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    Ambiguity in forms mustn’t cost jobs

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 09, 2018

    A WOMAN, from Ashuganj, losing her job in the police just because she had filled in the application form for the job remaining within the ambiguous options provided, which were later construed as efforts to hide information, is unfortunate...

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    An act of unlearning

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 09, 2018

    MOMENTS of crisis often create moments for rethinking, when the basic concepts and institutions we employ are subject to critical scrutiny. Such a crisis haunts the idea of the nation state, the vision of democracy and, at another level, our model of the university...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on April 09, 2018

    THERE were two more significant encounters with SM Rasheed, the owner of the Broadway Bakery in Rawalpindi and reputed amateur palmist who foretold the future of many of us with impressive correctness...

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    The legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on April 09, 2018

    THERE was nothing of the Siddhartha about her. Modest and sombre middle ways are not the stuff of revolutionary ardour. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s mark on history was always going to render the violent normal, the blood stain a perceived, even psychopathic necessity...

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    Who is protecting whom?

    by Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:05am on April 09, 2018

    THE poisoning of an alleged Russian double agent and his daughter in Salisbury, UK, has become a red herring for global consumption. Everyone is commenting on it, making jokes and apportioning blame. But what steps are being taken to protect other members of the UK population, or anyone else, from experiencing a similar fate?...

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    Malevolent villain and vicious buffoon

    by Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THERE are currently several characters of clownish tendency on the stage of international affairs, with others waiting in the wings for an opportunity to prance forward and perform their antics....

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    Afghanistan: US diplomacy to find new allies

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THERE is no gainsaying that Afghanistan’s road to peace after 17 years of war with the US is not going to be an easy one....

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    Campaign finance

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THE play of money in the political process is an unfortunate necessity that no democracy has been able to discard...

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    Saudi crown prince, Trump together staring at Syrian exit door

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THE crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, 32, has once again given international affairs a twist which has caused a hush to descend on the world centres of power....

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    Let the furore live, let the noise make changes

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THE furore has died down. The furore about the harassment of some girls, dozen of them or more, on March 7 that featured prominently everyday discussions, that made headlines on pages of newspapers and that did the rounds on the social networking sites has died down...