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    Court directive compliance must to remove unfit vehicles

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 25, 2019

    THE High Court on Tuesday, as New Age reported on Wednesday, asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and the inspector general of police not to...

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    Will workers lose?

    Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    ONE of the central themes in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was that US workers were being badly hurt by trade. His story was that the country had signed bad trade deals that were...

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    Dare to visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    NOT far away, in the distant past, our nation’s writers had loved to write stories replete with white, fantastic fictions (pure, white lies). Although the published fictions are innumerable, they were boosted and often...

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    Great feat, bad politics

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THERE were two sides to Armstrong’s walk on the moon 50 years ago. It demonstrated a great technological possibility for mankind. But the quest was rooted in troubling politics that continues to threaten the...

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    Darkness grows, from America to India

    Aijaz Zaka Syed | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    IF DONALD Trump’s shock election for the world’s most powerful office had been seen as an accident and as a recipe for disaster by many, he has done everything to justify those fears over the...

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    Scapegoating political opponents is a bad device

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THE law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister has blamed, at a programme marking the inauguration of a bar council building in Netrakona on Monday, the alliance of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami for...

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    The accused must be interrogated at jail gate

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THE disappointment of lawyers and right activists with the discriminatory exercise of powers by judicial magistrates allowing some arrested crime suspects to be interrogated at the jail gate and sending others...

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    Late-colonial convulsions

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    The United Kingdom has stopped an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar. Italy and France are supporting opposing parties at war in Libya. Germany has other priorities. Europe is doing almost exactly...

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    Creating a non-partisan Lanka presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    HERE were many reports in the past week that the ruling party, UNP, will contest the next presidential election in a major alliance based on national security, democracy and the economy. The UNP general secretary stated...

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    75 years of incompetence and interference

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    JULY marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement to create the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the principal goals to have an...