Nepal: Political Stability Under Threat Again

Nepal: Political Stability Under Threat Again

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By Rattan Saldi* Nepal appears to be heading for a political instability yet again in the wake of raging controversy over allegations of corruption against Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of the Rastriya Swatantra Party, Rabi Lamichhane. Accusations of fraudulently swindling cooperative funds reverberated in the country’s Parliament almost daily, crippling its working in the winter session. The Minister has however denied the allegation. The Budget session of the Federal Parliament has been called to meet on 10th May but that also does not promise any better situation as both sides are vehemently adamant in their stand on Lamichhane, who...

Accountability Tryst With 2024 Ballot…. 

Accountability Tryst With 2024 Ballot…. 

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By Prasad Nallapati Who wins the on-going round of parliamentary elections is no longer the moot point. What is of concern is how the elected government...

What Would “Total Victory” Mean in Gaza?

What Would “Total Victory” Mean in Gaza?

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Victory and decision are one and the same. Over the years, attempts have been made to distinguish between them: for example, victory is tactical and decision...

The Occupation of Territory in War

The Occupation of Territory in War

6 Min

Brigadier General (res.) Dr. Meir Finkel   The occupation and holding of territory, which used to be a central component of the IDF’s war concept at...

Pakistan: Infighting in  ruling elite intensifies following shock election result

Pakistan: Infighting in ruling elite intensifies following shock election result

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By Keith Jones The results of last Thursday’s election in Pakistan, the world’s fifth most populous state, constitute a stunning rebuke of the country’s military, long...

Proforma Polls in Pakistan Today

Proforma Polls in Pakistan Today

5 Min

By Malladi Rama Rao* Funnily, even before the first ballot was cast in the Pakistan elections today, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is ready with his prophecy. And...

Global South Dithering Away from BRI

Global South Dithering Away from BRI

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Rattan Saldi Within ten years of President Xi Jinping’s announcement in Sept 2013 of China’s ambitious plan, the Border Road Initiative, BRI with declared intention to...

Meherabad beckons….

Meherabad beckons….

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I wish every Baba lover the opportunity of being at Meherabad on Amartithi Day at least once. In the early years the line for darshan was...

Hong Kong court liquidates failed Chinese property giant

Hong Kong court liquidates failed Chinese property giant

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After protracted negotiations, aimed at trying to restructure its international debts, the failed Chinese property and real estate giant Evergrande has officially been wound up. The...

China’s stock market fall sounds alarm bells

China’s stock market fall sounds alarm bells

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By Nick Beams Today international finance capital is waging a campaign for Beijing to implement an economic stimulus package. If it does not, the threat is...

Hong Kong puts runaway activist Tony Chung on wanted list

Hong Kong puts runaway activist Tony Chung on wanted list

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Authorities in Hong Kong on Friday issued a “recall” order for prominent independence activist Tony Chung, who recently arrived in the United Kingdom to seek political...

Quake-hit Tibetans get scarce aid from Beijing

Quake-hit Tibetans get scarce aid from Beijing

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Tibetans in earthquake-affected areas of China’s Qinghai Province have received scarce help from the Chinese government, except for “some tent facilities” and utilities checks for those...

Diehard fans to mark Mao birthday with ‘red songs’

Diehard fans to mark Mao birthday with ‘red songs’

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Changzhou Revolutionary Song Troupe leader Dai Cheng has been to the birthplace of Mao Zedong in Hunan province “countless times.”The museum at Shaoshan is traditionally a...

Amid fears of new personality cult in China, Xi Jinping to pay homage at Mao mausoleum

Amid fears of new personality cult in China, Xi Jinping to pay homage at Mao mausoleum

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As authorities in Beijing announced the temporary closure of the Mao Zedong mausoleum on Tiananmen Square, reportedly to allow Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping to...

Dalai Lama calls for greater harmony among different Buddhist communities

Dalai Lama calls for greater harmony among different Buddhist communities

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Cultivate a life of virtue that will benefit others. This is the message that the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, told over 2,000...

More than 40,000 Chinese involved in online scam operations deported from Myanmar

More than 40,000 Chinese involved in online scam operations deported from Myanmar

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More than 40,000 Chinese nationals associated with unlawful online scam groups in Myanmar’s northern Shan state were arrested and deported during a three-month period from early...

EU Parliament calls on China to abolish Tibetan boarding schools

EU Parliament calls on China to abolish Tibetan boarding schools

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The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning the “abduction and forced assimilation of Tibetan children” by the Chinese government, according to an official press...

Uyghurs mark 2 years since ‘genocide’ finding

Uyghurs mark 2 years since ‘genocide’ finding

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Uyghur activists and U.S. lawmakers on Monday marked two years since an independent tribunal in London handed down a decision that China’s government was committing genocide...

US adds more Chinese officials and companies to  Xinjiang sanctions list

US adds more Chinese officials and companies to Xinjiang sanctions list

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The United States has sanctioned another two Chinese officials over alleged links to human rights abuses against Uygurs and other ethnic minorities in the far western...

China FO presser – Dec 28, 2023

China FO presser – Dec 28, 2023

2 Min

China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning held a Press Conference on Dec 28, 2023. Excerpts AFP: China’s Embassy in Myanmar today reminded all Chinese nationals in...

China FO Presser – Dec 27, 2023

China FO Presser – Dec 27, 2023

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China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning held a presser on Dec 27, 2023. Excerpts  CCTV: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road...

China FO Presser- Dec 26, 2023

China FO Presser- Dec 26, 2023

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China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning held a Press Conference on Dec 26, 2023. Excerpts China News Service: Premier Li Qiang attended the fourth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation...

China FO Presser – Dec 25, 2023

China FO Presser – Dec 25, 2023

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China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning held a presser on Dec 25, 2023. Excerpts CCTV: This year marks the tenth anniversary of the vision of building...

State Dept Presser – Dec 19, 2023

State Dept Presser – Dec 19, 2023

27 Min

US State Dept spokesperson Matthew Miller held a presser on Dec 19, 2023. The Q- A on Soth Asia is tweaked to appear upfront. Excerpts MR...

State Dept Presser – Dec 18, 2023

State Dept Presser – Dec 18, 2023

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  The US State Dept Spokesman Matthew Miller held a press briefing on Dec 18, 2023. Some excerpts with Q-A on India, Afghanistan and Pakistan tweaked...

State Dept Presser – Dec 14, 2023

State Dept Presser – Dec 14, 2023

21 Min

The US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller held a Press Briefing on Dec 14, 2023. The Q-A on B’desh is tweaked to appear up front. Excerpts...

State Dept Presser – Dec 13, 2023

State Dept Presser – Dec 13, 2023

22 Min

The US State Dept spokesperson Mathew Miller held a presser on Dec 13, 2023. The Q-A on Afghanistan -Bangladesh -Pakistan -Sri Lanka has been tweaked to...

The Occupation of Territory in War

The Occupation of Territory in War

6 Min

Brigadier General (res.) Dr. Meir Finkel   The occupation and holding of territory, which used to be a central component of the IDF’s war concept at...

Pakistan: Infighting in  ruling elite intensifies following shock election result

Pakistan: Infighting in ruling elite intensifies following shock election result

4 Min

By Keith Jones The results of last Thursday’s election in Pakistan, the world’s fifth most populous state, constitute a stunning rebuke of the country’s military, long...

Proforma Polls in Pakistan Today

Proforma Polls in Pakistan Today

5 Min

By Malladi Rama Rao* Funnily, even before the first ballot was cast in the Pakistan elections today, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is ready with his prophecy. And...

Global South Dithering Away from BRI

Global South Dithering Away from BRI

3 Min

Rattan Saldi Within ten years of President Xi Jinping’s announcement in Sept 2013 of China’s ambitious plan, the Border Road Initiative, BRI with declared intention to...

Hong Kong court liquidates failed Chinese property giant

Hong Kong court liquidates failed Chinese property giant

4 Min

After protracted negotiations, aimed at trying to restructure its international debts, the failed Chinese property and real estate giant Evergrande has officially been wound up. The...