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    Lurking dangers of coal cargo capsize

    | Updated at 09:45pm on January 15, 2017

    A CARGO vessel carrying 1,000 tonnes of coal sinking in the River Passur near the Sunderbans in Bagerhat is concerning on a few counts...

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    Police harassment to repress labour movement unacceptable

    | Updated at 09:25pm on January 15, 2017

    THE government has adopted an excessively repressive attitude towards agitating apparel workers of Ashulia who took to the streets in December 2016 demanding an increase in minimum wage...

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    To the benefit of all

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 14, 2017

    For centuries, women around the world have struggled for even the most basic rights. The fight for equality has been an uphill climb — one that is far from over...

  • Spinning a yarn unparalleled

    | Updated at 10:10pm on January 14, 2017

    A LEGENDARY fabric, muslin, has legions of tales in its telling. This ultrafine cotton cloth from the phuti karpasand now extinct gosspypium arboreum plant, woven on the humble pit looms of Bengal, captivated the imagination of poets and fashionistas for millennia...

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    Dissent and dread

    by Faisal Bari | Updated at 10:00pm on January 14, 2017

    WE ARE not good at facing dissent. And, over time, things have gone from bad to worse...

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    Pakistani general invites India to accede

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 09:55pm on January 14, 2017

    ON DECEMBER 21, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz invited India to accede to an ambitious project on the establishment of a China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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    Arming up rights commission for lasting effects

    | Updated at 09:50pm on January 14, 2017

    THE National Human Rights Commission chair seeking an amendment to the 2009 law that governs the commission to arm it up with powers to investigate allegations of rights violation by disciplined forces is just and, therefore, welcome...

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    Govt visibly lacks political will to establish secular society

    | Updated at 09:40pm on January 14, 2017

    AN ALARMING increase in attacks on religious minority groups in Bangladesh raises a question about the ruling party’s much celebrated commitment to establishing a secular society...

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    International community and disintegration of Yugoslavia: 25 years later

    by Jamie Davidson | Updated at 10:25pm on January 13, 2017

    JANUARY 15 will mark the 25th anniversary of the European Economic Community’s recognition of the independence of the Republic of Croatia...

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    System failure in Kashmir

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 13, 2017

    KASHMIR has seen many heavy snowfalls in the past. In fact, sometimes even three feet of snow has accumulated in a day or so...