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    A new war against Kashmiris

    by Basharat Shameem | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    IN THE totalitarian times that we are living in now, one is constantly reminded of George Orwell’s prophetic lines: ‘Poetry might survive in a totalitarian age, and certain arts or half-arts, such as architecture, might even find tyranny beneficial, but the prose writer would have no choice between silence or death.’...

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    Have the lines already been drawn?

    by Konstantin Asmolov | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    THE middle of April 2017 has been marked by a new aggravation on the Korean Peninsula and a high probability of a US preemptive strike on the facilities of the North Korean nuclear missile programme...

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    Omnipresent pressure to conform

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    IT WAS the school holidays and there were lots of teenagers in my local park. I sometimes spot them meandering home, but I rarely see them en masse as it were...

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    Let Romel be the last

    by Muktasree Chakma Sathi | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    Romel Chakma, a 20-year-old visually impaired ethnic minority young man, is dead. He hailed from Rangamati, the same district in which I was born and grew up. He was from Naniarchar...

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    Games, sports must be resuscitated in schools

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    Most schools not holding sports activities for their students and even not holding annual sporting meets, in gross violation of the national education and sports policies, as they lack playgrounds is unacceptable...

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    Chief justice appears to have been forced to speak

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2017

    THE statement of the law minister, Anisul Huq, that but for judicial proceedings, no chief justice across the world talks so much in public as chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha does somehow explains why he so does if the chief justice’s ‘speaking so much in public’ is viewed in context....

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    Silence on vigilantism is not an option

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 27, 2017

    WHEN was the last time the Hindu community asked itself the question ‘who are we’? The last of the interrogators of Hindu society was, arguably, Dr BR Ambedkar...

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    Uneasy time requires smart thinking

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 01:05am on April 27, 2017

    THERE is no doubt that the rise of Daesh, which claims to be the new vanguard of the global jihadist movement, and the establishment of its caliphate in Syria and Iraq in the summer of 2014 represent a turning point in the evolution of global terrorism...

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    Climate change in coastal areas

    by Md Arif Chowdhury | Updated at 01:05am on April 27, 2017

    BINA Rani Das, a 45 years old woman living beside the road in Kamarkhola at Dacope in Khulna. Her family with other 50 families lost everything a few years ago to river erosion...

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    Prosecution of Assange is persecution of free speech

    by Nozomi Hayase | Updated at 01:05am on April 27, 2017

    US AUTHORITIES are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...