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    Early steps needed to stop attacks on minorities

    | Updated at 11:37pm on November 17, 2016

    ATTACKS on minorities, religious and ethnic, have had an alarming increase in recent years. At least 250 Hindu houses and businesses and 35 family and community temples of minority groups have, as New Age..

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    One without the other unlikely to make mark

    | Updated at 11:34pm on November 17, 2016

    AN EMPHASIS more on higher capacity building than on higher budgetary allocation for child-related initiatives, as the finance minister sought to hold brief for at the launch of a budget made easy for children of a sort, sounds to be a problematic proposition...

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    Bioenergy as a renewable energy source

    | Updated at 11:30pm on November 17, 2016

    solid biomass can be converted in compressed natural gas that can be employed to run vehicles whereby the import bills, arising from petroleum imports, could be reduced to a huge extent, write Sakib Bin Amin and Muntasir Murshed..

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    The Chilcot Report and the politics of the Iraq war

    | Updated at 11:24pm on November 17, 2016

    YESTERDAY we told the story of a young Iraqi teenager who drowned after being forced into a river by British soldiers. His death wasn’t an isolated incident...

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    Misogyny is misogyny

    by Nisha Ali | Updated at 11:23pm on November 17, 2016

    DURING Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, one image that did a series of rounds in print and social media is that of his wife Melania Trump lying nude on a bed, which she took for British GQ in 2000...

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    The Trump tragedy

    by Stephen F Minkin | Updated at 11:15pm on November 17, 2016

    IWAS in Havana getting ready to check out of the historic Hotel Nacional when I learned about the election results. I was not surprised but deeply disheartened. I knew Hillary was a seriously flawed candidate vulnerable to messy questions about the Clinton’s finances and the questionable relationships that have developed out of the Clinton Foundation...

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    White is the new black in India

    | Updated at 10:40pm on November 17, 2016

    AWEEK into the demonetisation drive, we are in the midst of a painful transition. In a televised speech on November 13 delivered in Goa, the prime minister sought 50 days’ reprieve, though he did not tell us what exactly we should expect. Perhaps we are en route to a better state but in the interim we are left to ponder an unedifying transition...

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    Fresh violence against Rohingyas alarming

    | Updated at 01:44am on November 17, 2016

    THE fresh round of military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim community in the north Rakhine state of Myanmar in the name of ‘counterinsurgency operations’ is alarming...

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    Misplaced police fears around a well-meaning court move

    | Updated at 01:33am on November 17, 2016

    THE fears that ranking law enforcement officials expressed at a cabinet committee meeting on law and order on Tuesday that they could come to be accused in cases for prompt crime control action appear to be unjustified, even if viewed in the perspective of the appeals court ruling of November 11 for law enforcers which they referred to....

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    The ICC needs to ally with victims

    by Reed Brody | Updated at 01:20am on November 17, 2016

    TO SURVIVE the current crisis, the ICC must recruit its most persuasive allies — the victims of atrocity crimes themselves. With the announced withdrawals of...