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    A European take on Warsaw’s anti-Iran show

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Analysis of US diplomacy and discourse after May 2018 suggests that the administration has revived its 1979 Iran-pathology with a vengeance, writes Erwin van Veen...

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    No room for dithering about old Buriganga channel

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    IT IS unfortunate that the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority on Wednesday stopped pulling down illegal structures on the River Buriganga’s old channel as it...

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    A wobbly will that stops short of redressing loan default

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    THE government appears to have for long been willing, hesitantly though, amidst widespread criticism, to take steps to arrest the growth of non-performing loans in...

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    A case for Commons sense

    Balakrishna Pisupati  | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    WHEN 196 countries met at Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, in November 2018 for the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity,....

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    Pluralist ethos is more relevant to national identity

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    ONE of the fallouts of the political crisis that occurred towards the end of last year in October was the mobilisation of civil society groups that engaged in discussion and debate about the constitutional propriety of the president’s decision to sack the prime minister and dissolve parliament....

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    Left or right? Or, what… is left in the end

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    IF YOU consider yourself fortunate to be a part of society that is prevalent in the western hemisphere and also consider yourself to be ‘on the left’, you are a socialist....

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    How neoliberalism is normalising hostility

    Couze Venn | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    THE hostile environment is not just about the Windrush generation in the UK, or the harassment of migrants at the Mexican border in the USA, or the unwelcoming treatment of refugees trying to reach Europe....

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    A welcome HC order on private practice of physicians

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    BANGLADESH has an absolute and relative scarcity of qualified medical personnel, with an overwhelming bias towards urban areas in their distribution....

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    Govt must investigate border guard extortion allegations

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2019

    THE incident of three villagers coming to die as Border Guard Bangladesh personnel fired into protesters at Haripur in Thakurgaon on Tuesday,....

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    Indonesia’s slide towards identity politics

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Indonesia’s much vaunted Pancasila system appears to be faltering. Recent years have seen a spate of blasphemy convictions, most notably that of Ahok, ex-governor of...

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