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    What has so far been achieved?

    Iftekhar Ahmed Robin | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2020

    TECHNOLOGICAL revolution, especially information and communications technology, has had profound implications on the payment system. Payment and settlement systems must, therefore, ensure the optimum...

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    Jaswant Singh, counterfactually

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2020

    WHAT if? History students often ask the counterfactual question, which actually can be of interest to anyone of us for a range of excellent and ordinary reasons. Had the horse not been domesticated what would have become of Genghis Khan’s ambition...

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    COVID-19 and sliding Indian economy

    Kavaljit Singh | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2020

    INDIA has become the world’s new hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic as infection cases have surged in recent weeks. On September 22, the total number of confirmed cases surged past 5.6 million. If the current trend...

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    Western metrics no longer matter for Russians

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2020

    RUSSIAN foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was in meetings recently with the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Workneh Gebeyehu. In a follow-up to the Russia-Africa summit held back...

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    Bangladesh must prioritise national, strategic interests

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2020

    A NUMBER of challenges lie ahead of Bangladesh amid the intensifying rivalry of India, the United States and Japan with China, which appears to be...

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    River conservation must be a development priority

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2020

    MANY development projects, particularly in the energy sector, are taken without considering the environmental laws and regulations in the country and the case of three...

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    Work’s for Europe, will it work for Bangladesh?

    by Sahadat Hossian | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2020

    MUNICIPAL solid waste or garbage generation is increasing with rapidly increasing urban population in developing countries. Sustainable waste management is a major challenge for mega...

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    Moment of opportunity

    by Maleeha Lodhi | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2020

    THE initiation of an intra-Afghan dialogue earlier this month represents a moment of hope and opportunity for a negotiated end to the long and bloody...

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