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    Welcome ACC rejection of unfair REHAB request

    | Updated at 01:14am on November 10, 2016

    THE Anti-Corruption Commission’s rejection of the request of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh leaders about the commission’s efforts to find out income sources of buyers of flats and plots is welcome. When a REHAB delegation took up the...

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    Agencies of fear

    by Andrew Cockburn | Updated at 10:41pm on November 08, 2016

    THE intrusion of the FBI into the 2016 presidential election may have come as a shock to most people, but it should not have surprised anyone who has spent time in the Oval Office. Stretching back to the days of J Edgar Hoover, presidents have learned, sooner or later...

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    Political commitment needed until institutions get stronger

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:37pm on November 08, 2016

    THE government’s handling of the central bank bond issue has generated a wave of public opinion that is critical of it. Even those who voted for the government and count themselves as government supporters have been placed in a situation of consternation...

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    Nasirnagar may not be last embarrassment for govt

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 10:30pm on November 08, 2016

    JUST a fortnight back, as the Awami League celebrated its victorious council session and even elected a new general secretary under the approving eyes of Sheikh Hasina, the party’s most powerful chief ever...

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    Indo-Pakistan tensions escalate

    | Updated at 10:26pm on November 08, 2016

    The decades-long geo-political rivalry in South Asia has already led to three declared wars and countless war crises between India and Pakistan. Now an all-out war between India and Pakistan could become the trigger for a catastrophic global conflict that would draw in the US, China and all the nuclear-armed powers, writes Wasantha Rupasinghe..

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    In Russia with love

    | Updated at 10:20pm on November 08, 2016

    US people can learn something important from our Russian counterparts, ordinary Russians, who are at least as opposed to war as we are. They seem to understand the double standard operating in mass media and the danger it poses, writes David Smith-Ferri...

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    Steps needed to ensure safety of overseas female workers

    | Updated at 10:19pm on November 08, 2016

    SUFFERINGS of Bangladeshi female domestic workers in Saudi Arabia continue as safe homes of Bangladesh missions there have already been overcrowded by victims of torture, abuse and other problems at their employers’ houses. Although Bangladeshi labour wing..

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    Perplexing post office between president and Supreme Court

    | Updated at 10:13pm on November 08, 2016

    THE allegations that the Appellate Division levelled against the law ministry, the executive for that matter, are grave and, therefore, worth looking into, thinking over and mending any flaws that could exist — in the interest of independent functioning of the judiciary...

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    ‘Brexit’ does not mean ‘Brexit’

    by Kieran Kelly | Updated at 11:01pm on November 07, 2016

    People should have known they were being played for fools when Cameron said ‘the British people have made a very clear decision….’ In reality, under 52 per cent of Britons voted to leave the EU...

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    Where is India under Modi headed?

    | Updated at 10:55pm on November 07, 2016

    BRITAIN’s recently elected prime minister Theresa May, post-Brexit, has chosen to visit India from November 6, her first foray outside Europe after taking office...