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    Sporadic notes: BirthStrike

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS to some people are bad. The cause: scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good people, doing incredible work, helping humanity. With the...

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    Multi-modal economic corridor

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    THE topic of whether creating a ‘multi-modal corridor’ is feasible or not has been debated time and time again since the late 1990s on various different political platforms and within expert circles, which would

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    Government must ensure doctor’s presence in rural areas

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

    DOCTORS are, as an International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh says, highly urban-centric while majority of the population live in rural areas. The study, made public on Saturday, says that the...

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    A worrying weakening of an institution of accountability

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

    WHAT the Anti-Corruption Commission chair says, and it is thoughtful of him to have so done at a seminar in Dhaka on Saturday, that the commission faces a crisis of public trust as 70 per cent of the steps it took...

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    Psychology stories: children

    Judith Deutsch | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    IF YOU are overcome by the horrific crimes against the humanity of children and then wonder how this can be, it may help to understand stories that adults tell children in their day-to-day lives. What kinds of core beliefs justify so...

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    Marx’s alternative

    Binay Sarkar | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    ‘IT IS true that Marx did not believe in drawing up recipes for the cookshops of the future, but he did describe the basis of the society he thought was going to replace capitalism: ‘an association of free men, working with the...

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    Imperialism in a coffee cup

    John Smith | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    MAINSTREAM politics in Europe and North America is increasingly divided into two hostile camps: on one side are conservative reactionaries who glorify imperialism and wish to resurrect it, on the other are...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to...

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    Dismantling SAARC

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THERE is a cruel irony in India reducing the SAARC to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has not visited its wrath on the Commonwealth or, for that...

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    BRTA must streamline ridesharing service

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

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has given approval to 10 ridesharing service providers that have failed to fulfil the conditions. The Road Transport Authority on July 1 began to...