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Mrs. Clinton Visit: Pak-US Tension Defused?

On October 21, 2011 US Sectary of state Mrs. Hilary Clinton led heavy delegation concluded its two days visit to Pakistan. Probably, the visit was aiming to defuse the prevailing and increasing tension between two capitals. During this visit Director of CIA Chief, David Petraeus and the newly appointed Military Chief, General Martin Dempsey Mran accompanied Mrs. Clinton.

Letter from America: Muslim Identity and Demography in Arakan

Part 5: The Demography Controversy

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the population in Arakan grew to 173,000 in 1831, 248,000 in 1839, 461,136 in 1871 and 762,102 in 1901. For the total population in Arakan to grow to those numbers it would have required yearly annual growth rates of 11.59%, 7.24%, 3.46%, and 2.74% within the first 5, 13, 45 and 75 years, respectively, since 1826. Since the first two growth rates (until 1839) cannot be explained away from natural growth, one must look at huge influx or migration from outside to Arakan as the key contributor to understand the phenomena.

Col Gadaffi: the tyrant who personified eccentricity

The ignominious end of Col Gaddafi at the hands of freedom fighters did not evolve into the much-anticipated new beginning that the NTC – National Transitional Council – was hoping for, with the liberation of the whole country by the weekend.

2G scam: Charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 others

Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others including top corporate honchos will be put on trial in the multi-crore 2G spectrum scam with a Delhi Court on Saturday framing charges against them on various counts like criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, cheating and forgery.

Justice in a One Family State

An adamantine resolve to ignore unfavourable realities is a malady common to most despots. With some, that self-imposed disability is far more acute, than with others. Presidents Mubarak and Ben Ali nursed their illusions for long, but eventually both acknowledged reality and left power, without pushing their countries into the morass of civil war. In consequence they escaped with their lives (and in the case of Mr. Ben Ali with some of his ill-gotten loot).

Gaddafi Alive! Hillary Clinton NATO – Wanted For Murder Again

Bold, unvarnished statements by a cultivated African on Ghaddafi, Obama and America. A Brilliant Video - must watch.

Welisara St Jude Church Silver Jubilee today

The Silver Jubilee celebration of the Church dedicated to St. Jude, the Apostle, at Welisara, Mattumagala will take place on today.

Rivals Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi in Delhi

Tamil Nadu’s two main political rivals—Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi—are in Delhi, though for different reasons.

How the West deals with their “enemies” – killing them without trial

Three sons of the Arab world are no more. All three were one time “friends” of the West, two were in fact former CIA agents. Of the 3 only Osama was declared a “terrorist” while Saddam and Gaddafi were “dictators”. Whatever the West referred to them – they were enemies of the West – they faced their fate because they dared to go against the West.

BJP demands CBI probe against Chidambaram

With a Delhi court framing charges against 17 persons in 2G case, opposition BJP on Saturday demanded a CBI probe to ascertain the role of then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the scam and insisted that he should either step down or be sacked to facilitate a fair investigation.

A High Powered Sri Lankan Delegation to the funeral of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia

A high powered delegation led by Senior Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka leaving tomorrow to Riyadh to participate in funeral ceremony of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.