• 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 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

  • Unacceptable objection to liquor ban in India0

    The Supreme Court order banning the liquor shops within 500 meters of highways has been criticized by alcohol producers, merchants and liquor addicts all over India. Claims are made that such closure will lead to loss of millions of jobs all over India and huge loss of income for the government. These are exaggerated fears

  • Muslim Matters…0

    Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 2 April 2017 Hakeem is more to the point that any merger of the North and the East would require the nation to address the expectations of other ‘ethnic minorities’ too The current leadership of the Upcountry Tamils are as vocal as any other, and as ‘demonstrative’ as any other,

  • Fishing issue should not be allowed to impact on India-Sri Lanka ties0

    N Sathiya Moorthy, South Asia Monitor, 2 April 2017  The Indian government has promised a Rs 1,500-crore funding for Tamil Nadu, spread over three years, to create infrastructure for deep-sea fishing. This decision was conveyed to a state government delegation when they called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi recently, Finance Minister D Jayakumar

  • Kashmir’s regular shutdowns: What do Kashmiris gain?0

    (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-290) -Dr. Abdul Ruff Why don’t India help Kashmiris lead a normal life at par with Hindus in India? Perpetual murders and fake encounters from Indian forces occupying Jammu Kashmir and curfews called for by the freedom groups have been a regular feature of Kashmir valley, weakening the nation’s infrastructural strength

  • Fears in India over spread of ‘Taliban-like’ moral policing amid crackdown on meat and romance0

      Lucknow Police run an anti-Romeo operation at Saharaganj mall, on March 22, 2017 Credit: Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times Nicola Smith 2 April 2017 • 9:41am Controversial “anti-Romeo” squads to police and control young couples in public are spreading across India after they were introduced by the firebrand Hindu leader of the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. The squads

  • Genocides of Tamils and Indo-Sri Lanka relations!0

      –Dr. Abdul Ruff ______ Sri Lankan regime, committed only to protect and promote majority Singhalese, continues to attack the helpless Tamil fishermen on sea but Lankan-Tamil relations have been very old. The relationship between India and Sri Lanka is more than 2,500 years old with both countries having a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious


  • Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle

    Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle0

    After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom’s highest civilian award,

  • INDCs of Bangladesh

    INDCs of Bangladesh3

    After twenty years of international negotiations and many years of despair, like desert rain, the historic Paris Climate Conference has brought a long sought gift for the world – a global agreement to combat climate change. At the heart of this agreement, which will determine the future of millions in vulnerable regions such as South

  • The Peace Building in Sri Lanka

    The Peace Building in Sri Lanka0

    The three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka between govt. forces and rebel groups ended in May 2009, leaving behind several casualties, dead bodies, traumas, destruction of public utilities and civilian properties, and innumerable human rights violations. The country is now confronted with the post-war peace building process to restore the normal life in affected

  • The RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Problems and Survival Strategy

    The RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Problems and Survival Strategy1

    This paper will examine the impact on the apparel industry’s growth and the performance of major apparel exporting countries with special focus on Bangladesh after the phase out of the multifiber agreement (MFA) on 31 December 2004. Almost all anticipated that removal of the MFA might lead to a dramatic drop in export from Bangladesh

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