Opinion

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on April 23, 2018

    AS 1970 drew to a close, two historic happenings took place. The first was the devastating cyclone and storm surge in East Bengal. The depredations...

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    Abduction, freedom and failure

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on April 23, 2018

    FREED at last! After 32 days of captivity, long 32 days when one had absolutely no idea where they were, how they were, or how...

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    Dolls and other toys shape societies

    by Sally Dugman | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2018

    ONE of the oldest intact dolls in existence other than predated wooden ones is from around the 1500’s and belonged to a little European princess....

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    Is there a future for Afghanistan to enjoy?

    by Martin Berger | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2018

    ONE can often hear the Syrian conflict being compared with the war in Afghanistan, while the latter is often mentioned together with Washington’s aggression against...

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    The last of the gentlemen editors

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2018

    THESE are such desperate times for journalism that S Nihal Singh’s departure at 89, triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are...

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    Mehbooba’s failure

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2018

    THE recent claim that the reaction in India to the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir could bring India...

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    Ending the debate on quota system

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2018

    THE government has a two-tier administration system. The upper tire is the central secretariat at the national level consisting of the ministries and divisions to...

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    World war is still in the cards

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    JUST over a quarter-century before the outbreak of the First World War, global capitalism was in the throes of a deep economic crisis....

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    Why JNU would be difficult to save?

    by Shiveshwar Kundu | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THROUGH the title I don’t want to shed a sense of pessimism about the future of Jawaharlal Nehru University, instead my attempt is to lay...

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    Eyed with suspicion

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THE weekly peaceful protests in the small village of Nabi Salih, northwest of Ramallah, against the confiscation of the village’s lands by settlers from the...

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