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    Salary structure should be reviewed

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2019

    THE per capita GNI (nominal) of Bangladesh is $1,909 at the end of the  2018–19 financial year. Simultaneously, the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016 conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics estimates that...

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    Proper enforcement of road safety directives must

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2019

    Road accidents have taken a heavy toll on human lives at and around Eid-ul-Fitr, with at least 221 people dying and 652 being injured in 185 accidents. A report that the Passenger Rights Protection Council launched...

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    A budget not in sync with promises of liberation war

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2019

    A NATIONAL budget does not merely mean the annual financial accounts of a country; it rather provides for a political and philosophical sense of direction towards economic development. The national budget, with the...

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    ACC must steer clear of public perception of corruption

    | Updated at 12:10am on June 14, 2019

    THE statement that the prime minister made in the parliament on Wednesday that the public perception about many of the Anti-Corruption Commission employees being involved in corruption was not...

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    No scope for govt leniency to food manufacturers

    | Updated at 12:10am on June 14, 2019

    THE report of latest tests that the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution conducted on 52 food products manufactured by 43 companies which were on May 2 declared unfit for consumption comes to...

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    Blood in the Nile

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2019

    THERE were jubilations on the streets of Khartoum and elsewhere in Sudan two months ago when the nation’s military pulled the plug on Omar Hassan al-Bashir. After his 30 years of misrule, there...

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    A soldier’s defence of Manning and Assange

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:10am on June 14, 2019

    IT’S a matter of principles over personalities. Whether one loves or hates Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is beside the point. The First Amendment freedom of the press is at stake now. In this case, the government’s tool for oppression is the Espionage Act, an archaic relic from...

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    The future of democracy

    Aleksandar Sarovic | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2019

    THE word democracy derives from the Greek words that means ‘people govern.’ Generally, it is assumed throughout the world that the democratic way of decision-making is the best possible and therefore, the most...

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    It’s less about Iran, more about Middle East stability

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2019

    THE web of American sanctions on Iran is being tightened. The White House recently cancelled the waivers that still permitted a few countries to import Iranian oil and announced new sanctions on...

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    The thought police are coming

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2019

    ASK the Iraqi parents of Sabiha Hamed Salih, aged 15, and Ashwaq Hamed Salih, aged 16, who were killed by shrapnel in Baghdad on July...

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