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    Death at unauthorised level crossings unacceptable

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    FAULTY level crossings, unauthorised and unmanned, continue to remain a major cause for railway accidents and deaths...

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     Apparel industry must move towards high-end products

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    APPAREL manufacturers and exporters are reported to be unwilling to go for high-end products, despite a huge potential, as most of the exporters seem to be complacent about their current volume of orders for low-end products and the money they make thereby...

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    Tension overshadows US, South Korea trade negotiations

    by Ben McGrath | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    THE first meeting between the United States and South Korea on the renegotiation of their so-called free trade agreement, anticipated for this week, is likely to be postponed...

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    Wistful eyes: Israel and the death penalty

    by Uri Avnery | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    THE whole world watched with bated breath while the days passed. Then the hours. Then the minutes...

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    Remembering OR Nizam

    by Juned A Choudhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    AS LEGEND has it, in the 1920’s they were three young men who did not know each other till they left home in search of fortune and met in Singapore; and became friends for life...

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    A euphemism for whatever powerful interests want

    by Yves Engler | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    ‘FREE trade’ has become a euphemism for ‘whatever power wants’, no matter how tangentially tied to transferring goods across international borders...

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    China-India confrontation continues

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    ASMALL plateau of a total area of just one hundred square kilometres located in the Himalayas at the junction of the borders of the People’s Republic of China, India and the Kingdom of Bhutan has for two months been the site of a very dangerous confrontation...

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    Former BASIC bank chair must be held to accounts

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    THIS is strange that former BASIC Bank chairman has dropped off the Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigations of the sensational swindling of more than Tk 2,500 crore from the state-owned bank by way of fictitious loans to little known and non-existent borrowers...

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    Banks must be forced to directly process agricultural loans

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    THE disbursement of agricultural loans, meant to be channelled through banks at 9 per cent interest, coming to be given out to farmers through non-governmental organisations and micro-finance institutions at interest rates in the 24–27 ranges is as disparaging as much as of a pointer to failures of the banking governance, especially in the public sector...

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    Why Nehru matters more than ever

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    AN OTHERWISE ordinary ‘first’ speech given by India’s fourteenth president, Ram Nath Kovind, would have gone unremarked, except for one notable omission...

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