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How Britain stole $45 trillion from India And lied about it.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

by Jason Hickel  Courtesy Al Jazeera 19 Dec 2018 Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, and his wife, Lady Edwina Mountbatten, ride in the state carriage towards the Viceregal lodge in New Delhi, on March 22, 1947 [File: AP] There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible […]

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Sri Lankan becomes third woman to enter shrine

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Courtesy  DECCAN CHRONICLE. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed that a third woman” had indeed visited the sannidhanam.  The woman identified as Sasikala, reached Sabarimala on Thursday night with her family. Plainclothed officers escorted her to the temple and she prayed in front of the sanctum sanctorum at 9.30 pm. Pampa: Amidst confusion over the visit of […]

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How women are treated in Hindu temples in India

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Prevention of women entering Temples by Orthodox Hindus in Kerala. This kind of discrimination against women and also lower castes happens all the time in Tamil Nadu and also especially in Northern Sri Lankan Kovils and Temples. But such things are hardly reported. Before the rise of the LTTE, there were protests in Mavattipuram and […]

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Oil-based economy? Russia’s non-energy exports go boom

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Courtesy RT Volume of non-resource shipments from Russia is going to set a new record by the end of the current year, hitting $147 billion, Andrey Slepnev, Chief Executive of the Russian Export Center said on Friday. The figure is compared to the previous record that was fixed in 2013, when the country’s non-energy exports […]

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Back to USSR: Record number of Russians regret collapse of Soviet Union

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Courtesy RT The number of Russians who want to go back to the USSR has reached 66 percent in 2018, setting a 15-year record, a fresh poll revealed. It’s an 8 percent increase compared to last year when 58 percent of those surveyed said yes” to the question if they regretted the fall of the Soviet Union, […]

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Dead end: UK’s Theresa May has led her party & country into an impasse

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

John Laughland, Courtesy RT British Prime Minister Theresa May is a politician who holds on to power through defeats. Even though she survived a no-confidence vote held within her own Conservative Party this week, it was also a sort of defeat. She achieved high office (Home Secretary) thanks to David Cameron, who failed to gain […]

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How the West destroyed Sukarno -The First President of Indonesia

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

By Paul Lashmar and James Oliver Courtesy Independent (UK) UK Foreign Office `dirty tricks’ helped overthrow Indonesia’s President Sukarno in 1966. Over the next 30 years, half a million people died. In autumn 1965, Norman Reddaway, a lean and erudite rising star of the Foreign Office, was briefed for a special mission. The British Ambassador to Indonesia, […]

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Washington’s Regime Change Strategy in Venezuela

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

By Garry Leech November 23, 2018 “Information Clearing House“ –   For those who have been following Venezuela closely in recent years there is a distinct sense of déjà vu regarding US foreign policy towards that South American nation. This is because Washington’s strategy of regime change in Venezuela is almost identical to the approach it […]

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Khashoggi’s body parts found in garden of Saudi consul general’s home – sources

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018  Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News sources, who added that he had been cut up” and his face disfigured.” With no photographic evidence to support the Sky News sources’ claim, gruesome and unverified images of body parts – supposedly Khashoggi’s – have been making the […]

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Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and the US – EDITORIAL

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Daily Mirror Liberal-minded Sri Lankans have for long looked on the US as a bastion of democracy, a defender of freedom, democratic values and a promoter of human rights the world over. The various statements made by the different arms of the US government condemning perceived human rights violations -as during Sri Lanka’s […]

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Maldives opposition claims presidential election victory

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA NEWS Solih, candidate from the coalition of opposition parties, calls for ‘just and peaceful society’ after claiming victory. Maldives opposition has claimed victory in the tense presidential election after its officials and an independent newspaper reported results from 90 percent of the ballot boxes which showed Ibrahim Mohamed Solih bagging 58 percent of the votes. […]

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As Maldives goes to presidential polls today, India has reason to be worried

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Courtesy Another term for Abdulla Yameen could mark the death of the strategic Indian Ocean nation’s India-first foreign policy. On September 21, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, told a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he is living in exile, that he expects his opposition coalition to win the presidential election […]

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

By Carter Sherman  Courtesy Vice News One Catholic priest raped a 7-year-old girl while she was in the hospital after getting her tonsils out, then raped her again when she was 13. Another raped an altar boy hundreds of times, reportedly telling him, This is what all good altar boys do.” Yet another regularly raped five sisters […]

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As presidential election nears, “nationalistic” Maldivian regime gets tough with India

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/ Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12: With the Presidential election due in a little more than a month, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) led by President Abdulla Yameen, appears to be stepping up its nationalist rhetoric to contrast with the internationalism of the opposition coalition led by the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). […]

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US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Courtesy RT A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have pointed to the […]

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‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US ‘Annihilation Tactics’ in Raqqa

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Courtesy Common Dreams “How can the coalition avoid inflicting high civilian death tolls in the future without accounting for what went wrong in Raqqa? A destroyed car is seen in the western neighborhood of Jazrah on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria on October 30, 2017. (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Amnesty International on Monday […]

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Soon, Indians Visiting Sri Lanka To Be Exempted From Visa

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Courtesy  NDTV COLOMBO:  India topped the number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka at 206,337 followed by the Chinese tourist whose figures stood at 136,294. Indian tourists visiting Sri Lanka may soon be exempted from visa requirement as the government is mulling granting visa free entry to visitors from countries like India and China, Tourism […]

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For the first time, three Hindus win from unreserved constituencies in Pakistan elections

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Karachi, July 28 (Geo TV): For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three minority candidates (all Hindus) were elected on general seats in the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly. Interestingly, all three candidates were contesting on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party. People voting in favor of these candidates shows that the people of […]

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Ian Paisley Jr has been suspended from the House of Commons and the DUP

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Courtesy The Journal The suspension follows Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government. DUP MP IAN Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days. The suspension will come into effect in early September and Paisley’s salary will be withdrawn. He has […]

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Netanyahu: Trump & Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate White Helmets from Syria

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

 Courtesy RT US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate the members of the controversial Western-backed White Helmets group from Syria, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed. “President Trump and also Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, as well as others, requested us to help take out from Syria hundreds of […]

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IGP: We’ll investigate Deputy CM’s alleged links to LTTE

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Courtesy The Star SUBANG JAYA: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy’s alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be investigated, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. The Inspector-General of Police said the matter had turned into a case of interest”, especially after 53 police reports were lodged on the matter. […]

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Britain headed for status of ‘colony’ to EU, Boris Johnson says in resignation statement

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Courtesy RT Britain is headed for the status of “colony” to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary. “We are truly headed for the status of a colony – and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement,” Johnson […]

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Mother of missing Indigenous woman hits feds, RCMP with $600M class action

Monday, July 9th, 2018

by Janice Dickson The Canadian Press News Jul 05, 2018 OTTAWA — A Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a “negligent” and “lackadaisical” approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women. Danita Faith has been missing for more than […]

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New York Times exposes its own hypocrisy with cartoon of Trump & Putin as gay lovers

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Danielle Ryan Courtesy RT A recent cartoon produced by the New York Times depicts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as gay lovers. It was clearly intended to be hilariously funny while also making a salient political point. In reality, it does neither. The cartoon is part two of a three-part series called ‘Trump Bites’ from critically-acclaimed animator Bill […]

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India named as most dangerous country for women

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Courtesy Times (UK)  India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, according to a study by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. More than 500 experts on women’s issues took part in a survey covering areas such as healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual and non-sexual violence and human trafficking. Not enough was being done […]

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Yameen says he will take more foreign loans if needed for development

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Male, June 24 (AVAS): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday declared that he is not afraid to take more loans if these are needed for the development in the island nation. I will take on more loans to fulfill the needs of the people,” he said promising more development projects ahead of […]

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Einstein the Anti-Racist? Not in His Travel Diaries

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

By Yonette Joseph and Tiffany May Courtesy The New York Times LONDON — In 1922, the same year he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, Albert Einstein set out with his wife Elsa on a five-and-a-half-month odyssey of discovery of a new world: the Far East and Middle East. Along the way, he was feted by a Japanese empress and […]

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India, the only country not to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Qingdao Declaration

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Qingdao, June 10 (The Hindu): India was the only country in the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on June 10 which refused to endorse China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)  for which Beijing has signed pacts with nearly 80 countries and international organisations. A declaration issued at the end of the two-day […]

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Bombing Syria – Bill Maher New Rules on Bombing Random countries

Sunday, May 20th, 2018


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Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

by Tami Luhby  Courtesy CNN The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a studyreleased Thursday by the United Way […]

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