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    Lessons to learn from Banani fire

    Chanchal Kumar Kundu | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    AFTER the loss in the Chawkbazar fire that took place a little over a month, we are again stunned at seeing the FR Tower fire...

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    Vulnerability of women with disabilities in Bangladesh must be addressed

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    SUCCESSIVE governments have in their polices prioritised rights and needs of people with disabilities. But the programmes are, however, focused more on economic support and...

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    Without early steps, DNCC market buildings can wreak havoc

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    THE indolence of the Dhaka North City Corporation about the vulnerability of at least 12 buildings of seven markets owned by the city authorities is...

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    Modi and lynchings

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    PRIME minister Narendra Modi’s characterisation of the mobs that lynch Muslims as crazy is as belated as it is futile....

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    A must for people of conscience

    by Kim Petersen | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told Wikileaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within ‘hours to days.’— WikiLeaks on Twitter. THE...

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    Progressive manifesto gives one signal, fighting left in Kerala another

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    RAHUL Gandhi’s choice of Wayanad as his constituency in South India has set tongues wagging. Is this an insurance just in case there is a...

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    Potential and challenges

    ATM Iqbal Anwar and Nusrat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    ‘HOSPITALS are growing like mushrooms without ensuring sufficient facilities and quality care. One of my relatives from Narsingdi received treatment for his heart disease in...

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    Facing health sector challenges

    Samir Kumar Saha | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    WORLD Health Day is celebrated in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world today under the leadership of the World Health Organization. The day is an annual event that has been celebrated for years to create awareness of health issues and concerns among the ordinary people....

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    Arsenic mitigation programmes needs to be strengthened

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    ARSENIC contamination in ground water has been a public health concern for Bangladesh since 1990s....

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    Dhaka must ride with Myanmar neighbours on Rohingya issue

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2019

    NO PROGRESS in the repatriation of the Rohingyas, about 11,16,000 sheltered in Bangladesh — 7,00,000 who have fled oppression and torture of a genocidal proportion by Myanmar’s security forces in Rakhine State since August 2017 and others having lived here in phases since the late 1970s — is worrying...

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