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    Govt should investigate food minister’s Myanmar visit

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    THE food minister Qamrul Islam ignored an alert that Bangladesh’s embassy in Yangon issued in the third week of August for Bangladesh to keep off any high-level engagement with Myanmar...

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    Implementation of equitable nutrition is a must

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    ALTHOUGH Bangladesh has made a significant progress in reducing chronic malnutrition, stunting is still prevalent among children of poor families...

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    Rohingya and the myth of Buddhist tolerance

    by M Reza Pirbhai | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    WHEN old and young are systematically rounded up and shot. When women are gang-raped and their babies thrown into waterways to drown. When their homes and businesses are burnt...

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    Erdogan: sticking his neck out for Qatar

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    EVER since the AKP assumed power in Turkey in November 2002, the relationship between Ankara and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council has fluctuated between co-operation and isolation...

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    Camaraderie, Café 1947 and faluda

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    WITH the weariness of a kind that could be held off for a couple of more hours, we headed for Jinnah Super Market to thumb through and buy books at Saeed Book Bank, a three-storey building...

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    Yemen: a tragic tale of humanitarian hypocrisy

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    ‘DOZENS killed in Yemen floods’ read the headlines last week, just when you thought things could not get any worse for a country that is enduring what has been recognised as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis...

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    Significance of Vision 2025 goes beyond economic development

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2017

    MUCH was expected of the government when it came to power in 2015. An immediate boost to the economic growth rate was anticipated but this has failed to materialise...

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    In the land of Faiz again

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2017

    IT WAS different this time. Karachi, as we landed there in the afternoon on March 20, seemed different from what I saw in June 2013....

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    New strategy, old game

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2017

    ‘THE core goal of the US must be to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda and its safe havens in Pakistan, and to prevent their return to Pakistan or Afghanistan… And after years of mixed results, we will not, and cannot, provide a blank check (to Pakistan)… As president, my greatest responsibility is to protect the American people...

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    Visions of Europe: Macron in Athens

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on September 14, 2017

    THE myth can have a greater effect than an untruth, and those who are in the business of manufacturing and building them never go out of business...

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