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    No end in sight to reckless driving

    | Updated at 09:49pm on October 29, 2016

    IT IS unfortunate that the government is yet to meaningfully respond to the allegation that an unabated impunity encourages reckless driving, which contributes to an increased number of casualties...

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    City officials must protect parks, public spaces

    | Updated at 09:47pm on October 29, 2016

    THE disappearance of parks in Dhaka’s south — being grabbed, fully or partially, by people politically, and financially, influential — marks the absence of efforts of authorities to protect or reclaim them...

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    Europe’s battle: nationalists vs elites

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 29, 2016

    On both sides of the Atlantic, a battle is under way between largely discredited ‘elites’ and sometimes disreputable ‘nationalists’, a conflict over un-kept promises about the future and unsettling memories of the past...

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    A common man on the road to power

    | Updated at 09:21pm on October 29, 2016

    The new film An Insignificant Man narrates the startling rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Indian politics – a riveting story of outsider charisma and audacity confronting power and inequality...

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    Suu Kyi must stop Arakan ethnic cleansing

    | Updated at 02:41am on October 29, 2016

    If Suu Kyi’s government is serious about bringing peace in Arakan, it should seriously fulfil legitimate demands for the greater good of all. In all fairness, none of these demands is irrational and within the capacity of the Myanmar government to implement, writes Habib Siddiqui...

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    Systems integration and digitisation

    by Md Jubair Ahmed | Updated at 02:40am on October 29, 2016

    THE global systems integration market is predicted, as Research and Markets reports show, to grow to $331.76 billion in 2018 from $191.36 billion in 2013, accounting for compound annual growth rate of 11.6 per cent. While the North American region is the global leader in the use of the service, APAC is the fastest growing region in availing the service...

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    Looking beyond enrolment figures

    by Satvinderpal Kaur | Updated at 02:38am on October 29, 2016

    UNIVERSALIsING education involves issues of both distributive justice and quality. While former embodies education to reach to the marginalised, later counts for education of comparable and meaningful quality...

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    Risky ride on Gulshan Lake

    | Updated at 02:37am on October 29, 2016

    THE photograph that New Age printed on its back page on Friday showing a number of schoolchildren and a guardian crossing the Gulshan-Banani Lake in Dhaka by a makeshift raft gives reasons for worries as riding such rafts reportedly made of plastic bottles stuffed..

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    Grave consequences of cheating on age in school admission

    | Updated at 01:28am on October 29, 2016

    PARENTS and guardians falsifying the age of their children, showing them to be of lower age in birth certificates having been re-issued, commonly for the second time and rarely for the fourth, for admission to schools at the primary level has telling consequences...

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    The geopolitics of Trumpology

    | Updated at 01:18am on October 28, 2016

    AS THE US presidential race is nearing its final stage, the suspense is mounting on a global scale. Non-American observers, in particular, remain puzzled over the foreign policy agendas of the two candidates...