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    A welcome initiative to manage ground water

    | Updated at 10:16pm on October 09, 2016

    THE government initiative to make a law on ground water use in irrigation is welcome. The agriculture ministry has, as New Age reported on Sunday, prepared a draft provisioning for the mandatory registration...

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    The rule of law in fight against religious extremism

    | Updated at 10:15pm on October 09, 2016

    THE death of 12 people, suspected of being involved in extremism, in law enforcement raids in Gazipur, Tangail and at Baipail in the outskirts of Dhaka on Saturday would definitely give the government an edge in its fight against religious extremism...

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    The Mexican graveyard

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

    Every 22 hours, a member of the press is attacked in Mexico. Always going too far to find the truth comes with the job description...

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    Before he became Mahatma

    | Updated at 10:06pm on October 09, 2016

    In recent years, a flurry of writings on Gandhi, some authored by known South African scholars, has catapulted to the centre stage of Gandhiana his ‘racist’ attitude towards Africans and coloured people...

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    When the state becomes extremist

    Anu Muhammad | Updated at 12:38pm on October 09, 2016

    On September 7, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, said, ‘The people of all classes of society, the administration, members of law enforcement agencies and...

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    Democracy and the extreme

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:27pm on October 09, 2016

    It is more than a childish imagination to imagine or expect that an extreme position or behaviour does not exist within democracy even if democracy is imagined as...

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    Nobel committee gets peace prize wrong yet again

    by David Swanson | Updated at 09:56pm on October 08, 2016

    JUAN Manuel Santos is not a grassroots advocate for disarmament and the abolition of war...

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    Still no woman at UN helm

    by Anne Marie Goetz | Updated at 09:47pm on October 08, 2016

    ANTÓNIO Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal, former high commissioner of the UN’s agency for supporting refugees, will be the next UN secretary general...

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    Autorickshaw indiscipline to the chagrin of all

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 08, 2016

    AUTORICKSHAWS have continued to run undisciplined, that too despite repeated warnings and reminders, much to the chagrin of passengers...

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    No let-up in public fund embezzlement

    | Updated at 09:44pm on October 08, 2016

    THE Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund of the Bangladesh Bank, which came into force in 2004 with an aim to promote entrepreneurship in different sectors such as agriculture and information technology...