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    A global Dr Frankenstein at work

    Nomi Prins | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2020

    WHETHER you’re invested in the stock market or not, you’ve likely noticed that it’s been on a roller coaster lately. The White House and most of the DC Beltway crowd tend to equate the performance of the stock market...

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    Mathematics is everywhere

    Md Shahidul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2020

    ONE of the nicest and mysterious numbers of the world is pi (Greek letter π), known for almost 4,000 years. Welsh mathematician William Jones in 1706 first used the Greek letter pi. The symbol was later popularised...

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    Is China turning Indo-Pacific concept into reality?

    Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2020

    THE concept of the Indo-Pacific as a region is relatively new. Western politicians and journalists began using it with increasing frequency as the confrontation between the West and China continued to intensify. The fact is that...

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    In need of greater preparedness to attend to kidney diseases

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2020

    A GROWING number of patients with kidney diseases brings to the fore a grave public health concern. Physicians at a press conference marking World Kidney Day on Wednesday claimed that more than 20 million people suffer from...

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    Bangladesh has a stitch to make in time to save nine

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2020

    THE hospital admission of at least 260 people with dengue, as government statistics say, from January till March 12, which is not considered the usual period for the disease, seems to be enough of an indication of...

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    Why Trump-Modi relationship is so dangerous

    Basav Sen | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    IN MAY 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi was reelected in India, a development many of us concerned about social, economic, and environmental justice denounced as...

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    Italy: the epidemic v democracy

    Antonia Williams-Annunziata | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    AT ABOUT 2:30am on Sunday, prime minister Giuseppe Conte decreed a partial quarantine over a swathe of Italy’s north region. Just over 24 hours later, he extended the measure to the entire country of 60 million...

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    Dengue menace lurks around corner

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    WE APPEAR to be neglecting the dengue menace, which is lurking around the corder, all the while we have been busy getting to know the news on and rumours about the coronavirus epidemic, with higher prevalence...

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    Fail-safe exit for US, but a worry for India

    Happymon Jacob | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    THE recently negotiated peace deal between the United States and the Taliban is unlikely to bring peace to Afghanistan, is geopolitically disadvantageous for India, and has serious implications for our national...

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    Mobile courts must not try children

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    THE High Court coming to have declared the trial and punishment of children by mobile courts illegal is welcome. The court gave the verdict on Wednesday as it disposed of a ruling it issued suo moto...