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    Bhawal National Park needs to be saved

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    CONTINUOUS encroachment for human settlements and industries was identified as the main source of threat to the Bhawal National Park...

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    Govt must stop intimidating political parties outside power

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 26, 2018

    THE newly floated political alliance, Jatiya Oikya Front, or the National Unity Front, could finally hold its first rally in Sylhet on Wednesday, as part of a programme to push for a charter of seven demands which includes the restoration of ‘lost democracy’ and ‘people’s right to franchise’...

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    A public and truthful process

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    FOR reconciliation to become a reality in Sri Lanka, no section of society should feel it is being marginalised or ignored. In a recognition of the need for all of society to be engaged, the Office of Missing Persons is about to commence a campaign to generate empathy for victims...

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    The fate of Africa seems irreversible

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    HEADLINES this week from western mainstream media paint an Africa-China financial crisis brewing. On the contrary, Chinese and African news reveals a ‘win-win’ financial atmosphere mostly...

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    The war on terror is the reign of terror

    Mary Troy Johnston | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    SO, DOES an accidental killing lead to dismemberment of the body and hiding of all the evidence and waiting days before admitting to the killing? If the United States accepts this version of events for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, we are really living in a world of fake news and, worse, a conspiracy against the truth about our relationship with Saudi Arabia...

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    Outcomes versus promises

    MK Narayanan | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s whirlwind visit to Delhi earlier this month, lasting less than 24 hours, came just a month after the visits, in September, of US secretary of state Mike R Pompeo and defence secretary James N Mattis to participate in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with their Indian counterparts, Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman...

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    Mainstreaming climate migration strategies is way forward

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    BANGLADESH stands at the forefront of emerging climate chaos, with its coastal region having faced sea-level rise in three decades. The resultant sea-water intrusion is increasing salinity in arable land and drinking water, with severe health consequences to surrounding populations...

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    Govt must create awareness of drug abuse to cut demand

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    THE government’s efforts to fight the menace of drug substances, including the ongoing drive which began with the Rapid Action Battalion on May 4 and the police on May 17, appear to be flawed and not having equally attended to the supply and the demand side of the trade...

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    Mainul v Masuda: lessons learnt?

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2018

    THE Masuda v Mainul affair is interesting at several levels. At the basic one, it shows the general level of intolerance and rudeness that exists in our media and political world....

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    A noisy press matters

    by Arifa Noor | Updated at 12:00am on October 24, 2018

    THERE appears to be no let up in the pressure on the press (which has transformed into the media industry in the times that be)....

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