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    OIC emerge as a toothless tiger

    Irfan Husain | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    RECENT events in our region have served to puncture the myth of the Muslim ummah. When Raza Rabbani, the PPP senator, suggested we should leave the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, he was...

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    The story of India’s Pied Piper

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    HERE is a teaser, for the reader. Perhaps, demonetisation and general sales tax implementation were things to pass by when the Narendra Modi government braved a historic and transformative decision — the annexation of Kashmir. Again perhaps, the...

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    Is Ladakh part of Buddhist ring encircling China?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    HARDLINE Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have celebrated the creation of a new Buddhist entity in Ladakh. It is an optical illusion that Jammu and Kashmir has been neatly divided into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, that...

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    How liveable and safe Dhaka is

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    THERE might be debates on the ways to measure how safe and liveable a city is, but there are certainly some indicators that are pretty reliable to measure whether a city is safe and liveable for its residents. For example, if a woman...

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    Government must lay out electric wires underground early

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    ELECTRIC supply authorities and city authorities hardly appear to be caring about citizens’ lives as overhead cables remains exposed and within the reach of children from buildings standing...

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    Unplanned expansion of power sector adds to power woes in Bangladesh

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    THE Power Development Board having given Tk 80 billion in capacity payment to private power plants in the 2019 financial year for not being able to use the power that the plants generate and three-fifths of the plants working as...

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    Sins of the Arab leaders

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    AN AMERICAN friend asked me the following question: How is it that the large Arab World that extends from the Persian Gulf east all the way to the Atlantic Ocean west, and from Turkish border north to the Indian Ocean south with all...

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    There is a time when the laughter has to stop

    Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    COMETH the hour, cometh the man. Some hours have thrown up war leaders who are not equipped to achieve much in peacetime — a Winston Churchill or a Jan Sobieski. Now the move to achieve Brexit, which has always been...

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    Bangladesh government must get down to work on road safety now

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    THE government and its agencies keep forming committees and task forces one after another on road safety while road safety remains elusive, with people coming to die in road accidents almost...

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    No move must harm autonomy of public universities

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2019

    PUBLIC university teachers have started standing up against the University Grants Commission’s move for a uniform policy on teacher recruitment and their promotion, prepared in 2017 but put into...

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