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Letter From America: What’s Next for Bangladesh?

Bangladesh had her parliamentary election on December 30, 2018 in which prime minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling alliance won a third straight term winning more than 90 percent of the 300 seats contested.

Letter From America: What’s Next for Bangladesh?
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Politicians at buy - one take, two free!

Politicians in Sri Lanka have become very cheap and now they are made available at the promotional offer of 'buy one take two free'.

Politicians at buy -  one take, two free!
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United States should immediately intervene into Bangladesh affairs

Another "Khomeini" is being born in South Asia clearly with much deeper hatred towards the Western world. Most possibly, dictator Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, the second fastest growing economy has been signaling of spreading the venom of anti-America and anti-West venom in her society with patronization of India and China.

 Donald Trump  -  Sheikh Hasina
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Retail Apocalypse: Suffering of store chains to continue as Christmas sales did not buckle the trend

Struggling Store Chains in Britain that pinned their hopes on Christmas sales to revive their businesses do not seem to have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Instead, they are bracing themselves for more shocks and tribulations in the New Year, as the collapse of yet another major chain, HMV, the music and film retailer, was announced just after the Christmas.

Retail Apocalypse: Suffering of store chains  to continue as Christmas sales did not buckle the trend
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Letter from America: Being Mindful – an Islamic Perspective

Today we live in a hyper-connected world where we are continuously distracted by our thoughts and technological comforts. It is rare for one to have their mind in the present 100% of the time – in fact, on average we spend 41% of our time with our mind lost in our thoughts – thinking about the future and the past, but rarely the current moment.

Letter from America: Being Mindful – an Islamic Perspective
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Flip-side of Nepal’s ban on high value Indian currency

Nepal government’s decision not to allow high denomination Indian rupee notes has shocked the India bound patients and disappointed Kathmandu casino bound Indian tourist alike. Expectedly, the move has created ripples all the way from Kathmandu to Terai and beyond in Kolkata, Patna and Varanasi which are frequented by Nepalis in large numbers every day. Also amongst Indians visiting Pasupatinath temple and those on their way to Kailash. It has brought back into focus the dark memories of India’s tryst with demonetization two years ago.

Nepal bans high value Indian currency notes
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Corruption is a cancer they say

‘Say no to corruption’ is one of many songs against corruption in India. They have a vigorous campaign against this cancerous disease there.

Joe Biden  -  former vice president of US,
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Letter From America: 'Isa (AS) in the Qur'an

Jesus or ‘Isa in Arabic (alayhis salam, meaning: peace be upon him) is of great significance in both Islam and Christianity. However, there are differences in terms of beliefs about the nature and life occurrences of ‘Isa (AS). Every year millions of Christians celebrate December 25 as the Christmas, the day Jesus, the son of Mary (Ar. Maryam), was born. Christian children are also lied that Santa Claus would bring gifts for them when they go to sleep at night on the eve of Christmas.

 Letter From America: 'Isa (AS) in the Qur'an
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Photographer Shahidul Alam, Arundhoti Roy and their Jihadist darlings

Some people are enthusiastic in portraying photographer Shahidul Alam as a journalist. They are encouraging each of the foreign media in giving coverage to this Al-Jazeera poster child. At this state, we need to know something about those people who are behaving like Gladiators in turning this seasoned photographer into a “globally acclaimed” journalist. " class="caption" align="right" />

 photographer Shahidul Alam  &Arundhoti Roy.
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Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Xenophobia as – fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. Thus, one need not necessarily be a foreigner or newcomer to a territory to be a target or an object of this crime. Even an indigenous people who are a minority that look or behave differently than the majority can be victims of xenophobia.

Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?
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