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    Court ruling that can end wrongs the state does to citizens

    | Updated at 10:55pm on November 11, 2016

    THE appeals court rulings, with 10 directives for law enforcers and nine for judicial magistrates and judges, which, among other issues, set out that people arrested on mere suspicion cannot be detained in custody, police or jail..

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    Tampaco victims deserve justice, early damages

    | Updated at 10:53pm on November 11, 2016

    THE Tampaco Foils fire of September 10 killed 39 workers and passers-by and injured dozens more. But, as New Age reported on Friday, no families of the deceased have so far received any compensation. The factory authorities gave Tk 20,000 to each injured worker and 10 days’ wage to each worker who became jobless after escaping the fire unhurt...

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    Myanmar’s fascist tactics are deplorable

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

    The Myanmar government is trying to stonewall the press as it has also tried to avoid launching an independent probe, hoping that its latest pogrom will be forgotten. It should know that as much as the crimes of the SS, which was most responsible for the genocidal killing of millions of Jews in the Holocaust, were neither forgotten nor forgiven, writes Habib Siddiqui..

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    The view from a New York loft: the devil’s own choice

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 10:48pm on November 11, 2016

    THE certainty of a Hilary Clinton victory had given way to anxiety as soon as the TV anchors began to concede that Donald Trump had taken Florida...

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    America’s future after the 2016 election

    by Jon Kofas | Updated at 10:42pm on November 11, 2016

    RIGHTWING political groups throughout the world are celebrating Trump’s victory but rather prematurely. The traditional conservatives and liberals are sufficiently delusional to believe that they are somehow far removed from Trump-style authoritarian politics when in fact they laid the groundwork for Trump to succeed...

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    A govt attempt harmful for politics

    | Updated at 10:35pm on November 10, 2016

    THE government’s response to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s seeking permission for a rally in Dhaka on November 7 to mark what the party calls ‘national revolution and solidarity day’ is a matter of serious political concern...

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    Problem with river protection efforts

    | Updated at 10:33pm on November 10, 2016

    THE issue of the protection of the rivers that flow around Dhaka — the Buriganga, the Sitalakhya, the Turag and the Balu — seems to be a never-ending story. A group of people — mostly the influential, politically, financially or otherwise — keep encroaching on the river..

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    Why Trump won, why Clinton lost

    | Updated at 10:30pm on November 10, 2016

    Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat reflected a gross misjudgement by the Democratic Party about the depth of populist anger against self-serving elites who have treated much of the country with disdain, writes Robert Parry...

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    The working class won the election

    by Paul Craig Roberts | Updated at 10:27pm on November 10, 2016

    THE US presidential election is historic, because the American people were able to defeat the oligarchs. Hillary Clinton, an agent for the Oligarchy, was defeated despite the vicious media campaign against Donald Trump...

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    Pakistan: change of army guard

    | Updated at 10:25pm on November 10, 2016

    General Raheel Sharif will be leaving behind a powerful legacy of a professional soldier, but there is some criticism of an overly personal projection which has been perceived as clouding his professional image, writes Zahid Hussain..