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    Re-imagining the urban

    by Shayer Ghafur | Updated at 10:00pm on October 20, 2016

    AN URBAN age anchors the 2016 Habitat 3 conference in Ecuador as a half of the world’s population has started living in urban areas since 2008...

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    Alarming dose of invalid Penta vaccines

    | Updated at 09:54pm on October 20, 2016

    THAT a significant number of children received invalid dose of three Penta vaccines in 2015 is, indeed, concerning. A government survey the results of which were made public on Wednesday, as New Age reported on Thursday..

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    Govt’s volte-face on illegal establishment dismantling

    | Updated at 09:52pm on October 20, 2016

    THE rationale for the government’s decision on not closing down schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and other commercial entities illegally set up in the diplomatic district and residential zones at Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara in the capital and, rather,..

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    The cyber-war on Wikileaks

    | Updated at 10:23pm on October 19, 2016

    THEY react out of cynicism: when their masks are revealed, instead of running around naked, they usually point the finger at the mask they wear...

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    Rise of the garrison state in India

    | Updated at 10:17pm on October 19, 2016

    REACTING to the militaristic and fascist tendencies prevalent during the interwar years, American political scientist Harold Lasswell...

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    Breaking away from age of instability

    by Catherine Shakdam | Updated at 10:12pm on October 19, 2016

    IT IS often that I go back to a quote from Martin Jacques, the British academic on western interventionism and Afghanistan...

  • What will happen when China’s future is today?

    | Updated at 10:10pm on October 19, 2016

    VISIONS of a great future have played a huge role in China’s past, particularly since the rise of the communists and their victory in 1949...

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    War memorials need to live forever

    | Updated at 10:09pm on October 19, 2016

    THE poor state of the conservation of independence war memorials — fields where the occupation army of Pakistan and their local collaborators killed countless freedom fighters and ordinary...

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    Govt high-handedness against Rampal protests unacceptable

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

    THE police yet again attacked anti-Rampal protesters in Dhaka on Tuesday. When the protesters, under the banner of the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral...

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    Scrap Rampal power plant project, save Sunderbans

    | Updated at 11:27pm on October 18, 2016

    Below is the text of the open letter that the National Oil, Gas, Mineral Resource, Power and Port Protection Committee, Bangladesh sent to the prime minister of India...

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