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    How to leverage performance appraisal

    by Sayyedul A Nakib | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    PERFORMANCE appraisals are an integral part of any corporate environment and cannot be avoided. Performance targets are usually set at the beginning of the year. In contrast to targets, performance is evaluated periodically...

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    Needed a non-doctrinaire left to carry Gauri Lankesh vision

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    ENCOURAGED by the spontaneous outpouring of sympathy and resolve across the country after Gauri Lankesh’s murder, I began to ferret out my last year’s notebook. The thousands who came out in marches need a regular formation to lean against – a non-doctrinaire left. Are such movements stirring globally? I fell back on my coverage of events, including elections in the US, Spain, France, the UK and the mayhem in virtually every West Asian country...

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    As ISIS shrinks, al-Qaeda expands

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    AL-QAEDA is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of ISIS in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. ‘Idlib province is the largest al-Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,’ says Brett McGurk, the senior US envoy to the international coalition fighting ISIS...

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    The power of radio

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    MARK Tully recently wrote, ‘Whenever I talk to students of journalism in India about radio I am told “It’s dead. Killed by television”. As the presenter of a radio programme broadcast in Britain I know that’s certainly not true there.’ In India, however, ‘while the government has lost control over television it retains a monopoly over radio news’...

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    Will a fourth Merkel term end the EU?

    by Phil Butler | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    IN THE runup to Germany’s election Angela Merkel seems to think a strategy of big, bold, and bossy will win election day for her...

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    Nowhere to run

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    THE plight of the Rohingyas has cast a dark shadow over the image of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under increasing fire over her perceived unwillingness to speak out against the treatment of the Rohingya or criticise the military...

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    Ethnic and linguistic tapestry of Kashmir

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    I ARTICULATE my perspective on the mosaic of Kashmir through the prism of my varied ethnic identity...

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    Resolving the issue of Section 57 in ICT Act

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    SECTION 57 of the ICT Act 2006 has been a point of discussion both in print and electronic media for quite a long time now...

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    No leniency to drive against unfit transports

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    IT IS unacceptable that Bangladesh Road Transport Authority’s initiative to cancel the registration of motorised transports without fitness certificates renewed in about a decade did not see any progress in the last one year...

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    Police must be kept off getting into crimes at any cost

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    THE police coming to have gouged out the eyes of a man in Khulna for his, or his family’s, failure to pay the money the police are said to have demanded seems to be a new expression of crimes that the police commit...

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