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    Reviving nuclear disarmament movement

    Lawrence Wittner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IN LATE November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that ‘humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.’....

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    A fiercely contested landscape

    Vidya Subrahmaniam  | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IF CELEBRATIONS have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after...

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    A nice little earner – for everyone

    Janet Kursawe | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    FOR over 25 years, Afghanistan has been the world’s main cultivation area of opium poppies and the primary supplier of opium, heroin, morphine and other...

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    Income disparity is among leading global trends

    Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IT’S hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to...

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    Was Pakistan an ‘autistic’ state in 1971?

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    AS A historian focused on 1971, I deal with the grisly on a regular basis....

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    Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

    Jawed Naqvi  | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE young politician shows up at Mount Kailash in Tibet, and proclaims his youthful Hindu-ness in lighter sportswear than the freezing weather warrants....

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    Four parameters of a Lankan political solution this time

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE country being on the verge of imminent division due to envisaged constitutional reform was one of the main justifications of the backdoor seizure of...

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    Easy bike: a blessing or a curse

    Ashikur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    EASY bike is now a well-known name in the field of transport. Except for Dhaka, all other urban and rural areas have easy bikes as...

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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    N Jayaram | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    IN MID-NOVEMBER, a spectacle little noticed by much of world media unfolded in one of the most affluent countries and one which, not only in...

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    Why the ‘Me Too’ movement in India is succeeding at last

    Raksha Kumar | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THIS year, I’ve been a part of the Me Too revival in India, having joined countless other women in naming and shaming our abusers....

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