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    Govt high-handedness against Rampal protests unacceptable

    | Updated at 10:00pm on October 19, 2016

    THE police yet again attacked anti-Rampal protesters in Dhaka on Tuesday. When the protesters, under the banner of the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral...

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    Scrap Rampal power plant project, save Sunderbans

    | Updated at 11:27pm on October 18, 2016

    Below is the text of the open letter that the National Oil, Gas, Mineral Resource, Power and Port Protection Committee, Bangladesh sent to the prime minister of India...

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    What BNP should do and shouldn’t do

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 11:25pm on October 18, 2016

    THE state of the BNP is painful at the moment. It is simply reacting to being a party largely limited to the words, deeds and plans of the party in power...

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    Syriza agrees to further austerity measures

    by John Vassilopoulos | Updated at 11:25pm on October 18, 2016

    THE Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers approved the release of €2.8 billion to the Greek government last week, after the Syriza-led coalition met the deadline for implementing...

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    Simultaneous Vidhan and Lok Sabha elections in India

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 11:24pm on October 18, 2016

    IN THE Indian Union, elections to Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha do not happen simultaneously at present...

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    Irregularities in food scheme for ultra-poor

    | Updated at 11:23pm on October 18, 2016

    FOOD ministry directives for deputy commissioners to go tough against irregularities in the preparation of lists of beneficiaries, issuance of cards and distribution of rice at Tk 10 a kilogram...

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    Cart before the horse in graded questions

    | Updated at 10:00pm on October 18, 2016

    TASKS effected in a wrong order could have a far-reaching implication, at times, making it difficult to right that wrong at a later time. The...

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    From nuclear to political power

    | Updated at 10:20pm on October 17, 2016

    IN 2005, when Sergey Kirienko was put in charge of Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (renamed Rosatom in 2007), he’d never had any experience of the nuclear power sector...

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    Engagement in north brings encouraging results

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:15pm on October 17, 2016

    THE furore over the the Eluga Thamil (Tamils arise) rally that took place in Jaffna in September month is receding. At those protests a powerful and angry people’s movement was in evidence, led by Northern Province...

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    The weakest links to cyber criminals

    by Alamgir Hossain and M Shamim Kaiser | Updated at 10:12pm on October 17, 2016

    IN CYBER world, cyber criminals — hackers, hacktivists, groomers, intruders, phishers etc) are exploiting internet users for their benefits and benediction. The BBC report of July 5, 2016 indicates ‘Identity theft rose...