The Yomiuri Shimbun

Paul McCartney was arrested in 1980 when he attempted to bring cannabis into Japan. It has been said that McCartney sang songs, with others detained in the same cell as the chorus, in order to pass the time, though it’s undeniable this might be somewhat of an exaggeration.

Apr 11 2019

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The geoeconomics of CPEC

Grappling with a crippling economic crisis at home, Pakistan is compelled to tread slowly and carefully in the emerging geoeconomics and politics of the region.


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What the rising GDP and per capita income are not telling us

On April 4, 2019, the World Bank presented its latest economic forecast that Bangladesh’s economy will grow at 7.3 percent in the fiscal 2019.

Abu Afsarul Haider, Apr 11 2019

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The challenges before Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s challenge in the ensuing elections lies in winning the perception war by persuading people to believe that he alone can safeguard the country’s interests and India to prosperity.

Post Report, KALYANI SHANKARApr 04 2019

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Kim Jong-un cornered

After much disappointment following the Hanoi summit, a few things have become clearer. Each side has made its next move, with Pyongyang, most notably, openly advertising resumption of weapons development. So, what did we learn?

JUSTIN FENDOS, Apr 04 2019

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In search of perfect victims

First they came for the marchers. When the Aurat March was held around the country on March 8 and women in Peshawar and Karachi and Faisalabad and Islamabad came out to march on the streets, many men and some women were upset.

RAFIA ZAKARIA, Apr 04 2019

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The gender waltz

Over the past decades, the discourse has therefore shifted more towards defining the business case for an enhanced role for women within the formal economies of these societies.

Sadia Khan, Mar 07 2019

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Smartphones: Addiction and gaze

According to a report published in The Economic Times in 2018, Indians spend roughly three hours a day on smartphones. Based on this report, India has surpassed the United States in mobile app downloads.

Abhik Roy, Mar 07 2019

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Schooling is not learning

The release of the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 of the World Bank subtitled “Learning to Realise Education’s Promise,” on February 27 in Dhaka, spurred a flurry of media reports about how poorly the school system was performing.

Manzoor Ahmed, Mar 07 2019

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What now for Dhaka North?

One more day and it’s election time for the northern part of the capital city. Residents of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will choose their mayor for the second time in four years since the first mayoral election of a bifurcated Dhaka was held in 2015.

Badiuzzaman Bay, Feb 28 2019

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The world will be better off without nuclear weapons

Eric Schlosser, a widely acclaimed writer on nuclear weapons, has spoken at length to top officials and commanders at various stages of planning and control of nuclear weapons. In addition he has close contacts with peace movements struggling for a world free from nuclear weapons.

Bharat Dogra, Feb 28 2019

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Dangerous escalation

It is a risky gamble by the Indian prime minister. Such reckless action could easily spiral out of control and turn into a full-blown military conflagration .

ZAHID HUSSAIN, Feb 28 2019

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Stifling the press in Pakistan

A “WALKING shadow”. A “poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more”. A “tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”. Shakespeare was describing life. He could as easily have been writing about the state of Pakistan’s media.

Huma Yusuf, Feb 21 2019

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