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    Contravening principles of fairness and justice

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 26, 2016

    The proposed citizenship law contains a provision that allows it to supersede judgements of courts and gives retrospective effect to offences committed before the law is framed...

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    Time to pull the plug on illegal stone crushing

    | Updated at 09:55pm on December 26, 2016

    STONE crushing that continues unabated in Sylhet brings to the fore several failures of the authorities concerned on law enforcement and environmental fronts...

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    No more delay over crucial power projects

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 26, 2016

    THE power division’s failure to make any progress in the implementation of 37 projects in the first five months of the current financial year is unfortunate...

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    Does science education hinder our development and growth?

    by Kazi Shahidullah | Updated at 10:40pm on December 25, 2016

    BANGLADESH has started its journey as the so-called ‘bottomless basket’, in some eyes of the west, and now it has come to a point where the rest of the world has become envious for its remarkable success in improving living standards, adequate food production, primary and girl’s enrolment, infant mortality and birth rate control, and micro-finance, etc...

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    Aleppo brutalities would be more real without western propaganda

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 10:40pm on December 25, 2016

    WHY is Aleppo in such heavy focus just when the Syrians have more or less wrested the eastern part of their biggest city from an assortment of the extremist Jabhat al-Nusra and similar groups...

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    US abstains as UN passes toothless resolution criticising Israeli settlements

    by Jean Shaoul | Updated at 10:35pm on December 25, 2016

    ON FRIDAY, the United Nations Security Council passed a toothless resolution censuring Israel’s expansion of settlements. The vote followed a decision by the Obama administration to abstain, rather than exercising its veto power...

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    A voice critical of Indian Union

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 10:25pm on December 25, 2016

    THE death of J Jayalalithaa, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu and supremo of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, calls for an assessment of her and her party’s political role in her times...

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    Deadly return of three-wheelers on highways

    | Updated at 10:25pm on December 25, 2016

    THE return of three-wheeled, non-motorised and even illegal vehicles on highways, despite a ban being in place, is, indeed, worrying...

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    Govt must tread back on some education bill provisions

    | Updated at 10:10pm on December 25, 2016

    THE final draft of the Education Bill 2016 — the process of which spanned from January 2011, with the first draft being posted online for public opinions in August 2013 — has mired itself in controversy....

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    In need of a more flexible migration regime

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 24, 2016

    Bangladesh hosted the ninth summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Dhaka in December 10–12. On the sidelines of the summit, Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre’s head of migration and skills unit...