Nepal: Poverty and Wealth, Ambition and Disaster

Nepal: Poverty and Wealth, Ambition and Disaster

Nepal is the among least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below poverty line whereas two-thirds of its population dependent on agriculture, but there’s more to it than meets the eye, says Shradha Chettry in this essay. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, rests in the lap of the […]

Former Bhutan PM slams Indian media

Former Bhutan PM slams Indian media

Media students, please note. Always cross-check before you publish. When two Indian TV news channels showed a lack of professional ethics, they were slammed by the former PM of Bhutan. This ‘small’ piece of news which was ignored by most of the larger media houses shows how the mushrooming of TV channels has led to […]

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Certain political parties in India may have demonized Bangladesh for sending illegal migrants in Indian election campaign. They do not realize that the country born out of a bitter struggle against Pakistan. Bangladesh has  no love lost for Islamabad. Bangladesh has now done what Modi’s India cannot imagine – stop issuing visas to Pakistani nationals, […]

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

COLOMBO : Social media misuse again bares its fangs, this time in the wake of the Sri Lanka Church bombings. Reuters reported that the Sri Lankan government said on Monday (May 13) that it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of […]

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

Sad to report, India isn’t a happy nation. Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. India […]

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Anganwadi services have a poor reach among key beneficiaries that are the poorest of the poor and uneducated mothers, according to a paper published in a WHO bulletin recently. The government’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) provides a package of six services at anganwadi or child-care centres to young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. These […]

Farmers protested against Ahmadabad- Mumbai bullet train concerning green belt

Farmers protested against Ahmadabad- Mumbai bullet train concerning green belt

Around 1, 597.8 Kilometers from Patna  in Navsari, Gujarat the farmers from 29 villages held a protest rally against bullet train project on Wednesday 6th February. Around 2000 protestors submitted the memorandum to an official in this regard. In the memorandum 14 concerns have been raised against the bullet train project. According to the local […]

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

China bans teaching in Tibetan Monasteries

BEIJING, Jan 30: Though China has signed and ratified an international document allowing religious freedom, and even mended its Constitution to allow freedom of religion, it is still very harsh on Tibetan Buddhists, often denying them of their rights. A county in China’s Qinghai province, which is adjacent to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, has banned […]

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Rohingya Refugees refuse to return, Bangladesh perplexed!

Most of the Muslim Rohingya refugees who escaped the ‘genocide’ in Burma are just too scared to return home, despite assurances from their home country that they would be rehabilitated. The Bangladesh government, however, would like some of their ‘guests’ to return home as resources are slim. A plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh […]

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan was hit by several natural disasters over its summer, including one of the country’s worst flooding disasters in decades, an earthquake and a deadly typhoon. The disasters disrupted factories and hit domestic spending. Natural Disasters have made the Japanese economy totter a bit. Japan’s economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit […]

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

Is Modi the new player in Bangladesh political game?

NEW DELHI: Is the Modi government helping Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina to muzzle her opponents? For those who don’t follow Bangladesh politics, the present Bangladesh government, in the face of very stiff and violent opposition, is cracking down on Islamic hardliners, struggling to keep her country ‘secular’. The narrative is that Begum Khaleda Zia of the […]

Qatar to enter India’s domestic air services?

Qatar to enter India’s domestic air services?

Qatar Airways will soon move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker, says a PTI report The proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar’s sovereign fund and  have Indians heading the board and as most of its members. Baker, who has been […]

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