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    Worrying stand-off between the executive and the judiciary

    | Updated at 10:30pm on December 15, 2016

    THE executive appearing to stand off the judiciary on an official notification of the disciplinary rules for subordinate court judges augur well neither for the executive, nor the judiciary, nor the dispensation of justice...

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    Sri Lanka: Preparing the ground for constitutional reform

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:30pm on December 13, 2016

    THERE seems to be a rethinking on part of the government regarding the nature and extent of constitutional reform...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – VI

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 10:30pm on December 13, 2016

    THE same day, February 14 that is, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a historically significant political move from inside the prison that would continue to influence the country’s political process for long: he communicated a personal message to Moulana Bhasani, requesting the latter to launch a decisive movement for getting him released from the prison....

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    The Rohingyas: Children of a ‘lesser’ God!

    | Updated at 10:20pm on December 13, 2016

    ON SATURDAY (December 10), the Guardian ran a story on two Rohingya women, Noor Ayesha and Sayeda Khatun...

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    An allegation the govt must investigate

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 13, 2016

    THE report, along with video footage, that the Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera aired on Sunday showing a group of law enforcers setting fire to houses of the Santals, in the afternoon of November 6, at their temporary settlement on the land of Rangpur Sugar Mills in Gaibandha is concerning...

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    Early steps needed to address urban poverty

    | Updated at 10:00pm on December 13, 2016

    RESULTS of a survey on slum children in cities, made public in Dhaka on Sunday, are indeed worrying...

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    Modi and Trump – voting strongmen, voting hate

    | Updated at 09:50pm on December 12, 2016

    ONE of the first text messages I received, minutes after Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, was from my Indian friend Gulrez in Los Angeles...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – V

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:45pm on December 12, 2016

    THE mass movement took a new turn during the general strike on January 24...

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    Part CXL: The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 09:40pm on December 12, 2016

    AFTER meeting president Ayub Khan in May 1967 at Rawalpindi on the possibility of preparing a common and uniform book on civic and political sciences for use all over Pakistan, I spent a few more days in Islamabad...

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    Kashmir: Human rights observed in breach

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    PHYSICIANS for Human rights is a New-York based, Nobel peace prize winner, international organisation which attempts to use science and medicine to prevent human rights violations around the world...