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  • Bangladesh To Revert To 1972 Secular Constitution

    SUBIR BHAUMIK | TAKING the radical Islamist challenge head–on, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government has decided to revert to its 1972 Constitution offered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman. At a media briefing on Friday, Bangladesh junior information minister Murad Hassan said an amendment will soon be tabled in Parliament and is likely to be passed without any opposition. If the move comes into effect, Islam will no longer be the state religion of the Muslim majority country. Two amendments during successive military regimes between 1978 and 1990 had undermined the 1972   Junior information minister Murad Hassan said an amendment will soon be tabled in Parliament and is likely to be passed without any opposition. If the move comes into effect, Islam will no… …. 

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  • Re–Reading Bankimchandra Anew

    MANAS DAS | ALTHOUGH Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, the Scott of Bengal, and the key figure in the literary renaissance of Bengal, is primarily known in our country and elsewhere as a pioneering Bengali novelist and the composer of India’s national song “Vande Mataram”, some of his works have often been criticized for their alleged championing of Hindu revivalism and many criticized the celebrated song itself as it was alleged to have Hindu overtone or to be… …. 

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