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    The govt must destroy pseudoephedrine stock

    | Updated at 01:32am on March 11, 2017

    THE Directorate General of Drug Administration’s not lifting a finger to destroy the 15 tonnes of pseudoephedrine — a drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes which are legally imported but used in the illicit production of methamphetamine..

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    CIA’s climate change studies can lead to no good

    by Jean Périer | Updated at 01:30am on March 11, 2017

    AT THE end of 2015, Britain’s Prince Charles made a sensational statement that might sound delusional at first. He stated that climate change is one of the main causes of the war in Syria, terrorism and the mass exodus of refugees to Europe...

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    Challenges of providing water in Africa

    by Cesar Chelala | Updated at 01:25am on March 11, 2017

    ONE of the most notable changes in modern times is the rapid urbanisation of our planet, which began in the 19th century. While in 1950, 29 per cent of the global population lived in cities, that figure is estimated now at 50 per cent and by 2030 it will reach 61 per cent...

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    BJP-backed student union unleashes violence

    by Pradeep Ramanayake | Updated at 01:23am on March 11, 2017

    AT UNIVERSITY campuses across India there has been an outpouring of anger and opposition against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s use of intimidation and violence to silence students at Delhi University who are critical of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government and its noxious Hindu supremacist ideology...

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    Will Nepal give equal citizenship rights to women?

    | Updated at 01:20am on March 11, 2017

    Nepali women are treated as second-class citizens, due to discriminatory nationality law, write Catherine Harrington and Amal de Chickera...

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    Indian Union: federalism only in name

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 01:05am on March 10, 2017

    NOT all human beings have heard Donald Trump’s name. This is true about the citizens of the Indian Union too...

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    No economy for women

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 10, 2017

    ACCORDING to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation, India and Pakistan have the lowest rates of women’s labour force participation in Asia, in sharp contrast to Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia that have the highest, with richer nations like Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia falling in between...

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    WikiLeaks reveals CIA spying

    by Bill Van Auken | Updated at 01:05am on March 10, 2017

    THE bitter internecine struggle within the US state apparatus and ruling political establishment, featuring unsubstantiated Democratic claims of Russian hacking in support of Trump, on the one hand, and Trump’s own charge that his campaign was bugged by Obama, on the other, was overshadowed Tuesday by a massive release of CIA documents by WikiLeaks....

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    Grassroots, green shoots

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 10, 2017

    IRAQ is a divided country haunted by violence. A political solution seems a long way off. On UN World Peace Day, 21 September, Baghdad will host the City of Peace carnival — a major event...

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    A welcome health ministry decision

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 10, 2017

    THE health ministry decision to give identity cards to patient attendants in hospitals is welcome...

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