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    Multi-modal economic corridor

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    THE topic of whether creating a ‘multi-modal corridor’ is feasible or not has been debated time and time again since the late 1990s on various different political platforms and within expert circles, which would

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    Sporadic notes: BirthStrike

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS to some people are bad. The cause: scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good people, doing incredible work, helping humanity. With the...

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    Why the Taliban will regain power

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    WE ARE fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They are quite the opposite. They are, in the first place, a legend, which...

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    Spying on Julian Assange

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    HISTORY’S scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see...

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    Rifat murder smokescreen and a fair chance to stand trial

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THE arrest of Aysha Siddika, widow of Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death by four people in Barguna, on July 16 and her being remanded in police custody for interrogation the next day appear to be as happening as...

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    BRTA must streamline ridesharing service

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has given approval to 10 ridesharing service providers that have failed to fulfil the conditions. The Road Transport Authority on July 1 began to...

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    Dismantling SAARC

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THERE is a cruel irony in India reducing the SAARC to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has not visited its wrath on the Commonwealth or, for that...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to...