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    Why would US transform Afghanistan into a drug empire?

    by Valery Kulikov | Updated at 12:05am on October 30, 2017

    FOR a total of sixteen years the US has been occupying Afghanistan after invading immediately after the 9/11 attacks. This act of aggression has already become the longest war in American history, overtaking the ‘record’ that was held by the Vietnam War that lasted from 1964 to 1975...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on October 30, 2017

    THE sad demise of MK Anwar on the 24th October compels me to write this tribute to him. He was the deputy commissioner of the greater Dhaka district in 1968-69 and the cabinet minister of Bangladesh in 1991 to 1996 and 2001-2006....

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    A tribute to Dwijen Sharma’s life and writings

    by Dipen Bhattacharya | Updated at 12:05am on October 30, 2017

    DURING the early years of the 1980s, I was a student in Moscow in the erstwhile Soviet Union. That was when I met Dwijen Sharma, who was working as a translator at Progress Publisher, popularly known as Pragati Publisher...

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    How Israel forces confessions from Jerusalem boys

    by Maureen Clare Murphy | Updated at 12:05am on October 30, 2017

    ISRAEL subjects detained Palestinian children from Jerusalem to ‘extensive denial of their rights,’ according to a new report. The mistreatment of child detainees is part of a wider policy ‘aimed at encouraging Palestinian residents to leave the city,’ the Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked state...

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    Saudi Arabia’s labour market

    by Nassir Djafari | Updated at 12:05am on October 29, 2017

    WHEN oil exports began in the late 1930s, the backwards desert state was suddenly confronted with the modern world of labour....

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    The revolutionary movement of peacemakers

    by Nozomi Hayase | Updated at 12:05am on October 29, 2017

    AS TRUMP’S dangerous move on Iran’s nuclear deal and his provocative reaction to North Korea undercut diplomacy, tension is rising for World War III....

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    Why did Sushma Swaraj come to Dhaka?

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on October 29, 2017

    Explicitly, Sushma Swaraj visited Dhaka for the meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee with her counterpart AH Mahmud Ali, the Bangladesh foreign minister....

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    Supplies must be reached to all Rohingyas

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 29, 2017

    IT IS disparaging that duplication has been noticed in relief distribution to the Rohingyas living in shelters in Cox’s Bazar while there are others who are not receiving supplies at all...

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    Politicised community police lacks spirit of community

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 29, 2017

    INFORMALLY, the tradition of community police existed in Bangladesh long before it was institutionally introduced in early 1990s....

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    Power deals without tender will harm consumers

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    THE government coming to sign an agreement with Teesta Solar Limited — a consortium of Beximco Power Company Ltd of Bangladesh and TBEA XinJiang SunOasis Co Ltd of China — by way of which the state-run Power Development Board would be receiving electricity, from a solar park, for 15 cents, or Tk 12, a unit, or kilowatt-hour, for 20 years is concerning on a couple of counts....