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    Eyed with suspicion

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THE weekly peaceful protests in the small village of Nabi Salih, northwest of Ramallah, against the confiscation of the village’s lands by settlers from the Halamish settlement had been largely unknown until Ahed Tamimi,...

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    Why JNU would be difficult to save?

    by Shiveshwar Kundu | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THROUGH the title I don’t want to shed a sense of pessimism about the future of Jawaharlal Nehru University, instead my attempt is to lay bare the context which is indeed very frustrating and demotivating....

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    World war is still in the cards

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    JUST over a quarter-century before the outbreak of the First World War, global capitalism was in the throes of a deep economic crisis....

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    Delay in lightning forecast system automation concerning

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    THE Bangladesh Meteorological Department coming to miss yet another deadline for automating the thunderstorm and lightning forecast system is concerning in that a modern method being in place helps the authorities to avoid some casualties and mitigate crisis....

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    Proper rehabilitation a must for people of hilly areas

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    IT IS deplorable that the local administration in Chittagong on Wednesday decided to snap gas, power and water supplies to people living in hill pockets amidst risk of rain-triggered landslides as the monsoon nears....

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    Four lessons from strike on Syria

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    LESSONS from the US strike on Syria reveal uncomfortable truths about the current state of international affairs. But they must be confronted, and dealt with, in order to create a better future...

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    Lanka president, prime minister need to reach deal now

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    WHILE the impact on the general population is not decisive, the aftermath of the no confidence motion against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the parliament has seen a potentially decisive shift in the power balance within the government alliance....

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    The sleep of civilisation

    by John Steppling | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    JAMES ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis spoke this week, at a pentagon press briefing, saying, among other things, that it was a time for all civilised nations to unite. The use of this trope ‘civilised’ echoes colonial sensibility. It is part of general shifting of meaning in the rhetoric of Empire over the last, say, 80 years....

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    GDP growth mired in income inequality, unemployment

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    A HIGH growth rate of the gross domestic product, which has been more than 7 per cent for the third consecutive year and is estimated to exceed the previous best of 7.28 per cent that was in the 2017 financial year, has, as New Age reported on Wednesday...

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    Govt must stop unapproved LPG bottling, marketing

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    ELEVEN of 16 companies running their business of the bottling and marketing of liquefied petroleum gas without the final approval of the government, as an Energy Division report on creating safety awareness of the use of LPG says, comes to be concerning as this exposes public safety to serious threats....

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