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Falling oil price a boon for Bangladesh

by Kayes Sohel The country’s economy is expected to benefit from the dramatic fall in oil prices that continued to zoom out as of yesterday, economists said. But, they said, the consequent consumer benefit depends on the price adjustment at the domestic market commensurate with the international price. The cash-strapped Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC), the country’s […]

Abusive language of internal politics now being flung at foreign diplomats When politics and politicians become abusive, it is a clear sign that democracy is not working, for one of the preconditions of democracy is a minimum sense of decency in how we conduct ourselves. Alas, we have lost that “sense of decency” in the […]

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New Age Staff Correspondent Corruption has increased in the country again in 2014, showed Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2014, released globally on Wednesday. Bangladesh has slid two notches down in the index from the last year with the TI ranking the country 14th among the most corrupt nations. On a scale of 0-100, Bangladesh […]

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BY SANJEEV MIGLANI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Thursday to draw a line under a row sparked by a minister’s derogatory comments about non-Hindus, urging angry parliament deputies to accept her apology and move on. But opposition lawmakers in the Rajya Sabha held firm on their demand that Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti be […]

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Washington’s friends in Riyadh continue to oppress and marginalize 15 percent of the population. That’s going to lead to disaster. BY Frederic Wehrey The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed by date groves, it is a tableau […]

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The Hague’s International Criminal Court has long avoided pointing the finger at U.S. misdeeds in Afghanistan. That truce is about to end. BY DAVID BOSCO The International Criminal Court in The Hague is tiptoeing closer to a confrontation with the United States. The key issue is U.S. detention practices, and the alleged use of torture, […]

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Israel’s new nationality law only confirms what Arabs already knew: We aren’t welcome. BY SAYED KASHUA Last Saturday night, the Jewish-Arab Hand in Hand bilingual school in Jerusalem was set on fire. Two first-grade classrooms were destroyed completely. Charred frames of the little chairs on which Jewish and Arab children had sat beside each other […]

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Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Posted: December 2, 2014 3:04 am | Updated: December 2, 2014 2:31 pm A Standing Committee on Monday urged Parliament to bring a bill to ratify the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh. What is the genesis of the Land Boundary dispute? India and Bangladesh have […]

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