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    Looking beyond enrolment figures

    by Satvinderpal Kaur | Updated at 02:38am on October 29, 2016

    UNIVERSALIsING education involves issues of both distributive justice and quality. While former embodies education to reach to the marginalised, later counts for education of comparable and meaningful quality...

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    Risky ride on Gulshan Lake

    | Updated at 02:37am on October 29, 2016

    THE photograph that New Age printed on its back page on Friday showing a number of schoolchildren and a guardian crossing the Gulshan-Banani Lake in Dhaka by a makeshift raft gives reasons for worries as riding such rafts reportedly made of plastic bottles stuffed..

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    Grave consequences of cheating on age in school admission

    | Updated at 01:28am on October 29, 2016

    PARENTS and guardians falsifying the age of their children, showing them to be of lower age in birth certificates having been re-issued, commonly for the second time and rarely for the fourth, for admission to schools at the primary level has telling consequences...

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    The geopolitics of Trumpology

    | Updated at 01:18am on October 28, 2016

    AS THE US presidential race is nearing its final stage, the suspense is mounting on a global scale. Non-American observers, in particular, remain puzzled over the foreign policy agendas of the two candidates...

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    Hindutva at the hustings

    | Updated at 01:16am on October 28, 2016

    ON TUESDAY, a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court, which is currently hearing oral arguments in two cases — Abhiram Singh v CD Commachen and Narayan Singh v Sunderlal Patwa — declined an opportunity to reconsider the correctness of a series of judgements rendered by justice JS Verma in December 1995...

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    Politicisation of terrorism at BRICS Summit

    by Natalia Rogozhina | Updated at 01:14am on October 28, 2016

    THE fight against terrorism is increasingly a key issue for all countries, and it is quite natural that it has drawn the attention of the participants of the 8th BRICS summit...

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    Time to retake the English language

    by Dean Baker | Updated at 01:11am on October 28, 2016

    THE proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are planning to do a full court press in the lame duck session of Congress following the election. We will be bombarded with speeches and columns from president Obama and other illustrious figures telling us how it is important to approve the TPP for a variety of reasons...

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    Affording egalitarian way for female, male development

    | Updated at 01:10am on October 28, 2016

    BANGLADESH’S sliding down to be ranked in the 72nd position among 144 countries in the gender gap index 2016 of the World Economic Forum from the 64th position among 145 countries in the 2015 index in disparaging in that it indicates a widening gap between..

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    So much for govt’s claim about food production sufficiency

    | Updated at 01:05am on October 28, 2016

    Forty million people now facing food insecurity in the country and 11 million of them facing acute hunger could well be an eye opener for the government that has hardly missed any chance in a few years to claim success in ensuring food security. What is more worrying is that, as New Age reported on Thursday,..

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    Epicentre of moral universe is our common humanity, not religion

    by William Alberts | Updated at 12:28am on October 27, 2016

    THE common humanity everyone shares should be the epicenter of the moral universe. Not religion. Our religious founders and saints have different beginnings and beliefs...