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    White is the new black in India

    | Updated at 10:40pm on November 17, 2016

    AWEEK into the demonetisation drive, we are in the midst of a painful transition. In a televised speech on November 13 delivered in Goa, the prime minister sought 50 days’ reprieve, though he did not tell us what exactly we should expect. Perhaps we are en route to a better state but in the interim we are left to ponder an unedifying transition...

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    Fresh violence against Rohingyas alarming

    | Updated at 01:44am on November 17, 2016

    THE fresh round of military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim community in the north Rakhine state of Myanmar in the name of ‘counterinsurgency operations’ is alarming...

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    Misplaced police fears around a well-meaning court move

    | Updated at 01:33am on November 17, 2016

    THE fears that ranking law enforcement officials expressed at a cabinet committee meeting on law and order on Tuesday that they could come to be accused in cases for prompt crime control action appear to be unjustified, even if viewed in the perspective of the appeals court ruling of November 11 for law enforcers which they referred to....

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    The ICC needs to ally with victims

    by Reed Brody | Updated at 01:20am on November 17, 2016

    TO SURVIVE the current crisis, the ICC must recruit its most persuasive allies — the victims of atrocity crimes themselves. With the announced withdrawals of...

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    POST-ELECTION US: Transition begins amidst uncertainty

    by Abu Hena | Updated at 01:14am on November 17, 2016

    THE ‘ugly’ US election is over and transition to next administration has begun amidst a deep sense of uncertainty...

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    The euro is murdering Europe

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 01:08am on November 17, 2016

    THE euro is murdering the nations and economies of the EU quite literally. Since the fixed currency regime came into effect, replacing national currencies in transactions in 2002, the fixed exchange rate regime has devastated industry in the periphery states of the 19 Euro members while giving disproportionate benefit to Germany....

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    UNIDO AT 50: Contribution to sustainable industrial development in Bangladesh

    by Li Yong | Updated at 01:03am on November 17, 2016

    SINCE its establishment in 1966, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has been working with industries in developing countries to ensure inclusive growth through productivity enhancement, employment creation and income generation...

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    Deadly clashes between ruling party rivals continue

    | Updated at 11:04pm on November 15, 2016

    RULING Awami League people continue to make the headlines for wrong reasons. This time, as New Age reported on Tuesday, supporters of the current and the former Nilokhya union chairmen, both of the ruling party,..

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    Santal sufferings must end on a graceful note

    | Updated at 11:01pm on November 15, 2016

    THE refusal of the Santals who were evicted from their makeshift dwellings from the land of Sahebganj-Bagda Farm in Gaibandha to accept upazila administration relief supplies — 20 kilograms of rice, 1 kilogram of red lentil, salt, vegetable oil...

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    Govt Hajj management needs to be bolstered

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 10:59pm on November 15, 2016

    THIS year, 1.86 million Muslims gathered around Makkah to perform Hajj, with Bangladesh sending 1,01,758 pilgrims. The Saudi government was committed to arranging Hajj with utmost sincerity and discipline to ensure security for all who joined the occasion from countries...