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DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime

In recent months, North Korea has attracted much world attention due to its nuclear program threatening its neighbors to the east and south. The official name of the country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), although it is neither democratic nor a people’s republic.

DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime
 Kim Jong-un
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BJP’s Tryst With Indian History

A frequently recurring theme in the speeches by BJP and other Sangh Parivar leaders is condemnation of the long Mughal rule in the sub-continent. Many see it as a code word for denouncing the Muslim minority in the country.

U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Taj Mahal on October 26, 2017.
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UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue

According to CNN reports of 29 March 2017 more than 47000 people have been killed in Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.

UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue
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The Wrong Yatra

Accompanied by media hype and much fanfare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a fortnight-long Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala, the southern tip of India. Well, Kerala sticks out as a sore thumb in meeting BJP’s ambition to bind India in one ‘culture’.

Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala
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An unwise move

President Sirisena opened a 242-bed epilepsy hospital, which was fully funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in Colombo.

Saudi Arabia funded epilepsy hospital
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Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara to join Cricket Team to Lahore

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago.

 Dayasiri Jayasekara - Minister of Sports, Sri Lanka
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Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera

Even if the proposed new constitution gets two thirds majority of the Parliament, we will bring out all members of the Maha Sangha to the streets and defeat it when it goes for a referendum, the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera stated addressing a media briefing yesterday held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress auditorium.

Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though  approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera
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Dr. Shurhozelie lambasted District Administration for not permitting them to hold “peaceful dharna” asking them to arrest or fire him first if they want

NPF Central Youth Wing went ahead with their planned “Indefinite dharna” here at the side of Civil Secretariat on Monday despite District Administration’s disallowing them to hold it.

Dr  Shurhozelie NPF President speaking at the dharna
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India’s Media War

An interesting war is going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress on social media. This time the Congress seems to have learnt from the 2014 debacle and a sizable army is continuously firing on BJP from close range. The BJP's troll army is losing ground and getting serious injuries in both Twitter and Facebook fronts.

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Daft Twerp Trump

Thanks to the POTUS the politics in the USA is heating up once again. Twelve days after four Americans were killed on Oct. 4 in an ambush in Niger, Mr. Trump called the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson and said that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” referring to the soldier only as “your guy,” according to Sergeant Johnson’s mother and a Democratic congresswoman, who both listened to the call.

Daft Twerp Trump
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