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    Victims of the civilisational agenda

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    IN DEALING with recent conflicts, US president Donald J Trump, Israeli and Indian prime ministers Benyamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi and Arab and Muslim leaders have put flesh on the skeleton...

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    Only if Kashmiris unite

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    KASHMIRIS are a fractious lot, not unlike anyone from Balochistan or Uttar Pradesh. And it’s not just about Hindus and Muslims. I once invited Syed Ali Shah Geelani for a TV discussion in Delhi. Geelani is a respected veteran...

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    The majority that Lanka president must win

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    THE delay in the announcement of the ruling party’s presidential candidate continues. There are reports of negotiations and breakdown of negotiations within the UNP. The open disagreements within the ruling party may be...

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    Israel’s secret

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    IT IS an established, and a very well-known fact that Israel is a genocidal, terrorist, ethnic-cleansing colonial state. Backed by a genocidal blood-thirsty real estate elitist god (read the Old Testament/the Torah) with...

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    Government must bolster access of rural people to formal banking

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    A DECLINE in the number of bank branches in rural areas against urban areas by 11.5 percentage points in 18 years comes with worries as this goes against the central bank’s initiatives to ensure access of...

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    Government must give priority to Eid-time travel

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    IT IS deplorable that people returning to Dhaka after Eid remain as exposed to sufferings as they were when they left Dhaka. Sufferings of Dhaka-bound train passengers intensified on Sunday. For the fourth consecutive...

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    The corporate capture of agriculture

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    MANY lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice...

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    Journalism counters manufactured ignorance

    | Updated at 09:28pm on August 19, 2019

    THE disinformation industry is growing at an alarming speed and undermining democracy in an incremental manner. As part of this endeavour, there is a conscious attempt to remove the lustre from some defining...

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