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    President’s predicament in New Delhi

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    THE president Abdul Hamid’s call on the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at his recent inaugural in New Delhi was in breach of state protocol. It raised intriguing issues because the protocol...

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    Shaky building blocks

    Shailaja Menon | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    MANY children in elementary classrooms across India cannot read and write proficiently, as demonstrated on an annual basis by the annual status of education reports. This affects other school-based learning, as well as...

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    Lanka cardinal’s prayer and the politicians’ response

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    CARDINAL Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, which was one of the...

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    Alias anything you please

    John Kendall Hawkins | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That’s a lot of coffee. That’s a lot of stirring. It started out with the folkies jumping on the bandwagon of his...

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    Corruption, mismanagement menace SoEs

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Economic Review, released as part of budget documents on Thursday, paints a deplorable picture of the affairs in state-owned enterprises, with many experiencing...

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    Climate change imperils earth

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    CARBON dioxide, a natural constituent of the atmosphere, has so long been playing a useful role in plant and animal life on the earth. The problem begins with the artificial emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    IN MAY 1976, when I joined as director of social welfare, I found that the directorate had a very promising programme for development of women and population activities. It was curiously called Rural Social Service, which tended to remind...

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    Ayodhya dispute

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2019

    THE Indian supreme court’s order appointing three members as a mediatory panel to resolve the 70-year-old Babri Masjid dispute flouts every established rule on the process of mediation. Mediation must be...

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