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    Sobering statistics of ‘displaced’ people

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    JUNE 20 was observed as International Refugee Day. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced...

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    India: future of Congress

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    THE Indian National Congress suffered a terrible defeat in the recent election. The defeat was all the more demoralising for the fact that it had suffered a debacle in the 2014 polls too. All hopes of recovery were dashed. There was...

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    A slow death: the ills of the casual academic

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ANY sentient being should be offended. Eventually, the casualisation of the academic workforce was bound to find lazy enthusiasts who neither teach, nor understand the value of a tenured position...

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    Hong Kong is far from China’s biggest problem

    Tom Clifford | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ONE country, two systems. One event, two interpretations. The crisis in Hong Kong was sparked by chief executive Carrie Lam’s efforts to champion an extradition bill that would allow both...

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    A welcome court order for stopping impaired driving

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE order of the High Court Division for assessing whether eyesight of drivers meets an accepted safety standard, at the time of licensing and while they are in service, to check against impaired driving and for arranging for drug testing to stop drug driving in six months is welcome. This is important as drivers need to have...

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    Rights of marginalised people must be protected

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    THE marginalised minority groups have been deprived of their rights and not been included in development activities of society for decades. Rights activists at a national convention on Thursday asked the government to protect the rights of...

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    How many are not blowing the whistle?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    WHISTLEBLOWER Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a secret grand jury against...

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    ‘I dream of a place called home’

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    I AM a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not aware of what had happened before then. I did not fight any battle, I did not...

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