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    Outsourcing exploitation: global labour-value chains

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    FAST Retailing, the Japanese company behind the clothing brand Uniqlo, is ‘the second-largest apparel maker by market value’ behind the Spanish company Zara. In 2015, the operating profits of Uniqlo Japan alone...

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    Simla scrapped

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    IT IS most unlikely that the Modi government did not reckon with the international as well as domestic consequences of the measures it took on August 5 to dismember the historic status of Jammu & Kashmir. It has invited...

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    An end to arms control consensus

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    THE countdown on the US-Russia Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty began in October 2018 when president Donald Trump announced that US was considering a withdrawal. On August 2, the US formally quit...

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    Suddenly west fails to overthrow ‘regimes’

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    IT USED to be done regularly and it worked: The west identified a country as its enemy, unleashed its professional propaganda against it, then administered a series of sanctions, starving and murdering children, the elderly and...

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    Enough of pondering on road safety recommendations

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    THE moment of truth of the road transport and bridges minister came on Thursday when he, after a meeting with the road safety committee set up in February 2019, said that traffic congestion and accidents had become...

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    Government must implement UN advice to stop torture

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    RIGHTS group platform Human Rights Forum Bangladesh on Thursday rightly asked the government to chalk up a time-bound plan of action to implement the recent recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture...

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    Development rhetoric and public health

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    WE ARE living in a country and political culture where development rhetoric seems to be a way of washing away and hiding harsh realities that we are actually steeped in. Showy mega-projects costing billions are...

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    Bolsonaro’s grave plans for Amazon rainforest

    Manuella Libardi | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    LEAKED documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint slides, which...

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