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    Deceptive IRRI strategy to get Golden Rice approved

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    ON MARCH 7, 2019 the director general of the International Rice Research Institute, Dr Matthew Morell visited Bangladesh Rice Research Institute....

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    View from sanctum sanctorum

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    THERE was a singular absence of frenzy last week in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi. As the campaign for election 2019 rose to a crescendo, one would have expected the Hindutva brigade to turn up in full force for several reasons....

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    Either way, the news is bad

    S Akbar Zaidi | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    WHEN Asad Umar, the finance minister of Pakistan, returned from Washington after attending the Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank a few days ago, the first task he had in front of him was to deny the strong rumours that he was being demoted to be the petroleum minister....

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    Brexit delay: the Soviets would have understood it

    Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    SO THE Brexit saga has taken another twist, and become even more confusing and uncertain. All we can predict is that whatever the UK government says will happen is the one thing which won’t....

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    The rule-of-law concerns that government must attend to

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    A REPORT that rights group Odhikar launched in Dhaka on Thursday paints a grim picture of extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearances, both going unabated...

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    Rhetoric and reality of govt’s zero tolerance to corruption

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    CONSUMERS of public services are subjected to corruption. The Anti-Corruption Commission and civic groups have recorded various forms of corruption that consumers face in seeking utility services....

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    A shameful marker of five years

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    India’s dubious contribution to a global epidemic of hate is a spate of performative mob lynchings, writes Harsh Mander THE most malignant legacy of prime minister...

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    Politics of adjustment in Pakistan

    Khurram Husain | Updated at 12:00am on April 20, 2019

    The government is now having a difficult time managing the very beginnings of the adjustment process. Once in an IMF programme, it will have to wade deep into it, own the adjustment, and submit to a review every three months....

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