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    SINO-BANGLADESH RELATIONS : In search of an equiangular partnership

    | Updated at 01:27am on October 14, 2016

    The Chinese president X Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh, for the right reasons, has sparked interests, yet the discussions in the country, like others on China, are also perturbed due to prejudiced understanding and absence of thought-thorough strategy...

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    Rise of China and challenges that come with it

    by Dr M Afsarul Qader | Updated at 01:23am on October 14, 2016

    CHINA has woken up! After centuries of turmoil mainly due to internal problems, administrative weaknesses and humiliations that it faced from the European, Japanese and the US invasion and occupation, finally the sleeping giant as predicted by the French genius Napoleon Bonaparte is out of its stupor and trying to assert itself by its peaceful achievements in the economic and strategic spheres of the world...

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    Implications for Bangladesh-China relations

    by M Shahidul Islam | Updated at 01:10am on October 14, 2016

    CHINESE president Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh is likely to be a landmark one owing to a number of factors. After three decades, a Chinese president is visiting Bangladesh signifying growing importance of the latter in South Asia’s economics and geopolitics. ..

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    Contesting Kashmir

    by Dr Niaz Murtaza | Updated at 09:55pm on October 11, 2016

    GIVEN the ulterior agendas of global powers like the US, the UN record of resolving the status of contested domains is poor...

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    ‘Existential crisis’ dominates IMF meeting on world economy

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:53pm on October 11, 2016

    THE annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund held over the weekend in Washington did not confront an immediate crisis, such as in 2009 in the midst of the meltdown of the global...

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    An indictment of govt apathy to migrant workers

    | Updated at 09:52pm on October 11, 2016

    THE sufferings of 1,663 Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia having received no wages for nine months, indeed, deserve serious attention of the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry...

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    Worrying absence of accessibility for people with disabilities

    | Updated at 09:48pm on October 11, 2016

    A PROMINENT absence of facilities for people with disabilities, not only in the capital Dhaka but also elsewhere across the country, coupled with the lack of government initiatives...

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    US’s destruction of Syria will take UN with it

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 09:47pm on October 11, 2016

    THE United Nations has never looked more impotent, irrelevant and politically motivated in its actions than it has regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria...

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    Govt-civil society collaboration needed

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 11, 2016

    There is an untapped reservoir of liberalism within the Sri Lankan society, especially at its higher levels. At higher levels of society, educational opportunities are greater and so are the possibilities for mixing...

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    Rampal and Khadiza are becoming political issues but where are the politicians?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 09:39pm on October 11, 2016

    WITH party-based politics in steep decline, Rampal and Khadiza are becoming bigger issues though both have political connections...