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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    MY SOMEWHAT intense activities with empowerment and development with women as director of social welfare in (1976–1980) virtually ended with the setting up of a separate ministry of women affairs by president Ziaur Rahman, but the...

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    Why South Asia must cooperate

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    SOUTH Asia covers only about 3.5 per cent of the world’s land surface area but hosts a fourth of its population, making it a region of significant importance for international development. In spite of the...

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    All banned food products must be driven out of market

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    MANY of the banned food items ordered to have been withdrawn 12 days ago from the market for being harmful to health are still sold at shops, menacing public health. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution...

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    Issues not adequately shored up to stop trafficking in persons

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    BANGLADESH coming to be named on Tier 2 Watchlist in the US state department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2019, which was launched on Thursday, is worrying in that this category is the...

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    India: future of Congress

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    THE Indian National Congress suffered a terrible defeat in the recent election. The defeat was all the more demoralising for the fact that it had suffered a debacle in the 2014 polls too. All hopes of recovery were dashed. There was...

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    A slow death: the ills of the casual academic

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ANY sentient being should be offended. Eventually, the casualisation of the academic workforce was bound to find lazy enthusiasts who neither teach, nor understand the value of a tenured position...

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    Hong Kong is far from China’s biggest problem

    Tom Clifford | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ONE country, two systems. One event, two interpretations. The crisis in Hong Kong was sparked by chief executive Carrie Lam’s efforts to champion an extradition bill that would allow both...

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    Sobering statistics of ‘displaced’ people

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    JUNE 20 was observed as International Refugee Day. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced...

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    Credible inquiry into Payra power plant clash a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    TWO cases were filed against about 600 people unnamed on Thursday in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the China-Bangladesh 1320MW thermal power plant project at Payra in Patuakhali during...

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    A worrying compromise on driver’s experience for licence

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    THE road transport and bridges ministry’s extending the deadline for the relaxation of rules for the second time, as New Age reported on Saturday, in driving licence issuance comes with...

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