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    The withering value system that we are in

    Abu Muhammad Zakir Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2021

    THERE is no point in arguing any more in the present-day world against the belief, by and large, that money can instil moral values, however, bizarre this may sound. In fact, one needs money even to practise religious rituals in a mundane...

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    Story of the last tamarind leaf

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2021

    THE World Press Freedom Index listed by Reporters sans Frontières ranks India at an embarrassing 142 out of 180 countries, actually two places worse than Myanmar (140). There’s respite here for Hindutva nationalists. India is three...

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    Can Lanka president, PM work together for solution?

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2021

    THE EU parliament’s resolution to withdraw its GSP Plus import duty concession to Sri Lanka comes as a body blow to the country at a time when it is economically on the brink. The EU sanction has come much faster than...

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    Covid-19: power, wealth and justice

    Rajan Menon | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2021

    FIFTEEN months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it’s killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world’s people, those...

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    Poor internet service an irony of Digital Bangladesh

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2021

    POOR internet speed, especially mobile internet speed, has come to be ironically characteristic of ‘Digital Bangladesh’. Bangladesh was ranked the fourth worst country in terms of mobile internet speed in May, as Ookla’s latest...

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    Authorities must act promptly to contain dengue cases

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2021

    THE existing public health system generally struggles to offer quality treatment to the public in Bangladesh and the pandemic has further exposed the inefficiency of the system. An already vulnerable and failing system, as many public health...

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    Minimum wage has to be a living wage

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2021

    THE Minimum Wage Board, the sole government agency under the ministry of labour and employment responsible for recommending changes to the minimum wage, issued an official notification on June 13 proposing the daily minimum...

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    Every region is ‘worst affected’

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2021

    EACH month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation releases a monthly food price index. The release on June 3 showed that food prices have surged by 40 per cent, the largest rise since 2011. The impact of this food price...