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    France’s ‘global security’ bill

    by Paola Pietrandrea | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2020

    THE French National Assembly is currently examining, with the usual fast track procedure that prevents and marginalises parliamentary debate, a bill called ‘global security’. This...

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    Dhaka on cusp of direct relations with Washington

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2020

    US PRESIDENT Trump’s bizarre strategies to turn vice-president Joe Biden’s convincing election victory in his favour with blatantly false narratives have in effect all crumbled...

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    Govt must attend to air pollution early

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2020

    A FURTHER decline in the already hazardous air quality of Dhaka and other cities with the onset of the dry season worryingly adds to the...

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    Govt must not sell war-time arms, weapons

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2020

    THE High Court’s order of November 24 for the government not to sell the arms and weapons that were used in Bangladesh’s liberation war in...

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    People’s continued trust requires equitable governance

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THE budget debate taking place at this time is when the country has suffered a setback in its efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at...

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    As a peasant loves his land

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    IN HER moving obituary to Soumitra Chatterjee last week, his avid fan and fellow movie actor Sharmila Tagore posed a question that could be asked...

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    Daunting task of reordering

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    A NEW term has imposed itself on the conversation regarding the impending presidency of US president-elect Joe Biden: ‘The Total Reset’. Many headlines have already...

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    Is CEDAW enough?

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THERE is no denying that acts of violence against women are on the rise for various reasons, including lack of prosecution, indifference to women’s issues...

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    Govt must promote women entrepreneurs

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    BANGLADESH ranking at the bottom of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2020 points to a worrying and wide gender disparity in entrepreneurship. Bangladesh has...

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    Govt must lay its hands off jute goods production, marketing

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2020

    THE steps that the government has taken to diversify jute products and to increase the use of jute goods are reported to have failed to...

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