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A Second Look at the Pareto Principle
Vilfredo Pareto (1848 – 1923) was an Italian civil engineer who became more famous as an economist, political scientist and philosopher. He gave the world what we call the 'Pareto Principle'. At the University of Lausanne, Switzerland he published his first paper "Cours d'économie politique" in 1896...
02.04.2015 - 09:18 By Habib Siddiqui
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EU considers GSP+ and lifting of fish products ban
Expressing deep appreciation over the new government’s policies on improving human rights and strengthening democratic institutions, European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly said the EU is seriously reevaluating the Sri Lanka’s request to grant the GSP+ concession once again for Sri Lanka e...
02.04.2015 - 08:35
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Taking Stock: Skewed priorities of the government's budget
Skewed Priorities of the government: Write-off in customs duty on gold, diamond and jewellery is about twice the cut in total budget for health, education, women and child development, drinking water and sanitation The 2015-16 Budget and the Statement of Revenue Impact of Tax Incentives in 2014-15...
02.04.2015 - 08:15 Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Taking Stock: Skewed priorities of the government's budget
Skewed Priorities of the government: Write-off in customs duty on gold, diamond and jewellery is about twice the cut in total budget for health, education, women and child development, drinking water and sanitation. The 2015-16 Budget and the Statement of Revenue Impact of Tax Incentives in 2014-15...
02.04.2015 - 08:17 Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Red Dawn for Lankan manufacturing
Stressing that historic Sino-Lanka relations are a model to be followed, China has signalled its keenness to develop Sri Lanka’s manufacturing sector by introducing its famed city focused Special Economic Zone Model (SEZM) to coastal centres here-and extending its direct partnership, China also hint...
01.04.2015 - 22:09
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Indian parliamentarian doubts if tobacco kills! Do not reinvent the wheel
Indian parliamentarian who is chairing the committee which told the government not to implement stronger pictorial graphic health warnings on tobacco packs (and raise the warning size from 40% to 85%) from 1st April 2015, casted doubts whether tobacco causes cancer. India is at risk of reversing the...
01.04.2015 - 11:25 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Joint Celebration - ‘Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day and the ‘International Students Day’
annual get-together of the ITEC alumni and Sri Lankan students who studied in India under various scholarship schemes of the Government of India was held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Hotel Taj Samudra. Dr Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Government of Sri Lanka, graced t...
01.04.2015 - 08:35
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Conspiracy’ to Push India into Dark Ages
It is bad enough that while on the political front ‘fringe elements’ are being given freedom to tout their divisive and hate agenda, in the sport arena both the traditional (print) and the ‘new’ (electronic and social) media are on an overdrive to convert Indian sports-lovers, especially cricketers,...
01.04.2015 - 08:18 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka exports revving for this year’s historic Milano blitz
Sri Lanka has promptly moved on 26 March to leverage a universal global expo series whose history extends back to 1851 in London to hold its exports edge-and also vowed to showcase its exports diversification strength at the latest exposition in the series coming up in Milano, Italy this May. “We...
31.03.2015 - 09:31
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Patton appeals to YTC leaders to attend “Tripartite Talk”
Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton said the upcoming “Tripartite Talk” to be held on April 7 at Kohima would be crucial as it was to find amicable and lasting solution to the “Chang and Yimchunger” issues. Addressing a huge crowd here at Shamator HQ, under Tuensang district Monday, the Minister appea...
31.03.2015 - 08:48
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Former Strongman Basil Faces Imminent Threat of Arrest at the Airport
Former strongman and one of the siblings of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces imminent threat of being arrested at the Katunayake International Airport, no sooner he lands. Basil Rajapaksa, the former Economic Development Minister is wanted by the Police to record a statement over alleged m...
31.03.2015 - 08:01
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AAP Has Self –Destructive Instincts
The ‘pink slip’ to ‘rebels’ Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and their loyalists Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha may be deemed to show the self-destructive instincts of the Aam Aadmi Party if you don’t like ‘muffler-man’ Arvind Kejriwal. And if you are one of those who see him as the new messiah out on the...
31.03.2015 - 07:10 By Tukoji Pandit - Syndicate Features
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First European R&D breakthrough for Lankan apparels
Within a day after Sri Lanka and EU successfully joining in Colombo for the redux of the sought after GSP Plus to boost its apparel exports, comes yet another coveted technical breakthrough extended through a surging EU economy –and this support stream connects not only to Lanka’s finished apparels...
30.03.2015 - 10:17
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Politics of Bluff & Bluster In India
Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, literally sprang a surprise this week by displaying an aggression, which is not associated with her. Both on the floor of Parliament and outside, she put the Modi government on notice that her party’s poor bench strength would not come in her way of leading the...
30.03.2015 - 08:43 By Malladi Rama Rao - Asian Tribune
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‘Disgusted’, Really General?
It may not be wrong to assume that Gen (retd) V.K. Singh, minister of state for external affairs in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, felt ‘disgusted’ as an afterthought following his appearance at the Pakistan Nation Day function in Delhi on March 23. It had provided some spice to the sensation...
30.03.2015 - 07:41 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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No Belchi Moment
Manmohan Singh’s tryst with black gold in Talabira may turn out to be the badly needed Belchi moment for his Congress party, which is in a state of despair, with the Crown Prince appearing to give credence to the growing perception that “he is an empty suit”. Sonia Gandhi’s dramatic gesture in suppo...
30.03.2015 - 00:34 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule
In the aftermaths of the destruction of the Airbus 320 of Germanwings, some of the circumstances that led to the catastrophic suicide act by Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old pilot, have been completely eclipsed by the disproportionate focus on a single, relatively-new structural addition to the inte...
29.03.2015 - 11:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter From America: ‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar - I told you so
In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have bee...
29.03.2015 - 11:44 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka and rising ASEAN economy ink first trade minutes in Colombo
With a call to quadruple bilateral trade to $1 Bn, Sri Lanka and Vietnam inked the minutes of the successful first official joint trade meet on the eve of 26 March in Colombo. Interestingly, private sector players of the communist party state Vietnam are enlisted to take the lead in Sri Lanka’s o...
29.03.2015 - 07:40
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Responding to Yemen crisis
Sunni-Shi’a divide seems to be deep rooted and explosive by nature. Not only anti-Islamic world exploits the deadly divide in Islamic world to their own advantages, but also, it helps the enemies of Islam to accelerate the globally circulated awful trend: Islamophobia. World now looks at Islam as a...
29.03.2015 - 07:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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