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    Hindutva 2.0 is in crisis

    Varghese K George | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A MONTH ago, on January 18, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in Nagpur: ‘When the temple will get constructed on Ram Janmabhoomi in 2025, this progress (of India) will gather further momentum… Once the Ayodhya temple is built, the country will gain the capital required for the next 150 years.’...

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    Enough western meddling

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    AMERICAN politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela....

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    Russia starts true ‘intra-Afghan dialogue’

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    IT WASN’T long ago when top US military officials had accused Russia of supplying weapons to the Afghan Taliban,....

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    How come the world is suffering from Stockholm syndrome

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    IT MAY sound incredible, but it is true: in countries that have been damaged, even totally robbed and destroyed by the west, many people are still enamoured with Europe and North America....

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    Evil of transfers

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE vice of transfers of police officials and civil servants has for long plagued public life and administration in India....

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    What’s the hitch in Congress leading post-poll coalition opposite BJP?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE ghastly news from Kashmir did cast a shadow, otherwise Lucknow has had a festive February....

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    How much of Venezuela’s crisis is Maduro’s fault?

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE recognition by US House speaker Nancy Pelosi and former vice-President Joe Biden of Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan president is the latest demonstration of the consensus in Washington over the nefariousness of the Nicolás Maduro government....

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    Arrangement needed for driver dope test

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    IT IS unacceptable that drug abuse by drivers of public transports and privately owned vehicles has for long been overlooked as authorities in Bangladesh have no system to check the issue....

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    The passing away of a master poet

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    THE passing away of Al Mahmud, or Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud as he was originally named, one of the modern literary greats of the Bangla language, has left an irreparable void in people’s cravings for poems and prose alike of the highest order....

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    Inside the Sad House

    Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    LITERALLY coarse as the epigraph: Qui es-tu, toi, voyeur d’ombres? (who are you, you, peeping tom of shadows?) of this novella seems to be, its distant and inner meaning has gradually been clearer through the unknown narrator’s thoughts having been trapped between near past and remote past....

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