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    Symptom of a partisan police administration

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE three photographs that New Age printed on its front page on Thursday, show the police trying to control Chhatra League activists from fighting during a clash between two factions of the organisation’s Chittagong Government College unit...

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    Of a civil service promotion examination

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    BANGLADESH civil service officers now have only one examination to take after they are taken into a service. This examination is known as senior scale examination which is composed of three subjects — Bangladesh and current affairs, rules and laws applicable to all government offices, and rules and laws for respective cadres...

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    The failure of liberalism

    by Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE growing interest in and acceptance of socialist ideas in the United States with a hundred year time lag has engendered a desperate attempt to fit the political centre into the new equation in a way that preserves its self-declared superiority....

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    Climate resilience to halt rise in hunger

    José Graziano da Silva | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and UN partner agencies such as IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, have just published the 2018 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World....

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    Violence against religious minorities

    Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE situation of minorities in Bangladesh is a human rights issue. The status of minorities all over the world has demonstrated a pattern of discrimination and insecurity. Bangladesh is no exception....

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    Hold the front page: the reporters are missing

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was ‘a trailblazer for independent journalism’, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common...

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    The west lied, lies and always will

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    I’M SITTING at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine....

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    Death penalty: a denial of human rights

    Al Amin Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH penalty is always a violation of human rights. Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

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    Israelis, Palestinians lament deadlock

    Tessa Fox | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    IN SEPTEMBER 1993, people across Israel and Palestinian territories celebrated in newly gained hope that they would have a permanent peace agreement within five years....

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    Pakistan, Iran strengthen centre-oriented trends

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the prime minister Imran Khan and high-ranking foreign guests....