Opinion

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    Kashmir: will BBC once again lift the veil of secrecy?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    IT IS just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is...

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    Destroying Kashmir

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    THE measures unleashed by Narendra Modi’s BJP government on August 5 are designed to go beyond the wreck of Kashmiri autonomy. They are aimed at...

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    Roots of next generation wars

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    A PRE-BIBLICAL Mesopotamian tablet has preserved the story of Ennanatum, ruler of Lagash who had slew 60 warriors from Umma. This is an ancient scenario...

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    Crisis in Kashmir, hope in Argentina

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    History runs in zig-zags as one door bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina, writes Vijay Prashad AS ONE door sharply bangs shut in...

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    Evaluating the programme

    by Sakib Sherani | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    A SIGNIFICANTLY large number of countries have taken repeated recourse to IMF assistance over the years (termed ‘prolonged users’ by the Fund, and ‘recidivists’ in...

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    Rajapaksa redux and a democracy in peril

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    The return of an authoritarian oligarchy in Sri Lanka could be stopped by a united stand of democratic forces, writes Ahilan Kadirgamar SRI Lanka is...

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    What we need to do amidst an outbreak

    Muhammad Morshed | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    An effective surveillance of dengue cases is essential to detect outbreaks in order to initiate timely and effective control measures. The government and or city...

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    In a china shop

    by FS Aijazuddin | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is a bull in search of a china shop — daily. Take the denuclearisation of North Korea. Abortive rejections by Kim...

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    Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    THE abrogation on August 5 of the fundamental provisions of Article 370 of the Indian constitution became one of the most important recent political events...

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    Thoughts on China’s currency

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 15, 2019

    With China’s purchasing power parity GDP almost twice its GDP measured by exchange rates, most people would probably expect the general direction of its currency...

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