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    Lament Lenin: the rant

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    LAMENTING Lenin is a regular ritual of a section of scholars donning, on occasions, a red apron...

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    There is no ‘proxy war’ in Yemen

    Rannie Amiri | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    THOSE in the western media too busy to be bothered trying to understand the complexities, intricacies and nuances of the Middle East often resort to concluding nearly all conflicts there are some kind of ‘proxy war’ between Saudi Arabia and Iran....

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    Policing Islamism: a fatal disconnect

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    THE radical preacher Anjem Choudary was released early on October 19 from Belmarsh high-security jail in south-east London, having been moved there from Frankland prison in Durham, north-east England,....

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    Police must stop highway extortion

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    The Transport Owners’ Association’s allegation that the Highway Police and Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation are extorting money from its members should not be ignored by the authorities as it will be deeply concerning if it proves to be true....

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    New DAP infested with flaws of past plan failures

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2018

    CITY planning authorities Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has readied a detailed area plan for the capital city, with a focus on the development from 2016 to 2035 after the previous one, focused on development from 2010 to 2015, expired....

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    The pieties of the liberal class

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    FROM the west side of the island, a pedestrian can see, high in the misty grey sky of Manhattan, the carmine lettering of The New Yorker hotel....

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    Tragic anniversary in Afghanistan we dare not acknowledge

    by Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    THE absurd hopelessness was the worst part. No, it wasn’t the Improvised Explosive Devices blowing limbs off my boys, or the well-aimed gunshot wounds suffered by others; it wasn’t even the horror of ordering the deaths of other (‘enemy’) human beings....

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    Agenda 2030 marred by MDG mindsets on steroids

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    THIS year’s United Nations General Assembly had its usual share of highs and lows....

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    Modi’s foreign policy – by whim, not design

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    JUDGING by the unsavoury exchanges between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers at the recent United Nations General Assembly, the already deeply troubled bilateral relationship has reached a new low...

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    A singer who will be sorely missed

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    THE singer Ayub Bachchu, who died on Thursday morning at the age of 56, has been a byword for rock music in Bangladesh....

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