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    Social media: good or evil?

    by Vladimir Platov | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    IN RECENT decades, the Internet and social networks have developed into an innovative environment for communication and value-sharing, exerting a strong influence on the government, its institutions and individual citizens...

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    Niger, 9/11, and apocalyptic humiliation

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    HONESTLY, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the US Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks...

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    DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of Stalinist regime

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    IN RECENT months, North Korea has attracted much world attention because of its nuclear programme threatening its neighbours to the east and the south...

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    Legal travesties

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    A FAIR criminal trial must meet three criteria — an independent judge, a fair prosecutor and thorough and honest investigation by the police....

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    Myanmar’s atrocious stand on Rohingya repatriation

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    NEW AGE’S editorial on November 3 on the Rohingyas was provocative for the right reasons....

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    Slow pace of Dhaka elevated expressway disconcerting

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    THE slow pace of work on the construction of the Dhaka elevated expressway — which will connect Dhaka, from the international airport, to Chittagong, at Kutubkhali — is disconcerting....

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    Police involvement in canal encroachment shocking

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    THE police are expected to detect crimes and bring perpetrators to justice....

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    Dowry death remains a shame, for govt, for society

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    DOWRY death continues apace. At least 15 women were killed, as New Age reported on Friday quoting from a Bangladesh Mahila Parishad document on violence against women only in October this year, for not being able to meet the demand for dowry of their husband and in-laws. The organisation prepared the document based on reports published in 14 national daily newspapers...

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    Banks’ cyber security needs to be strengthened

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    IT IS worrying that 80 per cent of the banks do not have adequately skilled and efficient human resources to face cyber attacks and protect their data. A Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management research revealed this at a workshop on ‘Disaster recovery management in online banks: challenges and remedial measures’ held in the capital on Thursday...

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    Patriotic education is textbook propaganda

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    SOMETHING strange is happening in Indian universities. A few days ago, the ministry for human resources called for ‘patriotic rock music’ to be performed at the nation’s campuses. In July, the vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, one of the country’s largest, asked that a tank be displayed on site to spark ‘patriotic inspiration’ in students...

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