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    US and Europe

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on May 28, 2018

    ‘IT is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that country is to be marked out as the eternal ally or perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies....

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    Facebook and free speech

    Faiza Patel and Rachel Levinson-Waldman | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    IN THE weeks since Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, Facebook has made two important policy announcements....

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    Iran: sanctions & war

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    THE question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the determination of the Bush administration to invade Iraq in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington?....

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    Opposition join hands even as doves in RAW and ISI coo

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    TWO mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs....

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    In quest of energy justice framework

    Raisul Sourav | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    ENERGY justice is a new concept that has been used in the academia around the world for the past decade....

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    River pollution problem relocated, not resolved

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    THE government could finally relocate the tanneries industry from the heart of Dhaka to its outskirts....

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    Reciprocity caught in Delhi’s unfriendly attitude

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    EXPECTATIONS of Bangladeshis were dampened and as the prickly issue of the sharing of water of transboundary rivers did not came up for discussion when India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina,....

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    Drive against drug substances in a heap of controversy

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    FIFTY-FOUR people suspected of trading in drug substances being killed till Thursday in ‘gunfight’ — with law enforcers or between pedlars’ groups, in narratives that are typical of extrajudicial killing — in 10 days of the drives against drug substances since May 15 continues to constitute an affront to the rule of law....

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    Toxic chemical use in food must be stopped

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    THAT the sodium chloride of industrial grade is used to colour foods shows that the practice of adulteration, instead of being stopped, has worked out its way insidiously to take an unassailable stand. The use of non-food-grade chemicals to add colours to food items poses serious threat to public health....

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    Entering a new era

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    THEY voted along secular, liberal and national lines. Of the more than 22 million people eligible to vote in Iraq, just 44.5 per cent turned out. Nevertheless, their votes resulted in a sensational outcome for the country between the Euphrates and the Tigris....

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