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    Brightening labour image in Japan

    by Md Nurul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2018

    SOMETIMES a simple example promotes and creates a big push towards achievement. Such an instance has been created by a little girl focusing on the employment market in Japan....

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    Sun doesn’t revolve around US

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2018

    ON A sunny day last January, my visit to Florence took me deep into the Tuscan hills where a conference titled, ‘The America of Trump, the Russia of Putin....

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    Waste management plan for tannery industry still flawed

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2018

    TANNERY waste continues to pollute Hazaribagh in Dhaka. A photograph that New Age published on Wednesday shows how sacrificial animal wastes are dumped by roads at Hazribagh....

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    Chaos comes back to rule road transport administration

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2018

    IT IS back at square one again. It has been a month since school and college students had taken to the streets for nine consecutive days since July 29 seeking justice for the death of two of their fellows in a traffic accident and demanding road safety by putting an end to the chaos that the road transport administration has been mired in for decades....

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    Playing ‘sanction-ism’ pushes US into isolation

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    WITH Iran receiving both diplomatic and financial support from the EU and with Russia and China standing behind Iran, the US exit from the Iran nuke-deal and re-imposition of ‘toughest sanctions’ have backfired in a way that the US leadership do not seem to have anticipated....

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    Lanka: all parties are wary of elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    THE further postponement of provincial council elections will be necessary now that the report of the Delimitation Commission has been rejected in the parliament....

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    Informal state isn’t withering, nor are its problems

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    THE state has exposed its weakness or limitations in many noticeable ways recently, its critics say. The very recent quota and road transport crisis has been much talked about, showing the unusual manner in which the state is managed....

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    One dead McCain, 2.5m dead Iraqis

    by Nick Pemberton | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    THE grossest thing in American society is the reactionary sentimentality that fill our gossip infected hearts with a chemical reaction every time one of our supposed war heroes moves on to a more peaceful place....

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    Iran vs America: history’s scars

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    AWEAKENED leader in a powerful country can be a recipe for danger....

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    Cells against sexual harassment at apparel factories a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2018

    THE inclusion of women’s labour, especially in the apparel sector, into formal economy has been considered a major mark of progress for Bangladesh....

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