Seventy years of unfinished business

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Two dates – August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 – will remain firmly etched in the minds of humanity as the example of the world’s worst man-made disaster and cruelty. People will recoil, as long as human civilisation lasts, at how the evil nature of human beings can cause such enormous death, destruction, and… Read more »

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What will the Iran nuclear deal really accomplish?

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With all the hubbub of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran and the US, let us also reflect on the sheer horror of August 6, 1945 during World War II. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of America dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was a direct order from US president Harry… Read more »

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The lesson of Fukushima

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The first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster is a good time to take stock. Opponents and proponents of nuclear power are doing so, and they have come to the same conclusion: “We were right all along.”

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No apologies, please!

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It’s cricket season and crunch time, with the semi-finals showing who has the power to stay in the game and compete for the coveted World Cup. Bangladesh, unfortunately, crashed out some days ago, when South Africa beat the team quite comprehensively. As host of the opening game, the nation must have been devastated, but team… Read more »

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Nuclear power is not the way forward

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The tragedy of Fukushima has led to a flurry of activity in Germany: Within days, the coalition government of conservatives and liberals, known for its pro nuclear stance, temporarily shut down seven nuclear power plants and this past weekend hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets, demanding that all nuclear power plants be… Read more »

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Fukushima explosion

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Citizens of Bangladesh are concerned about the consequences of the post earthquake accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. The reasons are only justified because ‘fear of the unknown’ can add to worries, especially when these relate to health. Rumour and gossip are now floating around to such a degree that is disquieting for… Read more »

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