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    Fundamental principles in a perpetual state of exception

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    The exception is more interesting than the rule. The rule proves nothing; the exception proves everything....

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    Can it succeed where bogus secularism failed?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    IT WILL be impossible to resist the temptation of attributing Congress gains in the three northern states to Rahul Gandhi’s demonstrative adoption of Hinduism....

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    Kashmir’s fate

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    KASHMIR has always been an eyesore for Hindu communalists. The instrument of accession was signed on the condition that its people would decide the dispute, retaining autonomy. Meanwhile, the promise was broken....

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    Self-censorship in age of big data

    Nik Williams | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    WE KNOW what censorship looks like: writers being murdered, attacked or imprisoned; TV and radio stations being shut down; the only newspapers parrot the state; journalists lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth to secure a license or permit;....

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    Govt must shore up issues to improve classroom teaching

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    THERE has been a popular perception now that the standards of classroom teaching, especially in schools and more in government schools, have declined to a level that portrays teachers as being more interested in making money and their students as being highly examination-centric....

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    Worker’s wage issues need to be sorted out to stop unrest

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    LABOUR unrest forced the shutdown of at least 70 apparel factories at Ashulia and in Gazipur and Narayanganj on Thursday....

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    A world of multiple detonators of global wars

    James Petras | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    WE FACE a world of multiple wars some leading to direct global power conflagrations and others that begin as regional conflicts but quickly spread to big power confrontations....

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    Yearning for independence, democracy

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    AROUND the fag end of the British rule in India, World War I and II broke out with a gap of only 20 years....

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