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Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Xenophobia as – fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. Thus, one need not necessarily be a foreigner or newcomer to a territory to be a target or an object of this crime. Even an indigenous people who are a minority that look or behave differently than the majority can be victims of xenophobia.

Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?
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Now Music Comes with Political Colours

Delhi responded heartily to a concert by the renowned Carnatic singer and ‘social activist’ T.M. Krishnan at the Garden of Five Senses--a very apt name for the occasion-- after a programme featuring him and a few other artists was cancelled by the sponsors, SPIC-MACAY and Govt owned - Airports Authority of India (AAI), following protests by alleged right wingers.

Carnatic music vocalist TM Krishna during the concert," Awam ki Awaz" at the Garden of Five Senses, Saket in New Delhi.
Now Music Comes with Political Colours
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British MP hired by jihadist group Jamaat e Islami

As the general election in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on December 30, Britain’s Labour Party lawmaker Rupa Haq has openly started working for Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and actively trying to help JI is coming to power in Bangladesh

British MP hired by jihadist group Jamaat e Islami
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BJP’s New Weapon …?

Unsure of the public reaction to the performance of Narendra Modi as prime minister, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have discovered that ‘gutter language’ goes down as well with the audiences as its Hindutva appeal which has to be renewed by defying the highest court of the land or some other great efforts.

The BJP leadership, led by Narendra  Modi and Amit Shah, speaks of sections of Indians as -  ‘vermin’, ‘cockroaches’, ‘gutter sniper’, ‘termites’ and so on with full consciousness,
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Expressions, footwork hallmark of Sindhu’s dance debut

Sindhu, student of Bharatanatyam guru Jayanthi Srivatsan, gave her arangetram or debut performance in the City recently.

Guru Jayanthi Srivatsan with Sindhu
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J&K At Cross Roads

In dissolving the state assembly just when political ‘foes’ had come together to stake claim for forming government, Jammu and Kashmir governor, Satya Pal Malik, did not exactly work in defence of democracy. What is more, his action may well have pushed the already troubled state towards more unrest and chaos.

J&K At Cross Roads
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Sri Lanka to be Declared as a Mine-Free Country by 2020

Sri Lanka acceded to the Mine Ban Convention very well known as the Ottawa Convention in year 2017 which came into force from June 1, 2018.

Sivangnasothy at the Mine Ban Convention at th Geneva based UN Convention hall.
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BJP Banking On Symbolism

Narendra Modi can pat himself on the back after inaugurating the world’s tallest statue—that of Iron Man Sardar Patel in the interior of Gujarat. It is one of the very few promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign that he has been able to deliver while promises relating to ‘mundane matters’ like better governance, eradication of corruption, poverty and militancy have been made contingent upon his continuing in office for at least till 2050!

PM Modi, dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest in the world and said it will be a reminder about the courage of a man who thwarted efforts to disintegrate India.
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Thaw In India- Pakistan Relations

Kartarpur Corridor heralds a new but unexpected thaw in the frosty relations between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan. Sikhs in India have been demanding the corridor for several years. It will enable them to reach the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan. It is believed to be the first Gurudwara ever built; it is also the place where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism died and hence a must visit for every devout Sikh.

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Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan
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“In Memory of the Heroic Freedom Struggles of 1818 and 1848”

Today we look back on a heroic struggle that our ancestors waged 200 years ago against the mightiest empire that the world had known up to that time, to regain their freedom and that of a nation that had remained unbowed for over 2300 years. Unfortunately, it was a heroic but unequal struggle with a much more powerful and vengeful colonial power which had also through unscrupulous manipulation succeeded in splitting the Kandyan people in to factions suspicious of each other and diluted the centuries old bonds that bound the nation together.

“In Memory of the Heroic Freedom Struggles of 1818 and 1848”
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