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    Belatedly, a defence of a whistleblower

    by Linda Lewis | Updated at 10:45pm on December 27, 2016

    A FINDING by an Obama administration panel — reached last May but only now becoming public — that the National Security Agency’s inspector general improperly retaliated against a whistleblower may be an attempt to gussy up president Obama’s otherwise ugly legacy for punishing government officials who protest wrongdoing...

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    A year of transition and trouble

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 10:40pm on December 27, 2016

    PREDICTIONS aside, there are obvious trends, plots, and paradigm shifts that will continue onward into the new year, that geopolitical observers should be distinctively aware of....

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    More reasons for streamlining banking sector

    | Updated at 10:40pm on December 27, 2016

    YET another scam took place in the banking sector — NRB Commercial Bank sanctioned Tk 301 crore to the business organisations owned by the Mercantile Bank chairman violating rules and regulations...

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    Glaring failure in rickshaw registration

    | Updated at 10:30pm on December 27, 2016

    THE failure of the city corporations of Dhaka — the south and the north, or the single Dhaka City Corporation which existed until December 2011 — in streamlining the influx of illegal rickshaws has been disparaging, giving rise to informal transaction of a money....

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    We must understand Syria as a popular struggle despite its complications

    | Updated at 10:20pm on December 26, 2016

    THE popular uprising in Syria approaches its sixth year, but the debate among the networks, associations, political parties, and individuals that make up the political left is ongoing...

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    Media sources

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 26, 2016

    THE law in India is in a precarious state on a vital aspect of freedom of the press: the lack of statutory protection of a journalist’s sources...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 10:05pm on December 26, 2016

    ONE morning as I was busy writing an article on culture and society, Nurul Islam Anu and Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, new entrants in the CSP cadre, dropped in my university flat at 28/F Savage Road...

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    Contravening principles of fairness and justice

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 26, 2016

    The proposed citizenship law contains a provision that allows it to supersede judgements of courts and gives retrospective effect to offences committed before the law is framed...

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    Time to pull the plug on illegal stone crushing

    | Updated at 09:55pm on December 26, 2016

    STONE crushing that continues unabated in Sylhet brings to the fore several failures of the authorities concerned on law enforcement and environmental fronts...

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    No more delay over crucial power projects

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 26, 2016

    THE power division’s failure to make any progress in the implementation of 37 projects in the first five months of the current financial year is unfortunate...