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  • India: Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi strike after 40 days on CM Palanisamy’s promise!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Tamil Nadu farmers on April 23 Sunday called off their Delhi strike after chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami promised to meet their demands of drought relief and farm loan waivers. Palaniswami, who arrived in the national capital yesterday, attended the NITI Aayog meeting along with chief ministers of other states. More than 100

  • Sri Lanka; Religiously, Divided0

    Religiously, Divided Sathiya Moorthy  The Sunday LeaderColombo 23 April 2017 Whatever the intention and purpose of the pollsters and the publication, ‘The Telegraph’, at least in Sri Lanka’s case, it should give and insight into the way the people and polity perceive religion The Sinhala-Buddhist majority often takes the blame for allowing religion to influence political

  • Crafting Peace Theoretically: A case with Kashmir0

    “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” The terms Peace and Conflict are paired opposites, like light and shadow. In Enlightenment thinking, violence and conflict, seen as the greatest evils in history, were ascribed to a disorderly world. Political

  • Tamil Nadu: Is AIADMK on its way out of power soon?0

    Source: Wikipedia Commons -Dr. Abdul Ruff Once, rather not very long ago, a powerful party AIADMK is now split and weakened because of one-person – Sasikala, Who sought to take over both the party and government, taking full advantage of the unexpected death of CM Jayalalithaa. Today, thanks to shock therapy treatment to the party

  • India: AIADMK crisis: Fragile unity move!0

    (Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens) -Dr. Abdul Ruff Even as the AIADMK merger efforts are in full swing some Sasikala-Dinakaran backers oppose the merger move and as before find faults with former CM O. Panneerselvam not supporting their jailed small-amma (Chinnamma) to assume power as Tamil Nadu CM and control

  • The Nawaz Government and the Issue of Good Governance in Pakistan0

    Nearly after four years of rule, the Nawaz government suffered from bad management which had become the norm. An editorial aptly entitled “Bad Governance as the hallmark of PML-N rule” published in Pakistan Today on March 16, 2017, maintained that it began from the first day and continued till toady. The arbitrary hike in the

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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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