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    UN the last hurdle before Israel can rid itself of Palestinians

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2017

    ISRAELI and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed ‘ultimate deal’ to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy....

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    Appalling management failure of BRTC

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2017

    THE state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, which continues to suffer from inefficient management, has failed to discharge its mandated duty to provide citizens with an effective transport services....

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    Ruling class political leadership must rein in violence

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 18, 2017

    POLITICAL violence and the number of death associated with such violence has worryingly been on the increase....

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    A government failure to foresee food grain crisis

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

    AN ABNORMAL increase in rice prices in three months, which has hit hard people, mostly the poor and others from low- and fixed-income groups, is worrying...

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    Action, not rhetoric, needed to stop chikungunya spread

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

    THERE have been hospital records of more than 1,460 people suffering from chikungunya in the capital Dhaka alone. There are, understandably, several thousands of people who have not sought treatment in hospital...

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    Contributory provident fund for civil servants

    by Dhiman Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2017

    THE pension of civil servants in most of the South Asian countries, not to speak of the OECD countries, is contributory. It is contributed by the government and employees. The contribution of employees accounts for 3 per cent of the monthly salaries in Thailand, 4.75 per cent in Indonesia which has recently been increased to 8 per cent, and 5 per cent in Vietnam...

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    Laying stones for a totalitarian state

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

    OVER the next few months, the Egyptian regime is going to face a number of domestic challenges it has preempted and started to prepare for by initiating repressive legal and political campaigns...

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    The anniversary of a divide

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

    THIS year, the 70th anniversary of India’s independence is also the 70th anniversary of India’s partitioning. The division was not neat. It was a giant, bloody mess. Uprooted from their homes, some 14.5 million human beings, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, left the new Pakistan for India, or India for the new Pakistan...

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    Will trump set a record for the history books?

    by Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2017

    IN ITS own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold. As befits our president’s wildest dreams, it may even prove to be a record for the ages, one for the history books...

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    Understanding who must die from above

    by Tyler Wilch | Updated at 12:05am on June 16, 2017

    IN LATE October of 2016, I took a break from reading for my various social science courses to work for a couple of hours at my work-study job at the Vassar College Athletics Communications Office....

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