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Indian building

India ‘corruption’ building to be razed

The top court in the Indian city of Mumbai has ordered the demolition of an apartment building that has been at the centre of a corruption scandal. It said the…

Donald Trump

Trump speech delayed by protesters in California

Hundreds of protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a California hotel where Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump was due to address the state’s Republican convention. The…

global citizenship

‘Global citizenship’ rising

People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll. The trend is particularly marked in emerging economies, where people see themselves…

e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors

Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body. The Royal College of Physicians says there is resounding evidence that e-cigarettes…

BAT

BATB dodges Tk 700cr in tax

  The British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB), gold medalist by the government for good governance and improved corporate culture, has evaded tobacco tax of over Tk 798 crores from 2009-…

Xulhaz

Bangladesh’s pluralism is at risk if Hasina does not stop extremists

The government of Sheikh Hasina Wazed is under growing pressure in Bangladesh to end an apparent culture of impunity after a series of brutal murders of secular writers, bloggers and…

under scanner

Apple, Twitter and Facebook under scrutiny

Sun Microsystems was a Silicon Valley giant.  Founded in the 80s, the company sold hardware and software to thousands of companies, and during the dot.com boom it was bringing in…

India drought

Searching for water in drought-hit Latur

It is 42C in the shade, but that doesn’t deter 10-year-old Anjali Patole from queuing up every day near a water tank on a baking pavement in the city of…

Panama trial

Luxleaks whistleblowers trial to begin in Luxembourg

Three men go on trial later on Tuesday in Luxembourg accused of leaking thousands of confidential documents revealing corporate tax deals. The LuxLeaks scandal cast light on how the small…

environment

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns

The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that…