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    Border killing by BSF continues

    | Updated at 09:50pm on January 09, 2017

    YET another Bangladeshi died at the hands of India’s Border Security Force in the Chakulia border in Chuadanga early Saturday...

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    Govt must improve its primary education offering

    | Updated at 09:35pm on January 09, 2017

    GOVERNMENT primary schools falling behind non-government schools and kindergartens in primary-final examinations for three consecutive years, as New Age reported on Sunday, comes to be concerning. In 2016, 6.97 per cent of PEC examinees could score GPA 5 from government schools, with 2.2 per cent from newly nationalised schools added to this...

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    Obama’s deadly Afghan acquiescence

    | Updated at 09:30pm on January 08, 2017

    OCCASIONALLY a New York Times writer like Mark Landler will be permitted to step up to the plate and write a sensible article about president ‘No Guts Obama’ and how he caved in to folks whom he lacked the political courage to cross...

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    An archbishop, reportedly, initiates onslaught on ‘sinful’ Venezuela

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 09:30pm on January 08, 2017

    THE following news-report by Fox News says: ‘On New Year’s Day, priests across Venezuela reportedly were instructed by Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, the archbishop of Caracas, to read […] a text during the homily encouraging parishioners to take a stand for democracy and not be intimidated by the socialist rule of Nicolas Maduro...

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    What will Baghdad face in 2017?

    by Cathy Breen | Updated at 09:25pm on January 08, 2017

    BEING stuck in traffic is a daily fare in Baghdad. While checkpoints have been dramatically reduced in recent times, and the number of concrete walls appear markedly decreased, traffic jams still defy description...

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    New India army chief threatens Pakistan, China

    by Wasantha Rupasinghe | Updated at 09:25pm on January 08, 2017

    INDIA’S new army chief of staff, General Bipin Rawat, has made a series of belligerent remarks since assuming his new command on January 1...

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    Govt should heed Tengratila people’s demands

    | Updated at 09:20pm on January 08, 2017

    PEOPLE in five villages that surround the Chhatak Gas Field at Tengratila in Sunamganj living in constant fear of another blowout in the gas field, where two blowouts took place on January 7 and June 24, 2005, warrant a serious attention of the relevant authorities...

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    A worrying state of school supervision visits

    | Updated at 09:15pm on January 08, 2017

    A SCHOOL supervision system is important in that it helps to ensure the effectiveness of education that the government imparts on the children and young people and to effect any improvement that the schooling system may need through a continuous watch on the functioning of the school...

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    January 5 ‘elections’ didn’t serve democracy

    | Updated at 12:10am on January 07, 2017

    THE Awami League’s urging people’s support for the party in the next parliamentary elections ‘to keep up democratic rule’ is all but a pointer to what the party understands by democracy...

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    Political will lacking in efforts to stop gendered violence

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 07, 2017

    DESPITE numerous initiatives and projects to ‘empower’ women, the number of reported cases of violence against women are disturbingly high. Women’s safety and security situation has taken an endemic turn and was, especially, disparaging in 2016, as New Age reported on Thursday...