Monthly Archives: March 2010

India opening doors to foreign universities

India is getting ready to formally welcome foreign universities to set up their campus and offer their degrees locally. Hitherto, foreign universities are allowed to have collaboration with local institutions of higher learning. The Manmohan Singh government on Monday, March … Continue reading

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Elders give nod to Women’s reservation in Indian legislatures

Amidst high drama, India on Tuesday set in motion the process of reserving seats for women in Parliament and state assemblies. Highlights of the Bill. Rajya Sabha, the House of Elders approved the  Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, … Continue reading

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Foneska gives up fast, talks to daughter on phone

Colombo:  Former Lanka Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who is detained at the naval headquarters pending  a court martial,  has ended his ‘fast unto death’  after he was allowed to phone his US based daughters, accordingto the opposition leaders. The Army … Continue reading

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Muslim women wage jihad against violence

By Mehnaz M. Afridi* Travelling back and forth to Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan, I witness the amazing work that women are doing both for human rights and economic growth firsthand. Women are running companies, shelters and businesses, and countering … Continue reading

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