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    What children need beyond book reading

    Iftikhar Ahmed | Updated at 12:00am on September 04, 2019

    FROM the very inception of their birth, children are acquainted with skills which help them to participate in, understand and respond to their environment as...

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    MCC grant must not become a lost opportunity

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    WHEN the government was elected in 2015, there was heady anticipation of large inflows of economic resources from western countries into Sri Lanka that would...

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    A flawed process that pleased none

    Harsh Mander | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    FEAR and disquiet have gripped nearly two million residents of Assam, and their loved ones, after their names failed to show up in the final...

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    Time to liberate Afghanistan

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    AFTER 18 years of war in Afghanistan — America’s longest — US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement that may...

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    Gandhi, Nehru’s commitments on Kashmir trashed

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    NEW Delhi said that the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Indian constitution through which it abolished Kashmir’s special status and brought...

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    Death of Dr Shelley or vanishing of a library

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelly (1943–2019), a scholar of multidimensional genius, has passed away in his prolonged sleep in hospital, causing visible and invisible tears in...

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    The delicate art of writing an obituary

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    IN THE past week, following former union minister Arun Jaitley’s death, newspapers were filled with vignettes about him. Many journalists who were close to him...

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    Torture and law

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    GOTABAYA Rajapksa, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka, faces a serious legal hurdle in his campaign for election to the office of the president of...

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    G7: the cost of uselessness

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    THE G7 Summit is an obsolete, useless talking shop, as Finnian Cunningham so adroitly says. RT calls it The Unbearable Pointlessness of G7. Canada, France,...

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    Dignity of individualistic human soul – II

    Mohammad Khabir Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    AS A result, with this new conceptual knot of existentialism, their subjective and idealist response begins to contemplate the world in abstract philosophical terms and...

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