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    Shopkeepers doubly victimised, with nothing yet to turn to

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    THE fire that broke out in the tin-shed kitchen market at Gulshan 1, owned by Dhaka’s North City Corporation, and razed all the 211 shops on Saturday is shocking....

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    Action must follow minister’s Banani fire remark

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    THE housing and public works minister’s statement of Friday that Banani high rise fire that left 26 people dead till Saturday is not merely an accident but murder needs to be taken into consideration....

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    Goods prices that are too high, ‘abnormal’ in effect

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    THE increase in prices that essential goods registered in recent weeks may not be something that many would think has gone through the roof, but the increase in prices in the past week or prices mostly remaininbg unchanged for a few weeks after registering an increase is much too high for most of the people....

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    Manning has sacrificed everything twice

    by Jacob Sugarman | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    FEW can endure the mental anguish of solitary confinement, or what prisons more insidiously refer to as ‘administrative segregation.’ Fewer still can endure multiple stretches of ‘ad seg’ occurring months and years apart....

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    To Brexit or not to Brexit?

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    The main problem with the question of Leave or Remain is that it’s not the question most people in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland...

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    Custodial deaths

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    THE death in police custody of 29-year-old Rizwan Asad Pandit in the early hours of March 19 in Srinagar has aroused strong condemnation by unionists, separatists and civil society alike....

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    A year of Gaza’s Great March of Return

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    LAST month, a 14-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, Hasan Shalabi, was fatally shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper....

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    Number of wilful defaulters may increase

    by Md Wise Al Islam Raju | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    THE government is going to implement a new loan rescheduling policy effective from early May 2019 in which ‘honest’ loan defaulters are to enjoy loan rescheduling at 7 per cent simple interest on a quarterly basis for 12 years by paying only 2 per cent in down payment....

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    India: an opposition narrative for 2019

    Zoya Hasan | Updated at 12:00am on March 30, 2019

    AHEAD of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, several political parties opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party have rallied around the idea of forming state-level coalitions to block the party’s re-election.....

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    A year of silencing Julian Assange

    Elizabeth Vos | Updated at 12:00am on March 30, 2019

    ONE year ago on March 28, Thursday, Ecuador’s government under president Lenin Moreno silenced Julian Assange....

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