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    Entering a new era

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    THEY voted along secular, liberal and national lines. Of the more than 22 million people eligible to vote in Iraq, just 44.5 per cent turned out. Nevertheless, their votes resulted in a sensational outcome for the country between the Euphrates and the Tigris....

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    Remembering Maulana Azad

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    ON FEBRUARY 22, 1958, prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru went on air to announce: ‘Aaj hamara Mir-e-Karavan chala gaya (today we have lost the leader of our caravan).’ He was referring to India’s first education minister Maulana Azad who had just passed away. Azad was the youngest and the longest serving president of the Congress during the freedom struggle....

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    Gray versus Jibanananda

    by Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    THOMAS Gray, though born about two centuries ahead of Jibanananda Das who had been really successful to show himself as a poet of different vision in the Bangla literature, may be regarded as a poet of melancholia on the same platform on which Jibanananda Das did imprint his footsteps with his poetic insight and intellect....

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    Dhaka should respond to ICC request on Rohingya issue

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2018

    BANGLADESH still having no stand on whether to respond to a request that the Hague-based International Criminal Court made seeking observations and evidence to decide if the court has jurisdiction over Myanmar to set about an investigation of the expulsion of minorities Rohingyas,....

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    Strong case for more subsidies in agriculture

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2018

    THE demand that four organisations dealing with farmers and land rights made for more subsidies and allocation for the agriculture sector in the budget is justifiable....

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    The fading appeal of soft power

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2018

    Recent strategic decisions indicate a post-normative turn in India’s foreign policy, writes Happymon Jacob IN INDIA’S evolving foreign policy imagination, the pursuit of power and influence...

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    Crop intensification looms large in coastal region

    by Abdul Hamid | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2018

    MUNGBEAN as a crop in Patuakhali and adjoining Amtali and Barguna upazilas in Barguna stands next to aman rice....

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    Challenges to democracy in Pakistan

    by Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:03am on May 25, 2018

    DEFYING the doubters, the national assembly will complete its five-year term next week. Notwithstanding the thunderbolts that frequently jolted the political process, the system has survived.....

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