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    Transitional justice needs to go beyond war-related accountability

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:28pm on October 31, 2016

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Armed Forces ‘Gallantry Awards 2016’ in the past week said that certain media organisations, journalists, non-governmental organisations...

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    Winning the Viet Nam war in Afghanistan

    | Updated at 10:27pm on October 31, 2016

    Some military thinkers in the United States believe we could have won the American war in Viet Nam if we had just stayed a little...

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    Manipur: struggle of memory against forgetting

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 10:24pm on October 31, 2016

    ON OCTOBER 18, Irom Sharmila Chanu finally took the plunge into electoral politics by announcing the formation of the People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance at Hall No 1 of the Imphal Press Club...

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    Patriarchy continues to dominate major parties

    | Updated at 10:23pm on October 31, 2016

    WOMEN’S underrepresentation in the ruling Awami League’s new central committee yet again betrays that patriarchy continues to reign in the party...

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    Absence of religious tolerance and little respect for law

    | Updated at 10:01pm on October 31, 2016

    SUNDAY’S attack on about a hundred houses and business establishments and 17 temples of the Hindus at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria and at Madhabpur in Habiganj is unpalatable...

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    The modern history of ‘rigged’ US elections

    | Updated at 10:28pm on October 30, 2016

    Donald Trump claims the US presidential election is ‘rigged’, drawing condemnation from the political/media establishment which accuses him of undermining faith in American democracy...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 10:23pm on October 30, 2016

    WHILE I went on with my various assignments along with the job of teaching and preparing for the CSS examinations, the political backdrop continued to change gradually...

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    A string of departures from the ICC is ringing alarm bells

    | Updated at 10:18pm on October 30, 2016

    THE news that three African states — Burundi, South Africa and now the Gambia — will quit the International Criminal Court marks a setback in the long struggle against impunity for grave crimes...

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    A mess of prison sentence appeal hearing

    | Updated at 10:18pm on October 30, 2016

    A LARGE number of people serving out or still serving their prison sentences with their appeal against their conviction by lower courts lying over just because they could not afford to hire lawyers...

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    Alarming rise in non-farm use of cropland

    | Updated at 10:07pm on October 30, 2016

    A REPORTED increase in the use of cropland for non-farm purposes is alarming. The trend is, as New Age reported on Sunday, rampant in Gazipur, Munshiganj, Narayanganj and the outskirts of the capital...