How Nehru looked at the minorities’ question

How Nehru looked at the minorities’ question

Colombo, November 19 (newsin.asia): The following contribution from Nehru’s biographer, Dr S. Gopal, was published in Mainstream i its November 12, 1988 issue. It was based on the Ansari Memorial Lecture which Dr. Gopal delivered at the Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi on February 22, 1988. His Ansari Memorial Lecture is now being reproduced here because of […]

Japan to offer dollar-denominated, low interest loans for infrastructure

Japan to offer dollar-denominated, low interest loans for infrastructure

Tokyo, November 18 (Nikkei Asian Review): Japan will start offering dollar-denominated development assistance loans, heeding the wishes of borrowing countries to reduce exposure to exchange-rate risks. The move will likely increase demand from countries whose currencies are highly vulnerable to the performance of the U.S. economy. Tokyo hopes the change will lead to more infrastructure […]

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Sanya City (China), November 18 (The Indian Express): India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Hainan Island. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s […]

The woman who brought the unshakable Mugabe down

The woman who brought the unshakable Mugabe down

By Ata Ikiddeh/Lusaka Times It’s difficult to piece together what is going to become of Zimbabwe after now, however history gives us a peek at the key actors in the drama currently playing out. Now, this is the story you don’t know. Mugabe the deposed President of Zimbabwe, Constantine Chiwenga the Head of the Zimbabwean […]

Eerie silence of the Indian media

Eerie silence of the Indian media

By Rasmus Kleis Nielsen/Director of Research at Reuters Oxford, November 16 (Huffington Post): There is a creeping quiet spreading across India’s otherwise loud and lively journalism. Front pages, websites, and news programs are brimming with stories, but “people are afraid”, one editor told me recently in Delhi. “We come under a lot of pressure” says […]

Maldives seeks enhanced financing and raising of targets to fight climate change

Maldives seeks enhanced financing and raising of targets to fight climate change

Bonn, November 16 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy, Thoriq Ibrahim, has urged the 23 rd. Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany, to implement plans, enhance targets, and commit more funds to projects for correcting the effects of climate change. Ibrahim pointed out […]

Sexual violence does greater damage than bullets, Angelina Jolie tells UN peacekeepers

Sexual violence does greater damage than bullets, Angelina Jolie tells UN peacekeepers

Vancouver, November 16 (The Guardian): In a forceful speech to United Nations peacekeeping officials assembled in Vancouver, Angeline Jolie called on international conflict negotiators to take their role in preventing and punishing sexual violence more seriously. Calling sexual violence “a critical obstacle to achieving women’s equality and our full human rights”, Jolie asked those gathered to recognize sexual […]

Maldives to build ultra-modern, well-connected “Youth City” on artificial island

Maldives to build ultra-modern, well-connected “Youth City” on artificial island

Colombo, November 12: In the Maldives, which is a cluster of small islands, extra apace for a growing population and a developing economy can be created only by reclaiming land from the sea or by creating a new island. Since 2015, the Abdulla Yameen government has been building an ultra-modern but entirely green “Youth City” in […]

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