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    Govt must keep off project cost increase pattern

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    THE cost of the construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, in progress since 2014, has gone up by Tk 14 billion riding on a proposal approved on Thursday for the acquisition of about 1,162.7 more acres of land to be used as dump of sand dredged from the river....

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    High time rival political camps started negotiation

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    TWO major political parties of Bangladesh’s ruling class, the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, one desperate to retain power and the other desperate to return to power,....

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    The Modi-Erdogan parallel

    Shashi Tharoor  | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    COMPARISONS are generally invidious, especially when they involve political leaders from different countries....

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    The abrupt end of an unlikely alliance

    Happymon Jacob | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    THE alliance between the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jammu and Kashmir began as an act of necessity, persisted due to sunk-costs and political expediency, and has finally ended as a result of political opportunism....

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    The directors of democracy

    Nick Inman  | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    LIBERAL democracy was supposed to be the end of history, remember? The last political product you’d ever need to buy because it’s so convincingly good....

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    Rohingya children’s right to education

    Andrea Giorgetta  | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    AT THE end of April 2018, I travelled to Bangladesh as part of a field mission that my organisation, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), organised to assess the conditions of Rohingya in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district, along the border with Myanmar....

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    Grievances of disapora community must be addressed

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    A LARGE number of Bangladeshis living abroad are denied the benefits of dedicated government services as they are not enlisted with the Wage Earners’ Welfare Board....

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    Tardy funds release mustn’t delay new school plans

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2018

    THE government’s plan to set up 1,000 primary schools in both rural and urban areas, having no schools, as New Age reported on Thursday, is a welcome move....

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    A new dimension of the conflict in Yemen

    Petr Lvov | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    FOR more than a week, the forces of the so-called Saudi-led Arab coalition have been assaulting Hodeida, a city with a population of well over 60,000 people located on the Red Sea coast of Yemen....

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    More consensus needed

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    IN THE past two weeks, there have been indications that the government parties are trying to sort out their differences....

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