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Farmers grow food for the nation: They must be protected It is a misfortune for our huge number of small and mostly disadvantaged marginal farmers across the the country to be compelled to sell Boro paddy/rice staple— the year-long hope of the people—at a price below its production cost; and this deplorable circumstance is likely […]

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FOR BUILDING PEACE

We need a global convention of common principles Thalif Deen WHEN the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on “Peace and Development” on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered […]

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As trade tensions increase, IMF lowers forecasts for global growth Nick Beams THE International Monetary Fund has pointed to a slowdown in growth for 70 percent of the world economy by value in 2019, with the most significant weakening taking place in the advanced economies. Any recovery in 2020 is dependent on expanded production in […]

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WASA must supply safe drinking water to city dwellers Despite the fact that in sweltering summer nothing can be more refreshingly welcome than a glass of lemonade often described as the ultimate summer thirst quencher; but the Dhaka WASA chief refused to have it, which was made with the WASA water which he claimed to […]

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BIMAN AIRCRAFT’S CRASH LANDING We wish speedy recovery of injured passengers Thankfully, there were no fatalities; though passengers and crew members on the Biman flight to Yangon sustained injuries on 8 May evening as the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft skidded off the runway while landing in bad weather. None of them had life-threatening injuries; however […]

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Ocean degradation accelerated by global warming Henry Allan SEVERAL recently released studies have documented the accelerating changes to Earth’s oceans as a result of climate change, including a reduction in the oxygen content, which is threatening vast swaths of marine life. One of the most prominent is an article in the February 25 issue of […]

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Traumatic incidents of enforced disappearances must stop Tears of the bereaved eloquently denote overwhelming grief of despair after normal death of a dear one. Memories of loved ones persist which is not easy to reconcile. Bodily pain can be allayed and toned down but not mental trauma of sadness following a near and dear one’s […]

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Corporal punishment was outlawed in 2011, but it still prevails Sir Frank Peters IT IS amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don’t pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately. Take for example violence in society. The majority of God-loving, God-fearing inhabitants of society (99.9 percent) detest and abhor violence. They’re […]