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    The Philippines in the centre of Asian realignment

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 10:45pm on January 26, 2017

    PHILIPPINES, for decades a limping invalid, poor and suffering from countless ailments, is now suddenly finding itself at the vanguard, reshuffling the entire Asia Pacific, sending Western imperialists packing...

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    Shocking landslide deaths

    | Updated at 10:40pm on January 26, 2017

    THE death from landslide at Companiganj in Sylhet on Monday is shocking...

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    The sorry tale of a city hospital

    | Updated at 10:30pm on January 26, 2017

    THE sorry tale of the 150-bed Dhaka Mahanagar General Hospital, at Babu Bazar in Old Town of Dhaka, speaks volume of the neglect of the authorities concerned, frustrating the objective of offering patients of the area and its surroundings an affordable treatment...

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    Individual responsibility

    by John Scales Avery | Updated at 10:20pm on January 25, 2017

    THERE are many governments today that can be described unjust, and some that even deserve to be called fascist...

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    RAB: yes, no, very good?

    | Updated at 10:15pm on January 25, 2017

    THE Rapid Action Battalion is again being discussed on mass and social media. First, it was the Narayanganj verdict in which several RAB officers and soldiers were convicted...

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    India: catching the bull by the horns in false federalism

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 10:10pm on January 25, 2017

    AFTER jallikattu, the traditional bull-sport of Tamil Nadu, had been banned on grounds of cruelty to animals by the Delhi-based Supreme Court of India through the appeal of the Animal Welfare Board of India, a union government entity, anger was simmering at this great legal assault on Tamil culture...

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    It isn’t the status quo

    by Yanis Varoufakis | Updated at 10:10pm on January 25, 2017

    ACLASH of two insurgencies is now shaping the west. Progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are on the sidelines, unable to comprehend what they are observing. Donald Trump’s inauguration marks its pinnacle...

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    Underperformance of BCSIR

    | Updated at 10:05pm on January 25, 2017

    IT IS unfortunate that that the multidisciplinary public research institute Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has continued to perform well below expectations since its inception in 1955...

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    Atrocious police demand to allow barbaric practice

    | Updated at 10:00pm on January 25, 2017

    THE police demand for immunity from prosecution for acts of torture by police officers by way of the repeal of the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013 is as much odious as atrocious...

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    Effective governance requires getting from three to one

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 09:30pm on January 24, 2017

    THE change of government that took place in 2015 gave rise to much hope that the new government would solve the most intractable problem that Sri Lanka faces and resolve the ethnic conflict that has been a festering sore from the time of independence in 1948...