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    Lanka reconciliation policy requires unity now

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    THE setback suffered by the government at the local government elections has not dissuaded it from following through on its plans for national reconciliation...

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    Reading March 7 speech 47 years later

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    NO SPEECH in Bangladesh’s history has been so influential and discussed as the speech of that day...

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    Netanyahu: man of the status quo

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    THE flood of corruption affairs that is now engulfing the Netanyahu family and its assistants and servitors does not seem to diminish his popularity among those who call themselves ‘the People’...

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    A murder left unravelled for five years

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    IT HAS already been five years yet investigators — in a sheer display of inefficiency as much as unwillingness, as the delay suggests — have yet to submit the charge sheet in the murder of Tanvir Mohammad Twaki, who was found dead afloat in a canal two days after had gone missing on March 6, 2013 in Narayanganj...

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    City authorities must rehabilitate people living in risky hillsides

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    ONE hundred and thirty-three people were killed in landslide in Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts in 2013...

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    New public universities need to be overhauled

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    IT IS a matter of grave concern that comparatively new public universities as well as those outside Dhaka are failing to attract students for their poor performance due mainly to shortage of teachers and inadequate infrastructure....

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    Worrying corruption in roads management

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    THE roads and highway department is plagued with irregularities and corruption. The Anti-Corruption Commission has found, as reported in New Age on Monday, a number of engineers and other officials of the department are building sub-standard roads to misappropriate public money....

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    The political economy of Trump’s trade war

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    PRESIDENT Trump’s latest bombshell of a 25 per cent tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imports has raised the spectre of a tit-for-tat global trade war...

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    Pak-Iran confidence building

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    THE three-day, high-profile visit of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to India last month infuriated many in the Pakistani establishment for what is being perceived as Iran’s outright partisanship towards India. Rouhani was reciprocating an earlier visit by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to Iran in 2016 when India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral transport agreement...

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    High development trajectory in Nepal

    by Bishow Parajuli | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    THE inauguration of prime minister KP Oli comes with high hopes, and anticipation that the government will take swift measures to usher transformational economic growth, national development, and political reform anchored on the new constitution....

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