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    Spying on Julian Assange

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    HISTORY’S scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see...

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    Rifat murder smokescreen and a fair chance to stand trial

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THE arrest of Aysha Siddika, widow of Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death by four people in Barguna, on July 16 and her being remanded in police custody for interrogation the next day appear to be as happening as...

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    BRTA must streamline ridesharing service

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has given approval to 10 ridesharing service providers that have failed to fulfil the conditions. The Road Transport Authority on July 1 began to...

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    Dismantling SAARC

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    THERE is a cruel irony in India reducing the SAARC to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has not visited its wrath on the Commonwealth or, for that...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to...

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    Psychology stories: children

    Judith Deutsch | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    IF YOU are overcome by the horrific crimes against the humanity of children and then wonder how this can be, it may help to understand stories that adults tell children in their day-to-day lives. What kinds of core beliefs justify so...

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    Marx’s alternative

    Binay Sarkar | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    ‘IT IS true that Marx did not believe in drawing up recipes for the cookshops of the future, but he did describe the basis of the society he thought was going to replace capitalism: ‘an association of free men, working with the...

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    Imperialism in a coffee cup

    John Smith | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    MAINSTREAM politics in Europe and North America is increasingly divided into two hostile camps: on one side are conservative reactionaries who glorify imperialism and wish to resurrect it, on the other are...

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    A three-point agenda for India at UNSC

    Jayant Prasad | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    India should once again become a consensus-builder, instead of the outlier it has progressively become, writes Jayant Prasad INDIA’S singular objective as a non-permanent member...

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    History is happening

    Ann Garrison | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    NOZOMI Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to ‘the youth who grew up on the Internet,’ then added, ‘The future of...