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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 was offered to them. The statement which Reddy made in the context...

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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 race for the Democratic nomination to fight Trump is a melee at this...

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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, do students. The ‘right to assemble peaceably...

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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 for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides...

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    Society must view bullying as an offence to end it

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

    BULLYING in educational institutions that continues apace from schools to universities brings to the fore a worrying issue of collective failure of society. Bullying is...

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    Govt must review postal savings interest cut

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

    THE government’s reported move to review its February 13 decision of halving the interest rate on postal savings is welcome. The finance minister came with...

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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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    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...