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    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 10:35pm on January 02, 2017

    FIDEL shows the way the world moves, and the path to be trodden. On the January day, the first day of the year, lessons from Fidel are to be reiterated, are to be spread around with renewed vigour...

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    Phantom democracy in the age of the internet

    by Nozomi Hayase | Updated at 10:25pm on January 02, 2017

    AFTER the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. As denial and blame games continue, it becomes clear this was not a foreign government coup d’état....

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 10:25pm on January 02, 2017

    DEPARTING from Dhaka University would be sad because it would be permanent rather than temporary. There would be no comeback...

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    We live in a world of lies and we always have

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 10:15pm on January 02, 2017

    WE DO not live in a ‘post-truth’ world, neither in the Middle East nor in the West — nor in Russia, for that matter. We live in a world of lies. And we always have lived in a world of lies...

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    Alarming new dimension of extrajudicial murder

    | Updated at 10:15pm on January 02, 2017

    EXTRAJUDICIAL killings by law enforcement agencies had an alarming rise in 2016. At least 195 people were killed in ‘crossfire’, ‘gunfight’, and ‘exchange of bullets’ with law enforcers and in their custody in 2016, as New Age reported on Sunday, while the number of people killed in such incidents was 192 in 2015 and 128 in 2014...

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    Travail of tannery relocation with no results as yet

    | Updated at 09:55pm on January 02, 2017

    GOVERNMENT efforts — taking place since 2003 when the BSCIC, on a High Court order in 2001, took up a two-year project involving Tk 1.76 billion — for the relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh to the Savar Leather Industrial Park virtually coming to nought till date has reasons to raise a few concerns...

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    Med-term macroeconomic challenges loom large

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 01, 2017

    THE country has been missing opportunities to capitalise on its resources and potential in the medium term. The causes of elapsing prospects are more institutional...

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    Head in cashless sand, as global events pass India by

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 10:10pm on January 01, 2017

    WHILE New Delhi is busy with the demonetisation upheaval, it may find itself paces too slow in coping with the new strategic dynamic engulfing the region...

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    5,000 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean in 2016

    by Martin Kreickenbaum | Updated at 10:05pm on January 01, 2017

    THE number of people who have drowned fleeing to Europe via the Mediterranean this year has risen to more than 5,000, according to the official data of the United Nations Refugee Agency...

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    No end to risky ride on roads

    | Updated at 10:00pm on January 01, 2017

    THE photograph that New Age published on Saturday of a rundown pickup truck carrying people and goods much beyond its capacity at Srinagar in Munshiganj on Friday yet again lends credence to the allegation that the road transport sector has for long been chaotic...