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    The legitimacy of Article 370

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    THE recent unilateral decision of prime minister Modi’s government to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir; dismemberment of the...

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    Hong Kong’s inevitable showdown

    by Patrick Lawrence | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    IT IS impossible not to admire the bravery and commitment pro-democracy demonstrators display daily as they clog Hong Kong streets, shut down its airport, and...

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    A foot put wrong on Aedes breeding ground clean-up

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

    CITY authorities of Dhaka appear to have put a foot wrong in their notion that city people were farming Aedes mosquitoes, the primary vector of dengue infection that has wreaked havoc on public health, and...

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    Authorities must protect River Halda

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

    INDUSTRIAL wastes continue to pollute the River Halda which begins from the Badnatali Hill Range in the Chattogram Hill Tracts and flows through Fatikchari, Hathazari and Raozan and Chadgaon in...

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    Victims of the civilisational agenda

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

    IN DEALING with recent conflicts, US president Donald J Trump, Israeli and Indian prime ministers Benyamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi and Arab and Muslim leaders have put flesh on the skeleton...

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    Israel’s secret

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    IT IS an established, and a very well-known fact that Israel is a genocidal, terrorist, ethnic-cleansing colonial state. Backed by a genocidal blood-thirsty real estate elitist god (read the Old Testament/the Torah) with...

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    The majority that Lanka president must win

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    THE delay in the announcement of the ruling party’s presidential candidate continues. There are reports of negotiations and breakdown of negotiations within the UNP. The open disagreements within the ruling party may be...

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    Only if Kashmiris unite

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

    KASHMIRIS are a fractious lot, not unlike anyone from Balochistan or Uttar Pradesh. And it’s not just about Hindus and Muslims. I once invited Syed Ali Shah Geelani for a TV discussion in Delhi. Geelani is a respected veteran...

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    The passing of a legend

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    I FIRST saw Mizanur Rahman Shelley in the first lecture I attended as a political science student in Dhaka University in 1965. He walked into the class with the roll-call register for which he had no use to lecture on...

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    Orwell revisited in the age of Trump

    Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    I, WINSTON Smith… I mean, Tom Engelhardt… have not just been reading a dystopian novel, but, it seems, living one — and I suspect I’ve been living one all my life. Yes, I recently reread George Orwell’s classic...

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