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    Lankan govt needs to take on challenge

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 09:25pm on January 17, 2017

    THE disquiet about the government’s commitment to deliver on its promises is now extending itself to those sections of the international community that gave their...

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    Reflections on my recent visit to Bangladesh

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 09:20pm on January 17, 2017

    I WAS in Bangladesh around the Christmas time. During this time of the year, many couples get married, which allowed me to attend a few...

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    Kashmir forsaken

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    OVER 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights...

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    Rising inequality threatens ‘market capitalism’

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    THE year 2016 was characterised politically by the emergence of deep hostility to the official political and economic establishment as a result of rising social...

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    Bourgeois democracy faces threat from within

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 10:10pm on January 16, 2017

    Bourgeois democracy is facing threat from within. It is the perception of the world elite...

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    Notes on labour movement: Egypt in 2016

    by Nehal Amer | Updated at 10:05pm on January 16, 2017

    ON THE morning of September 24, 2014, 48-year-old transport worker Farag Rizk was found dead...

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    Eight and a half rogue states

    | Updated at 10:05pm on January 16, 2017

    WHEN Theresa May presented to parliament the case for renewing the state’s nuclear forces in July 2016, she was asked directly by a Scottish MP...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 09:55pm on January 16, 2017

    IN OCTOBER, 1967 as I was bound for Lahore in a PIA flight from Dhaka, one phase of my working life ended...

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    Had cadmium ever glowed so red?

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 10:00pm on January 15, 2017

    I’D PRETTY much perfected the art. I’d go down to the newest library I could find. Become a member as quickly as I could, and...

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    The entire world is ‘fake news’

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 09:55pm on January 15, 2017

    IMPERIALIST demagogues, as well as religious fanatics, are known to live in their grotesque realities. They erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the...