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    Yet another slum fire

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    The fire that broke out at a slum at Mirpur in the capital city on Friday, leaving all belongings of more than 10,000 families burnt, brings to the fore the issue of safe housing for the poor and marginalised sections of society. This fire...

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    Kashmir: the lull before storm?

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    INDIA’S frantic search for a solution to the Kashmir crunch has enabled uts policy planners to realise their need and also to understand this better. Indeed, there exist deadly perils in jumping to solutions without first...

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    India’s Afghanistan

    Munir Akram | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    WHEN the history of modern India is written, it is likely to record that the imperial ambitions of Hindu India died in Kashmir. Afghanistan is justifiably known as the ‘graveyard of empires’. After 19 years, the...

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    Lies, damned lies and sustainable development

    Bill Willers | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    WHY do so many assume that a ‘Green New Deal’ won’t just empower those same forces that have run havoc upon the world for the past half century and just cause more death and starvation than has already been...

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    The war on nature

    Evaggelos Vallianatos | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    ANCIENT Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese and Indians respected or worshipped several gods. Those gods were usually forces of nature, which opened the mind, eyes and hearts of human...

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    All must respect Rohingya children’s right to education

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

    THE Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh have been in a survival state, especially since 2017 — when the latest large-scale spate of violence against and persecution of them by Myanmar’s military broke out...

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    Government must streamline overseas employment sector

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

    ABOUT 75 per cent of Bangladeshi workers were illegally sent to Brunei in 2018 by the middlemen with the connivance of immigration police at the airport. Because of a strong control of the middlemen over...

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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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