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    Of a civil service promotion examination

    by Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    BANGLADESH civil service officers now have only one examination to take after they are taken into a service. This examination is known as senior scale...

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    The failure of liberalism

    by Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE growing interest in and acceptance of socialist ideas in the United States with a hundred year time lag has engendered a desperate attempt to...

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    Climate resilience to halt rise in hunger

    José Graziano da Silva | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and UN partner agencies such as IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, have just published the 2018...

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    Violence against religious minorities

    Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE situation of minorities in Bangladesh is a human rights issue. The status of minorities all over the world has demonstrated a pattern of discrimination...

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    Hold the front page: the reporters are missing

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was ‘a trailblazer for independent journalism’,...

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    The west lied, lies and always will

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    I’M SITTING at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine....

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    Death penalty: a denial of human rights

    Al Amin Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH penalty is always a violation of human rights. Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the...

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    Israelis, Palestinians lament deadlock

    Tessa Fox | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    IN SEPTEMBER 1993, people across Israel and Palestinian territories celebrated in newly gained hope that they would have a permanent peace agreement within five years....

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    Pakistan, Iran strengthen centre-oriented trends

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani...

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    Lanka president’s address to highlight reconciliation challenges

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE recent interventions of president Maithripala Sirisena into issues of governance brings out sharp differences of opinion within the government coalition he heads....

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