• Social Entrepreneur on Why Data Can Help Bridge Political Chasm in Bangladesh0

    August 9, 2017 By Davey Kim It is now apparent that the age of social media has transformed public consciousness of important events. Most recently, “fake news” and other streams of misinformation spread via social media have been blamed for exacerbating a highly polarized political climate in the United States, and further impeding productive civic

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  • Doklam Stand-Off Means the Current Process of Settling the China Border Has Run Its Course0

    By Manoj Joshi on 07/08/2017 The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute. The parallel processes of negotiating China’s border with India and Bhutan seems to have reached a logical end. Credit: Reuters/PTI Just how the Doklam crisis plays out is still a matter of speculation. Nearly two

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  • Maldives: Urgent need to revisit Constitution again?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 8 August 2017 With the course of politics reaching a point-of-no-return, and the near-decade-long experience with the ‘pro-democracy’ Constitution of 2008 not ensuring cure for the nation’s ‘autocracy’ ills, there may be an urgent need for reviewing the same without further loss of time. How it should be gone about could become yet-another-point

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  • Joint Cricketism: Indo-England imposes will on Sri Lanka and South Africa! Or do bowlers resort to false bowling to promote bat boys?0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Sri Lankan government is indeed thrilled to see that finally, India offered a full 100 to one of the Lankan bat boys. In fact, Lankans did not expect such a turnaround luck was smiling on them as only they are supposed to offer 100s and more to Indian guests. Did Lankan

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  • Aspects Of Islam In Asia1

    By Dr. Mohamed Chtatou An in-depth analysis on how Islam arrived in three different regions of the Asian continent and is now perceived and lived by the local populations, with a common denominator being the purity of their belief and the strong identification they have towards Islam. Part 1: Background A law of physics states

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  • Myanmar: It’s High Time For Stopping The Slow-Burning Genocide0

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui Every day I receive dozens of emails. Most of these emails (at least 30) are about Myanmar’s inhuman treatment of the minorities. It is simply depressing to read the sad stories of their extermination, aptly termed the slow-burning genocide by Dr. Maung Zarni, a fellow human rights activist. Who would have

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  • Nepal: Rising Uncertainty Over Constitution Implementation0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha There is some truth that there is discrimination of the Madheshi, residents of the plains of Nepal, but the majority of hill indigenous and mountain people are comparatively more discriminated than the Madheshis. The discrimination of the Madheshis is not the voice of original residence of Terai, who have been there

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  • The Reliance 4G Scam – #JioYaMaro0

    Ambani acquired nationwide 4G spectrum at 1/10th of the Rs 1,76,000 Crores expected from the 2G auctions, without as much of a whimper of a protest. By GGI News Staff July 17, 2017 Ask anyone in India, what was “2G Scam”, and you will be told how the 2G spectrum was given away for a

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  • Between Modi magic and Nitish logic0

    N Sathiya Moorthy, 7 August 2017 If Nitish Kumar did not make his choice now, he could not re-enter the NDA later on and hope to be counted in as a prime ministerial possibility whenever the chance arises, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Though Bihar’s JD-U Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may have declared that no one can

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  • Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners0

    By James M. Dorsey Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations of their detractors than in polishing their own tarnished images. Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, all appear to fare poorly in how they are perceived, judged by

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  • WHY MR. GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI CONTESTED INDIAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?0

    It is curious that Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi accepted the invitation of opposition political parties and contested the Indian Vice Presidential election, knowing very well that he would not win the election. What did he try to prove or achieve by this? We all think that Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi is not a member of any political

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  • Kashmir’s victimized children: India should stop just blaming Pakistan to divert global attention on its genocides! (A sovereign Kashmir: Random thoughts- 307)0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Kashmiris are a great nation, where Prophets lived and guided them, but now they are the victimized children of the earth – divided, persecuted, fooled, terrorized and yet ignored by the world powers and UNSC to deliver justice to them. India for the first time in years has faced a crucial

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  • INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER’S DIGNIFIED RESPONSE TO CHINA’S WAR CRY0

    In the last few weeks, China has been blowing hot and cold over the India-China standoff at the tri junction Doklam (Bhutan) On several occasions, the spokesman of China has warned India directly or indirectly that China would not hesitate to deploy its army and use force to settle the Doklam row. On most occasions,

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  • The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing line0

    By James M. Dorsey A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a step closer to becoming enmeshed in the two- month-old Gulf crisis. Taken together with the almost simultaneous announcement of the milestone transfer to Qatar-owned French club Paris Saint-Germain

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