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Human Rights Council and Sri Lanka - What Next?

As the dust settles following the bruising vote on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (HRC), a number of questions arise and one needs to take stock; how could this have happened, why Sri Lanka, and what next?

11 Member Delegation of Indian Parliamentarians Arrived in Colombo

On Monday, the Indian delegation arrived in Colombo without any major representation from Tamil Nadu.

96 annual Pulitzer Prize Winners announced.

The winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize are announced and for the first time in 35 years the Pulitzer Prize board did not recognize any winners under the coveted fiction category.

ICC announces 16 teams for ICC World T20 2014.

International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced that there will be 16 teams instead of 12 teams which would participate in the ICC World T20 on 2014 hosted by Bangladesh.

Clinton dances after midnight at Cafe Havana

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday went dancing after midnight at Cafe Havana, a Cartagena bar known for its Cuban music, after a day of diplomacy at the Summit of the Americas.

Counter –terror centre: Gujarat, Odisha and Tamil Nadu CMs discuss pressure tactics

United by their opposition to the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre, Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Odisha, Narendra Modi and Navin Patnaik, on Monday met their Tamil Nadu counterpart Jayalalithaa in New Delhi to mount pressure against the Centre’s move.

The Difference Between Decentralizing And Devolving Power

The English meaning of decentralization and devolution of power seem very similar when looked at superficially. However the important fact that needs to be realized when it comes to the governing power of a country is that decentralization amounts to the transfer of that power from the central government to a local authority be it a region, a province or a district while devolution is on the other hand the removal of central government power and handing that power over to a region, a province or a district.

PM stress on coordinated efforts to fight terror

Reaching out to states opposed to the National Counter Terrorism Centre, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday favoured joint and coordinated efforts to deal with challenges of terrorism whatever its origin, whether internal or external.

Illegal immigrant issue a threat to future survival

The issue of illegal immigrants in Nagaland is not new. This has been there since long time back. The influx of illegal immigrants had been time and again discussed in many fora and this writer himself had attended in many such fora.

Star to exit News business in India

Rupert Murdoch-promoted Star Group on Monday said it is exiting from news business in India and will end brand association with the ABP Group in their joint venture that runs three news channels, including Star News in Hindi.

Intervention in Shariah is not acceptable at any cost

The Right to Education Act (RTE) is an alarm call for the existence of madrasas and private schools. Similarly, the Direct Taxes Code is a bid by the government to impose tax on masjids, temples, churches and gurdawaras, and charitable trusts or organizations which are working for any religious or particular community.

For how long will anal health and hygiene be neglected?

“It is high time that anal health [and hygiene] comes out of the closet” said Dr Ross Cranston, Assistant Professor, and University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Cranston was referring to the multitude of anal health complications people practicing receptive anal intercourse are likely to be dealing with in their lives and very little quality care and products that exist to relieve them.

The Deplorable Conditions of the Eelam Tamils and their future

Eelam National Democratic Left Front (ENDLF) led by Gnanapiragasam Gnanasekaran, is an Indian backed Tamil militant group. It was formed in 1987 presently based in Bangalore, India. The outfit has presented a memorandum each Parliamentary Members to the Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, which is visiting Sri Lanka.

Indian Delegation meets Sri Lankan Ministers & Speaker of the Parliament

Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, the leader of the Indian Opposition met with Prof. G.L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs yesterday (17) at the Ministry Tuesday to assess the post war situation in the country.