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    Darkness grows, from America to India

    Aijaz Zaka Syed | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    IF DONALD Trump’s shock election for the world’s most powerful office had been seen as an accident and as a recipe for disaster by many, he has done everything to justify those fears over the...

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    Great feat, bad politics

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THERE were two sides to Armstrong’s walk on the moon 50 years ago. It demonstrated a great technological possibility for mankind. But the quest was rooted in troubling politics that continues to threaten the...

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    Dare to visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    NOT far away, in the distant past, our nation’s writers had loved to write stories replete with white, fantastic fictions (pure, white lies). Although the published fictions are innumerable, they were boosted and often...

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    Will workers lose?

    Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    ONE of the central themes in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was that US workers were being badly hurt by trade. His story was that the country had signed bad trade deals that were...

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    Barapukuria coal theft calls for an expeditious trial

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    THE Anti-Corruption Commission finally on Sunday approved charges against seven former managing directors and 16 other officials of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd for their suspected involvement in the...

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    A face of waning faith in law enforcement

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    That 14 people survived lynching attempts in five districts while another victim of such mob beating died in Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday as the scare of child-lifting persisted is a pointer to increasing...

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    75 years of incompetence and interference

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    JULY marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement to create the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the principal goals to have an...

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    Creating a non-partisan Lanka presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    HERE were many reports in the past week that the ruling party, UNP, will contest the next presidential election in a major alliance based on national security, democracy and the economy. The UNP general secretary stated...