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    Neglect of education, death squads and deep state syndrome

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2019

    EDUCATION has almost everything to do with changing, modifying, and improving the levels of people’s culture (although ‘improving the cultural level’ is a loaded and controversial expression). To remain politically correct,....

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    Perils of unregulated health sector privatisation

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2019

    MEDICAL ethics generally obliges health service providers to attend any ill person regardless of their ability to pay. It has, however, not been the case with private-sector healthcare providers....

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    Political participation of women still worryingly neglected

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2019

    ALL of the 40 registered political parties being on the brink of missing the target of having 33 per cent women’s representation in their committees by 2020, as required by the Representation of the People Order 1972, is worrying....

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    Strategic fighting between like minds

    Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    EIGHTEEN months ago I wrote one article whereby I suggested that Pakistan was being attacked by US policymakers because it was no longer the regional bogeyman the west once needed it to be, and however as it tried to regain its former importance ‘it was damned if it did and damned if it didn’t.’...

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    The gender equality paradox

    Farhana Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    BANGLADESH leads South Asia in gender equality on the basis of economic participation, educational attainment, health care facilities and political empowerment....

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    Goats, women and Women’s Day

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    ON THE International Women’s Day, I would like to talk about goats and climate change and will argue why these issues are fundamental for women’s movement in Bangladesh....

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    A credible probe of airport security lapses a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    THE Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Wednesday suspended a member on the security staff as actor Ilias Kanchan, now better known for his road safety campaign, passed the first security check with a pistol before boarding a Chattogram-bound flight at Dhaka airport on Tuesday....

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    A talk almost choked that tells of shrinking democratic space

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    BOOKER-PRIZE winning writer Arundhati Roy on Tuesday could finally attend a programme called ‘Utmost everything: in conversation with Shahidul Alam’ that marked the 10th year of art festival called Chobi Mela....

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    Pulling back from the brink?

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    DEFT handling of the recent crisis by the Pakistani leadership may have helped de-escalate tensions with India. But it is not all over yet. The...

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    A new technological revolution in food

    Luke Eastwood | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    BACK in 1968 The Population Bomb, by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, created a sensation with its predictions of famine and Malthusian disaster. Ultimately their predictions...

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