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    ‘Michil-miting’ funeral for some, petrol for others

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on August 14, 2017

    THE Naniachar army zone did not want Romel Chakma’s death to be turned into an ‘issue,’ says Monti Chakma. They repeatedly told us over the...

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    A new vision for peace in South Asia

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 14, 2017

    PAKISTAN and India celebrate 70 years of independence this week. That also means 70 years of hostility and conflict between the two states over the...

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    Karl Marx was right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    THIS was the title of a recent piece in the Economist (May 11, 2017)...

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    Ahmad Patel Barely survives to keep Sonia’s Rahul hopes alive

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    IT WOULD be rank bad form to describe Ahmad Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi’s furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee...

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    Of violent deaths, and confessions

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    NURUL Islam Nayan, in his mid-30s, a for-hire motorcycle driver, was found dead at Charmile, near Khagrachari Sadar-Dighinala road, on June 1, 2017...

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    Paradigm shift: on Modi’s new brand of politics

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    THE recent visit of Narendra Modi to Israel, the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister, and the blunt display of conviction and boldness...

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    Is history repeating itself?

    by Dan Glazebrook | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    TWENTY years ago this month, a run on the Thai currency triggered a financial crisis that quickly devastated the economy of the entire region, sinking...

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    Spreading emergency in Indian Union

    by Garga Chaterjee | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    THE Bihar state of the Indian Union has just witnessed the most serious post-election reversal of its people’s electoral will. In its last assembly elections,...

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    Utopian dreams, dystopian nightmares

    by Richard Falk | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    WE ARE living amid contradictions whether we like it or not, driving expectations about the future toward opposite extremes. Increasingly plausible are fears that the...

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    War without end

    by Sandra Petersmann | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    In June 2017, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis summed up the status of the United States’ longest war in one straightforward sentence given to...

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