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    Support of people can’t be taken for granted by their leaders

    | Updated at 01:48am on November 15, 2016

    The lesson that the Sri Lanka government can learn from Brexit and now from the Trump victory is that the people’s vote cannot be taken...

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    Should we worry about ‘Doing Business’ ranking?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 11:29pm on November 13, 2016

    THE World Bank has recently published its high-profile Doing Business Report 2017 with the theme ‘Equal Opportunity for All’. Bangladesh ranked 176th among 190 economies,...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 11:16pm on November 13, 2016

    HISTORY was evolving. Political developments, though a little less clear to many at that time, were moving at a rapid pace. Pakistan’s central ruling machine...

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    Ceasefire pact

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 11:05pm on November 13, 2016

    THE continuous exchange of fire across the line of control in Kashmir and the working boundary between the armed forces of India and Pakistan has...

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    Where the Democrats go from here

    by Bernie Sanders | Updated at 11:02pm on November 13, 2016

    MILLIONS of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests...

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    A plea for irrelevant education

    by Sam Ben-Meir | Updated at 10:54pm on November 13, 2016

    DUE to the pressures of popular demand for relevance in education, we have lost sight of the purpose for which true education exists. I would...

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    Climate change follows the law of physics

    by AKM Saiful Islam | Updated at 11:24pm on November 12, 2016

    THIS week representatives from 197 parties who signed the Paris Agreement are meeting at Marrakesh for the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22). As of November...

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    Shrinking democratic spaces in Asia

    by John Samuel | Updated at 11:22pm on November 12, 2016

    THE real sign of development and democracy is how a country respects, protects and promotes freedom and human rights. The biggest challenge of our times...

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    The night watch

    by Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 11:16pm on November 12, 2016

    LA RONDE de nuit, another novelette with the same epigraphic style as adopted in the novel ‘La place de l’étoile’ by Jean Patrick Modiano born...

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    Myanmar’s fascist tactics are deplorable

    | Updated at 10:50pm on November 11, 2016

    The Myanmar government is trying to stonewall the press as it has also tried to avoid launching an independent probe, hoping that its latest pogrom...