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    SAR deals with New Delhi must be on equal footing

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 07, 2017

    SEARCH and rescue services, as the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Maritime Organisation view them, are meant to provide an effective worldwide system, under the framework of the global organisations, so that wherever people sail or fly, such services are, if needed, available...

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    Time for govt to come to the rescue of flood victims

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    FLOODING is not quite over. While it has continued to improve in Bangladesh’s north and the central region, low-lying areas in the north-east are still under water, with a couple of rivers flowing above danger mark...

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    Law and order situation in a state of disarray

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    A NUMBER of murder and rape incidents during the three-day Eid holidays paint a worrying picture of law and order. According to various media reports, including New Age, 20 people were reported murdered and five women and children raped in the period...

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    ‘Never again’ is happening to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

    by Jared O Bell | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    THE world vowed never again after the Holocaust, never again after Bosnia, never again after Rwanda and yet in Myanmar it seems that here we are again. Over the last week, violence and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Myanmar’s army have forced nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Rakhine State to neighbouring Bangladesh, where around 4,00,000 Rohingyas already live in squalor...

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    Korea crisis exposes Orwellian west

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    THE western media would have us believe that North Korea and its nuclear arsenal is the world’s number one threat. The continual depiction of a ‘rogue’ state in the western media plays into the US agenda of a pre-emptive attack on North Korea...

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    Rohingya crisis: when economic priorities victimise the vulnerable

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    SUDDENLY the brutality of the Rohingya crisis is on everyone’s digital window all over the world. Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel reputation lies in tatters but her hard core supporters are still standing by her, both at home and abroad...

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    India: the covenant of freedom and cooperation

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    ON AUGUST 24, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy was a fundamental right of a citizen. The hearing was triggered by the union government’s mass biometric registration programme of citizens as part of the Aadhaar programme. Through the unanimous 9–0 ruling of its full bench, the Supreme Court basically trashed the BJP-led union government’s argument before the court that privacy was not a fundamental right of a citizen...

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    Politics and talaq

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    WHEN India’s chief justice, JS Khehar, set up a constitution bench of five judges to hear petitions on triple talaq during the court’s summer recess, many asked what sense of urgency warranted this unusual course...

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    World needs further action to end Rohingya crisis

    | Updated at 10:04pm on September 04, 2017

    THE UN Security Council’s call for all parties to de-escalate violence amidst an increased violence by Myanmar’s security forces in Rakhine State against Rohingyas forcing them, mostly, to flee homes to Bangladesh is inadequate...

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    Govt must ensure Eid-time traffic safety

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 05, 2017

    ENSURING road safety has become a cumbersome task for the government. It is particularly critical around Eid when thousands travel to celebrate the festival with friends and family in outlying areas. According to the Bangladesh Passengers Welfare Association, at least 311 people were killed and 862 injured during Eid-ul-fitr this year...

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