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    Refugees, EU and Syrian energy wars

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 11:02pm on October 10, 2016

    ONE of the most bizarre phenomena in a very bizarre situation over the past year or longer is the refusal of any leading European Union political figure to openly discuss the reality behind...

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    Governors’ collapse

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 10:35pm on October 09, 2016

    IN INDIA’S states, the office of the governor as constitutional head of state has been reduced to an utter wreck. India’s constitution is partly responsible for it, but greater blame lies on politicians in power at the centre...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 10:34pm on October 09, 2016

    WHEN I came to know of the threat of losing the university job that confronted me, I was naturally sad and depressed...

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    On role of water in India- Pakistan conflict

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 10:29pm on October 09, 2016

    THE armed conflict that has recently broken out between India and Pakistan (the most serious one after the Kargil crisis of 1999) has attracted attention to a relatively new element whose definition...

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    A welcome initiative to manage ground water

    | Updated at 10:16pm on October 09, 2016

    THE government initiative to make a law on ground water use in irrigation is welcome. The agriculture ministry has, as New Age reported on Sunday, prepared a draft provisioning for the mandatory registration...

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    The rule of law in fight against religious extremism

    | Updated at 10:15pm on October 09, 2016

    THE death of 12 people, suspected of being involved in extremism, in law enforcement raids in Gazipur, Tangail and at Baipail in the outskirts of Dhaka on Saturday would definitely give the government an edge in its fight against religious extremism...

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    The Mexican graveyard

    | Updated at 10:09pm on October 09, 2016

    Every 22 hours, a member of the press is attacked in Mexico. Always going too far to find the truth comes with the job description...

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    Before he became Mahatma

    | Updated at 10:06pm on October 09, 2016

    In recent years, a flurry of writings on Gandhi, some authored by known South African scholars, has catapulted to the centre stage of Gandhiana his ‘racist’ attitude towards Africans and coloured people...

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    When the state becomes extremist

    Anu Muhammad | Updated at 12:38pm on October 09, 2016

    On September 7, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, said, ‘The people of all classes of society, the administration, members of law enforcement agencies and...

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    Democracy and the extreme

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:27pm on October 09, 2016

    It is more than a childish imagination to imagine or expect that an extreme position or behaviour does not exist within democracy even if democracy is imagined as...