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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2018

    THE letters were products of events of early 1970. In the first quarter of that year, an international conference was held in Islamabad on ‘International politics and world peace.’....

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    Western civilisation 101

    Joshua Sperber  | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2018

    Notwithstanding the fears of Samuel Huntington and the more overtly violent demonstrations of self-described Western chauvinists such as the Proud Boys, the term ‘Western civilisation’ is of only relatively recent creation....

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    Prepaid electric meter promises fail to deliver

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2018

    THE government’s decision to introduce prepaid electric meters on a wide scale is a commendable move,....

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    A troubling use of train by AL leaders for election campaign

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2018

    RULING Awami League leaders taking an express train in their tour of the country’s north in view of the next general elections scheduled by year-end and addressing rallies at railway stations,....

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    Police disclosures in India

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    ON SEPTEMBER 3, the Bombay high court asked why Maharashtra’s additional director general (law and order), Parambir Singh, held a press conference on August 31 to disclose evidence against persons facing trial in a court of law....

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    Left, right, and dead centre

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    Left, right, and centre are spatial terms and relational notions; ‘left’ and ‘right’ are defined in relation to one another....

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    Reflections on India’s SC liberating gays and lesbians

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    THOSE travelling to England for the first time in the sixties were recipients of a tract from the British High Commission listing the dos and don’ts....

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    Idlib: al-Qaeda’s last stand

    Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    THE United States has raised tensions further amid Syria’s ongoing conflict....

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    Govt must preserve water retention zones

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    IT IS alarming that water retention zones around the capital are shrinking fast, because of land grab and unplanned construction, resulting in prolonged water stagnation and environmental hazards....

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    A pledge to make nation literate not kept

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2018

    THE Awami League, which has been presiding over the government for two consecutive tenures since 2009, in its manifesto before the 2008 national elections promised to eradicate illiteracy by 2014....

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