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  • Devolution And Dissolution

    Devolution And Dissolution0

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    • October 23, 2016

    Everyone is talking about it, the media, the non-official political Opposition and even sections of the Colombo-based diplomatic corps! But the people concerned, be it the Government of the day, its various partners, and the official Leader of the Opposition, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in this case, continue to maintain stoic silence. When they

  • Development is the Spirit of SAARC

    Development is the Spirit of SAARC0

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    • October 23, 2016

    Introduction  The concept of regional cooperation emerged late in South Asia, and it was only during the seventies that various political and economic factors created a friendly environment. As a   result of the lengthy deliberations among the member countries of the region, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) came into existence on 8

  • Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State

    Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State0

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    • October 23, 2016

    Humanitarian Groups, Journalists, and Rights Monitors Need Access The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance to tens of thousands of people and forced many to flee their homes.

  • Don’t say the N-word in Karnataka

    Don’t say the N-word in Karnataka0

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    • October 23, 2016

    A Pakistani view on the strategic implications of a new Indian nuclear city There have been repeated confirmed reports that India is constructing a new nuclear city at Challakere, Karnataka. The city-size complex will produce highly enriched uranium to not only fuel its nuclear powered submarines, but also feed its thermonuclear bombs. The local population

  • ‘A cure far worse than the disease’: Sri Lanka’s new draft counter terrorism law0

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    • October 20, 2016

    Over the weekend, a draft framework copy of the ‘Counter Terrorism Act’ (CTA) – the legislation intended to replace the draconian ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ (PTA) – was leaked to the press. The contents of the text, available here, are deeply disturbing. As it currently stands, the PTA enables arbitrary arrest and long periods of

  • INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY

    INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY0

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    • October 19, 2016

    India’s promises to COP 21 INDC report submitted by India to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during the Paris Climate Conference contained the following promises Emission reduction – To reduce the emissions intensity of India’s GDP by 33 to 35% by 2030 from 2005 level. Renewable energy – To achieve about 40 percent

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  • The Role of China for the Socio-economic Progress in South Asia

      by Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed     16 January 2022 China is a growing influence on other developing economies through trade, investment, and ideas. Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing wide-ranging reforms in 1979, China has been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging

  • Bangladesh-China relations: Advancing on firm footings

      by Serajul Islam     9 January 2022 Bangladesh-China relations are excellent at present. Better still, they are on an ascending trajectory. In a country where all relations in the public domain are reflected and judged in the context of the country’s glorious War of Liberation of 1971, Bangladesh-China relations are an exception. China had

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