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    Legalising tyranny

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

    THE students I teach in prison who have the longest sentences are, almost without exception, the ones who demanded a jury trial. If everyone charged with a crime had a jury trial, the court system would implode....

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    Govt must work to ensure right to conscience, speech

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

    THE stabbing of Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, a professor of computer science and engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and popular writer of mainly science fictions, in the head from behind with a sharp weapon, is as sad an event as it is a pointer that dissenting views of any school of thought almost always come to face violent opposition in this country, which is a glaring failure of the state and society...

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    Haor embankments must be completed before flood

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

    IT IS unacceptable that 40 per cent of the construction work of haor crops protection embankments in Sunamganj remained unaccomplished on Saturday, three days after the February 28 deadline, stoking up farmers’ fears that flash flood may damage their crop again as it did in 2017....

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    Xi’s elevation and Putin’s managed democracy

    by Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:05am on March 05, 2018

    CHINA has done away with presidential term limits, suggesting that Xi Jinping could rule the country until he dies, provoking a backlash among the country’s opposition and taunting in the ‘democratic’ world...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on March 05, 2018

    I REMEMBER fondly the sub-ordinate officials who helped me to carry on my day-to-day task in the sub-division in Brahmanbaria. Thus, the nazir, virtually a man for all seasons, served to help in my work day and night....

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    Southeast Asia getting killed by logging and mining

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on March 05, 2018

    WHEN an aeroplane is approaching Singapore Changi Airport, it makes the final approach either from the direction of Peninsular Malaysia, or from the Indonesian island of Batam....

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    Stigmatising saviours

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

    There seems to be no end to the horrific reports coming out of the Syrian town of Ghouta. For people in the besieged rebel enclave, Assad’s unceasing hail of bombs is now part and parcel of daily life. Day after day, innocent people are dying once more. Everyone and anyone is a target: women, children, journalists, doctors and other civilians....

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    Libraries: the silent saviour of mankind

    by Kirsty Crawford | Updated at 12:05am on March 04, 2018

    IWAS delighted to celebrate the first ever National Library Day in Bangladesh on February 5. For the first time ever, and with cabinet approval, libraries in Bangladesh have an officially recognised day to advocate for the future of the library service in this country...

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    Colonising the western mind

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:05am on March 04, 2018

    IN CHRISTOPHER Nolan’s captivating and visually dazzling film Inception, a practitioner of psychic corporate espionage must plant and idea inside a CEO’s head...

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    Sewage disaster

    by Charu Ferdousi Naima | Updated at 12:05am on March 04, 2018

    DHAKA is on the brink of sewage collapse. The recent sewage disaster on the Central Road is indicative of that impending disaster...

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