Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

New Delhi, May 24 (Hindustan Times): Canada has barred a former high-ranking Indian police officer from entering the country citing human rights violations. Immigration authorities denied entry to Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who served at Central Reserve Police Force in 2010, as they considered him to have served a state involved in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violation, or genocide”. Dhillon...

Populist pressures triggered shuffle of Sri Lankan cabinet portfolios

Populist pressures triggered shuffle of Sri Lankan cabinet portfolios

Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia): Monday’s shuffle of cabinet portfolios in Sri Lanka appears to have been triggered by populist feelings about what the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government should be doing in the national interest, which, in Sri Lankan politics some times, boils down to the interest of the Sinhalese-Buddhist majority. Through the shuffle, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are...

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/www.rediff.com The initial reports from Pakistan regarding the International Court of Justice's interim order on the Kulbhushan Jadhav “spying” case give a sinking feeling. If chances of Pakistan carrying out the death sentence were evenly poised, the balance now tilts in favor of execution. It's now, say, 75% to 25% in favor of execution. Consider the following: There has...

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Russia Insider An exclusive story in Times of India that India has made Russian projects to construct more nuclear power plants in India conditional on Moscow persuading Beijing to give up its opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India argues that sans NSG membership it will be constrained to settle for an indigenous nuclear energy program.. Working...

India’s first womb transplant operation a success.

India’s first womb transplant operation a success.

Pune, May 20 (Indian Express): Indian doctors based in Pune in Maharashtra, have succeeded in transplanting a womb. The operation was conducted on a 21-year-old woman who was born without a uterus. The donor was her 41-year-old mother. “The first case always takes time and in the case of this 21-year-old girl who was born without a uterus, we had...

Wigneswaran blocks industries from using Northern Province’s natural resources

Wigneswaran blocks industries from using Northern Province’s natural resources

Colombo, May 19 (newsin.asia): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that his administration would not like industries coming up in the province to use locally available resources and would want them to deploy resources procured or purchased from outside the province. “In working out our industries we would prefer not to use our natural...

OBOR “very significant for Sri Lanka” says Central Bank Governor

OBOR “very significant for Sri Lanka” says Central Bank Governor

Colombo, May 18 (newsin.asia): China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) global infrastructure project will be “very significant” for Sri Lanka, said Dr.Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). Addressing the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Wednesday, Coomaraswamy said that Sri Lanka has a special place in the OBOR scheme because of its strategic location in the...

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