• Sri Lanka: What next after ‘Panda Bonds’?0

    Sathiya Moorthy     14 August 2018 Living beyond one’s means is something that parents, family and religion condemn in people. The West-induced ‘credit card culture’ aimed at promoting consumerism and with it the ‘capitalists’ near-exclusively, may have changed it all, yet more and more people are finding the truth in the ancient wisdom even more.

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  • Pakistan General Elections 2018- Addressing the U.S. Concern0

    by Hareem Aqdas     13 August 2018 General elections were held in Pakistan on July 25th, 2018. The elections were held after successful completion of five-year term by the outgoing government. As a result of the elections, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) – party led by ex-cricket captain turned politician, Imran Khan turned out to be the

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  • The Uyghur militant threat: China cracks down and mulls policy changes0

    By James M. Dorsey      13 August 2018 China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind

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  • Tamil Nadu: Will Azhagiri queer the pitch for DMK ahead of bypolls?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  August 13, 2018 Calculated or otherwise, if Azhagiri’s firing of the first salvo after Karunanidhi’s death does not create some space for him to politico-electorally exploit at a later date, there may not be any space left for him at all, says N Sathiya Moorthy. By sounding the bugle for succession days after Dravida

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  • Understanding the UN Report on Human Rights Violations in Kashmir0

    A British representative on the UN Security Council, Mr. Noel Baker, once described the Kashmir dispute as “the greatest and gravest single issue in international affairs.” Finally, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released their “Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir” in June 2018, the

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  • TAMIL NADU IN INDIA PAYING HIGH PRICE DUE TO POOR WATER GOVERNANCE0

    by N.S. Venkataraman      13 August 2018 Now, Tamil Nadu is facing an awkward and embarrassing situation,  as millions of cusecs of Cauvery water is now being let into the sea due to want of storage capacity. This is not the first time in recent years that such awkward and unacceptable situation has arisen

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  • The rise of Islamism in Bangladesh0

    Rashed Nabi     13 August 2018 Islamism in Bangladesh is rising precipitously. It is permeating every aspect of life and has taken root as much in urban centers as in rural communities. Everywhere – from modern business office to daily social life – Islamic codes tend to exert authority. Burqa and hijab-wearing women who vow

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