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    Dhaka’s cricket diplomacy stillborn

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2019

    SHEIKH Hasina has a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart at every available opportunity in India or abroad since she assumed office in January 2009....

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    A short unsweet USAID strategy primer for Africa

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    USAID is further expanding its role in the highly unstable Sahel region of Africa. Their efforts will be joined by the US state department, the...

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    What cost the earth?

    Alfie Stirling and Mathew Lawrence | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    THE climate crisis is fundamentally a crisis of politics. We can therefore address it democratically, and build a post-carbon society of justice and prosperity. But...

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    Can the art of muslin be revived?

    Mohaimenul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    MUSLIN has been a cornerstone of the socio-economic history of Bengal for ages. It has been so ingrained in the Bengali culture and heritage that...

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    Not as you say, but as you do

    Suhasini Haidar | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    WITHIN a day of his swearing-in as Sri Lanka’s new president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa received a visit from the minister of external affairs S Jaishankar in...

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    Iran’s ‘only crime is we decided not to fold’

    Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    JUST in time to shine a light on what’s behind the latest sanctions from Washington, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a speech at...

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    NATO is as good as dead

    Scott Ritter | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    WHEN the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded some 70 years ago, its first secretary-general, Lord Ismay, famously noted that the purpose of the treaty...

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    Social safety net for poverty reduction

    Bipasha Dutta | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    POVERTY reduction is and should always be one of the major areas of focus of the government. This is more so now as the country...

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    Can Bangladesh gain from the situation?

    MS Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    IN 2017, China, the European Union, Bangladesh and Vietnam were the world’s top four apparel exporters. They together accounted for 75.8 per cent of the...

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    Popularity is not a sufficient condition for reforms

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2019

    SRI Lanka has a new government that has come to power with heightened popular expectation of reform that would take it in the direction of...

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