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    It was Dhaka, then Chittagong, and now it’s Rajshahi

    | Updated at 10:22pm on July 14, 2017

    DWELLERS of the Rajshahi city have come to suffer as most of the roads, lanes and by-lanes in different areas under the jurisdiction of the city authorities went under ankle-to-knee high water. Overnight rainfall measuring 112.4 millimetres in 12 hours till Wednesday night submerged almost the whole of the city...

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    Open manholes must be covered in no time

    | Updated at 10:21pm on July 14, 2017

    IT IS alarming that the number of open manholes and drains have increased in the capital turning the roads and footpath into death traps for pedestrians. It is more so specially during the monsoon season...

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    Implications behind Erdogan’s ‘second war of independence’

    by Ryan Gingeras | Updated at 10:16pm on July 14, 2017

    WHILE Turkish politics often tend toward the dramatic, the language currently being used by both government and opposition figures is remarkably volatile...

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    The GST and Indian Union federalism

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    ‘HISTORY repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce’, said Karl Marx. It is unlikely that he had the farce that took place in New Delhi on the last day of June. At the stroke of the midnight hour on June 30, 2017...

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    Iran ups the ante in Syria: what’s the message?

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    After the US shot down a second Iran made armed drone on Syria and a Syrian jet in a separate case in last two weeks, Iran responded with a direct missile strike on an ISIS command centre in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor...

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    Fidel Castro’s African legacy

    by Paresh Soni | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2017

    IT WAS Benjamin Disraeli who said: ‘The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.’ Fidel Castro’s legacy to the world mirrors this quotation accurately...

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    EC needs to understand what its challenges are

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    THE Election Commission, as New Age reported on Thursday, have become split over reshuffle as the commission has already transferred 33 officials without informing the commissioners...

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    Govt needs to act early on undiagnosed disease

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    IT IS alarming that nine children died of an undiagnosed disease in a remote hilly area in Chittagong in the past four days. According to the civil surgeon’s office, as New Age reported on Thursday, the children aged between two and 10 years suffered from fever coupled with breathing problem, vomiting, rash...

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    Modi visit and Indo-Israeli partnership

    by Deepal Jayasekera | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    NARENDRA Modi’s three-day visit to Israel last week, the first by an Indian prime minister to the Zionist state, represented a turning point in the development of military-strategic ties between the two countries...

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    Foreign policy challenges

    by IA Rehman | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    ASERIES of developments have made it necessary for Pakistan to review some of the basic assumptions on which its foreign policy has traditionally been based. Unfortunately, matters are coming to a head while a lame-duck government is only concerned with its own survival...

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