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    The besieged other

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 19, 2016

    HUMAN rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Protection of human rights is not only a sign of democracy and development but it also signifies a commitment to international conventions driven by universal principles...

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    New vehicle fitness test mechanism welcome

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 19, 2016

    In yet another manifestation of how unfit vehicles rule the road, as New Age reported on Sunday, only 10 out of 460 vehicles passed the fitness tests at the newly introduced vehicle inspection centre at Mirpur in the capital since the centre’s opening on October 27...

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    Glory of the bravest sons neglected, ill-nurtured

    | Updated at 09:55pm on December 19, 2016

    ANY discussion on the highest war-time gallantry award, Bir Shreshtha, and the seven recipients, freedom fighters who were honoured with the award for their utmost bravery and dying in action in the nation’s war for independence in 1971, is something that commands respect in the national collective....

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    All about Hindi, Delhi and Modi

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 09:10pm on December 18, 2016

    THE Reserve Bank of India has put up the designs of the new 500 and 2000 notes on its web site. They confirm what many feared — that this design overhaul will be used to push certain iconographies that suits the incumbent BJP government...

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    Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – IX

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:00pm on December 18, 2016

    THAT it was the ordinary people who played the decisive role in the streets to depose the Ayub regime gets manifested in various narratives of history, an important one being the class identities of those who sacrificed their lives during resistance against the regime’s coercive forces deployed to contain the people agitation...

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    Has war in Syria also destroyed journalism?

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 08:55pm on December 18, 2016

    WHEN a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on ‘watching’ video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria...

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    The road not taken

    by SM Gubair Bin Arafat | Updated at 08:55pm on December 18, 2016

    BANGLADESH is going to have the first ever district council election on December 28. After a long wait, the 130-years-old institution is going to have its deserved place...

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    Failure of history education that warrants attention

    | Updated at 08:50pm on December 18, 2016

    NOT knowing all is not, and should not be, a fault. But when ignorance of such issues comes to the history of the nation, it certainly leaves the managers of the nation, and society, with a big task to attend to...

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    Hostile work environment in apparel sector

    | Updated at 08:45pm on December 18, 2016

    THAT 91 per cent of apparel workers, regardless of their gender, face abusive behaviour from managers and line supervisors, in particular, is a matter of grave concern...

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    There is more than one truth to tell in terrible story of Aleppo

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 09:25pm on December 16, 2016

    WESTERN politicians, ‘experts’ and journalists are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days now that Bashar al-Assad’s army has retaken control of eastern Aleppo...

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