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    And who qualifies as a freedom fighter?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    THE recent decision of the Supreme Court that lifted the bar on someone being considered too young to be designated a freedom fighter makes sense...

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    The head that wears the crown

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    WHOEVER wins the Indian elections on Thursday is destined to face the economic and political challenges with roots stretching from the bubbling Iran-US military stand-off...

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    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    However sweet and beautiful and economically emerging country may we depict our homeland, we cannot blink at the fact that many people of Bangladesh are...

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    International moves alone won’t end gender-based violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    HARASSMENT at work, especially sexual harassment, in the industrial sector has been on the rise. A Shohag Coalition study in 2018 showed how for 86...

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    Govt must further empower agencies to fight food frauds

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    MANY of the 52 food products, which the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution earlier this month found to be substandard, continue to be available on...

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    The task of restoring democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Civil society has a big role to play in restoring institutions that form the bulwark of democracy, writes GN Devy ON APRIL 24, an ultra-right...

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    Did we forget dancing devils of Guantanamo?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    HAS the evil icon faded away from human memory? Perhaps not! The evil has always enjoyed a short expiration date in our memory bins. Not...

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    Fight for inclusive Afghan peace

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    In his short life, he had developed a clear vision of what peace looked like – from the bottom up, working for the people, and...

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    Contesting impunity and preventing mass atrocities

    by Meghna Guhathakurta | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    HOW can we further our police investigation? ‘Unless a disappeared can appear as a witness to her own disappearance,’ says the conclusion of the police...

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    Non-payment of worker wage breaches labour law

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    IT HAS grown as a habit on the industrial sectors to deprive workers of due wages. About 25,000 jute mills workers are now holding protests...

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