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    Govt must not protect errant public servants from arrest

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

    THE cabinet’s final approval for the draft of the Public Services Bill 2018, on August 20, which subsumes important aspects of six existing laws that the passage of the new law would nullify,....

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    Govt should withdraw cases against student protesters

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE university students arrested in connection with the protests that the school and college students had held for nine days since July 29 seeking justice for the death of two of their fellows in a traffic accident and demanding road safety by putting an end to the chaos that has mired the road transport administration for decades have been remanded on bail and released...

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    Strict steps needed to rein in steroid-fattened cattle

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    WITH Eid-ul-Adha approaching, when Muslims slaughter millions of cows alongside buffaloes, goats and sheep as sacrificial animals, the absence of an adequate mechanism to check the sales of artificially-fattened animals is putting public health to risks....

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    Road transport laws compared with US’s

    Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE cabinet division approved the draft of the Road Transport Act 2018 on August 6, 2018. If passed into law, it will replace the existing Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983....

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    How US politics sustains US capitalism

    Richard Wolff | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    UNTIL their contradictions explode coexisting economic and political systems sustain one another. ‘Normal’ politics includes precisely the process of working out social conflicts such that the economic system is sustained. Whatever its form, the state’s tasks include that sustenance....

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    Lanka: assessing the return of an unlimited presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE unexpected resurrection of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s hope to be a third-term president of the country has taken the centrestage of political debate. It also highlights the vulnerability of the rule of law....

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    A call for an international right of hospitality

    Etienne Balibar | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE situation in the Mediterranean basin continues to intensify: a daily mass grave which is partly a cover-up, with states establishing or tolerating methods of elimination which history will certainly judge as criminal....

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    Great Barrier Reef politics

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2018

    AUSTRALIA’S environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent....

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    Press and the militarisation of fakery

    Gordon Duff | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2018

    APHONY war has begun, a war on the newly powerful and influential independent media, a war waged by social media and internet giants like Google and Facebook, a war of censorship and economic sanctions....

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    The human cost of war for Afghan children

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2018

    WAR has had a terrible impact on children in Afghanistan. After almost two decades of United States development efforts,...