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    People’s right v state policy

    Kaniz Fatema | Updated at 12:25am on December 16, 2020

    SOVEREIGNTY is not only a matter to celebrate but also a condition that gives power to the government to determine the fate of each and every entity within its sovereign territory. And here lies the risk of...

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    Aman rice and seed sovereignty

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:21am on December 16, 2020

    THIS year, aman rice suffered severe loss due to a series of floods and untimely rain. At the household level, the farmers will have shortage of rice for consumption and selling, while at the national level people...

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    As Mujib watches helplessly

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:18am on December 16, 2020

    I entered the giant graveyard. It was quiet except for my own footsteps but, in my head, I could hear the screams. Rows of blackened sewing machines, still in orderly lines, reinforced the sense...

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    Averting K-shaped recovery

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir | Updated at 12:13am on December 16, 2020

    AT A time when the country is about to celebrate its golden jubilee of independence, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting people’s lives and livelihoods with great uncertainty. The question is what kind of recovery is needed...

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    The precarity of pre-existing conditions

    Elora Halim Chowdhury | Updated at 12:50am on October 15, 2020

    THE World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, which, in the opinion of many health and policy professionals, was already late in the game. Reports that China lacked transparency...

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    Challenges of life and livelihood

    Samina Luthfa | Updated at 12:14am on October 15, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has affected and will be affecting the world including both developing and developed countries. Countries of the world have responded differently to this pandemic since the impact has been...

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    Pandemic, democracy and press freedom

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on October 15, 2020

    THE 17th founding anniversary of the outspoken national daily, New Age, comes at a time when, according to Reporters Without Borders, journalism is ‘entering a decisive decade…exacerbated by...

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    Which recovery path may we pursue?

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir | Updated at 12:02am on October 15, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges throwing the economy off-guard at a time when the country is stepping onto its 50th year of independence. There has evidently been a reversal of the...