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Babu’s English holds sway over Indian judiciary

Babu’s English holds sway over Indian judiciary

When Lord Macaulay fervently pleaded for the cause of English education in India in the 1830s, to transform Indians into" Brown Sahibs" English in every way except in the skin color, he meant that they should be taught Queen's English and not the English used by the judges in the higher Indian courts. Here is an excerpt from the Supreme...

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

Washington, February 14 (Reuters): China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of...

Ex-Sri Lankan navy chief describes how US helped destroy LTTE floating armories

Ex-Sri Lankan navy chief describes how US helped destroy LTTE floating armories

Colombo, February 10 (The New Indian Express): Former Sri Lankan navy chief Adm.Jayanath Colombage, has described in his recently published book Asymmetric Warfare At Sea: The Case of Sri Lanka how the United States helped the Sri Lankan navy destroy the LTTE’s “floating armories” by supplying vital satellite images of the location of these ship-borne warehouses.. The destruction of the...

Trump’s spelling bloomers

Trump’s spelling bloomers

By Dana Milbank/The Washington Post The Trump White House on Monday night, attempting to demonstrate that the media had ignored terrorism, released a list of 78 “underreported” attacks. The list didn’t expose anything new about terrorist attacks, but it did reveal a previously underreported assault by the Trump administration on the conventions of written English. Twenty-seven times, the White House memo...

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney/Project Syndicate If there is one thing at which China’s leaders truly excel, it is the use of economic tools to advance their country’s geostrategic interests. Through its $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative, China is supporting infrastructure projects in strategically located developing countries, often by extending huge loans to their governments. As a result, countries are...

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