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    Reducing inequality by way of budgetary measures

    Shazzad Khan | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    GROWING inequality has been typical of the Bangladesh economy. In its progress report on the Sustained Development Goals, made public in December 2018, the government expressed concern about...

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    Surveillance and human rights

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    SURVEILLANCE is merely a variant of violent voyeurism, the human behind the camera or visual apparatus observing behaviour in a setting, often private. Its premise is privacy’s violation; its working assumption is...

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    Eve of destruction: Iran strikes back

    Jim Kavanagh | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    IT WAS a helluva week on the Iran front. It started with attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th and ended with Donald Trump ordering, and then calling off, a military attack on Iran in June 20–21. How we got from...

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    Public service good practice plan largely falls through

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    AN ASSESSMENT of the National Integrity Strategy, drawn up in 2012 to effect good practices in public service governance, by the Transparency International, Bangladesh shows...

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    Changes in policy needed to reclaim lost waterways

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    BANGLADESH coming to lose 16,400 kilometres of waterways, as the state minister for shipping said in the parliament on Sunday, for negligence and lack of...

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    First foreign policy steps of Modi after elections

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    THE scheduled general election to decide who sits in India’s lower house of parliament (the Lok Sabha) ended on May 23. The Bharatiya Janata Party...

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    Iran: who and where is the threat?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    If Trump takes the US to war with Iran, which could happen without consultation or authorisation from Congress, the responsibility will be squarely on his...

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    Countering anti-Muslim actions through campaigns

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    THE wounds inflicted upon the body politic by the Easter Sunday bombing continue to fester and become more poisonous. They are not going away as...

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