Opinion

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    The end of Theresa May

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    THE vultures of the British Conservative Party have gathered, and the individual who seemed to thrive in failure, to gain momentum in defeat, has finally...

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    Ministerial ‘non-responsibility’

    by M Jashim Ali Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    MINISTERIAL responsibility in its Westminster sense presents a curious blend of individual, departmental and institutional chain of accountability. Civil servants are accountable to the minister...

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    Lanka suspicion of Muslim community politically fuelled

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    THE bombai-mutai seller said that sales were poor. People who once bought his sweets were today treating him differently because he was a Muslim. He...

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    ‘India is much more dangerous than it was 10 years ago’

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Celebrated Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, best known for works such as The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, has also made...

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    The ‘nobody’ who led everyone nowhere

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Doubtless Theresa will be remembered as a victim of circumstances, but those circumstances should never have arisen in the first place. It takes a peculiar...

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    Demise of the republic?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    A DEBATE is taking place behind the closed doors of our nation’s think tanks. It is disturbing: could the American republic meet its demise just...

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    A time to read, a time to remember Prof Abu Mahmud

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    READING to review a book of this kind is not easy but as it belongs to a past almost lost. This is particularly so when...

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    The US-China decoupling

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    The long, dense economic relationship appears to have passed its peak, writes Patrick Lawrence PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s trade war with China is swiftly taking a...

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    Modi’s credo of divide and rule

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    India is following an international trend: with the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a party succeeds which can clearly be located on the extreme...

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    Towards an anti-fascist AI

    by Dan McQuillan | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    COMPUTERS are essentially just faster collections of vacuum tubes. How can they emulate human activities like recognising faces or assessing criminality?Think about a least squares...

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