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    Predicament about linguistic face of non-Hindi people in India

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    ON JUNE 23, Indian Union’s Hindi-speaking union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj announced that from now on, all details in the passport of Indian Union citizens will be also be in Hindi, in addition to English...

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    Useful idiots who undermine dissent on Syria

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2017

    THERE has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh on Syria...

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    We need to stand up for encryption

    by Rebecca Vincent | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    THE ‘Five Eyes’ is a surveillance partnership of intelligence agencies consisting of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States...

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    A Russia-China alliance

    by Ray McGovern | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    TOP Russian and Chinese leaders are busy comparing notes, coordinating their approach to president Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg this weekend...

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    Chalk and cheese

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    ARE Iran and Saudi Arabia uninhabited regions, without citizens, without societies? These days, people frequently talk about both these nations as though they were solely comprised of their regimes and nothing else...

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    A mere dream

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    IN BANGLADESH the law restricting child marriage is likely to fail in meeting the goal of the law and conversely, boosts child marriages rather than curbing the practice...

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    Unprecedented disregard for the life and dignity of workers

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    THE government has shown an unprecedented disregard for the life and dignity of apparel workers by unjustly accusing the dead workers of an apparel factory at Gazipur...

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    Enough of water stagnation problem for city dwellers

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    A SEVERE rainwater stagnation became a common sight almost everywhere in the capital city on Wednesday as it rained 74 millimetres in 24 hours till that morning, straining life, spraining road communications by way of traffic congestion, adding to the risk of road accidents....

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    Ailing universities

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 06, 2017

    FOLLOWING the recent announcement of the Quacquarelli Symonds World Universities Rankings 2018, the higher education sector in Pakistan has come under much public scrutiny because only one of the country’s 180-plus universities was counted among the world’s top 500 universities — in 431st place on the list...

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    All branches of the same tree

    by Geraldine Perry | Updated at 12:05am on July 06, 2017

    FREE trade, debt and war are all part of the same package, each feeding off the other. They are — each of them — rackets in their own right and they are all symptoms of the same problem...

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