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    Misadventure of citizenship regime

    Niraja Gopal Jayal | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2019

    THE appetite of the Indian state for counting its people is evidently insatiable. The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner has completed a...

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    Inefficiency of an institution of accountability

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2019

    THE Anti-Corruption Commission chair expressing disappointment at the poor performance of the commission officials in that they fail to apply to work the knowledge and...

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    Momentary rage won’t resolve Dhaka’s air quality problem

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2019

    THE High Court’s order for the environment department to close errant brick-kilns around the capital city and in four surrounding districts in 15 days is...

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    Trump’s Syria pull-out helps ISIS attack abroad

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 08:43pm on November 26, 2019

    IT ALL seemed clear on October 6, at least to Donald Trump: ISIS had been defeated; he could ‘bring the boys home’ from Syria. Only a few weeks later, however, his own Defence Intelligence Agency is...

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    The lies about Assange must stop now

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    NEWSPAPERS and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by...

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    Seen Birnam Wood moving?

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    HOW can we tell that Birnam Wood is moving on prime minister Narendra Modi, to lift a metaphor from William Shakespeare? The signs are there. Start with his foreign forays. Modi’s closest Israeli buddy, once an invincible prime minister...

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    Resettlement without economic rehabilitation won’t work

    Md Aftab Alam | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    ON OCTOBER 5, I visited my friends at Mohammadpur. When I visit Mohammadpur, I make sure to pay a visit to Mama Biriyani, one of the shops inside Geneva Camp which I discovered during my master’s thesis...

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    Not everything in fine fettle in Election Commission

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    NOT everything appears to be in a fine fettle in the Election Commission as one commissioner has said, as New Age reported on Tuesday, that some internal irregularities have called the commission into...

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    Air pollution may become public health emergency

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    GREEN campaigners and civic groups have for long expressed concern about Dhaka’s air quality, but successive governments have paid little attention to the deteriorating situation. Dhaka’s air quality has...

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    Bearing witness to the costs of war

    Andrea Mazzarino | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THERE is some incongruity between my role as an editor of a book about the costs of US wars and my identity as a military spouse. I’m deeply disturbed at the scale of human suffering caused by...

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