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Letter from America: 2016 – Will it be any different than 2015?
The year 2015 is over. It was a very messy year in the global politics. Will 2016 be plagued by the same types of violence? In a fast paced world that we live today, it is difficult to predict the future. In what follows I shall attempt to review a few cases. No region was probably more affected by...
03.01.2016 - 13:02 By Habib Siddiqui
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Delhi’s Farcical Pollution War
Gamblers in India like to play with even and odd numbers. The gamblers would have perhaps found it amusing that even and odd numbers have now been given a legal sanctity by the Kejriwal government which will restrict the movement of private cars and two-wheelers on the basis of the last digit of the...
03.01.2016 - 07:34 By Tukoji R Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Asian Fashions shine at the Fashion Show & Cultural Extravaganza in Cuba
The Fashion Show & Gala Dinner organized by the Asian Ladies Association on 30th November 2015 at Hotel Riviera in Havana on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Women Federation, marked yet another milestone in Asia - Cuba relations. The evening began with the lighting of the oil...
02.01.2016 - 10:05
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Potential measures to enhance tobacco control policies in Singapore
Public consultation on potential measures to enhance Singapore’s tobacco control policies will be holding by the Health Promotion Board together with the Ministry of Health and the Health Sciences Authority to seek view of the public in this regard and more effectively discourage Singaporeans from p...
02.01.2016 - 09:53 By Manjari Peiris
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Hindu IAS officer embraces Islam, seeks VRS!
Chairman of Rajasthan Roadways Development Corporation, Umrao Salodia quit from his post alleging discrimination by not being made chief secretary. Salodia is a 1978 batch IAS officer was set to retire on June 30, 2016. But he has applied for VRS and has asked to be relieved by March 31, 2016. Incu...
02.01.2016 - 09:28 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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CBI Raids Leads To AAP Fire On Jaitley
The CBI raid on the office of the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, reportedly in pursuit of allegations against Rajender Kumar, his principal secretary, has led to an all-out war between the Aam Admi Party and the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, who is among the more fierce warrior of the...
02.01.2016 - 09:18 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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New Year dawns with many hopes and aspirations in our hearts: President’s New Year Message
We have seen the restoration of democratic freedoms, ending of corruption and violence, establishment of reconciliation, regaining of international goodwill. We have achieved them as a result of the determination and conviction displayed by you in last January last year – President Maithripala Srise...
01.01.2016 - 12:42
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Tamil Nadu politics: Jayalalithaa may opt for electoral tie-ups!
Everything was smooth and positive for ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu and its supremo Chief Minister Jayalalithaa until the natural calamity struck the Chennai city, causing havoc for weeks for the people of Tamil Capital early this month when the opposition had the chance to take on their ever-w...
01.01.2016 - 09:34 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Swamy re-elected head of America Tamil Sangam
Prakash M Swamy has been reelected President of America Tamil Sangam for the years 2016 and 2017. The other office bearers elected are: John Joseph - Executive Vice President, Calai Chandra and Oomen Koshy - Vice Presidents, Jaya Sundaram – Secretary; P Saravana Kumar - Joint Secretary and Sriram El...
01.01.2016 - 08:34
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12th South Asian Games to be held in Guwahati & Shillong
12th South Asian Games to be held in Guwahati & Shillong from 5-Feb-2016 to 16-Feb-2016 will be the biggest sporting extravaganza ever in the North East of India and the 1st ever gender equal South Asian Games with men & women participation in all the sports. For conduct of the games an org...
01.01.2016 - 08:26
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Can Another Session Loss Be Prevented?
The winter session of Parliament was written off as a bad loss with the BJP-led government and large sections of the media putting the blame almost entirely on the Opposition, especially the Congress, for yet another washout session. That may be questioned because the treasury benches have the large...
01.01.2016 - 08:10 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Megapolis Development Plan presented to President
The Megapolis Development Plan formulated for entire megapolis development in the island including Western Province was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 30) at the Presidential Secretariat. At this occasion, the President said everybody should contribute to make the Megapolis...
31.12.2015 - 09:20
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The Dilemma Over Governors
In the season of political controversies the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, made ample contribution by first advancing the winter session of the state assembly by nearly a month (from January 14, 2016 to December 16, 2015) without consulting the chief minister and then permitt...
31.12.2015 - 07:57 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Uneven Odds On Delhi Pollution Fight
hether they own a personal mechanized vehicle or not, the citizens of Delhi should be prepared for suffering the consequences of an experiment to curb air pollution which begins on January 1, 2016. While the unfortunate fact is that the air in national capital has become too toxic and something nee...
30.12.2015 - 07:18 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Trouble Comes in Threes, indeed: Britain to be hit by yet another storm
Just as the communities in the Norther Britain thought their misery is behind them, the forecasters are warning about the onset of the third consecutive storm, Storm Alfred, which is developing into a major problem, just to the North-West of the British isles. It is cliché that trouble comes in thr...
30.12.2015 - 08:08 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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China’s expulsion of French journalist underpins her repressive Uyghur policy
As I have noted a few times before China is in the denial process, very much like Myanmar. Just as in Myanmar (former Burma) the Buddhist people - from top to bottom - are in the denial of their Rohingya population (an indigenous people who has lived in the northwestern part of the country bordering...
30.12.2015 - 07:05 By Habib Siddiqui
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Prabhu Dayal serves hot Karachi Halwa
'Why would Zia want to climb five floors of a hotel? Why did someone think Zia could fix his TV? Was Zia practicing Urine therapy? What did Christopher Lee and Alyque Padamsee have in common? Ambassador Prabhu Dayal who had a very highly successful diplomatic career as Indian Consul General in New...
29.12.2015 - 18:37
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Personal Diplomacy in Indo-Pak Relationship
Indian Prime Minister Modi landed at Lahore airport on 25th December, 2015, went to Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s home and exchanged gifts. Mr. Modi also greeted him a happy birthday and wishes for his granddaughter, whose wedding ceremony was due that day. It was totally impromptu visit...
29.12.2015 - 06:40 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Pakistan: a story of hope & resilience
We live in a connected world, a world that stands duly integrated. The air we breathe, the policies we make, the wars we unleash and the peace we pursue, everything is intertwined in an inextricable manner. This is a reality that we all face from climate change issues to under-nourished children, ev...
28.12.2015 - 17:01 By Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
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Rajnath received huge Christmas Cake on Xmas Day from Khongwang
Union Minister for Home Rajnath Singh has happily received the Christmas Cake given by senior Nagaland BJP leader, T Khongwang Konyak, here. The Nagaland BJP leader, accompanied by T Methna Konyak, Nagaland State BJP Council Member, visited the Union Home Minister at his official residence on the...
28.12.2015 - 08:14 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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