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Monthly Archives: December 2016

P M finds solution to water dispute, end Indus water treaty with Pak - admin

Last week in election bound Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi found a solution to a nearly intractable river water dispute amongst Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.  End Indus water treaty with Pakistan that had settled river water distribution in 1960 between the  two warring nations with the help of World Bank. “I have created a task force to study the Treaty and end all water flowing Pakistan “. While it is true that under the Treaty excess water from the three rivers of Punjab can be legitimately stopped from flowing to Pakistan, to reopen the river waters issue with Pakistan is more part of political rhetoric. This does not address the […]

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Fidel Castro, a Larger-than-Life Leader in Tumultuous Times – Mario Osava - admin

RIO DE JANEIRO (IPS) – Among the many leaders who left their mark on history in the 20th century, Fidel Castro – who died Nov. 25 at the age of 90 – stood out for propelling Cuba into a global role that was unexpectedly prominent for a small country, in an era when arms were frequently taken up to settle national and international disputes. The Cold War imposed certain political choices as well as the consequences in terms of hostilities. By choosing Communism as its path in 1961, two years after the triumph of the revolution, Cuba became a pawn that infiltrated the enemy chessboard, facing the risks posed by […]

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Journalists Honoured for their Courage, Resolve – Tharanga Yakupitiyage - admin

NEW YORK (IPS) – Journalism has become one of the world’s most dangerous professions, making the courageous achievements of this year’s four International Press Freedom Award winners particularly meaningful. The four winners from El Salvador, India, Turkey and Egypt were honoured for their courageous achievements by the Committee to Protect Journalists at the 26th International Press Freedom Awards on November 21. “These awardees are truly remarkable journalists, all of whom have carried out their work with the knowledge that doing so puts them in real danger,” said CPJ’s Board Chairman Sandra Mims Rowe. “It is heartening to see such resolve, and to know that even under the most threatening conditions, journalists will always find a […]

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Pervez Musharraf Sets out ‘Higher’ Comeback Plans -David White - admin

LONDON (IPS) – Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf says he intends to make a second bid for a political comeback next year, aiming to return from self-imposed exile to forge a new party that would bridge ethnic and sectarian divides. In an exclusive interview with IPS in London, Musharraf said he wanted to have “something effective on the ground” in Pakistan by June next year so that the new political entity could contest general elections scheduled for March 2018. He was prepared to go to court in Pakistan to face any charges against him as long as he was allowed to move around. He laid out his plans in a […]

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