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    Portrait of a Muslim home in shadow of rising BJP colossus

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 01:05am on March 19, 2017

    IT WAS a spectacular celebration. The beating of drums, sprinkling of colours, group songs, dancing continued well after dusk...

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    Early steps needed to reduce drowning deaths

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 19, 2017

    DROWNING has alarmingly remained for long ‘a silent killer’ of children in the country...

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    Govt must put in more efforts to enforce fare chart

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 19, 2017

    ESPECIALLY every time gas prices are increased and generally round-the-year, transports, particularly CNG-run auto-rickshaws, in Dhaka charge passengers higher than what the government sets in fare charts to ease the sufferings of people and to head off any trouble centring on the fare...

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    Allegations of tainted money must be investigated

    | Updated at 10:26pm on March 17, 2017

    THE Appellate Division’s dismissal of the Bangladesh Bank’s appeals against High Court verdicts that earlier had asked the central bank to refund to businesses about Tk 6.16 billion extracted from them by the army-led task forces during the 2007–2008 military-controlled interim regime is a welcome step towards the furtherance of the rule of law...

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    Govt must show zero tolerance to child abuse

    | Updated at 10:25pm on March 17, 2017

    THE deaths of child labourers Rajan and Rakib at the torturous hands of their employers in recent time speak of the declining child rights situation in Bangladesh. According to the report of rights group Manusher Jonno Foundation, incidents of child abuse have alarmingly increased in 2016...

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    One hundred years of the Balfour decision

    | Updated at 10:22pm on March 17, 2017

    Plans to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration is based on an illusion that something awful is really something prideful. The only way you can pull this off is if you have the power to twist the entire historical episode into something it is not — and that is what Theresa May is planning to do, writes Lawrence Davidson...

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    Communism and human nature

    | Updated at 10:19pm on March 17, 2017

    The communist morality, in fact, is nothing but a corollary of the Golden Rule, that you should treat people as you’d like to be treated, with respect and compassion. Morally speaking, communism is common sense, writes Chris Wright..

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    The crimes of apartheid

    by Vijay Prashad | Updated at 10:14pm on March 17, 2017

    APARTHEID is a powerful word, with evocations of the South African experience and with implications of crimes against humanity. The United Nations does not use this word loosely. It rarely enters UN reports, and is not heard from the lips of UN officials...

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    The European Court has normalised ‘hijabophobia’

    | Updated at 09:52pm on March 17, 2017

    What did the European Court’s ruling of March 14 say in the case of Samira Achbita’s dismissal by G4S because she wanted to wear the headscarf to work? Halim Shebaya asks...

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    Regarding the still pending Kurdish question

    by Viktor Mikhin | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    PRESIDENT of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani, has recently stated that even without the approval of Baghdad, the autonomy shall eventually have to hold a referendum on independence...