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    Debunking the ‘Assange is a Russian agent’ smear

    Caitlin Johnstone | Updated at 09:20pm on April 22, 2019

    The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all...

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    Remembering victims of Sri Lankan massacre

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    ANOTHER dark day that has scarred the wits out of our troubled existence. The evil in our lives touched us again, with its vicious and...

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    Hazaras and the absent state

    Faizaan Qayyum and Muhammad Aman | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    Non-Hazaras still refuse to share vehicles with Hazaras because doing so could make them collateral damage in the next terrorist incident. The gap between the...

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    Lanka govt’s message to people in time of tragedy

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    THE series of bombings that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the morning hours as the Christians prepared to celebrate this day...

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    Govt mustn’t interfere in universities for political gains

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    TERTIARY education is considered foundational in nation-building as it contributes to the knowledge about facing socio-economic and environmental challenges. In the case of Bangladesh, teachers...

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    Environment concern ignored in apparel, textile industries

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    THE fashion industry is considered the second biggest polluter in the world. The apparel and textile industries in Bangladesh also appear to be a major,...

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    Brexit delay: the Soviets would have understood it

    Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    SO THE Brexit saga has taken another twist, and become even more confusing and uncertain. All we can predict is that whatever the UK government says will happen is the one thing which won’t....

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    Either way, the news is bad

    S Akbar Zaidi | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    WHEN Asad Umar, the finance minister of Pakistan, returned from Washington after attending the Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank a few days ago, the first task he had in front of him was to deny the strong rumours that he was being demoted to be the petroleum minister....

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    View from sanctum sanctorum

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    THERE was a singular absence of frenzy last week in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi. As the campaign for election 2019 rose to a crescendo, one would have expected the Hindutva brigade to turn up in full force for several reasons....

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    Deceptive IRRI strategy to get Golden Rice approved

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2019

    ON MARCH 7, 2019 the director general of the International Rice Research Institute, Dr Matthew Morell visited Bangladesh Rice Research Institute....