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    Contesting Kashmir

    by Dr Niaz Murtaza | Updated at 09:55pm on October 11, 2016

    GIVEN the ulterior agendas of global powers like the US, the UN record of resolving the status of contested domains is poor...

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    ‘Existential crisis’ dominates IMF meeting on world economy

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:53pm on October 11, 2016

    THE annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund held over the weekend in Washington did not confront an immediate crisis, such as in 2009 in the midst of the meltdown of the global...

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    An indictment of govt apathy to migrant workers

    | Updated at 09:52pm on October 11, 2016

    THE sufferings of 1,663 Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia having received no wages for nine months, indeed, deserve serious attention of the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry...

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    Worrying absence of accessibility for people with disabilities

    | Updated at 09:48pm on October 11, 2016

    A PROMINENT absence of facilities for people with disabilities, not only in the capital Dhaka but also elsewhere across the country, coupled with the lack of government initiatives...

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    US’s destruction of Syria will take UN with it

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 09:47pm on October 11, 2016

    THE United Nations has never looked more impotent, irrelevant and politically motivated in its actions than it has regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria...

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    Govt-civil society collaboration needed

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 11, 2016

    There is an untapped reservoir of liberalism within the Sri Lankan society, especially at its higher levels. At higher levels of society, educational opportunities are greater and so are the possibilities for mixing...

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    Rampal and Khadiza are becoming political issues but where are the politicians?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 09:39pm on October 11, 2016

    WITH party-based politics in steep decline, Rampal and Khadiza are becoming bigger issues though both have political connections...

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    Afghanistan: fool’s war

    by Eric Margolis | Updated at 11:08pm on October 10, 2016

    FIFTEEN years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate...

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    Aquinas and the rise of the Trojan horse laws

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 11:06pm on October 10, 2016

    LAWS are vital tools to keep society together. They provide security, set examples, enforce rights and solve conflicts. They strive to prevent acts that harm people and property...

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    Unfortunate apathy to Tampaco fire victims

    | Updated at 11:06pm on October 10, 2016

    IT IS unfortunate that families of the victims of the Tampaco Foils fire of September 10 — in which 39 people died, nine went missing and dozens were wounded — are yet to get any damages...