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    Getting drawn into anti-Chinese games

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    ON JULY 6, the Associated Press agency referred to official information sources from Australia and New Zealand in its announcement stating that during the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum in September of this year,...

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    Now, Nicaragua

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    IT IS now Nicaragua. Rightist-induced extremist violence and deaths, armed gangs-triggered bloody strikes and imperialism-imposed sanction have gripped Nicaragua for months....

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    Ridesharing service bikers must have proper training

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    IT IS concerning that motorcyle ridesharing services, which are becoming popular, come to employ untrained bikers, adding to the risk of fatal accidents....

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    Teachers must rise up, AL needs to rein in Chhatra League

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    AN INCREASING number of teachers of Dhaka and other public universities coming to retain the role of custodian of their students by way of standing by the students after they were roughed up while they have sought reforms in public service recruitment quota by activists of the Chhatra League,....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – X

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    The government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike also used the Indian ‘assistance in overcoming the violent JVP agitation’ against her government....

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    The last World Cup as we know it

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    WRITING on the eve of Italia ’90 in the magazine Marxism Today Stan Hey had this gloomy prediction: ‘The global success of football has almost certainly the seeds for the game’s corruption....

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    BRICS seen critically from below

    by Patrick Bond | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    THE Durban rapper Ewok captured the spirit of progressive social forces in South Africa with his condemnation of elite politics at a March 2013 protest outside the Durban International Convention Centre: ‘You dropping BRICS from above? We’re throwing bricks from below!’....

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    Minimum wage board lacks sincerity

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    Minimum wage boards are known to have failed apparel workers. The ongoing minimum wage review seems to be following the same trajectory....

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    Govt, central bank must probe vault gold tampering

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    THE mismatch both in quality and quantity detected in the gold deposited into the Bangladesh Bank vault in an investigation of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate of the National Board of Revenue comes with shock and worry on a couple of counts....

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    EC must get its order on no-warrant arrest enforced

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    THE Election Commission’s order for the law enforcement agencies not to arrest political activists without warrants in connection with elections to city authorities in Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal, scheduled for July 30, in apparent efforts to make elections free and fair is welcome...

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