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    Long-term plan needed to face climate changes

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    BANGLADESH in 2017 has witnessed a number of climatic events that caused economic, environmental and human losses. The April flash flood in haor region inundated 1,29,172 hectares of farmland and destroyed boro crops...

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    Distant footsteps of Palestinian problem

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    GREAT Britain had forced the Palestinians out of the land where they had lived for millenniums to create the illegal state of Israel to fulfil God’s promise to the Jews! The Palestinians have been forced to the West Bank and Gaza where they have lived the lives of people in concentration camps since Israel was created in 1948...

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    A Cuban mystery: the US embassy in Havana

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    CUBA has, for decades, been a form of political pathology for US political consciousness. Fidel Castro loomed in his indestructible guise, tormenting a succession of American presidents with his seeming indestructibility. Efforts at deposing and assassination had conspicuously failed...

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    Recent Dhaka University scandals

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    THE allegations made against several teachers of Dhaka University of plagiarism has shaken many. It still is the primary educational institution in the country but is submitting research essays — their main work or something else? ...

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    Century of revolutions

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). At first, the name does not refer to a territory, but to an idea — world revolution. Its borders will be those of the uprising that has triumphed in Russia, and later of those expected to triumph elsewhere. In the top left corner of a huge red flag, a hammer and sickle symbolises the new state, the first national anthem of which is The Internationale...

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    Google’s new search engine bias is no accident

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    ALTERNET has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media...

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    Are Rohingyas a threat or victims of hatred?

    by T Navin | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    IN THE recent past, Government of India has tried to construct an argument that Rohingyas are a security threat to the Nation....

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    Rising cow vigilantism in India

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    INDIA has been bedevilled by a spate of gruesome lynchings. And at the epicentre of the country’s violent upheaval is the indolent cow which is considered sacred by Hindus...

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    Order prevails in Barcelona as democracy dies in Madrid

    by John Wight | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    ARRIVING in Barcelona in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War, Ernst Toller was moved to write, ‘The most striking experience a foreigner has in Barcelona is that of the functioning of democracy....

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    Wake up Bangladesh, it’s time for a foreign policy!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    TO SOME, the title of my column today might be utterly ridiculous, as it suggests it’s time for Bangladesh to have a foreign policy....

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