Author Archive for World

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, had visited Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 10: The 550 th. anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, a 16 th.Century Indian saint who founded Sikhism, was celebrated all over the world on November 9. Today, Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion with 30 million followers across the globe. The anniversary was marked by the […]

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The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 “Information Clearing House” -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest […]

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Mixed-race soldier, 48, sues MOD for £100,000 claiming he was forced from his job after being compared to Scaramanga’s henchman Nick Nack by a comrade

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Courtesy  RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE Former TA reservist launches High Court claim over alleged racist taunts His lawyer tells court that comrades acted as if ‘it was 20 or 30 years ago’ Army vehemently denies racism in its ranks, saying the comments were ‘banter’ The issue is set to be decided by a High Court […]

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Do victims and descendants in former European colonies have a legal right to reparatory justice?

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Courtesy quora.com And do those who had committed these crimes, and who have been enriched by the proceeds of these crimes, have a reparatory case to answer? How Reparations Can Help Eradicate Poverty and Secure SDGs Photo: Mother in shreds of clothing with child begging on the […]

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Syrian Democratic Forces say Baghdadi’s underwear was DNA tested before raid

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia October 29 (Reuters) – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s underpants were obtained by an undercover source and DNA tested to prove his identity before an operation by U.S. forces to kill him, an advisor to the Syrian Democratic Forces said on Monday. Polat Can, a senior advisor to the Kurdish-led SDF, gave […]

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Largehearted Bangladesh pays a heavy price for hosting Rohingyas

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, September 12 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh today hosts the biggest refugee camp in the world. It became so, suddenly and brutally. The flow of refugees was not a trickle but a monsoon flood. But unlike many countries of the world, we (Bangladeshis) rose to the occasion. It was with the warmest of […]

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Libya gave the world a unique treaty which should be copied by all ex-colonial powers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Middle East  Muammar Gaddafi [File photo] Dr Mustafa Fetouri August 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm Friday 30 August is the 11th anniversary of the treaty signed by Libya and Italy on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation bringing to an end a long, turbulent chapter of relations between Rome and its former colony. It is not […]

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Video Why are people in the US living shorter lives?

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

BBC White people in the US without degrees are living shorter lives due to drug abuse and alcoholism. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-49437287/why-are-people-in-the-us-living-shorter-lives

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Najib Razak 1MDB: Malaysia’s former PM faces biggest trial yet

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Courtesy BBC Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has gone on trial again over an alleged multibillion-dollar fraud involving a government fund. Mr Najib is facing several trials over the state investment fund 1MDB – this is the most significant covering 21 counts of money-laundering and four of abuse of power. Prosecutors say he received […]

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Congress leader and ex-Indian Finance Minister P.Chidambaram held in INX Media money laundering case

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, August 21 (The Hindu): Former Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late on August 21, in the INX Media money laundering case soon after he reached his Jor Bagh in New Delhi following a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters. […]

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The House is in cession

Monday, August 12th, 2019

ABHINAV CHANDRACHUD Courtesy The Hindu BusinessLine The last and final amendment of Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution, brought in to prevent the use of ballots to break away from the Union, had a specific target In 1963, Article 19(2) of the Constitution was amended for the last and final time, and the words ‘the […]

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Courtesy NDTV The Sri Lankan Prime Minister added that Ladakh’s creation as a Union Territory and its consequential restructuring is “India”s internal matter”. COLOMBO:  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday welcomed the Central government’s move to confer Union Territory status on Ladakh, a region with a Buddhist majority. Taking to Twitter, Mr Wickremesinghe […]

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Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Rosie Spinks, Courtesy Skift n the wake of a tragedy, destinations are hugely beholden to the public perception of how safe it is to travel there, regardless of the reality on the ground. But the United States — which has experienced more mass shootings than there are days in 2019 — is unfairly exempt from […]

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How Smaller States are Choosing Sides in the Indian Ocean

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

BY VIRAJ SOLANKI  & ANTOINE LEVESQUES Courtesy defenseone From Sri Lanka to Kenya, governments try to balance major-power influence — except in arms purchases. As India and China have intensified their geopolitical interestin the Indian Ocean, the region’s smaller states have aimed to balance their political relations with these major powers. But in at least one realm of […]

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Hindu Human Rights Activist Faces Sedition Trial For Telling Trump About Minority Persecution In Bangladesh

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

by Swarajya Staff Courtesy Swarajyamag Donald Trump,Bangladesh,Hindu activist,priya saha,minority activist,hindus in bangladesh, Priya Saha at the White House (Pic via Twitter) A Bangladeshi minister, Obaidul Quader, has stated that the organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council (HBCUC), Priya Saha, will face trial on the charge of sedition for her remarks about minority […]

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What Is Really Happening In Xinjiang

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan Recently, I was surprised to notice that some politicians and media in the western countries continuously attacked China’s policy in Xinjiang, falsely claiming that a large number of concentration camps” violating human rights have been established there. But what is the true story? The Grand Bazar (market) in Urumqi, Xinjiang, 2018 […]

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Abduct and convert: Plight of Hindus in rural Pakistan

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By Kamal Siddiqi Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Karachi, July 16 (The Express Tribune): This month a teenage Hindu girl, Payal Kumari, was abducted by her teacher from district Thatta. Police looked the other way as Payal went missing for several days before appearing to record her statement at a madrassa. Payal joins the thousands of Hindu girls […]

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China, Pakistan and Russia gain foothold in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express As troubled Afghanistan moves towards a partial withdrawal of American troops; an end to violence; and a political solution, the presence or influence of China, Russia and Pakistan in that country has increased perceptibly. Despite its accusation that Pakistan is not doing enough to contain terrorism on its soil and also in […]

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Hong Kong, a Part of China, Shall Allow No External Interference

Monday, July 15th, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan What happened recently in Hong Kong Autonomous Region (SAR) of China has shocked the world. On 1 July, the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to mainland China, some riots with the dressed lie of democracy, acted like cruel extremists, broke into the Legislative Council building of Hong Kong, and vandalized […]

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Ten Years After The US-Backed Coup in Honduras

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Free Speech TV GUEST: Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, member of the Honduras Solidarity Network. BACKGROUND: June 28th marks the tenth anniversary of the US-backed coup in Honduras that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and unleashed a new chapter of violence in the Central American nation.  The coup was backed by the Obama Administration and especially by then State-Secretary Hillary Clinton. […]

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Central Asian gatherings signal Asian challenge to US

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 17: Last week, there were two very important international gatherings in the Central Asian region with the involvement of a large number of Asian and Eurasian countries including Russia, China, India and Sri Lanka. One was the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the Kyrgyzstan capital […]

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Indian PM ditches US for deeper relationship with China and Russia

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Indian Punchline Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The Bishkek Declaration, issued after the summit meeting (June 14-15) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation devotes one sentence praising China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirm their support […]

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China seeks Indian and Russian backing for ‘new’ multilateral trading system to counter Trump’s protectionism

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

By Lee Jeong-ho Courtesy Information Clearing House Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative June 12, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  China hopes to win Indian and Russian support in establishing a new type” of rules-based” and multilateral” trade initiative.Multiple Indian media reports […]

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Prince Salman recommends “decent and respectful attire” not abaya or niqab

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Riyadh, June 10 (Reuters): Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety — as long as their attire is decent and respectful”, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said. With the ascent to power of young Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, the […]

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18 ways Julian Assange changed the world (by Lee Camp)

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

RT WikiLeaks revealed US war crimes, government corruption, and corporate media’s servile flattery to the power elite. If you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of treachery… In an evolved and fully realized society, the oligarchy would see Assange as a dangerous criminal (which they do), and the […]

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“Tsunamo” hits India: Modi proves Cassandras wrong

Friday, May 24th, 2019

P.K.Balachandran/South Asian Monitor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The political wave which engulfed most of India on May 23 has been aptly named Tsunamo” – a Tsunami like Narendra Modi wave which caused unexpected and unprecedented electoral destruction as it swept across the country. Namo” in Tsunamo” is short for Narendra Modi, the iconic leader of the Bharatiya […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s ideas were out of sync with the new generation in North India

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, May 23 (The Guardian): As India’s opposition Congress party went down to a landslide defeaton Thursday, its leader, Rahul Gandhi, was also convincingly beaten in his own parliamentary seat – a north Indian constituency that had sent three of his family members to parliament in the past half-century. The loss of the […]

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A legacy of failure: Theresa May was a disaster as Prime Minister

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Analysis by Luke McGee, Courtesy CNN London (CNN)Brexit has destroyed another British Prime Minister. Three years after voters in the UK mandated their government to take Britain out of the European Union, Theresa May’s failure to do so has finally caught up with her.”I have done my best,” she said in an emotional statement on the steps […]

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‘Smriti…who?’ Priyanka Gandhi’s remark comes back to bite as Smriti Irani beats Rahul Gandhi

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

BusinessToday.In   New Delhi  This comment has come back to haunt the Congress party after its president Rahul Gandhi lost its home turf Amethi to Union minister Smriti Irani in a close contest    Last Updated: May 23, 2019  | 22:06 IST “Smriti…who?” was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s response to a question about Smriti Irani, who was contesting […]

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In 1999, it was Yugoslavia in the crosshairs of the imperialists, now it’s Venezuela

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

By Neil Clark Information Clearing House April 02, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – To mark the 20th anniversary of the start of NATO’s illegal 78-day bombardment of Yugoslavia, over 200 distinguished guests from all over the world gathered for a conference of the Belgrade Forum of the World of Equals. The gathering titled Never to Forget: […]

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