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    75 years of incompetence and interference

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    JULY marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement to create the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the principal goals to have an...

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    Creating a non-partisan Lanka presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    HERE were many reports in the past week that the ruling party, UNP, will contest the next presidential election in a major alliance based on national security, democracy and the economy. The UNP general secretary stated...

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    Late-colonial convulsions

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    The United Kingdom has stopped an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar. Italy and France are supporting opposing parties at war in Libya. Germany has other priorities. Europe is doing almost exactly...

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    A worrying weakening of an institution of accountability

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    WHAT the Anti-Corruption Commission chair says, and it is thoughtful of him to have so done at a seminar in Dhaka on Saturday, that the commission faces a crisis of public trust as 70 per cent of the steps it took...

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    Government must ensure doctor’s presence in rural areas

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    DOCTORS are, as an International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh says, highly urban-centric while majority of the population live in rural areas. The study, made public on Saturday, says that the...

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    Multi-modal economic corridor

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    THE topic of whether creating a ‘multi-modal corridor’ is feasible or not has been debated time and time again since the late 1990s on various different political platforms and within expert circles, which would

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    Sporadic notes: BirthStrike

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS to some people are bad. The cause: scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good people, doing incredible work, helping humanity. With the...

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    Why the Taliban will regain power

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    WE ARE fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They are quite the opposite. They are, in the first place, a legend, which...