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    A curious case of standards testing incapabilities

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    THE High Court’s order of Sunday for the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to have pasteurised milk of 14 brands tested in four government laboratories in a week and to submit the reports to the court at the...

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    They call this ‘stability’

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    NOW that ‘Naya Pakistan’ has been thrown into the dustbin of a very short-lived history, and the tabdeeli they promised has only been manifest in the form of greater inflation, a shattered rupee, draconian laws...

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    Why access to officials is so important for reporters

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    THE [Indian] finance ministry has decided not to let journalists, even those with Press Information Bureau accredited cards, enter its premises without prior appointment. The ministry has benevolently arranged an ‘air-conditioned waiting...

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    A downward spiral

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    2017: Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist investigating endemic corruption in Malta, was murdered by a car bomb. Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot in India. Javier Valdez and Miroslava Breach Velducea were shot...

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    Glacial melt: the European Alps

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    The European Alps is not free from the curse — glacial melt. Scientists have found: The European Alps could lose its glaciers up to 90 per cent by 2100 if greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue...

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    Bangladesh in World Cup 2019

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    BANGLADESH cricket fans and other stakeholders were gaga after Bangladesh beat South Africa in its first match in the World Cup Cricket 2019 after scoring 330 runs. Then as the ‘Sakib magic’ unfolded, they were over the...

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    Evacuation, rehabilitation, of risky-hill people a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    HEAVY rains and unabated hill cutting have intensified the risk of landslide, panicking people in Cox’s Bazar. About 20,000 families, as New Age reported on Sunday, live on the hill slopes there and other areas...

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    Police double standards in treating crime suspects

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    IN THE death of crime suspects in the hands of the law enforcement agencies which the law enforcers prefer to call incidents of ‘gunfight’, ‘crossfire’ or ‘gangland infighting’ but are largely believed to be cases...

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    Shaking off capitalism for ecological civilisation

    Evaggelos Vallianatos | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    IN EARLY sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact, they went further. They started selling their fellow indebted Greeks to foreigners. Athens and rural Attica were...

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    Kashmir’s press

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    DEMOCRACY and laws stop at the Pir Panjal Range. They cover Jammu but the Kashmir Valley, which is predominantly Muslim, is left out. Outrages in the vale do not move the Indian public or India’s institutions. India’s intellectuals ignore the...

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