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    Can it succeed where bogus secularism failed?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    IT WILL be impossible to resist the temptation of attributing Congress gains in the three northern states to Rahul Gandhi’s demonstrative adoption of Hinduism....

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    Aasia Bibi: surrender is not an option

    Pervez Hoodbhoy | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2018

    AN INFLAMMATORY video filmed just after the Aasia Bibi verdict has received well over five million views. Therein you can watch the TLP leadership calling...

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    We are yet to achieve secular, democratic state: Ahmed Rafiq

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on September 13, 2018

    Bangladeshi language movement activist, writer and poet Ahmed Rafiq on Wednesday said although the country had achieved its geopolitical independence, the people were yet to...

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    End of an epoch: on M Karunanidhi’s death

    Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2018

    ‘Jakkirathaiya irunga’, he said in Tamil, over which his command was legendary. ‘Take care’ is how the phrase would translate....

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    Disinformation threatens to exacerbate religious tensions

    Arman Sidhu  | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2018

    IN HIS seminal book, Ignited Minds, former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam wrote that for India, ‘the greatest danger to our sense of unity and...

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    Police give all clear after Berlin school alarm

    Reuters | Updated at 03:41pm on June 05, 2018

    German police gave the all clear on Tuesday after sealing off and searching a primary school in Berlin and the surrounding area, prompted by...

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    Promote non-communal spirit among new generation: president

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    President Abdul Hamid on Monday stressed promotion of non-communal spirit among the new generation, including children, juveniles and youth, to keep them away from superstition,...

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    Secular opposition to ‘model mosque project’

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on April 14, 2018

    THE executive committee of the National Economic Council at a meeting chaired by the prime minister approved the construction of 560 mosques-cum-Islamic cultural centres throughout...

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    Nowruz conveys message of secularism, says Gowher Rizvi

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:15am on April 07, 2018

    Prime minister’s international affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi on Friday said although Nowruz is a religious festival, it conveys the message of secularism like Pahela Baishakh....

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    Understanding secularism in Indian context

    by Suhrith Parthasarathy | Updated at 12:05am on January 05, 2018

    THERE was a point of time, perhaps, when we might have taken the idea of a secular, pluralistic India, tolerant of all sects and religions,...