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China’s Pearls In Power Play

June 29, 2010 admin 28

While West is courting Beijing, it appears to be wooing the Asian littoral to increase access to ports and airfields. Vice President Xi Jinping, who is widely believed to succeed President Hu, was in Dhaka, while Prime Minister Wen Jiabo became the first high ranking Chinese leader to visit Yangoon Read more ………

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Another bridge between India and Pakistan

June 29, 2010 admin 2

There is another spiritual bridge between people of India and Pakistan, and it deserves to be more widely known in India than it is. Thousands of Pakistanis assemble every Friday on their side of the border in the Ramgarh sector to pray at the shrine of Baba Ajit Singh Minhas Read more ………

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SL bans student group from Jaffna campus

June 29, 2010 admin 1

By Subash Somachandran Authorities at Jaffna University in northern Sri Lanka prevented a group of student leaders from the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) from visiting the campus on June 12. While the IUSF was the immediate target, the broader aim behind the ban was to suppress all political activity Read more ………

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Obama- Singh meet at G-20 summit

June 29, 2010 admin 1

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of G-20 Summit in Toronto on June 27.Following is the transcript of the remarks by the two leaders before their meeting. President Obama: I want to express my pleasure having the opportunity to meet once again with Read more ………

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Predictable spat between UN and Sri Lanka

June 28, 2010 admin 0

The Sri Lankan government has reacted angrily to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s June 22 appointment of an expert panel to advise him on human rights violations in the final stage of the island’s civil war. Thousands of civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan military’s bombardments in the months Read more ………

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G20 Leaders try to paper over differences

June 28, 2010 admin 0

By Nick Beams Leaders of the world’s major economies sought to paper over their differences on a series of key issues at the Group of 20 (G20) summit meeting held in Toronto over the weekend. On the crucial question of fiscal stimulus versus austerity measures, which divided Germany and the Read more ………

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A bridge between India and Pakistan

June 27, 2010 admin 0

As the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan have just talked of building “bridges to reduce trust deficit”, here is the story of a spiritual bridge that already exists between the two countries. For all one knows, the shrine of Baba Sheikh Brahamji may one day achieve what Indian and Read more ………

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All are blessed

June 23, 2010 admin 0

It is not as widely known as it deserves to be that in India there are several shrines that defy denominational barriers. For instance, a Jain temple at Dharmasthala in Karnataka is, and has always been, helping people of all communities settle their financial and matrimonial disputes that could all Read more ………

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US recalls Commander Gen McChrystal from Kabul

June 23, 2010 admin 2

By Bill Van Auken Following the appearance of an article in which he and his aides disparaged President Barack Obama and other top civilian officials, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the US commander in Afghanistan, has been ordered to return to Washington for a White House meeting with the Obama administration’s security Read more ………

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Deep divide in the Thai society…?

June 23, 2010 admin 0

By John Braddock A report released last month by Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) points to the underlying social tensions that helped fuel recent protests in Bangkok against the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The protests were called by Read more ………