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    Income disparity is among leading global trends

    Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IT’S hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to 2017, as it has been recently confirmed by a report released by World Inequality Lab....

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    A nice little earner – for everyone

    Janet Kursawe | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    FOR over 25 years, Afghanistan has been the world’s main cultivation area of opium poppies and the primary supplier of opium, heroin, morphine and other opiates....

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    A fiercely contested landscape

    Vidya Subrahmaniam  | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IF CELEBRATIONS have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after four years of defeats, self-doubt and a feeling of being under siege by a perennially turbo-charged Bharatiya Janata Party....

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    Reviving nuclear disarmament movement

    Lawrence Wittner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IN LATE November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that ‘humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.’....

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    Time for election authorities to make agencies neutral

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    POLITICAL parties and alliances began campaigns after the election authorities had almost completed the allocation of election symbols on Monday....

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    Cultural heritage needs to be conserved

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    HERITAGE sites are in slow decay because of negligence of the authorities concerned. The current state of the ancient capital of Pundravardhan in Mahasthangarh shows that successive governments have little regard for its history....

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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    N Jayaram | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    IN MID-NOVEMBER, a spectacle little noticed by much of world media unfolded in one of the most affluent countries and one which, not only in jest, claims to have ‘invented human rights’....

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    Easy bike: a blessing or a curse

    Ashikur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    EASY bike is now a well-known name in the field of transport. Except for Dhaka, all other urban and rural areas have easy bikes as the cheapest and instantly available public transport....