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Informal pillars of democracy

Informal pillars of democracy

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

It seems that Bangladeshis have forgotten their character

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

Regrettably, our police seem to be lacking in common courtesy That law enforcers will stop a vehicle...

Exaggerated rumours of democracy’s...

Exaggerated rumours of democracy’s...

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

The growth of the global middle class is something of a bedrock for participatory politics “The...

Dhaka is dead, long live Dhaka

Dhaka is dead, long live Dhaka

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

Perhaps it is time to declare this city "officially dead" It is customary in some countries,...

Accidents and our awakening

Accidents and our awakening

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

It should not take incidents like Savar to bring us out of our stupor Accidents often enlighten us...

Northern Ireland’s example for CHT

Northern Ireland’s example for CHT

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

The Chittagong Hill Tracts accord of 1997 is around the same age as the final signing of the Northern...

Black holes on earth!

Black holes on earth!

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

Poems, stories and articles get swallowed up by black holes A young but very enthusiastic author...

The global middle class awakens

The global middle class awakens

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

Alper, a 26-year-old Turkish corporate lawyer, has benefited enormously from Prime Minister Recep...

Minority protection in Islam

Minority protection in Islam

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

The minority sections are now seeing the Muslim community with scrutiny At present our beloved...

Embracing the nuclear era

Embracing the nuclear era

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

Despite risks involved, we must push forward with Rooppur Many citizens have recently voiced their...

How the past can make the future

How the past can make the future

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

National heritage, its cultivation and maintenance is recognised as a key part of the fabric of life...

Let’s pose some tough questions

Let’s pose some tough questions

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Sun, Jun 23 2013

While the US has failed to join the dots between its misadventures of the past in Afghanistan and...

The over-competitive RMG market

The over-competitive RMG market

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

Why do we perpetuate the idea that we are the ‘cheapest producer’? In the early 1980s, when the barely...

The new Iranian president’s restrained...

The new Iranian president’s restrained...

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

In Iran, the president doesn’t have the last word on the most important security matters ...

The imminent water war

The imminent water war

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Sat, Jun 22 2013

Asia is a water-deficient continent when it comes to fresh water The battles of yesteryear were...

Strange priorities

Strange priorities

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

An initial comment on the report of the commission on the future structure of the Grameen Bank ...

To US, with love: A dying empire

To US, with love: A dying empire

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

The world's superpower has lost sight of its principles It pains me to admit it, but my favourite empire...

Press 'play'

Press 'play'

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

Sports aren't given much priority in our education system, and students growing up in cities...

Relentless rebels

Relentless rebels

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Fri, Jun 21 2013

As Morsi completes one year in office, Egypt hopes to repeat what it achieved in 2011, the ousting...

The nation will not let Grameen Bank...

The nation will not let Grameen Bank...

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Wed, Jun 19 2013

The recommendations made by the Grameen Bank commission are not worthy of serious consideration ...

In defence of publishing leaks

In defence of publishing leaks

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Wed, Jun 19 2013

Journalism is constitutionally protected because it serves as a check on power of all kinds Congressman...