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    Stakes are higher than ever

    by Sonali Kolhatkar | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    CLIMATE change, the most important issue currently affecting our planet and our species, is the subject of a global conference — yet it is barely a blip in media coverage...

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    BBC investigation exposes US, UK, Saudis protecting IS in Syria

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: the US and British led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self declared Caliphate had been bombarded out of recognition....

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    Such a long legacy: on Indira Gandhi

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE term populism has acquired considerable currency these days, and is widely used to describe a distinctive mode of politics...

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    Trump’s excellent Asian adventure

    by Roy Morrison | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    DONALD Trump returns from a most pleasant vacation. He’s talked tough about North Korea. Blamed previous administrations for trade deficits with China...

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    Crime and politics

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    ON November 3, a leading English daily Indian Express published a full-page report on criminal cases against union ministers and current and former chief ministers...

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    Never-ending AL infighting that harms public

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    THE infighting of ruling Awami League leaders, as it came up in Thursday’s clash at Azimpur in the capital city which left a number of vehicles burnt and a few people wounded, is concerning in that while it becomes a threat to people’s security, it may also come up a regular phenomenon if the ruling party fails to tackle such incidents early and in earnest....

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    Need for empowerment of people with disabilities

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    THE observation made at a programme in Dhaka on Thursday that implementation of policies provisioning welfare for people with disabilities is now a challenge because of a practice of treating them with discrimination even by the authorities concerned is justifiable....

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    The Hindu-Muslim divide and the 1947 partition of India

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    IHAD been posted to the Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi from September 1983 to July i986. When I went to India, Indira Gandhi was the Indian prime minister....

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