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Maldives fully geared to meet Islamic terrorist threat, says top official

Maldives fully geared to meet Islamic terrorist threat, says top official

Colombo, October 25 (newsin.asia): In response to concerns expressed by the West as well as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) about “growing” Islamic radicalization in the Maldives, the Maldivian police spokesman Ahmed Shifan emphatically states that the problem is grossly exaggerated and that the situation is, in fact, well under control. “The government is fully geared to keep track...

Selling Transitional Justice to way Sri Lankans

Selling Transitional Justice to way Sri Lankans

It was left to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees on Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, to attempt to clear misconceptions about Transitional Justice among the various communities in Sri Lanka, writes, P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. Colombo, Octtobr 25: Rendering Transitional Justice to the victims of the long-drawn out war between government forces and...

India’s woman cross country biker Sana Iqbal dies in a road accident

India’s woman cross country biker Sana Iqbal dies in a road accident

Hyderabad, October 24 (TNIE): Indian cross-country woman biker, Sana Iqbal, who had taken up the fight against suicide and depression by spreading awareness through her bike rides, died in a car accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad early on Tuesday. Twenty-nine-year-old Sana and her husband were travelling to Tolichowki on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Narsingi when their car...

The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

The oceans can’t absorb all, says expert

Colombo, October 23 (Daily Mirror): The world appears to be blind to the dreadful consequences of polluting the oceans because of the mistaken belief that the oceans, vast as they are, can absorb anything and still be pristine, laments Admiral Dr.Jayanath Colombage, a former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy who is now Director of the Indo-Lanka Initiatives (ILI). In...

Transitional justice is for all victims, not just the Tamils: UN Special Rapporteur

Transitional justice is for all victims, not just the Tamils: UN Special Rapporteur

Colombo, October 23 (newsin.asia): The UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees on Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, said here on Monday, that Transitional Justice is meant for all victims of war irrespective of ethnicity and not just the minority Tamils as is imagined by a wide cross-section of Sri Lankans. “Those who oppose questions of...

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

Beijing, October 19 (newsin.asia): After the 19 th. Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which began in Beijing on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping is expected to continue his pushy foreign policy with renewed vigor and confidence with the aim of replacing the US as Asia’s policeman, writes P.K.Balachandran. Countries like India, which have an uneasy relationship with China, are...

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