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    How many are not blowing the whistle?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    WHISTLEBLOWER Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a secret grand jury against...

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    Rights of marginalised people must be protected

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE marginalised minority groups have been deprived of their rights and not been included in development activities of society for decades. Rights activists at a national convention on Thursday asked the government to protect the rights of...

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    A welcome court order for stopping impaired driving

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE order of the High Court Division for assessing whether eyesight of drivers meets an accepted safety standard, at the time of licensing and while they are in service, to check against impaired driving and for arranging for drug testing to stop drug driving in six months is welcome. This is important as drivers need to have...

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    OBOR initiative: critics and new members

    Nina Lebedeva | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    THE second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One Belt, One Road to Belt Road Initiative. The word ‘belt’ refers to...

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    Bangladesh: marvel and a success story

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    FOR a long period of time, a beautiful country called Bangladesh has remained one of the world’s impoverished nations and, by a twist of fortunes, today, it has sailed smoothly into an exciting world of prosperity and...

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    Serious concerns over Bt brinjal

    Aniket Aga | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    A MONTH ago, Bt brinjal genetically modified (GM) to resist the brinjal fruit and shoot borer (an insect), was found growing illegally in Haryana. This was a different Bt brinjal from the one developed by the...

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    Zero waste: the global plastics crisis

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    PLASTIC pollution is everywhere. It litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death, and has even been discovered embedded in Arctic ice. It’s in the air...

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    Primary healthcare in shambles

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    ESSENTIAL health service coverage in Bangladesh remains poor as its performance index is the worst in South East Asia and below the global average rate of coverage of primary health services. According to...

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    A welcome road regime move that appears to ignore corruption

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    IN THE capital Dhaka where roads continue to remain highly congested, forcing people to spend, or waste, a worrying amount of time and money, the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority coming to set up...

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    India, Pakistan and China increase nuclear arsenal size

    by Abdus Sattar Ghazali | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    AT THE start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear...

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