Monthly Archives: February 2010

Darshan, an awakening

Meherabad: By 4 am, people formed a long line at the tomb shrine atop the Meherabad hill on February 25. And darshan was an orderly affair as usual. Normally, the shrine ‘opens’ at 5.30 am; darshan continues till around 8 … Continue reading

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116 Birthday of the Birthless, Deathless Ancient One

Feb 25 is celebrated as the birth day of Avatar Meher Baba. Speaking about the day’s significance, Bhau Kalchuri, Chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Trust, says: Today we are celebrating Beloved Meher Baba’s Birthday. In fact, He is never born, and … Continue reading

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SL:Thousands of Tamils still in detention camps

By Subash Somachandran and Kamal Rasenthiran Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, who fled the fighting in the final days of the military’s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), remain in squalid detention camps in northern Sri … Continue reading

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Deng Doctrine continues to influence Sino-American ties

China’s reaction to Dalai Lama- Obama meeting on Feb 18 at the White House is muted and the reasons for this are rooted in the Sino-American economic and financial interdependency, says the analyst Continue reading

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EU hurts Sri Lanka economy

On February 15, the European Union decided to withdraw temporarily the preferential tariff benefits under Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted to Sri Lanka on the charge that Colombo had indulged in human rights violations.  The ‘suspension’ will come into … Continue reading

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Rajapaksa actions politicize Sri Lanka Army

Since his re-election for a second term, President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is clearly on a ‘purging spree’. All his actions clearly demonstrate his continued ‘dictatorial’ ways of cleansing opponents both in political parties, the media and governmental institutions. … Continue reading

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India’s growth will be 7.2% says PM’s Economic Council

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) headed by noted economist C Rangarajan is optimistic of India galloping to higher growth rates. It pegs this fiscal’ GDP growth rate at 7.2 percent and forecasts an 8.2 for 2010-11 and … Continue reading

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A- bombs’ era over says Iran President

Tehran: Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in Tehran that A-bombs’ era is over as no one wants to use them. In an interview to Russian NTV network said the Islamic Revolution is first of all a humane revolution and that … Continue reading

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Small arms sales heading underground in Yemen

The Yemenese  government has started imposing tough new restrictions on arms dealers in local markets, but this is merely pushing the trade underground, say local NGO activists and military officials. according to a  report circulated by IRIN fr0m Sanaa. “In … Continue reading

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Congressional hearing reveals US intelligence agencies shielded Flight 253 bomber

By Alex Lantier A January 27 hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security established that US intelligence agencies stopped the State Department from revoking the US visa of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian student, whom US officials suspected of … Continue reading

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US slaps curbs on Revolutionary Guard

The Obama administration imposed new sanctions Wednesday on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in its bid to hurt Iran’s nuclear programme. The force is said to be main force  that is propelling Iran into nuclear league. The US Treasury has designated a … Continue reading

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