parliamentary election is set to be held in 59 districts across Bangladesh. One hundred and fifty three seats have already been elected unopposed because of boycott by the main opposition BNP and its allies. As such, no voting will take place in 5 districts -- Joypurhat, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Chandpur and Rajbari where the candidates got elected unopposed.

Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 7
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Letter from America: Nelson Mandela – the world leader and his legacy

Nelson Mandela, who is respected as the father of the nation in South Africa, died on December 5, 2013. He was the most popular world leader of our time who was revered by many heads of states.

Letter from America: Nelson Mandela – the world leader and his legacy
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Letter from America: International Rohingya Conference in the USA

The first international conference in the USA on the plight of the Rohingya people of Myanmar – “Stop Genocide and Restore Rohingya’s Citizenship Rights in Myanmar” - was held in the campus of University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on December 14, 2013. It was jointly hosted by the Burmese Rohingya American Friendship Association (BRAFA) and the Rohingya Concern International (RCI).

Letter from America: International Rohingya Conference in the USA
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Letter from America: Bengal under the English Rule (1757-1905) – Part 1

When Bengal was colonized by the East India Company in the second half of the 18th century, it was the richest jewel on the British crown. Bengal by then had been ruled under Muslim rule for nearly six centuries.

Letter from America: Bengal under the English Rule (1757-1905) – Part 1
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Letter from America: Time for Soft Talk with Myanmar is Over

An OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) delegation, which included foreign ministers and senior officials from its member states Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Djibouti, and Bangladesh recently visited Myanmar.

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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 6

Last week, I was in the port city of Khulna, located in the south-west corner of Bangladesh. It is a major city and is not too far from the Sundarbans.

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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 5

It is said that if you want to find out about a city look at its manholes. Why – manholes? Well, those manholes probably tell us quite a bit about the overall health of a city.

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