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    US in denial as Beijing lays groundwork

    by Paul Goncharoff | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    MARCELLUS’ famous one-liner to Horatio — ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ — could be updated in 2017 as ‘something is rotten in the state of the Union’...

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    National security is foremost

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    THERE was some uncertainty whether Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka to join the country in its celebration of International Day of Vesak would turn embarrassing to the host government...

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    OMS truck outlets need adequate supply

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    THE Trading Corporation of Bangladesh’s open market sales for giving some relief to consumers during Ramadan is a welcome step....

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    Food safety laws must be properly enforced

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 17, 2017

    FRUIT, mainly mangoes, coming to be sold on the market earlier than their harvest time, as New Age reported on Tuesday, has raised concern about public health as horticulturists fear that the cases could involve their artificial ripening and that, too...

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    What it really means to be on a ‘flattening’ planet

    by Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THE closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away — or so the Internet assures me...

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    Is custodial killing heroic?

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    ‘He was like a younger brother to me’, Monti Chakma, general secretary, Hill Women’s Federation, said to me softly, unflinchingly....

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    100 per cent renewable energy bill

    by Janet Redman | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THIS week, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary — a transition to a 100 per cent carbon-free economy, as soon as possible...

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    Commoners against rape in Bangladesh

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    DAYS ago, an incident of a rape came out to public light. The victims were two university-students. The incident occurred weeks ago in the capital city of Dhaka...

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    Prison hospitals in shambles

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THAT the public healthcare system is in an abysmal state is partially evidenced in the fact that the country’s prison hospitals are riddled with umpteen problems, the most important one being acute shortage of medical facilities with 93 per cent posts of doctors remaining vacant....

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    Cyber-security risk antithetical to govt’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THE prevailing lack of cyber security in Bangladesh, particularly in financial institutions is a matter of serious national concern...

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