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    Rising inequality threatens ‘market capitalism’

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    THE year 2016 was characterised politically by the emergence of deep hostility to the official political and economic establishment as a result of rising social inequality...

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    Kashmir forsaken

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    OVER 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, Agha Hilaly, had compared Indian Kashmir with Palestine...

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    Reflections on my recent visit to Bangladesh

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 09:20pm on January 17, 2017

    I WAS in Bangladesh around the Christmas time. During this time of the year, many couples get married, which allowed me to attend a few of such events, almost every night I was in either Chittagong or Dhaka...

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    Lankan govt needs to take on challenge

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 09:25pm on January 17, 2017

    THE disquiet about the government’s commitment to deliver on its promises is now extending itself to those sections of the international community that gave their support to the government on the basis of its commitment to human rights and reconciliation...

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    Readiness to do battle with the cold wave

    | Updated at 09:45pm on January 16, 2017

    COLD wave, with the mercury dropping, since January 11, to 5 degrees Celsius, on Saturday, in Panchagarh and Kurigram, has started affecting normal life, severely in in the north and badly almost everywhere, as New Age reported on Sunday...

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    Integrated factory inspection system is promising

    | Updated at 09:55pm on January 16, 2017

    IN THE aftermath of deadly fires at industries other than readymade garment factories, the government initiative to develop and implement an integrated factory inspection system is a promising move...

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    Eight and a half rogue states

    | Updated at 10:05pm on January 16, 2017

    WHEN Theresa May presented to parliament the case for renewing the state’s nuclear forces in July 2016, she was asked directly by a Scottish MP whether she would be prepared to order a nuclear attack...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 09:55pm on January 16, 2017

    IN OCTOBER, 1967 as I was bound for Lahore in a PIA flight from Dhaka, one phase of my working life ended...