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    Everything that can go wrong

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnerships are being promoted as a ‘win-win’ strategy to deliver sustainable development despite all the evidence to the contrary. Public-private hospital partnerships are generally...

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    At risk of extinction

    Mahwish Gul  | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    THE Kalash language is classified as being severely endangered. An estimated 3,000 indigenous people who live in the mountains of the Hindu Kush speak it....

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    Don’t kick the can

    Paban Raj Pandey | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    NEVER let a good crisis go to waste’ is a famous saying in English. In December, amidst a jump in interest rates on commercial-bank deposits...

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    No freedom without equality at Sabarimala

    Ananya Vajpeyi | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    WHEN Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga’s entry into the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala on January 2 elicited a ‘purification ritual’ from the shrine’s priests (picture), one...

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    Support without Stigma

    Eliza King | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    SPEAKING on the BBC’s Today programme just before the turn of the new year, actor and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, seemed unperturbed by the trappings of...

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    The partisan politics of the Integrity Initiative

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    IS THERE such a plane of blissful, balanced information, deliberated and debated upon? No. Governments mangle; corporations distort....

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    Idiocy and violence of immigration

    Reza Aziz | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    A TERM ‘unperson’, from George Orwell’s newspeak, refers to an individual or a member of a group who is systematically stripped of social and political...

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    Saudi Arabia declares war on free speech, civil liberties

    Catherine Shakdam | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    SAUDI Arabia has done it again… that is to land itself in the middle of a controversy that exposes not just the dictatorial devolution of...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    WHEN I met Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Gana Bhaban during July 1975, he asked me what the subject of my doctoral research was...

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    Peace in Afghanistan will come at a price

    Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    The US is now trying desperately to pull its forces from Afghanistan. Seventeen years of war is long enough....

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