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    How much of Venezuela’s crisis is Maduro’s fault?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE recognition by US House speaker Nancy Pelosi and former vice-President Joe Biden of Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan president is the latest demonstration of the consensus in Washington over the nefariousness of the Nicolás Maduro government....

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    Arrangement needed for driver dope test

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    IT IS unacceptable that drug abuse by drivers of public transports and privately owned vehicles has for long been overlooked as authorities in Bangladesh have no system to check the issue....

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    The passing away of a master poet

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE passing away of Al Mahmud, or Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud as he was originally named, one of the modern literary greats of the Bangla language, has left an irreparable void in people’s cravings for poems and prose alike of the highest order....

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    Inside the Sad House

    Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    LITERALLY coarse as the epigraph: Qui es-tu, toi, voyeur d’ombres? (who are you, you, peeping tom of shadows?) of this novella seems to be, its distant and inner meaning has gradually been clearer through the unknown narrator’s thoughts having been trapped between near past and remote past....

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    Luring readers

    Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    A DISCUSSION on libraries always leads to the chicken-and-egg debate. We have few libraries because there are no readers. Or people do not read books as there are no libraries. In Karachi, both are in inadequate numbers....

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    An exhausted revolutionary?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    IF WE are to look at Venezuela from Cuba, and at Venezuela together with Cuba, we should go back to December 1994, when Hugo Chávez,...

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    Steps needed to stop Rohingya trafficking

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    MANY Rohingyas, mostly women and children living in camps at Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, are lured by traffickers to travel to Malaysia or Thailand by boat for a better living....

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    Myanmar plays unmeaning, offensive trick again

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    MYANMAR has once again claimed that St Martin’s Island, a small island in the Bay of Bengal which forms the southernmost part of Bangladesh,...

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    France, Italy set at odds by failed EU elites

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Fortress Europa as Hitler once deemed his failing Third Reich is under assault from the inside rather than from the Allied forces of Britain, America,...

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    Where are Afghanistan’s women?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    To ensure the interests of women are also taken into account in the peace talks with the Taliban, they must participate on an equal footing...

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