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    Everything that can go wrong

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnerships are being promoted as a ‘win-win’ strategy to deliver sustainable development despite all the evidence to the contrary. Public-private hospital partnerships are generally...

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    Headwinds rock Rahul, Modi

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Signs of disarray in the opposition should comfort the BJP, but evidently the party for the first time is looking mortally afraid of losing, writes...

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    Bangladesh elections and Sino-Indian rivalry

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    WHILE the Awami League is celebrating and the BNP is groaning as a result of the 2018 elections and the radically one-sided results, other emotions...

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    Workers greet 2019 with wave of demonstrations

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    OVER two days — January 8 and 9 — more than 160 million workers went on strike in India. This has been one of the...

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    US doesn’t even make top 20 on democracy index

    Andrea Germanos | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    A NEW index released in the past week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States.According to the 2018 edition...

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    NHRC lacks institutional integrity

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    NATIONAL Human Rights Commission was first initiated during the military backed government in 2007 with the aim to tackle the culture of impunity enjoyed by the influential quarters, as well as law enforcement agencies....

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    BEZA proposal needs to be scrapped

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    IT IS indeed worrying that Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority has requested National Board of Revenue to allow investors at economic zones in the country to import luxury cars under the existing duty-free facility....

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    At risk of extinction

    Mahwish Gul  | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    THE Kalash language is classified as being severely endangered. An estimated 3,000 indigenous people who live in the mountains of the Hindu Kush speak it....

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