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  • Infographic: Russia reopens military bases in the High North

    Infographic: Russia reopens military bases in the High North

    Russia is rushing to re-open a chain of military bases throughout the Arctic, and building new ones, in the biggest military expansion since the fall of the Soviet Union as it vies for dominance in the region. The Arctic is estimated to hold oil and gas reserves equivalent to 412bn barrels of oil, about 22% of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas

  • President to receive EC recommendations on Monday

    President to receive EC recommendations on Monday

    The EC search committee will meet the president on Monday evening to hand over their recommendations for the 11th Election commission (EC).

  • Rapid Pass project shows sluggish progress

    Rapid Pass project shows sluggish progress

    The Rapid Pass project to enable commuters to pay fares while travelling though a smart card was scheduled for 2016, but has been delayed to 2018.

  • A citizen is a citizen

    A citizen is a citizen

    While it makes sense for the government to subject candidates to a thorough assessment before granting citizenship, there should not be any difference in the rights and responsibilities from one individual to another

  • Turkey detains hundreds in massive anti-IS operation

    Turkey detains hundreds in massive anti-IS operation

    Eighteen people were detained in Istanbul and the neighbouring province of Kocaeli on suspicion of planning attacks. Another 14 foreigners were due to be deported, including 10 children

  • 4 years since the Shahbagh movement

    4 years since the Shahbagh movement

    On February 5, 2013, the nation was eagerly waiting for the much-desired verdict in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla, who was known as Koshai (Butcher) Quader during the 1971 Liberation War, amid a dawn-to-dusk shutdown enforced by Jamaat.

  • Suranjit’s last speech in JS

    Suranjit’s last speech in JS

    Politicians, civil society members, journalists and many commoners can instantly refer to a number of speeches of the great politician who was also well conversant with English, Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu.

  • When the Devil picked up the guitar

    When the Devil picked up the guitar

    Black Sabbath’s never-say-die style of music made many a parent paranoid

  • Cyprus, a Bengal land

    Cyprus, a Bengal land

    What lies in the island country might not be too far from home

  • Indonesia takes aim at radicals behind governor protests

    Indonesia takes aim at radicals behind governor protests

    Authorities are seeking to put the muzzle back on the radicals, with police stepping up an investigation into Shihab in a move seen as supported by President Joko Widodo

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