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    Rajuk negligence in building safety continues

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2018

    MANY risky buildings in Dhaka stand tall without the attention of the authorities concerned, putting lives at risk. In 2009, the relief and disaster management ministry identified 72,000 risky buildings....

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    Sarah Sanders’ soured relationship with press

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2018

    NOT for a good reason, of course, the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is again in the headlines. The extraordinary heated exchange between her and CNN’s Jim Acotsa on her refusal to say the media is not the enemy of the people took....

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    When Indians celebrated independence, RSS mourned

    Shamsul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2018

    AUGUST 15, 1947 was a historical day in the eventful history of India. India got independence after a long and heroic struggle against the British colonial masters. India’s independence was also a milestone in the ongoing anti-imperialist liberation struggles the world over...

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    Monsanto guilty verdict is only beginning

    F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2018

    AJURY trial in California has resulted in a guilty verdict against the agrichemical and GMO giant, Monsanto, now Bayer/Monsanto. The judge has ordered Monsanto to pay damages of US $289 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma....

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    VS NAIPAUL: Colonialism in fact, fiction, and the flesh

    Hamid Dabashi | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2018

    VS NAIPAUL has died. VS Naipaul was a cruel man. The cruelty of colonialism was written all over him — body and soul. VS Naipaul was a scarred man. He was the darkest dungeons of colonialism incarnate: self-punishing, self-loathing, world-loathing, full of nastiness and fury....

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    Rigorous research on the murder of Sheikh Mujib needed

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    FORTY-THREE years ago on this day in 1975 was brutally murdered, along with most members of the family, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding president of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, by a section of the military officers, both in service and retired, in the name of ridding the country of one-party, autocratic political regime...

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    Labour unrest risks hardly ever been properly handled

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    FIVE hundred and twenty-two industrial units, as the Industrial Police says, facing the risk of labour unrest over the payment of monthly wage and festival allowance to workers before Eid-ul-Adha is worrying....

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    US aid cuts bite in Gaza

    Tania Kraemer | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    ADETERMINED Suleiman Abu Oudeh makes his way through the busy UNRWA distribution centre in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. With his ID card and coupons in hand, he gets in line where food items are being handed out....

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    Argentina at a Crossroads

    Alberto Zuppi and Cesar Chelala | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    A NEW and widespread corruption scandal implicating businessmen with former Kirchner administration officials, may have unforeseen consequences for Argentina’s future as a democracy....

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    Why blame police for problem they never created?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    IN FEBRUARY 1994, I was covering a street agitation of the Awami League against the then incumbent BNP government....