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    Missing masses amidst clientelism

    Unnayan Onneshan | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    THE 48th national budget of the 2019–20 financial year is placed when macroeconomic instability looms large with creeping imbalances while the situation of common people...

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    Notes from days when cricket wasn’t war

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    THIS Sunday, I look forward to being seated with friends in an arc around the TV set, ready to exult at the outcome of the...

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    Is US on a major about-turn on Iran?

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    IN MAY 2018, more than a year ago, when the US threw the hard-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran out of the window of the Oval...

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    The unipolar moment is over

    | Updated at 12:10am on June 15, 2019

    Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St Petersburg last Friday.  After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the...

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    Democracy can die in daylight too

    | Updated at 12:10am on June 15, 2019

    MODESTY is not a virtue of the media in the pixel age, in which preening is a 24x7 pastime. There is neither a demand for...

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    Resistance to fascism

    IA Rehman | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2019

    THE world has been observing anniversaries of important signposts during the final phase of the Second World War, such as the Soviet forces’ entry into...

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    Salary structure should be reviewed

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on June 15, 2019

    THE per capita GNI (nominal) of Bangladesh is $1,909 at the end of the  2018–19 financial year. Simultaneously, the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016...

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    Blood in the Nile

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2019

    THERE were jubilations on the streets of Khartoum and elsewhere in Sudan two months ago when the nation’s military pulled the plug on Omar Hassan...

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    A soldier’s defence of Manning and Assange

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:10am on June 14, 2019

    IT’S a matter of principles over personalities. Whether one loves or hates Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is beside the point. The First Amendment freedom...

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    The future of democracy

    Aleksandar Sarovic | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2019

    THE word democracy derives from the Greek words that means ‘people govern.’ Generally, it is assumed throughout the world that the democratic way of decision-making...

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