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    Living life in fast forward

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 01:05am on March 08, 2017

    ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017, a leading national daily ran an article on Swarnali, a girl who gave birth in the middle of her SSC examination in Sharishabari, and then went back to giving her mathematics exam...

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    Mujib and March 7

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 08, 2017

    SHEIKH Mujibur Rahman understood history better than most of his party men and admirers...

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    Feminist anxiety over ‘child marriage’ in Bangladesh

    by Nazneen Shifa | Updated at 01:05am on March 08, 2017

    WHEN I was an eighth grader in school, a new teacher, someone who was on training in our school, once told us in the class, ‘You know what, you are still children.’ At this remark, I remember, the whole class, a good total of fifty girls, burst out laughing! ‘Really, sir?’ we asked...

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    No more leniency to errant tanners

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 08, 2017

    The High Court on Monday asked the government to immediately shut down all the tanneries at Hazaribagh in Dhaka as they missed several deadlines for relocation to the Tannery Industrial Park at Savar...

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    Gender inequality a great impediment to democracy

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 08, 2017

    INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day, today, is of much importance for Bangladesh to observe properly, with adequate amount of soul searching particularly by the ruling elite, for the social, political and cultural status of the women in Bangladesh remains absolutely....

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    No safe country of origin

    by Emran Feroz | Updated at 01:05am on March 07, 2017

    ‘I DON'T understand why the German government is deporting Afghans. We too came here as refugees and received a warm welcome...

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    The fight for accountability and justice continues

    by Priti Gulati Cox | Updated at 01:05am on March 07, 2017

    Salim Khan, a Muslim driver was burnt alive after a message was passed on the police wireless that a Muslim driver was coming that way...

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    Bangladesh government continues repression against garment workers

    by Sarath Kumara | Updated at 01:15am on March 07, 2017

    LAST week, the Bangladesh government released some of the labour activists arrested on trumped-up charges after a strike of garment workers demanding higher pay in Ashulia industrial district near Dhaka...

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    Squirrel control and the sorry case of frog export

    by Md Ashraful Haque | Updated at 01:10am on March 07, 2017

    SQUIRRELS have always fascinated me. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s popular rhyme on the subject that we recited so many times in our childhood, but the fun of watching the animal certainly does...

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    Nepotism and impunity in Rajuk

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 07, 2017

    THE corruption at Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has been making headlines for quite some time now...

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