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    A remark for people to ignore, but govt to act on

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    THE statement that the Hefazat-e-Islam chief, Shah Ahmad Shafi, also rector of a madrassah in Chittagong, made on Friday asking people not to send their daughters to school — and not beyond Class IV-V even if they do — caused quite a stir in social sphere and raised many eyebrows....

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    The austere neoliberal globalist agenda

    Stephen Martin | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    You’ve over-fed him, ma’am. You’ve raised a artificial soul and spirit in him, ma’am unbecoming a person of his condition: as the board, Mrs Sowerberry, who are practical philosophers, will tell you....

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    Vive la France in Black Africa!

    Ann Garrison | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    Most westerners believe that the Rwandan Genocide was the simple story of good and evil told in the hugely successful film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, but there is barely a moment of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ that is not carefully constructed propaganda....

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    On pseudo-scientific claims

    Srinivasan Ramani | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    MUCH has been written about the nonsense that finds its way into the Indian Science Congress. There is a reason why pseudo-scientific beliefs are uttered at such prestigious events....

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    Should mala fide intention be restrained?

    K Shamsuddin Mahmood | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    ONCE the mankind’s fondest dreams was ‘to be able to be in more than one place at the same time’, which obviously is a physical impossibility....

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    Prepaid gas meters need to be installed in no time

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    TITAS Gas Transmission and Distribution Company has sought to extend the installation of two lakh prepaid gas meters by two more years as the three-year project expired on December 18, 2018....

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    Govt must investigate alleged inside link in BB money theft

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    THIS is a welcome piece of news that a Philippine court on Thursday held a former branch manager of Manila-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corp guilty of money laundering in which $81 million was stolen from the Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2016....

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    Standing out in legendary fame

    by Barrister Tamijuddin | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2019

    WITH around fifty eight thousand square miles lies a land in this world, a country which in the last century was predominantly ruled by British and Pakistani exploitation....

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    Kalash minority: at risk of extinction

    Mahwish Gul | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2019

    THE Kalash language is classified as being severely endangered. An estimated 3,000 indigenous people who live in the mountains of the Hindu Kush speak it....

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    Do we really need billionaires?

    Lawrence Wittner | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2019

    IN MARCH 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories....