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    Climate change demands an end to excess, greed

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    MAN-MADE climate change, and the interconnected environmental catastrophe more broadly constitute the most urgent crisis facing humanity...

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    Communal care of domestic workers in Middle East

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    SINCE the 1970s, domestic workers have been migrating to the Middle East for work, often enduring exploitation, abuse, and even human trafficking in the process...

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    Broken promises

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    SPEAKING at a seminar in New Delhi this April in the presence of the now retired president Pranab Mukherjee, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of India Jagdish Singh Khehar held forth on the binding force of pledges in an election manifesto...

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    Implications for access to medicine

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    THE recent Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has got some TRIPS-plus patent provisions which, if implemented, would hamper access to medicine in many ways...

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    Govt must stop cattle market extortion

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    CATTLE traders and farmers started fearing harassment by extortionists as Eid-ul-Adha nears...

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    Railway losses rooted in its flawed functioning

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    THE Bangladesh Railway coming to incur double the net operating losses in the 2016 financial year in comparison with the previous financial year, up from about Tk 8.72 billion in 2014–15 to about Tk 13.25 billion in 2015–16, as New Age reported on Saturday, comes as no surprise although this is gravely concerning...

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    EC must take all opposing political parties on board

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    THE statement of the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at an electoral dialogue on Thursday that it is not the commission’s duty to ensure the participation of all political parties and the commission would, therefore, not mediate between two major political parties...

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    Workers must get festival allowances before Eid

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    TROUBLE ensues before every Eid over the payment of wages and festival allowance to apparel workers by their employers...

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    Trust the people

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    IRAQ, once the cradle of civilisation, has and continues to experience one of the most horrific violent conflicts in modern history that defies any semblance of civilised humanity. It is hard to imagine the mammoth death and destruction that has been inflicted on the Iraqi people by foreign powers and domestic terrorism...

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    What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    THIS is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose so that it collides head on with the nation’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: partition. With some of us, these celebrations will always be tempered with Keats’ great dictum...

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