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Introducing Open admissions

Introducing Open admissions

Recently, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) proposed to the government to introduce an open admission system for diploma courses to increase gross enrolment ratio in polytechnic Engineering colleges across the state, to “revamp the admission policy” after witnessing the “considerable decrease” in the enrolment ratio since the past few academic sessions. While revamping the […]

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What should Asia expect from Trump after the US midterms?

What should Asia expect from Trump after the US midterms?

The US president is likely to pursue deals with China and North Korea which the Democrats are likely to back.

BY: Ross Darrell Feingold Much like the rest of the world, Asian countries carefully watched the US midterm elections, anxious about how its outcome would affect US foreign policy. Although the Democrats taking the House of Representatives prompted much speculation about a congressional gridlock, this is unlikely to influence the policy direction President Donald Trump […]

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A chaiwala who serves tea as promised, nothing more, nothing less

A chaiwala who serves tea as promised, nothing more, nothing less

Lazy Eye: You are not Us. You are You and for that reason you are now allowed. Anything.

BY: Sankarshan Thakur I move and I stay still. I go from one place to another place, and watch the one place become another place from the place I have gone to, and nothing that I see from one place or another changes. I am at a distance. I am of distances. I have become […]

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Environmental pollution is a bomb deadlier than nuclear weapons

Environmental pollution is a bomb deadlier than nuclear weapons

BY: Mushtaq Hurra No doubt, the nuclear giants of the world have enough armoury to destroy the whole world multiple times but the silent monster of environmental pollution in general and the atmospheric (air) pollution in particular, is all set to wipe off the life from this planet without any fury or fuss. Atmospheric pollution […]

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11/6 has become a landmark date in Muslim American history

11/6 has become a landmark date in Muslim American history

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have rekindled hope for Muslim Americans across the US.

By: Khaled A Beydoun There are some dates that are forever etched in the minds of Muslim Americans – dates that live more in infamy or misery, marking moments of unprecedented scapegoating or fear, anxiety and the collective bracing of backlash. 9/11 and 11/9 rush to mind, numbers that memorialise two days when everything changed […]

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What next after #MeToo?

What next after #MeToo?

It is important to use this moment to craft a new, more effective framework for due process

By: Ruchi Gupta Sometimes to upend entrenched power structures, a revolution is required. Naming and shaming powerful men in the #MeToo campaign is in many ways a revolutionary act. The truth about most was known, spoken in whispers, but not to their face. But now that omerta has been broken by some intrepid women, there’s […]

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The Supreme Court remains a beacon of hope for a just Ayodhya settlement

The Supreme Court remains a beacon of hope for a just Ayodhya settlement

As the sangh parivar ratchets up the Ram temple issue, it is important to revisit their perfidy in the early 1990s

By: Manini Chatterjee t takes a particular kind of diabolic genius for perpetrators of a crime to portray themselves as victims. Over the last one week, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its two principal satellites — the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party — have indulged in just such an exercise. On October […]

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CPEC shifts gears

CPEC shifts gears

The visit to Beijing was a sobering moment for Imran Khan, whose body language appeared fidgety and nervous.

By: Khurram Husain THE joint statement released at the end of the visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to China last week was one of the most detailed and comprehensive such statements that I have seen in this relationship, at least since CPEC got going. This is not necessarily a mark of success for the […]

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Pakistan’s dangerous compromise in the Asia Bibi case

Pakistan’s dangerous compromise in the Asia Bibi case

If the government can’t establish the writ of the State, it should just step aside and ask religious extremists to take over

BY: Mehmal Sarfraz I can’t believe what I am hearing, will I go out now? Will they let me out, really?” These were the words spoken by Asia Bibi when AFP called her in prison after a landmark verdict on October 31, 2018. After almost a decade in jail, Asia Bibi was finally free. In […]

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Do we need an overhaul?

Do we need an overhaul?

BY: Javid Rather Everyone would probably second me if I say that no system here is systematic. Coherence and symmetry seems to be missing from the very DNA’s of our systems. Almost every second person of the overall populace here sheds tears and wails loud at the malfunctioning of the systems & every soul wants […]

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