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    Modi and Trump – voting strongmen, voting hate

    | Updated at 09:50pm on December 12, 2016

    ONE of the first text messages I received, minutes after Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, was from my Indian friend Gulrez in Los Angeles...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – V

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:45pm on December 12, 2016

    THE mass movement took a new turn during the general strike on January 24...

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    Part CXL: The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 09:40pm on December 12, 2016

    AFTER meeting president Ayub Khan in May 1967 at Rawalpindi on the possibility of preparing a common and uniform book on civic and political sciences for use all over Pakistan, I spent a few more days in Islamabad...

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    Kashmir: Human rights observed in breach

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    PHYSICIANS for Human rights is a New-York based, Nobel peace prize winner, international organisation which attempts to use science and medicine to prevent human rights violations around the world...

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    Foreign TV channels warrant regulation

    | Updated at 09:35pm on December 12, 2016

    Government inaction about bringing foreign television channels downlinked in Bangladesh under some regulation is, indeed, unfortunate...

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    Findings that highlight failures in VAT issues

    | Updated at 09:25pm on December 12, 2016

    FOUR in every five people coming to know, as a survey of the National Board of Revenue reveals, that the value-added tax that they pay at the time of purchase does not reach the exchequer is concerning in that it brings to the fore a failure of the government in making consumers conscious, thereby giving rise to misgivings and prompting a potentially widespread tax evasion...

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    The Cuban revolution: Defying imperialism from its backyard

    | Updated at 10:50pm on December 11, 2016

    FIDEL Castro died at age 90. The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States and Cuban exiles had tried for decades to kill him...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – IV

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 10:50pm on December 10, 2016

    THE Awami League, which was otherwise ‘the largest political party of the time’, (Mohammad Farhad, Unasatturer Gana Abhyutthan, p 107...

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    Cashless queues and a million pound note

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 10:45pm on December 11, 2016

    CONSIDER this very plausible rumour I picked up at the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai: some Bollywood bright sparks are developing scripts around demonetisation in double quick time...

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    India & Pakistan: the unthinkable

    by Conn Hallinan | Updated at 10:40pm on December 11, 2016

    PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump’s off the cuff, chaotic approach to foreign policy had at least one thing going for it, even though it was more the feel of a blind pig rooting for acorns than a thought out international initiative...