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    The Arakan latest crisis is alarming

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 01:20am on October 22, 2016

    THE situation inside the Rohingya villages in north-western Arakan (Rakhine) state of Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh, is dire. Another genocidal campaign has been launched by the government...

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    Dengue / Worryingly high occurrence of dengue infection

    | Updated at 01:19am on October 22, 2016

    A STAGGERING increase in cases of dengue infection this year, which has been the highest in 11 years, as New Age weekend supplement Xtra reported on Friday, comes to be a cause for concern. There have been 4,058 reported cases of dengue infection this year...

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    Yet another pointer to govt apathy to migrant workers

    | Updated at 01:14am on October 22, 2016

    The government failure to bring most outgoing migrant workers under the coverage of mandatory pre-departure briefing that was introduced in 2008 is unfortunate. As New Age reported on Friday...

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    Start holding corporations to account

    by Colin Todhunter | Updated at 10:03pm on October 20, 2016

    IN THE 1970s, the agrochemicals industry was able to evade effective regulation in the UK. Robert van den Bosch, wrote in 1978 in The Pesticide Conspiracy...

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    Good deaths in Mosul, bad deaths in Aleppo

    by Robert Parry | Updated at 10:04pm on October 20, 2016

    NOTE how differently the New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new US-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State..

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    Re-imagining the urban

    by Shayer Ghafur | Updated at 10:00pm on October 20, 2016

    AN URBAN age anchors the 2016 Habitat 3 conference in Ecuador as a half of the world’s population has started living in urban areas since 2008...

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    Alarming dose of invalid Penta vaccines

    | Updated at 09:54pm on October 20, 2016

    THAT a significant number of children received invalid dose of three Penta vaccines in 2015 is, indeed, concerning. A government survey the results of which were made public on Wednesday, as New Age reported on Thursday..

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    Govt’s volte-face on illegal establishment dismantling

    | Updated at 09:52pm on October 20, 2016

    THE rationale for the government’s decision on not closing down schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and other commercial entities illegally set up in the diplomatic district and residential zones at Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara in the capital and, rather,..

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    The cyber-war on Wikileaks

    | Updated at 10:23pm on October 19, 2016

    THEY react out of cynicism: when their masks are revealed, instead of running around naked, they usually point the finger at the mask they wear...

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    Rise of the garrison state in India

    | Updated at 10:17pm on October 19, 2016

    REACTING to the militaristic and fascist tendencies prevalent during the interwar years, American political scientist Harold Lasswell...