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    Thai king’s death foreshadows instability

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 01:34am on October 15, 2016

    THE death of the Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday afternoon at the age of 88 has provoked fears in ruling circles in Thailand and internationally that the country’s protracted political crisis will worsen. The king had close ties to the armed forces and was the linchpin of the state apparatus, currently presided over by a military junta...

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    Death threats to Prof Anu Muhammad

    | Updated at 01:33am on October 15, 2016

    THE death threat to Professor Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and ports, is alarming. As New Age reported on Friday, he received the death threat in a text message about 1:00am on Thursday...

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    Learning national history is important

    | Updated at 01:31am on October 15, 2016

    HISTORY is important; national history is more so as a people cannot remain a people if they forget what binds them. A national failure on this issue came up glaringly in a sample survey that the Planning Commission conducted interviewing 576 citizens in the 16–60 age group..

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    More reasons for the state to become women-friendly

    | Updated at 01:31am on October 14, 2016

    THAT Bangladesh has been ranked 111th among 144 countries in the girls’ opportunity index of international child rights organisation Save the Children is, indeed, disappointing...

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    India transshipment facilities need to be reviewed

    | Updated at 01:30am on October 14, 2016

    A SHARP decline in Bangladesh’s export to north-eastern states of India through the Akhaura frontiers, as New Age reported on Thursday, has only proved to be true the fears that exporters here earlier raised...

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    SINO-BANGLADESH RELATIONS : In search of an equiangular partnership

    | Updated at 01:27am on October 14, 2016

    The Chinese president X Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh, for the right reasons, has sparked interests, yet the discussions in the country, like others on China, are also perturbed due to prejudiced understanding and absence of thought-thorough strategy...

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    Rise of China and challenges that come with it

    by Dr M Afsarul Qader | Updated at 01:23am on October 14, 2016

    CHINA has woken up! After centuries of turmoil mainly due to internal problems, administrative weaknesses and humiliations that it faced from the European, Japanese and the US invasion and occupation, finally the sleeping giant as predicted by the French genius Napoleon Bonaparte is out of its stupor and trying to assert itself by its peaceful achievements in the economic and strategic spheres of the world...

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    Implications for Bangladesh-China relations

    by M Shahidul Islam | Updated at 01:10am on October 14, 2016

    CHINESE president Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh is likely to be a landmark one owing to a number of factors. After three decades, a Chinese president is visiting Bangladesh signifying growing importance of the latter in South Asia’s economics and geopolitics. ..

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    Contesting Kashmir

    by Dr Niaz Murtaza | Updated at 09:55pm on October 11, 2016

    GIVEN the ulterior agendas of global powers like the US, the UN record of resolving the status of contested domains is poor...

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    ‘Existential crisis’ dominates IMF meeting on world economy

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:53pm on October 11, 2016

    THE annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund held over the weekend in Washington did not confront an immediate crisis, such as in 2009 in the midst of the meltdown of the global...