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    When food businesses count, but food frauds don’t

    | Updated at 12:15am on June 03, 2019

    THE processed food scene appears to have been severely fraught with frauds, almost deliberately effected in most cases, as New Age reported on Sunday, for businesses to...

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    Safe Eid-time travel still a far cry

    | Updated at 12:10am on June 03, 2019

    EID-TIME travel has proved to be fatally risky. The Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh says that 339 people died and 1,265 became injured in...

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    Thailand after elections

    Vladimir Romanov | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2019

    ON MARCH 24, the first general election in seven years was held in Thailand. It was meant to put an end to the five-year rule by the military, who came...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2019

    THE Directorate of Social Welfare even from the 1950s in Pakistan was fairly rich with trained human resources. Many of the then young officers were...

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    Indian election results: why and what’s next?

    Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2019

    ON MAY 23, 2019 the weeks-long elections in India delivered a stunning victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and prime minister Narendra Modi. A second term...

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    An indictment of our entire society

    Caitlin Johnstone | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2019

    ON THE eighth of April, shortly before London police forcibly carried WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy, a doctor named Sondra S Crosby wrote a letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for...

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    Mind over body… creating the spin

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    WE REMEMBER Edward Louis Bernays as the father of the new science of modern propaganda, public relations and its magical spin. He was a cynical...

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    Unrealistic hopes

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    THERE was something pathetically unreal in the sustained press speculation about a resumption of talks between India and Pakistan after the Indian elections. Even a...

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    Minions could have sportingly leaked portfolios

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    THE great television anchors, God’s gift to Indian journalism, who have been prime minister Narendra Modi’s shrill town criers these past five years, looked sheepish...

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    The idea of Congress-free India

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 02, 2019

    The Congress party has been the biggest hurdle for those devoted to remaking India into a ‘Hindu rashtra’ or into a socialist utopia, writes Varghese...