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    High economic growth without economic development

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    THE prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in her winding-up speech in the parliament on Thursday said that the people who were criticising the increase in gas prices — effected by 32.8 per cent on an average for all...

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    National liberation v endless negotiations

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    THOSE who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington’s complete...

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    Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

    Daniel Bradlow | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    It is time that central banks developed a better understanding of the social and environmental impacts of their decisions, writes Daniel Bradlow MOST central bankers think...

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    BJP’s dream state is Muslims’ purgatory

    Raihan Amin | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    WHEN Indian Hindus are moved by the plight of Palestinians, they are perhaps influenced by the fact that Palestine belongs to the third world and...

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    Sudan’s first steps towards democracy?

    Karim El-Gawhary | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    Following weeks of unrest, the governing military council and protest movement in Sudan have reached agreement over a transitional administration. But scepticism remains over whether...

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    Govt must ensure fire safety protocols in all hospitals

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    TWENTY to thirty per cent of the hospitals have no fire extinguishing system, the health and family welfare minister said in the parliament on Wednesday...

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    A leasing company liquidation that tells a sorry tale

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Bank began the process to liquidate non-banking financial institution People’s Leasing and Financial Services, which was set up in November 1997, on the...

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    Anti-imperialism is only antidote for austerity

    Danny Haiphong | Updated at 11:09pm on July 10, 2019

    Privatisation, predatory lending, and endless war are all preconditions to finance capital’s hegemony, writes Danny Haiphong BLACK liberation strategies must arise from the self-determined political...

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    Why busy-ness is so damaging

    Jackie Smith and Joyce Dalsheim | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2019

    Our economic and political order fuels a state of constant activity which harms both individual and community well-being, writes Jackie Smith and Joyce Dalsheim THERE...

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    Arc of Joan

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2019

    Baez recorded her poignant ‘Song of Bangladesh’ before her visit to war-torn Vietnam and it was followed less than 10 years later by Cambodia, which...