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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...

Maldivian Opposition welcomes de-radicalization in Saudi Arabia

Maldivian Opposition welcomes de-radicalization in Saudi Arabia

Colombo, November 8: The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has welcomed the recently initiated progressive agenda of modernization and anti-radicalization announced by the Saudi rulers, and their attempts to redefine Saudi Arabia as a country committed to moderate Islamic values. The MDP said in a release on Wednesday that it “especially welcomes news of Saudi women now being allowed to...

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

Agartala/Chennai, November 7 (newsin.asia): Rail and coastal shipping links between India and Bangladesh are being restored. A coastal shipping service has already started with a vessel taking a cargo of 185 Ashok Leyland trucks from Chennai to Mongla port in Bangladesh last month. “Bangladesh will restore the railway lines with India at 12 places, which were snapped after the partition...

India, UK to initiate revamping of Commonwealth by April 2018 summit

India, UK to initiate revamping of Commonwealth by April 2018 summit

By John Elliott/Newsweek New Delhi, November 7: India is considering playing a leading role with Britain in revamping the Commonwealth when the international organisation of 52 countries holds its summit in London next April. One idea being considered is that administration of the grouping should be de-centralised with specific subjects being run from other countries, breaking the ponderous grip of...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Sri Lankan Airlines voted ‘Leading International Airline’ at South Asian Travel Awards

Colombo, Nov 7 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, was voted as the ‘Leading International Airline’ at the second annual South Asian Travel Awards 2017 held in Maldives, a statement by Sri Lankan said Tuesday. Sri Lankan Airlines 'Business Class' was also named the ‘Best in Class’ among all airline cabin classes in the region. Awards...

Japan curbed China during Sino-Indian standoff over Doklam

Japan curbed China during Sino-Indian standoff over Doklam

By Dr.Satoru Nagao/Research Fellow at the Institute of Future Engineering Colombo, Nov 1 (newsin.asia): Though Japan was not directly involved in the June 16 to August 28 2017 Sino-Indian stand-off over the border in Doklam, it played an important role in it, indirectly. There are three reasons for this. Firstly, in this Indo-China border stand-off, during the Malabar Exercises 2017,...

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