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    Memories of a journalist’s visits to Jewish state

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on July 09, 2017

    ISRAEL has been in the news in the context of the prime minister’s visit and I may be forgiven for a touch of nostalgia...

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    How relevant is the G20?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on July 09, 2017

    THE G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in 7–8 July marked the 10th anniversary of the grouping’s elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level...

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    Public health governance in a state of disarray

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 09, 2017

    MOSQUITO-BORNE diseases keep taking severe toll on public health for the past few months in Dhaka and elsewhere. Since December 2016, chikungunya has plagued the country...

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    A worrisome decline in quality of public university graduates

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 09, 2017

    A DECLINE in the quality of education in public universities, as it has become evident in the poor performance of university graduates in the Bangladesh Civil Service examinations in the past four years, is worrying....

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    Cutting off the head no cure for headache

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    THE government’s decision on reduction in interest rate on family savings instruments, meant to advantage pensioners, lower middle-and middle-class beneficiaries, is worrying...

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    Disappearances, extrajudicial killing must stop

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    ENFORCED disappearances and extrajudicial killing continue to plague both society and the government. The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch recorded 90 people falling victim to enforced disappearances by law enforcers in Bangladesh in 2016 and 21 of them were killed...

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    What US is actually doing in Afghanistan

    by Jean Périer | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    JUST recently, Jeff Davis a Pentagon spokesman has told Reuters that the US is evaluating the option of sending another 4,000 servicemen to Afghanistan...

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    Are protests enough to bring down the G20?

    by Sre cko Horvat | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    ACCORDING to a recent poll, every third person living in Hamburg wants to leave the city during the G20 summit in July 7–8. Their decision is not surprising: who is crazy enough to be in a city with Trump, Erdogan, Putin, Merkel and the Saudis, 20,000 policeman and most likely 1,00,000 people protesting on the streets?...

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    Predicament about linguistic face of non-Hindi people in India

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    ON JUNE 23, Indian Union’s Hindi-speaking union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj announced that from now on, all details in the passport of Indian Union citizens will be also be in Hindi, in addition to English...

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    Useful idiots who undermine dissent on Syria

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    THERE has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh on Syria...

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