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    Macron’s pyrrhic victory

    by John Wight | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    FRANCE walked to the edge of the abyss, looked over, and decided to turn back. This is the outcome to the country’s most seminal presidential election for a generation, ending in a decisive victory for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron over his far right, Front National opponent Marine Le Pen by 66 per cent to 34 per cent on May 7....

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    Reclaim Adam Smith

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    SOME of the United Kingdom’s conservative political thinkers were often surprisingly radical. Edmund Burke, for example, is regularly and favourably quoted by Tory MPs who claim him as the ‘father’ of their movement....

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    Negligence in treating burn injury

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    THE broken air-conditioner at the intensive care unit of the National Institute Burn and Plastic Surgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital is yet another instance of pervasive negligence in the public health sector....

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    Govt must come out of short-term rental power policy

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    THE government’s policy on the purchase of electricity form rental power plants — which has been in place for quite some years now and is set to roll further.....

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    Enough of govt failure to comply with court order

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    THE government’s seeking time to comply with the Appellate Division order to officially notify the disciplinary rules for lower court judges has disparagingly, and to the detriment of the justice delivery system and justice dispensation, run to the 14th time since August 18, 2016, when the court issued the order..

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    Govt mustn’t go ahead with banking law amendment

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    THE cabinet approving a draft bill seeking to amend the Bank Companies Act 1991 to allow four from a family to be on the boards of directors of private commercial banks for nine years in a row, as New Age reported on Tuesday, seems to be intended to strengthen family control on such banks. The law now allows only two from a family to be on the bank board and for six years in a row...

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    ESCAP watches over Asia and the Pacific

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    ON MAY 1, the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) has released its Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 (in short, Survey 2017) which looks at the region’s potential and challenges to sustainable shared prosperity. It forecasts a modest rise of average economic growth in developing Asia-Pacific economies to 5 per cent and 5.1 per cent in 2017 and 2018 respectively, from an estimated 4.9 per cent in 2016...

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    Is the left falling into BJP’s trap?

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    AS A Dalit student from Maharashtra who became a Buddhist, my friend Chandan Kamble was curiously sceptical of Marxism. My Marxist friends on the leftist campus were equally sceptical of Chandan with his Afro hair and his perpetually smiling, piercing gaze...

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    Do we need a law to protect the history of 1971?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    GIVEN that we have very few history research books of quality on 1971 and no one wanting to insult history, the proposed law on protecting history is a bit of a puzzle. However, if one knows about the politics involved in the issue, it becomes simpler to understand. The Awami League is trying to protect its political status while it mounts an aggressive campaign against its arch-foe BNP...

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    The battle for the minds of people can be won

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    THE joint opposition was successful in political and psychological terms when it succeeded in ensuring large scale participation of its supporters at its May Day event. Galle Face Green, which covers 18 acres of land, is perhaps the largest open air venue for public events in the country...

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