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    A lot to do for govt to contain rice price spiral

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 04, 2018

    Food inflation, especially the shortage of rice, has been a concern since the beginning of 2017 given that aus and aman harvest were destroyed by recurrent flooding...

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    BNP should rather bank on people

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    THE Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s having sent a letter to the United Nations secretary general António Guterres, as New Age reported on Friday, requesting him to mediate between the ruling Awami League...

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    Govt must address newborn disorder challenges

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    PAEDIATRICIANS’ stress on the need for newborn screening to detect if the babies are suffering from any genetic, metabolic and congenital disorders must not be dispensed with as any of these health conditions might lead the babies to slowed growth, brain damage, difficulties in speech articulation...

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    Mapping the Chinese century

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    EACH succeeding week brings fresh evidence of how anarchic the international global order has become. Quite a few nations, including many of the newer ones, are seeking a new salience in the affairs of their region, aiming to establish their dominance. This is one cause for many of today’s turmoils...

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    Prostituting charity: the Oxfam debate

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    OXFAM has outdone itself. In the murky, squalid business where charity seems to chase, then embed itself in disaster zones like a dedicated virus, Oxfam ranks highly. In terms of a tally, the number of reported abuses in the charity sector is galloping ahead, with one of Britain’s most noted charities in the lead...

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    An inexorable tide

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    THERE are no exact figures on the number of murders and kidnappings committed in Iraq; the authorities there are not interested in the long-term documentation of this kind of bad news, which has become a daily occurrence. For its part, the Iraqi press only really pays attention to such matters when there is a major public outcry...

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    The rise of neo-liberalism

    by Michael Welton | Updated at 12:05am on March 03, 2018

    In his melancholic book, Age of Extremes: the Short Twentieth Century 1914-1991 (1995), British historian Eric Hobsbawm states: ‘The history of the twenty years after 1973 is that of a world which lost its bearings and slid into instability and crisis’ (p 403). American historian Tony Judt (Postwar...

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    The authoritarians who silence Syria questions

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on March 02, 2018

    I AM loath to draw more attention to the kind of idiocy that passes for informed comment nowadays from academics and mainstream journalists...

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    Priceless moments: how capitalism eats our time

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 02, 2018

    ONE of the most famous advertising campaigns of my generation is MasterCard’s Priceless. Launched in 1997, this twenty-year-long award-winning international campaign has been watched in 112 countries and 53 languages...

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    The ‘brazenness’ belongs to Israel

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 02, 2018

    ‘IRAN brazenly violated Israel’s sovereignty,’ stated Netanyahu on February 10. ‘They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel.’..

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