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  • In the name of Holy Cow, with the blessings of the BJP0

    By Sam  9th April 2017 The Gau Rakshak Clan Gaumata, Gau raksha, beef ban… In the 70 years since independence, never has the country been so obsessed with all things bovine than it is today with BJP in power. From banning the sale of beef in some states to cow cess in others, the humble

  • Little over a year away from presidential poll, Maldives politics hotting up0

    N Sathiya Moorthy After ‘defeating’ the joint Opposition-sponsored no-trust motion against Parliament Speaker Abdulla Maseeh, the Government of President Abdulla Yameen has revived the call for the forgotten all-party political negotiations. However, the Opposition rejected the Government’s offer. “If it is democracy they want, they should adhere to democratic principles and use this opportunity,” Fisheries

  • Extension Given to Probe Sri Lanka’s War Crimes is No Surprise0

    Extension Given to Probe Sri Lanka’s War Crimes is No Surprise In late March this year, the United Nations Humans Right Council (UNHRC) granted Colombo a further extension of two years to probe alleged war crimes committed during the civil war. The main political party of Sri Lanka’s Tamils, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), went along

  • PDP BJP Coalition Oxymoron in Kashmir…?0

    “The idea that two political parties can’t come together to get a mission done is foreign to me and unacceptable.” JAVID AHMAD AHANGER and JAVEED BIN NABI Thomas Jefferson to Maryland Republicans in 1809 said. “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good

  • Headless democracy, heartless neighbor3

    We need a good neighbor; our neighbor needs it too.   Minar Rashid A good neighbor is the blessing from the creator. As the saying goes, you can change your life partner if it does not suit you, but cannot change your neighbor. Pakistan or India would have changed their neighbors’ long time back if

  • All eyes on Election Commission in RK Nagar bypoll0

    N Sathiya Moorthy Rediff.com 6 April 2017 Would the EC make an example of the RK Nagar by-election, either by ensuring free and fair polls or by countermanding the same, asks N Sathiya Moorthy. Come April 12, and Chennai’s RK Nagar assembly constituency would have voted for a new MLA in place of late chief

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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