Author Archive for World

How Jamsetji Tata crafted an unmatched legacy in the 20th century by giving away $102.4 bn to charity

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Courtesy FirstPost Jamsetji Tata news: The total donations made by the Tata group founder were more than the GDPs of Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka or Luxembourg, whose GDP is much lower than $100 billionKenneth Kumar MohantyJune 24, 2021 17:19:42 IST Jamsetji Tata. Image courtesy Tata group website With $100 billion you could buy about 240 Boeing 747s, which […]

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PEOPLE IN THE EU CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, TIES BETWEEN BUSINESS AND POLITICS, SURVEY REVEALS

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Transparency International Over half of people in the EU think their government is run by a few private interests The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – European Union released by Transparency International today reveals that almost two thirds of people in the EU think that government corruption is a problem in their country. The GCB, which surveyed more than 40,000 people in […]

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China’s High Speed Rail. Profit-Driven New Cold War Against China

Friday, June 11th, 2021

By Danny Haiphong Global Research,  Report by Corporate-Funded Think-Tank. The same report paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world A new report published in Railway Age magazine and written by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has sounded the alarm about China’s growing high-speed rail […]

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Human Rights In Japan

Monday, May 31st, 2021

 By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today The recent death of 33 year old extremely sick Sri Lankan girl student Wishma Sandamali in a Japanese Immigration Detention Center, allegedly due to callous neglect on the part of the authorities, has highlighted several issues pertaining to human rights in Japan. It has exposed Japan’s underside and opened up […]

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Mrs. World returns her crown after arrest by Sri Lanka police

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Courtesy Miami Herald The reigning Mrs. World has returned her crown of her own accord after she injured the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant over the Sri Lankan winner’s marital status, organizers said on Wednesday. The woman who ranked second in the contest, Mrs. Ireland Kate Schneider, will be granted the title […]

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Have US sanctions been effective?

Friday, April 16th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/The Citizen Colombo, April 16:  On Thursday, April 15, US President Joe Biden imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The Treasury Department blacklisted six Russian technology companies that supported the cyber program run by Russia’s intelligence services. Eight persons and entities associated with Russia’s actions in Crimea were also sanctioned as were […]

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World powers seek to bring US back into Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Officials from five world powers began a new effort Tuesday to try to bring the United States back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal they signed with Iran, a delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran. The meeting in Vienna of envoys from Russia, […]

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As Pandemic Threatens Restaurants, Charities Battling Hunger Offer a Lifeline

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

by SONIA PAUL Courtesy The San Francisco Public Press With food insecurity predating COVID-19, nonprofit groups see opportunity in subsidizing hybrid business models during the crisis Some restaurants have altered their business model to help feed the poor in the face of coronavirus restrictions. Tilly Tsang, former owner of Washington Bakery, prepares dinner plates of pumpkin […]

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Video evidence of ‘massacre’ by UK special forces in Afghanistan mysteriously VANISHES – report

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Courtesy RT Video allegedly showing a rogue” SAS unit committing war crimes in Afghanistan has supposedly disappeared, as an investigation into the squad’s alleged massacres” has been plagued by missing evidence and silence from witnesses. Saifullah Yar was just 19 when his family were shot dead in an SAS raid on their Afghan village in […]

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Brexit deal is finally done, Boris Johnson announces

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Times (UK) Britain and the European Union struck a Brexit deal today that will define their relationship for decades to come. After 24 hours of last-minute haggling over fishing quotas, Boris Johnson hailed the agreement as a great treaty” which allowed the UK to take back control of our destiny” and resolve a question that […]

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Pandemic-hit American poor resort to shoplifting

Friday, December 11th, 2020

By Abha Bhattarai and Hannah Denham Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Washington, December 10 (The Washington Post): Early in the pandemic, Joo Park noticed a worrisome shift at the market he manages near downtown Washington: At least once a day, he’d spot someone slipping a package of meat, a bag of rice or other food into a shirt […]

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‘Idols, sculptures forbidden in Islam’

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Star Clerics, mostly Hefajat leaders, issue ‘fatwa’; DUTA demands stern action against those opposing Bangabandhu’s sculpture A press conference was held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity, organised under the banner of Top Ulama Mashayekhs of the country”, on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Photo: CollectedStaff Correspondent A group of clerics, mostly leaders of […]

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Joe Biden is closing in on 270

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Courtesy CNN Biden moves closer to the presidency as Trump launches legal challenges Former Vice President Joe Biden has moved to within 17 electoral votes of claiming the presidency by winning the state of Michigan, CNN projects, in the latest twist of a dramatic election clash with President Donald Trump that has left America’s political fate uncertain hours after […]

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Modi playing a high-risk game as he stands firm with US and takes aim at China

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

By Tom Fowdy, a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. Courtesy RT FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020 ©  REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Having signed a […]

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President Trump is a horrible person with a horrible record | Opinion

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Andres Oppenheimer,Miami Herald When people ask me why I’m so critical of President Trump, I tell them that it’s not just because — as I discovered first-hand when I interviewed him in 2013 — he’s a horrible human being and a terrible role model for our children. It’s for reasons that go far beyond his […]

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China will be the only major economy to see growth this year as world braces for long recovery from Covid-19 crisis – IMF

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy RT With most of the world facing a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, China will be the only major economy to climb back from the depths of the historic crisis in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Despite the reopening of economies, global growth is projected to contract by 4.4 […]

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PAKISTAN: Blasphemy as Pretext

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sanchita Bhattacharya Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management Courtesy SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW On September 8, 2020, a Sessions Court in Lahore, Punjab, sentenced a Christian man, Asif Pervaiz, to death, after convicting him of sending text messages containing blasphemous content”. The court order issued by Additional Sessions Judge Mansoor Ahmad Qureshi said Pervaiz would first […]

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42 blasphemy cases registered in Pakistan in August:

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Naya Daur, September 2, 2020. SOUTH ASIAN DEFENCE REVIEW According to data compiled by a social media user, at least 42 cases pertaining to blasphemy were registered across Pakistan in the month of August. Most of those accused of blasphemy belonged to the Shia community, who have been booked under 295-A and 298 sections of […]

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“Changing to a Presidential system is the best way of ensuring a democracy that works,” says Indian MP Shashi Tharoor

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

By Shashi Tharoor New Delhi, July 25 (The Indian Express)Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The disgraceful political shenanigans the nation has witnessed, most recently in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, and the horse-trading of MLAs to switch allegiances for power and pelf, are not merely an occasion for breast-beating about morality in politics or the opportunism of the […]

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How Canada, the US, and OAS allied to overthrow Morales

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

World News On Nov. 29, 2017, Indigenous socialist president Evo Morales won a legal challenge to modify the Bolivian constitution, to allow Morales to run for a fourth term as the Bolivian president. Two years later, on Oct. 25, 2019, the winner of Bolivia’s presidential election was announced. Evo Morales won 47 per cent of the vote, while […]

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Australian minister slams SL asylum seeker family for ’wasting $10m of taxpayer money’

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has told a Sri Lankan family fighting deportation from Australia to give up and go home. The minister said the family-of-four, who are detained on Christmas Island, has cost the taxpayer $10million which could have been spent on Australians. Priya and Nades Murugappan came to […]

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Voter fraud allegations dog east Toronto riding | CBC News

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Mahinda Gunasekera To Marlene Gallyot, Cons Party Dear Marlene, Trust you are keeping well and happy with your new surroundings in Niagara Falls. The voter fraud that came to light when you contested the federal election nearly 10 years back continues to prevail on a much larger scale in the ridings of Scarborough where most […]

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Is the principle “One Country Two Systems” tenable?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia China’s centralized authoritarianism and Hong Kong’s European traditions do not match and there are also geopolitical factors which force China to tighten its hold over Hong Kong When the British returned Hong Kong to China in 1997, at the end of a 99 year lease, China agreed to implement the concept […]

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A Little Known Reality.

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Source: Michael Snyder, Guest Post  Are you starting to get the picture? China is on the rise. If you doubt this, just read the following:  # When you total up all imports and exports, China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.            # Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit […]

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How US, EU & OAS lied & meddled in Bolivia (Full show)

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Courtesy RT The New York Times has admitted that the allegations of election fraud that led to Evo Morales’ ousting from the Bolivian presidency were “flawed.” These allegations caused Morales’ exile from the country in what critics say was tantamount to a Washington-backed coup. RT America’s John Huddy reports. Then RT producer and Latin America […]

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Why successive US governments haven’t been able to ensure racial equality

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Reasons are ineffective implementation, absence of a holistic approach and entrenched biases against the Blacks Although America is recognized as the oldest democracy, its record in ensuring racial equality has been embarrassingly poor. Though governments had legislated in the right direction since 1862, the efforts had been half-hearted and piecemeal. […]

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Dozens protest in Jerusalem against police violence

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy PBS News JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen people protested against police violence in Jerusalem on Tuesday following the deadly shooting of a Palestinian man last month. Police said they arrested six people for blocking the city’s light rail line during the demonstration. Protesters chanted: A violent cop needs to be in jail,” and held […]

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WITH HIS LATEST LUNACY, TRUMP HAS MOVED INTO NIXON TERRITORY — AND PERHAPS BEYOND.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Jon Schwarz courtesy theintercept.com IT’S TOUGH TO determine the most bizarre thing President Donald Trump has ever said. But what he tweeted on Tuesday morning is definitely in the running: Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police […]

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Donald Trump’s ‘Horrific’ Response to the Central Park Five Case

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Courtesy NowThis News ‘It was horrific then. It’s horrific to hear it now.’ — Ken Burns wants all of us to remember Donald Trump’s extreme response to the Central Park Five case. In US news, Ken Burns sat down with NowThis News to talk about the Central Park 5 case and how Donald Trump reacted […]

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The people’s voice against the brutal murder of George Floyd clearly shows that the Blacks in United States are a great deal ahead in Equality before the law…!

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna (Attorney-at-Law) The ruling power of the British Crown in the United States was brought to an end when the Declaration of Independence was pronounced in 1776 with the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). It was recognized as a free state by the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The racial laws for the weak and […]

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