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    Betraying Mountbatten’s spirit

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    IT WAS an illuminating discussion between different factions from across the Irish fault lines at Yale University last month, which may hold useful lessons for...

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    Why did socialism fail?

    Craig Collins | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    BY THE middle of the 20th century, it appeared that Karl Marx’s conviction that socialism was destined to replace capitalism was becoming reality. In 1956,...

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    Govt must better teaching to stop coaching trade

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    THE education minister, as part of plans to stop the leak of question papers that have so far had public examinations mired in controversy, on...

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    Society, media all need to raise voice to protect rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    THIS is a highly disturbing piece of information that not a single illegal structure of as many as 2,181 erected on the encroached bank of...

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    A global battle of values and ideals

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    WITH each day that passes the conflict and animosity between the conservative reactionary forces and the global movement for progressive change becomes more acute, uglier...

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    Brexit, democracy and the sacred

    Jonathan Rowson | Updated at 09:56pm on January 21, 2019

    There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice, writes Jonathan Rowson THE philosophical heart of Brexit is...

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    Pressure continues for Geneva commitments

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    IN MARCH, Sri Lanka will report back to the UN Human Rights Council on its implementation of Resolution No 30/1 which it co-sponsored in October...

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    Enhancing community resilience in disasters

    Md Ashik Sarder | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    THE geographical location of Bangladesh has made the country vulnerable to frequent disasters. The country is now also exposed to adverse impact of climate change...

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    The symphony of our times

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

    AS ALREADY mentioned, my close class friends since Dhaka College days of 1957–1959 Colonel Shafa’at Jamil was instrumental in introducing me to the principal and significant political leaders of Bangladesh’s war of liberation....

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    Does our civilisation has at least some chance to survive?

    André Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    LATELY, I have been asked this question on several occasions. ‘Can our humanity really survive?’ ‘Am I an optimist or a pessimist?’My replies vary, as I don’t think there can ever be one single answer to this most urgent, the most important query....