Opinion

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    ‘Digital’ workers don’t delete Marx

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2021

    ‘DIGITAL’ economy and work, like the imagined and claimed ‘4th industrial revolution’, are mesmerising many scholars that lead them to chorus: ‘Blue-collars are gone, gone...

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    Conflict, climate change and Covid are aggravating world hunger

    by Alison Kentish | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2021

    THE Covid-19 pandemic, protracted conflicts, and climate change have created an untenable situation for the most vulnerable, with 155 million people across 55 territories suffering...

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    Remote warfare diminishes military accountability

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2021

    Thousands of boots on the ground have been replaced by multiple deployments of smart bombs that stay under the radar of public debate, writes Paul...

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    Bill, Melinda and burdens of the richest people

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2021

    OLD adages can often come across as trite. But a trite old adage, we always need to remember, can also speak truth. Consider, for instance,...

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    US withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really

    Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2021

    THE US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and...

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    Role of NGO-MFIs in Covid times

    Matiur Rahman and Shishir Reza | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2021

    ACTIVITIES of non-governmental organisations began around 50 years ago in Bangladesh. In the beginning, their work was about providing relief for the war affected people....

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    The new concern of Indian variant

    Mohammad Didare Alam Muhsin | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2021

    SARS-CoV-2 is changing forms, one after another. While scientists are working tirelessly towards developing drugs and vaccines against the virus, the virus also keeps changing...

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    What is happening in Yemen?

    by Helen Lackner | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2021

    More than 80 per cent of Yemenis live in poverty, yet international donors such as the United Kingdom are withdrawing aid, writes Helen Lackner TWO...

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    The ECI headache

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2021

    THE much-awaited results of the crucial elections to the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry were out on May 2....

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    Plans to recalibrate doomed to fail

    by James O’Neill | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2021

    US SECRETARY of state Anthony Blinken recently travelled to Ukraine for meetings with the Ukrainian leadership. It is likely that he was taking a message...

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