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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 Stephanie Del Valle gave away...

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 Military and Mnangagwa the sacked...

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 a journalist from Chennai. “I...

Hindutva zealots trigger Sikh militancy in Punjab

Hindutva zealots trigger Sikh militancy in Punjab

Flush with unprecedented success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Indian parliamentary elections, and given the BJP’s alliance with the Sikh party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the ideological arm of the BJP, has gone on an over drive to spread “Hindutva” or Hindu nationalism among the Sikhs in...

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 violence as a weapon and...

Max Weber was wrong!

Max Weber was wrong!

By Prof.Deirdre McCloskey/Reason .com Max Weber, the north German economist, proud reserve officer in the Kaiser's army, literal dueler with academic opponents, and co-founder of modern sociology, sits on every college reading list for his 1905 book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. If you didn't read it in college, it's time to turn off the TV, Google it,...

British official argued for Swiss type federalism in Sri Lanka

British official argued for Swiss type federalism in Sri Lanka

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express As the political discussion and debate on constitution making gathered momentum, earlier this week, a local English daily carried two lengthy interviews with two legal luminaries, Dr.Jayatissa de Costa, former Principal of Sri Lanka Law College and Dr.Jayampathy Wickramaratne, parliamentarian and constitutional expert who is playing a vital role in the current constitution drafting process. Both...

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