Opinion

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    Insects, pesticide and a public health crisis

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 10:53pm on February 22, 2020

    IN 2017, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN special rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called...

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    Right to assemble

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2020

    THE agitations which have swept India against the Citizenship Amendment Act have created precedents none imagined earlier. Women predominate, some with babies in arms. So,...

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    Has Modi picked two-term Trump?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2020

    A TANTALISING tweet or two can change the atmospherics, otherwise Narendra Modi may well be hosting a two term Trump in Ahmedabad next week. The...

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    Hindutva spurs anti-Bangladesh rhetoric in India

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2020

    THE Indian Union’s state minister for home affairs Kissan Reddy has recently said that a half of Bangladesh would migrate to India if Indian citizenship...

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    The new rules of the game

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2020

    THE quadrennial political game of least worst, or how to scare the public to vote for presidential candidates who serve corporate power, comes this season...

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    A long way to Afghan peace

    by Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2020

    SUCH is the irony of history that yet another superpower is negotiating its exit from Afghanistan as the war-ravaged country recently observed the 31st anniversary...

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    Protecting rivers with law enforcement

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2020

    THE illegal dumping of both industrial and household wastes has created a huge environmental problem over the past few decades. Faulty environmental protection laws and...

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    The problem of combination

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2020

    IT HAS almost been a decade since we started hearing of a combined admission test, centrally managed, which relevant authorities have at times called either...

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    State relief to victims of JVP, LTTE periods

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2020

    ON VALENTINE’S Day, there were two events that took place at Colombo’s iconic Vhara Maha Devi Park. The two events that took place at the...

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    ‘Tired of holding other worlds in my fist’

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2020

    IN NOVEMBER 2019, the Bolivian army — with a nudge from the shadows — told its president Evo Morales Ayma to resign. Morales would eventually...

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