Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan member of parliament and the eldest son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakdsa, has trained Kashmiri girls in Rugby, a game which he has mastered.On his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, told Express on Monday that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir.”
Last weekend, India came out with a surprising announcement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting China on April 27 and 28 to have an unofficial summit with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. Will the impromptu summit lead to tangible policy changes or will it be another edition of Modi’s earlier impulsive air dash to Pakistan for a tete-a-tete with the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which led to nothing?
The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sampanthan, told Tamils on Tuesday what they should do secure their rights within a united Sri Lanka. He set out three basic requirements while launching a book on the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987 written by T.Ramakrishnan, Associate Editor at The Hindu.
China is the single largest exporter to the Maldives, accounting for 28% of the Maldives’ imports in March 2018, according to the customs authorities.Neighboring India rested in the third spot with a total contribution worth of 11% of total goods imported during the said month.
Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that it is in the economic interest of Tibet to stay as part of China.“Historically and culturally, Tibet has been independent. China took control of Tibet in 1950 in what it called a peaceful liberation. So long as the constitution of China recognizes our culture and the Tibetan autonomous region’s special history, it [Tibet] can remain there,” the Dalai Lama said during a lecture in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Oral traditions and folklore the world over have stories of fools. In some, he is a village-idiot, and in some others he is a “wise fool’ who is often consulted for his out of the box thinking. At other times the fool is a leader or a ‘teacher’ with a group of followers.Stories of erudite ‘teachers’ seem to have been part of folklore throughout the Indian sub-continent and its neighborhood.
n a highly significant political move on Monday, the Indian government removed the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA, from all areas in Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh in North Eastern India.
India’s Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the opposition’s notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. In his 10-page order, Naidu has dealt with every charge mentioned and claimed that the Opposition MPs were “unsure” of their own case and was based on “suspicion and conjectures.”
A group of 50 graduates of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), composed mostly of Dalits, Tribals and Balckward Classes, have quit their jobs and launched a political party to fight for the rights of the downtrodden in Indian society. The party is to be named Bahujan Azad Party.
Former Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar on Sunday termed the upcoming informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping as a ‘very bold step’. Striking personal relations is important in diplomacy as it will bring India and China together in the interest of regional peace, he added.