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    Bangladesh politics on the roller coaster

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    POLITICS in Bangladesh is on the roller coaster. The announcement by Jatiya Oikya Front, or the National Unity Front, that it will participate in the...

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    Stopping migrant caravans

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    PRESIDENT Donald J Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a spectacle that might have been odd in another era. At first instance, it...

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    ‘The tide will turn’

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    On PEN International’s ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’, Arundhati Roy writes to jailed photographer Shahidul Alam saying that his arrest ‘is an attack not on...

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    A question of writ

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The Sabarimala and Asia Bibi cases put the spotlight on how institutions adhere to constitutional principles, writes Sanjay Hegde ON THE streets of India and...

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    The one-eyed election authorities and a festive violation

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE Election Commission on November 10 issued orders for the law enforcement agencies not to allow political parties and alliances to hold rallies and marches before the next general elections, then scheduled for December 23 and now posted for December 30....

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    Women politicians’ demand cannot be dispensed with

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    The under-representation of women in the policy-making bodies of political parties — especially the two major parties, the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party — is a pointer to how patriarchy still dominates the parties....

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    See Sri Lanka’s national crisis for what it is

    Ahilan Kadirgamar  | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    OVER the past fortnight, Sri Lanka has witnessed an escalating political crisis, with a standoff between president Maithripala Sirisena and the parliament....

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    Rajapaksa’s return

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    APAIR of prime ministers, an embattled president, and a brewing constitutional crisis: the scenario that has been unfolding in one of Asia’s oldest democracies over the past three weeks occasions a mixture of fascination and alarm....

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