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Sivajilingham Resigns From the Membership of TELO

M.K.Sivajilingham, the Presidential Candidate in the 2019 Presidential race in Sri Lanka, has tendered his resignation, from even as a basic member of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization, (TELO).

Sivajilingham seen pausing questions openly  to President Maithripala Srisena challenging some of his earlier utterances
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The Challenges that makes MCCC Challenging

Sudden springing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact should not come as a surprise. It first made an appearance in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Sunday Massacres. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera introduced MCCC as the good that has come out of the 21/4 tragedy. He was obviously bowled over by the promised USD 480 million that the MCCC was to bring in to the country. At the time of this statement, Samaraweera had not realized that the loss to the country from 21/4 was far more significant than the benefits MCCC is offering.

The Challenges that makes MCCC Challenging
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Ao Naga Choir from India performs in Colombo

The Ao Naga choir performed last evening in a Tri-Nation ‘Concert for Peace’ along with Fricilia Mixed Choir from Indonesia and the Government Girls School Choir - Visakha Vidyalaya from Sri Lanka. The performance was conducted by Mr Rohan De Lanerolle at Lionel Wendt Theatre.

Ao Naga Choir from India performs in Colombo
Ao Naga Choir from India performs in Colombo
Ao Naga Choir from India performs in Colombo
Ao Naga Choir from India performs in Colombo
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The Renaissance of Gandhian Protests

Miles Franklin, the Australian author and feminist, once said, “Heed the spark or you may dread the fire.” At present, not only do we witness the consequences of not heeding the sparks in quite a few trouble spots across the world, but also how those who are responsible, in each individual situation, have been forced to dread the fire.

The Renaissance of Gandhian Protests
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Cruising for Change: North Korea

"May you live in 'interesting' times" is an oft quoted expression to connote living in times of danger and uncertainty, and surely the citizens of Asia are living in such unprecedented times.

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No Friends Of India In US Congress

To say that the US Congressional hearing on ‘Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region’ on October 22 was deeply embarrassing for India is to state the obvious; whatmstood out was that India has an acute deficit of ‘friends’ among the US lawmakers who can offer even a modicum of defence when an important India-related issue is taken up for scrutiny.

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Hope Modi With His Dynamism And Charisma Will Be Able To Resolve Naga Political Issue Once And For All

The Narendra Modi Government had not announced the timing and the venue to clinch the “Framework Agreement” with NSCN (IM). Everyone was caught napping when they announced the agreement with the group on August 3, 2015, in Delhi.

Hope Modi With His Dynamism And Charisma Will Be Able To Resolve Naga Political Issue Once And For All
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Message From The Hustings

Political parties and their faithful tend to be hyperbolic before the polls. And turn introspective after the results come in. But in the BJP today there appears a self-congratulatory mood with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the outcome in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections as an extraordinary achievement of the saffron party and its allies.

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Losing ground to western psyche: India’s way

India, even though got liberation from the British colonial power decades back, still perceives the western concept of life styles and its millions of residents feel safe with the western medicinal practices. But India (also known as Bharat and Hindustan) has the most ancient medical system in the world and Ayurveda (Unnani/Siddha) is still in practice across the vast country.

Francois Gautier - an India-based senior French journalist
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China Goes The Extra Mile To Woo Nepal

President Xi Jinping was hardly back in Beijing from a two-day state visit to Kathmandu when the Himalayan nation’s Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel flew into the Chinese capital and signed a 2.5 billion rupee three year agreement for beefing up Nepali Army’s capacity in disaster relief. General Wei Fenghe told his remarked on the occasion that his country was always positive to extend military support to Nepal for capacity building of its army.

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