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Waging war on counterfeit drugs

If the export of medicines to developed countries in the West like the United States of America by some of the country’s pharmaceutical companies is a highly positive development, it is far from representative of the industry. Chaos reigns supreme on many fronts of the industry.  As the FE reported last Saturday, about 20 to 25 costly foreign medicines are ...

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All those Bangabandhu baiters . . .

There is quite something to be said about those Bengalis who somehow cannot rest easy with the place of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in history. More than decades ago, Syed Najmuddin Hashim — civil servant, diplomat and eminent scholar — enlightened yours truly with remarkable tales of some Bengali civil service officers trapped in Pakistan in the aftermath of Bangladesh’s ...

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Chhatra League at it again

SUNDAY’S attack by a Chhatra League group on Jagannath University students who were demanding an end to their problems of halls of residence is deplorable. Even top leaders, including the president and the general secretary, of the university unit of the Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, as New Age reported on Monday, played the leading ...

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Justice crying in violence against women, girls

THE murder of the schoolgirl Suraiya Akhter Risha — who, stabbed by a stalker on August 24, died from her injuries on Sunday — once again brings to the fore that shocking crimes of violence against women and girls, more in the form of harassment, has continued apace in the absence proper justice dispensation, largely stemming from unwillingness, if not ...

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Crimes of war

The two commissions set up to investigate crimes committed during Nepal’s civil war have received nearly 57,000 submissions, but many victims are sceptical about getting justice. The United Nations has already said it will not support the process as it does not meet international standards so what hope is there for reconciliation? BBC Nepal’s Phanindra Dahal investigates. It had been ...

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One humanity?

Children are being smuggled, sexually abused, maimed, killed for their vital organs, recruited as soldiers or otherwise enslaved. Not only: 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million will live in poverty, and 263 million are out of school. And 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030. These are just some ...

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Kerry’s visit

The nine-hour visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry has seemingly resulted in chalking a roadmap for Bangladesh-US cooperation in tackling violent terrorism. Kerry said in a tweet that he had important discussions in Bangladesh that included security issues. He added, Bangladesh has an extraordinary development story. Earlier, Kerry wrote in a visitor’s book kept in Bangabandhu Memorial Museum ...

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