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    Gambling virus comes to town courtesy BPL

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on November 11, 2017

    I WAS waiting in the room for attendants while my elder sister was in the operation theatre of a well-known eye clinic in Dhanmondi for a cataract operation. There were CCTVs installed in the waiting area to watch the operation. My sister’s operation was at the end of a three operation cycle, which meant a waiting period of nearly two hours....

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    The dangerous business of journalism

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 11, 2017

    AMID a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at securing information collected by endangered journalists and continuing their work if they are imprisoned or killed...

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    The revolution will not be merchandised

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 11, 2017

    1985. Thatcherism reigned triumphant. The Miners’ Strike was coming to a sorry end. Reagan in the White House, the second Cold War dominating what remained of international relations. Curious, then, that the Crafts Council of England and Wales should choose to open the year with an exhibition of Soviet textiles, fashion and ceramics 1917–1935, Art into Production...

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    Women searching for justice challenge state use of forensics

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 11, 2017

    THIS year, India and Pakistan celebrated 70 years of freedom from British imperialism. But the horrors of partition — dividing the subcontinent, creating the new country of Pakistan — have not been forgotten. More than a million people were killed and several million displaced...

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    Govt must complete CETP at Savar leather estate

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    THE health concern that local people have raised centring on the pollution that the Savar Leather Estate has been causing is genuine....

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    A Myanmar Rohingya remark unbecoming of a UN member

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    MYANMAR sounding a warning against the UN Security Council — which in a statement on Monday urged the country to ensure ‘no further excessive use of military force’ and expressed ‘grave concern’ over reports of ‘human rights....

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    The problem with American democracy

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    THE 2016 American presidential election and its result have been odd by any standards....

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    The great reset, a year later

    by S Gurumurthy | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    Prime minister Narendra Modi’s flagship economic agenda of demonetisation, that stunned the nation as a financial Pokhran, has been caught in the political crossfire between Modi and the opposition from the word ‘go’....

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    Long live great October revolution!

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    THE world is in ruins. It is literally burning, covered by slums, by refugee camps, and its great majority is ‘controlled by markets’, as was the dream and design of individuals such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich von Hayek, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan....

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    From Leonardo to Lenin

    by Susan Babbitt | Updated at 12:05am on November 10, 2017

    LAST month was the hundredth anniversary of the October revolution, the first successful revolution against capitalism, opposing the imperialist blood-bath of WW1, which killed 18 million....

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