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  • WHY IS NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY PROJECT FACING ISSUES IN INDIA?

    WHY IS NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY PROJECT FACING ISSUES IN INDIA?0

    Project details The Neutrino project involving an investment of more than Rs. 15000 million was sanctioned by Government of India under the XIth plan, and the scientists initially hoped to start construction of the facility by 2011. Around 25 research institutions are associated with the project with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research acting as a

  • Cancellation of Saudi king’s Maldives visit: A message for Yameen?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  The much-awaited Maldivian leg of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s Asia tour was cancelled on the very eve of his scheduled arrival on Saturday, March 18, purportedly owing to the eruption of H1Ni swine-flu infection in the country. New dates for the visit would be announced once they are finalised, Maldivian Foreign Minister

  • India -Bangladesh defense pact – Honey mixed with poison for a friend

    India -Bangladesh defense pact – Honey mixed with poison for a friend1

    Minar Rashid A famous folk song in Chittagong goes like this; “my love, you fed me poison telling it’s honey.” In colloquial Chittagonian, it is; “Modhu koi Koi, arey bish khawaila”. Bangladesh is reverberating with news of India-Bangladesh defense pact expected to be signed during Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in April 2017. India is

  • U.S. Preparing Cases Linking North Korea to Theft at N.Y. Fed0

    Investigators build charges against Chinese middlemen for allegedly aiding 2016 cyberheist of $81 million from Bangladesh The New York Federal Reserve building in New York. Some foreign governments, central banks and other institutions keep money at the New York Fed, enabling them to make payments in U.S. dollars and purchase sovereign securities. Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg News By Aruna Viswanatha, The

  • What Factors Drive Child Marriage in Afghanistan?0

    By Sayed Masood Sadat Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a woman. Contributing factors include different forms of gender-based violence, poor education, limited access to healthcare, and not being allowed outside the home. Sadly, many Afghan women also face forced child marriage—despite it being illegal. According to

  • Indian regional polls 2017: Anti-incumbency, Congress-SP and media management cause big win for BJP! -I0

      -Dr. Abdul Ruff _________ Part-1 Year 2017appears to be an eventful one for India as that would be important for Indian politics. Besides facing the crucial Presidential elections, five states such as Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have gone to polls in February-March, Gujarat (PM Modi’s home state) and Himachal Pradesh will

  • Killing of Indian fisherman raises questions of sovereignty0

      N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org, 15 March 2017 Possibly for the first time, media reports have spoken about investigations into the death of a Tamil Nadu fisherman, K Brijto, 21, allegedly in a firing incident involving the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN). The Special Correspondent of The Hindu at Rameswaram has quoted investigating officials to report that the Indian

  • The world needs more toilets – but not ones that flush0

    from www.shutterstock.com Tamara Avellán, United Nations University Today, 35.8% of the world’s population still lacks access to any proper sanitation facilities. That’s why in 2015, the world’s leaders agreed to strive for access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. That means

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