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    Govt must afford Rohingyas safety in Cox’s Bazar

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    THE Rohingyas are already going through a humanitarian disaster, fleeing violence by Myanmar’s security forces in Rakhine State to mostly Bangladesh...

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    Flood-hit north needs govt attention

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    DEVASTATING floods submerged large parts of Bangladesh in August, causing huge losses to people, crops and property. About 80 lakh people were affected, 6 lakh hectares of agricultural crops were damaged and nearly 1.5 lakh fish farmers incurred heavy losses...

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    Awaiting the awakening

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    PICTURE a country that contains people of various ethnicities, cultures and beliefs. In today’s world, that could mean any country on the map. Now put in place people in power, position and influence, who begin to target and harm a particular group of people because of their ‘difference’ in faith and ethnicity...

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    How to leverage performance appraisal

    by Sayyedul A Nakib | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    PERFORMANCE appraisals are an integral part of any corporate environment and cannot be avoided. Performance targets are usually set at the beginning of the year. In contrast to targets, performance is evaluated periodically...

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    Needed a non-doctrinaire left to carry Gauri Lankesh vision

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    ENCOURAGED by the spontaneous outpouring of sympathy and resolve across the country after Gauri Lankesh’s murder, I began to ferret out my last year’s notebook. The thousands who came out in marches need a regular formation to lean against – a non-doctrinaire left. Are such movements stirring globally? I fell back on my coverage of events, including elections in the US, Spain, France, the UK and the mayhem in virtually every West Asian country...

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    As ISIS shrinks, al-Qaeda expands

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    AL-QAEDA is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of ISIS in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. ‘Idlib province is the largest al-Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,’ says Brett McGurk, the senior US envoy to the international coalition fighting ISIS...

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    The power of radio

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2017

    MARK Tully recently wrote, ‘Whenever I talk to students of journalism in India about radio I am told “It’s dead. Killed by television”. As the presenter of a radio programme broadcast in Britain I know that’s certainly not true there.’ In India, however, ‘while the government has lost control over television it retains a monopoly over radio news’...

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    Will a fourth Merkel term end the EU?

    by Phil Butler | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    IN THE runup to Germany’s election Angela Merkel seems to think a strategy of big, bold, and bossy will win election day for her...

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    Nowhere to run

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    THE plight of the Rohingyas has cast a dark shadow over the image of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under increasing fire over her perceived unwillingness to speak out against the treatment of the Rohingya or criticise the military...

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    Ethnic and linguistic tapestry of Kashmir

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on September 09, 2017

    I ARTICULATE my perspective on the mosaic of Kashmir through the prism of my varied ethnic identity...