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Six killed in US drone strike Pakistani tribal area

Farzana Shah - Another US missile strike on Friday killed six people in North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. According to sources, the missile targeted a suspected Taliban compound in Bahadur Kallay (village), in North Waziristan Agency about 30 km south of Miranshah.

Six killed in US drone strike Pakistani tribal area

Farzana Shah - Another US missile strike on Friday killed six people in North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. According to sources, the missile targeted a suspected Taliban compound in Bahadur Kallay (village), in North Waziristan Agency about 30 km south of Miranshah.

Clinton Pays Attention to Asia

Nehginpao Kipgen - The U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton is set for her second visit to Asia in six months which begins this Friday, July 17th. She will be in India for five days and spend two days in Thailand , and wraps up her trip on July 23.

Mayawati’s Idolization and quest for Dalit Emancipation

S.R. Darapuri - During the Assembly elections 2007, the people of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) India and especially the Dalits voted Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to absolute majority. They expected that this time with a stable government she will be able to take U.P. out of the quagmire of underdevelopment and backwardness

Six killed in US drone strike Pakistani tribal area

Farzana Shah - Another US missile strike on Friday killed six people in North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. According to sources, the missile targeted a suspected Taliban compound in Bahadur Kallay (village), in North Waziristan Agency about 30 km south of Miranshah.

Washington Commentary: First Hispanic Nominee to Supreme Court Keeps Cool under Grilling

Ernest Corea - Life and art converged in Washington DC when the Senate Judiciary Committee was in session for hearings (July 13–16)) that would determine whether President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the country’s next Supreme Court justice should go to the entire Senate for discussion and a vote. If the full Senate confirms her by a simple majority, she will be the first American of Hispanic origin and only the third woman to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench.

Address the issue of Myanmar’s human rights violations and failure to reform democratic governance

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) urges Foreign Ministers, at their current 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Thailand to address the issue of Myanmar’s human rights violations and failure to reform democratic governance .

"To Care for them who have borne the Battle and for their Widows and Orphans"

Major General Lalin Fernando - The contract between the soldier and the state is unique. It is ‘You must do your duty even at the cost of your life. If you should die in doing so the state will look after your wife and children’. Despite this in 1983, when 13 soldiers were killed in Jaffna, the defence ministry and the army did not know how, when and where to bury them.

Lopsided ‘conflict resolution’ moves

Janaka Perera - Over the past decade a plethora of both local and foreign conflict resolution pundits,' governments, academics, international bodies, INGOs and NGOs have been relentlessly advising Sri Lankans how to run their country. These sermons have been directed not only at successive governments but also all those who firmly oppose any covert moves to destabilize the State in the name of power sharing and devolution.

Mayawati’s Idolization and quest for Dalit Emancipation

S.R. Darapuri - During the Assembly elections 2007, the people of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) India and especially the Dalits voted Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to absolute majority. They expected that this time with a stable government she will be able to take U.P. out of the quagmire of underdevelopment and backwardness

Clinton Pays Attention to Asia

Nehginpao Kipgen - The U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton is set for her second visit to Asia in six months which begins this Friday, July 17th. She will be in India for five days and spend two days in Thailand , and wraps up her trip on July 23.

Deafeating Terrorism- Sri Lanka commended at the NAM Summit

Fathima Razik- Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at a media briefing held at the ministry in Colombo on Friday said that the successfully concluded Non Aligned Summit (NAM) held at Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, with the participation of 60 heads of state and 118 foreign ministers congratulated Sri Lanka for defeating terrorism and establishing peace in the country.

Washington Commentary: First Hispanic Nominee to Supreme Court Keeps Cool under Grilling

Ernest Corea - Life and art converged in Washington DC when the Senate Judiciary Committee was in session for hearings (July 13–16)) that would determine whether President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the country’s next Supreme Court justice should go to the entire Senate for discussion and a vote. If the full Senate confirms her by a simple majority, she will be the first American of Hispanic origin and only the third woman to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench.

Six killed in US drone strike Pakistani tribal area

Farzana Shah - Another US missile strike on Friday killed six people in North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. According to sources, the missile targeted a suspected Taliban compound in Bahadur Kallay (village), in North Waziristan Agency about 30 km south of Miranshah.

Washington Commentary: First Hispanic Nominee to Supreme Court Keeps Cool under Grilling

Ernest Corea - Life and art converged in Washington DC when the Senate Judiciary Committee was in session for hearings (July 13–16)) that would determine whether President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the country’s next Supreme Court justice should go to the entire Senate for discussion and a vote. If the full Senate confirms her by a simple majority, she will be the first American of Hispanic origin and only the third woman to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench.

Awash in a sea of studies

Tariq A. Al-Maeena - Just about every news item relating to the performance of our municipalities has to include the statement from a city official that a related problem is or has been “under study.” Over the years, many have come to accept this as a case of something just being whitewashed by the municipality for consumption by the feeble-minded public or to explain away the municipality’s ineptness to tackle some very pressing issues.

India: Oppositions criticizes Singh on his talks with Gilani but he holds his ground

M Rama Rao - A day after his summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is facing lot of flak from the opposition and a section of the media. ‘You have conceded ground and capitulated’, L K Advani, the opposition leader told him in Parliament. Pakistanis must be laughing at India, remarked veteran diplomat G Parthasarathy.

Washington Commentary: First Hispanic Nominee to Supreme Court Keeps Cool under Grilling

Ernest Corea - Life and art converged in Washington DC when the Senate Judiciary Committee was in session for hearings (July 13–16)) that would determine whether President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the country’s next Supreme Court justice should go to the entire Senate for discussion and a vote. If the full Senate confirms her by a simple majority, she will be the first American of Hispanic origin and only the third woman to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench.

Awash in a sea of studies

Tariq A. Al-Maeena - Just about every news item relating to the performance of our municipalities has to include the statement from a city official that a related problem is or has been “under study.” Over the years, many have come to accept this as a case of something just being whitewashed by the municipality for consumption by the feeble-minded public or to explain away the municipality’s ineptness to tackle some very pressing issues.

India: Oppositions criticizes Singh on his talks with Gilani but he holds his ground

M Rama Rao - A day after his summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is facing lot of flak from the opposition and a section of the media. ‘You have conceded ground and capitulated’, L K Advani, the opposition leader told him in Parliament. Pakistanis must be laughing at India, remarked veteran diplomat G Parthasarathy.


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