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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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    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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    The challenge for the strong leader in Lanka

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

    THE selection of former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate of the SLPP will impart enthusiasm in an electorate that has grown discontented at the absence of coherence in governance over the...

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    The prosecution of Assange affects us all

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

    WITH the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially...

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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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    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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    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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    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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