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    Reconstruction of Pakistan politics

    IA Rehman  | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    THIS year’s general election has changed some of the assumptions on which Pakistan’s politics has traditionally been based, though not necessarily in the sense the word ‘change’ has been used by different parties....

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    A hands-on editor dies

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    IT CAME as a shock in the evening on Wednesday. I came to know the night before that AHM Moazzem Hossain, the founder editor of the Financial Express newspaper, where I had worked from November 1993 to June 1998 with a break of four months or so in 1995, had been ill....

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    Regime change in Nicaragua

    Roger D Harris | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega’s ‘entire government has been, in essence, neoliberal...

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    Road rage faces student spirit

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    ROAD rage in Bangladesh is not new. And not new is death due to road rage. The new phenomenon is the student spirit has stood against road rage. To the students, life matters....

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    Demand for removal of two ministers sounds logical

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    THE demand of Transparency International Bangladesh on Thursday for the removal of the shipping minister Shajahan Khan and state minister for LGRD and cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga from the cabinet sounds justifiable....

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    Enough of govt disregard for law, enough of govt inaction

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    THE school and college students, who had taken to the streets for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday,....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XXV

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    Earlier, General Jacob admits that he was concerned about the reputation of the Indian Army in Bangladesh and, therefore, was all for taking the Indian troops back as soon as possible....

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    To what end this exercise?

    Alok Prasanna Kumar  | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    THE ongoing crisis in Assam over the National Register of Citizens is largely the creation of the Supreme Court....

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    Turkey’s defection

    Deena Stryker  | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    AFTER a multi-year see-saw between an overwhelmingly Christian EU and Muslim Turkey seeking membership, in 2015, 1.5 million people illegally crossed into Europe, many by hop-scotching from Turkey to Greece....

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    The defeat of state managers in road regime

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    CHINESE premier Zhao Ziyang, in his memoir Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang, based on a series of about 30 audio tapes recorded secretly by him while he had been under house arrest in 1999–2000, commented: ‘I refused to become the General Secretary who mobilised the military to crack down on students.’....

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