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    Bangladesh: marvel and a success story

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    FOR a long period of time, a beautiful country called Bangladesh has remained one of the world’s impoverished nations and, by a twist of fortunes, today, it has sailed smoothly into an exciting world of prosperity and...

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    Serious concerns over Bt brinjal

    Aniket Aga | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    A MONTH ago, Bt brinjal genetically modified (GM) to resist the brinjal fruit and shoot borer (an insect), was found growing illegally in Haryana. This was a different Bt brinjal from the one developed by the...

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    Zero waste: the global plastics crisis

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    PLASTIC pollution is everywhere. It litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death, and has even been discovered embedded in Arctic ice. It’s in the air...

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    Primary healthcare in shambles

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    ESSENTIAL health service coverage in Bangladesh remains poor as its performance index is the worst in South East Asia and below the global average rate of coverage of primary health services. According to...

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    A welcome road regime move that appears to ignore corruption

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    IN THE capital Dhaka where roads continue to remain highly congested, forcing people to spend, or waste, a worrying amount of time and money, the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority coming to set up...

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    India, Pakistan and China increase nuclear arsenal size

    by Abdus Sattar Ghazali | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    AT THE start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear...

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    Marta Harnecker, the fighter

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    COMRADE Marta Harnecker died on June 15, 2019, of cancer in Canada. A relentless fighter, comrade Marta Harnecker (1937–2019) made valuable contributions to the areas...

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    Democracy faces a global crisis

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    Democracy does not just arrive like a prize when a country achieves a certain level of GDP, writes John Feffer IF YOU are a supporter...

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    Govt must go tough on expired medicines

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    THE directive that the High Court Division on Tuesday gave for the government to remove all date-expired medicines from the market and destroy them in...

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    Unmended electoral process leaves society disenfranchised

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    THE fifth phase of elections to upazila councils, which was the last, in which polling took place in 23 upazilas on Tuesday are reported to...

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