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    Before he became Mahatma

    | Updated at 10:06pm on October 09, 2016

    In recent years, a flurry of writings on Gandhi, some authored by known South African scholars, has catapulted to the centre stage of Gandhiana his ‘racist’ attitude towards Africans and coloured people...

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    When the state becomes extremist

    Anu Muhammad | Updated at 12:38pm on October 09, 2016

    On September 7, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, said, ‘The people of all classes of society, the administration, members of law enforcement agencies and...

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    Democracy and the extreme

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:27pm on October 09, 2016

    It is more than a childish imagination to imagine or expect that an extreme position or behaviour does not exist within democracy even if democracy is imagined as...

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    Nobel committee gets peace prize wrong yet again

    by David Swanson | Updated at 09:56pm on October 08, 2016

    JUAN Manuel Santos is not a grassroots advocate for disarmament and the abolition of war...

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    Still no woman at UN helm

    by Anne Marie Goetz | Updated at 09:47pm on October 08, 2016

    ANTÓNIO Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal, former high commissioner of the UN’s agency for supporting refugees, will be the next UN secretary general...

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    Autorickshaw indiscipline to the chagrin of all

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 08, 2016

    AUTORICKSHAWS have continued to run undisciplined, that too despite repeated warnings and reminders, much to the chagrin of passengers...

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    No let-up in public fund embezzlement

    | Updated at 09:44pm on October 08, 2016

    THE Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund of the Bangladesh Bank, which came into force in 2004 with an aim to promote entrepreneurship in different sectors such as agriculture and information technology...

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    Pakistani elite rattled by ‘strategic isolation’

    by Keith Jones | Updated at 09:42pm on October 08, 2016

    The Pakistani elite has been rattled by its ‘strategic isolation’ in the wake of India’s September 28–29 military strikes inside Azad or Pakistan Occupied Kashmir...

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    The prima materia of Myanmar Buddhist culture

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 09:37pm on October 08, 2016

    MYANMAR, formerly Burma, is a resource-rich country in South-East Asia, bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand...

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    The Eurasian Century is now unstoppable

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 10:11pm on October 07, 2016

    I RECENTLY returned from a fascinating two week speaking tour in China. The occasion was the international premier of my newest book, One Belt, One Road–China and the New Eurasian Century...