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    Hydrocarbon trade between Russia and Central Asia

    by Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 01:05am on April 26, 2017

    CENTRAL Asia is strategically important for Russia in terms of security. It plays the role of a sort of buffer between Russia and countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan etc., where the threat of terrorism is strong...

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    Lanka mustn’t wait until problem comes crashing down again

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 01:05am on April 26, 2017

    THE tragedy at Meetotamulla, in the outskirts of Colombo, where a massive garbage dump came crashing down on people living on its perimeter, has generated an outpouring of support for the victims and frustration about the failure of successive governments to deal with the problem...

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    Abolition of poverty is more important

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 26, 2017

    THE government’s proposal to have a crackdown on ‘beggars’ in districts is somewhat worrying since the programme in the capital to take homeless people of the street met with limited success...

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    Govt must intervene in Chevron asset sell-out process

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 26, 2017

    US OIL company Chevron entering into an agreement with China’s Himalaya Energy Co Ltd to sell the three onshore gas fields it operates and associated assets in Bangladesh keeping the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, or the government for that matter, in the dark about it is atrocious...

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    Kashmir on boil again as student protests spread

    by Mir Suhail | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    PROTESTS against the Pulwama raids by the police have escalated to other towns outside Srinagar...

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    Climate change as genocide

    By Michael T Klare | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    NOT since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment...

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    The vulnerability of the orphan children

    by Md Mahedi Hasan, Nigar Sultana and Wahid Soruar | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    April 24, 2013, a black day in the history of the garments industry of Bangladesh. According to different sources, the collapse of eight storied Rana Plaza building took lives of more than 1129 workers. Some are still missing as their dead bodies could not be traced...

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    Cambodia’s role in Russia’s south-eastern Asia pivot

    by Dmitry Mosyakov | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    TODAY, Russia’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia is getting increasingly centred on both the development of both bilateral ties with all the countries of the region along with establishing good relations with the ASEAN as a whole...

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    De-partisanise bureaucracy

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    IT PERHAPS comes as no surprise that the government on Sunday promoted 277 more civil service cadre officers to the rank of deputy secretary although there were no vacancies in the approved structure for civil bureaucracy...

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    Workers still die at factories

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 25, 2017

    As the nation mournfully observed the fourth anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, 3 workers died in two separate factory fires...

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