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    Kashmir: will BBC once again lift the veil of secrecy?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    IT IS just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is not the first time the BBC has played this role — and for good reason. Because the...

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    Destroying Kashmir

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    THE measures unleashed by Narendra Modi’s BJP government on August 5 are designed to go beyond the wreck of Kashmiri autonomy. They are aimed at destroying the territory itself. The legal mechanics, crippling...

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    Government must streamline overseas employment sector

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    ABOUT 75 per cent of Bangladeshi workers were illegally sent to Brunei in 2018 by the middlemen with the connivance of immigration police at the airport. Because of a strong control of the middlemen over...

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    All must respect Rohingya children’s right to education

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    THE Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh have been in a survival state, especially since 2017 — when the latest large-scale spate of violence against and persecution of them by Myanmar’s military broke out...

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    Roots of next generation wars

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    A PRE-BIBLICAL Mesopotamian tablet has preserved the story of Ennanatum, ruler of Lagash who had slew 60 warriors from Umma. This is an ancient scenario...

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    Crisis in Kashmir, hope in Argentina

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    History runs in zig-zags as one door bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina, writes Vijay Prashad AS ONE door sharply bangs shut in...

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    Evaluating the programme

    by Sakib Sherani | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    A SIGNIFICANTLY large number of countries have taken repeated recourse to IMF assistance over the years (termed ‘prolonged users’ by the Fund, and ‘recidivists’ in...

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    Rajapaksa redux and a democracy in peril

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    The return of an authoritarian oligarchy in Sri Lanka could be stopped by a united stand of democratic forces, writes Ahilan Kadirgamar SRI Lanka is...

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    Road safety still remains elusive

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    AT LEAST 21 people died and 80 became injured in road accidents in eight districts on Thursday. Eight of them died in an accident in...

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    Govt must have long-run plans against dengue

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    WITH the official figure of death from dengue remaining almost stuck at 40 for a few days but private estimates putting it at 104 as...

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