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    The Afghanisation of politics

    Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    CALL it the Afghanisation of politics. You can guess what they don’t want, but you can’t really be certain about what they do want. And...

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    Dhaka must have bilateral deals for migrant workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in destination countries has almost always made the headlines....

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    Conservation of wildlife warrants political will

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    MORE efforts are needed to conserve wildlife as ever-increasing human activities keep threatening and destroying wildlife habitats....

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    US has little to offer Southeast Asia

    by Joseph Thomas | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    ANY productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion....

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    What went before and what might follow

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    THE controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Siddhu’s pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib must have amused president Ram Nath Kovind whose visit to Pakistan in August 2003 as part of a 30 member delegation of political leaders and journalists was one of the most high profile visits in the history of exchanges between the two countries....

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    Free market and continuity of change

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s novelization of the plight of the working class in the early 20th century, ripples with gruesome tales of the exploitation of immigrants in Chicago’s meatpacking district....

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    Mosque politics

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    AN FIR lodged on December 23, 1949, by subinspector Ram Dube, police station, Ayodhya, reads thus: ‘According to Mata Prasad, when I reached… Janam Bhumi around 8 o’clock in the morning....

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    The bomb that did not detonate

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    THOSE at The Guardian certainly felt they were onto something. It would be a scoop that would have consequences on a range of fronts featuring President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Julian Assange and the eponymous Russian connection with the 2016 US elections....

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    Rights of rivers

    by Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    CAN a river have legal rights as, say, a human being? Why not, a Maori would say....

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    A sure way to perpetual feud

    by Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    AMONG the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available....