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    Crisis of democracy in Bangladesh

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 01:38am on October 30, 2018

    THE general elections are ahead. The incumbents assert that the elections are going to be held before the end of the year and, that too,...

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    Sharing is key to a new economic, democratic order

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    IN ORDER to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed....

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    If democracy subverts itself

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on October 11, 2018

    AN OLD-FASHIONED Marxist sobriquet for democracy we pine for and are frustrated by in turn is ‘bourgeois democracy’. Another word for it, which suits the...

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    Indian democracy’s Westphalian moment

    Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    WITH the Election Commission having announced the schedule for elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana in November-December, the...

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    Greater unity needed for restoration of democracy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on October 08, 2018

    Politicians, academicians and lawyers at a seminar on Sunday underscored the need for forging greater unity for the restoration of democracy, rule of law and...

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    Colonial dev models mar democratic rights: speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on October 05, 2018

    Panellists in a social dialogue in Dhaka on Friday said that citizens deprived of democratic rights were losing their due share on the national resources...

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    Dictatorship by democracy

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on October 04, 2018

    THE other day, checking in at a European airport for an international flight, within about an hour it took to deposit my luggage, going through...

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    The responsibility to not protect?

    Shoshana Fine and Thomas Lindemann | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    ALTHOUGH the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the European Union has decreased this year to numbers comparable to pre-2014, the probability of dying...

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    We are yet to achieve secular, democratic state: Ahmed Rafiq

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on September 13, 2018

    Bangladeshi language movement activist, writer and poet Ahmed Rafiq on Wednesday said although the country had achieved its geopolitical independence, the people were yet to...

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    Allegations against Shahidul Alam fabricated: friends

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on September 05, 2018

    Friends of Shahidul Alam on Tuesday said works of the noted photographer symbolised freedom of expression — a pillar of democracy....