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    Is UN taking a position in today’s ‘culture wars’?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    Against conservative myths about the ‘natural family’, a new UN Women report shows how families are becoming more diverse around the world, write Jenaina Irani...

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    Burning down the future

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    The march of corporate totalitarianism intends to transform all of us into serfs regardless of our religious beliefs or ethnicity, writes Chris Hedges THE hulk...

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    The message from Istanbul

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    IT WAS an uplifting moment at the Trafalgar Square protest against Donald Trump’s visit to London. The carnival of protesters reminded me of the way...

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    Cutting down Iran to size?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    WHILE Americans slumbered deeply at the weekend, ace strikers of the US air force were on an important mission and just minutes away from bombing...

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    Apparel units must have anti-sexual harassment cells

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    ALTHOUGH the inclusion of women’s labour, especially in the apparel sector, into formal economy is considered a remarkable mark of progress, workplace safety has not...

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    Worrying food frauds and deplorable food law failures

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    THE results of the tests that the Biomedical Research Centre and the pharmacy faculty of the University of Dhaka ran on ghee or clarified butter,...

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    Eve of destruction: Iran strikes back

    Jim Kavanagh | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    IT WAS a helluva week on the Iran front. It started with attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th and ended with Donald Trump ordering, and then calling off, a military attack on Iran in June 20–21. How we got from...

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    Surveillance and human rights

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    SURVEILLANCE is merely a variant of violent voyeurism, the human behind the camera or visual apparatus observing behaviour in a setting, often private. Its premise is privacy’s violation; its working assumption is...

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    Reducing inequality by way of budgetary measures

    Shazzad Khan | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    GROWING inequality has been typical of the Bangladesh economy. In its progress report on the Sustained Development Goals, made public in December 2018, the government expressed concern about...

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    Govt must attend to inequality to ensure proper diets

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    MORE than a quarter of deaths among adults, 26 per cent to be precise, in Bangladesh are, as a Lancet study says, attributable to dietary risks. The Lancet research evaluated the trends in consumption of...

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