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    An allegation the govt must investigate

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 13, 2016

    THE report, along with video footage, that the Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera aired on Sunday showing a group of law enforcers setting fire to houses of the Santals, in the afternoon of November 6, at their temporary settlement on the land of Rangpur Sugar Mills in Gaibandha is concerning...

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    Early steps needed to address urban poverty

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 13, 2016

    RESULTS of a survey on slum children in cities, made public in Dhaka on Sunday, are indeed worrying...

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    Modi and Trump – voting strongmen, voting hate

    | Updated at 09:50pm on December 12, 2016

    ONE of the first text messages I received, minutes after Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, was from my Indian friend Gulrez in Los Angeles...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – V

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:45pm on December 12, 2016

    THE mass movement took a new turn during the general strike on January 24...

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    Part CXL: The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 09:40pm on December 12, 2016

    AFTER meeting president Ayub Khan in May 1967 at Rawalpindi on the possibility of preparing a common and uniform book on civic and political sciences for use all over Pakistan, I spent a few more days in Islamabad...

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    Kashmir: Human rights observed in breach

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    PHYSICIANS for Human rights is a New-York based, Nobel peace prize winner, international organisation which attempts to use science and medicine to prevent human rights violations around the world...

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    Foreign TV channels warrant regulation

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    Government inaction about bringing foreign television channels downlinked in Bangladesh under some regulation is, indeed, unfortunate...

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    Findings that highlight failures in VAT issues

    | Updated at 09:25pm on December 12, 2016

    FOUR in every five people coming to know, as a survey of the National Board of Revenue reveals, that the value-added tax that they pay at the time of purchase does not reach the exchequer is concerning in that it brings to the fore a failure of the government in making consumers conscious, thereby giving rise to misgivings and prompting a potentially widespread tax evasion...

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    The Cuban revolution: Defying imperialism from its backyard

    | Updated at 10:50pm on December 11, 2016

    FIDEL Castro died at age 90. The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States and Cuban exiles had tried for decades to kill him...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – IV

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 10:50pm on December 10, 2016

    THE Awami League, which was otherwise ‘the largest political party of the time’, (Mohammad Farhad, Unasatturer Gana Abhyutthan, p 107...