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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

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UN Welcomes Release of 83 Prisoners in Myanmar

The United Nations (UN) rights chief has welcomed the release of a second wave of 83 prisoners on Myanmar’s New Year last Sunday, by Presidential amnesty. This, according to a UN statement, follows the release of 199 political prisoners on April 8. Myanmar had dropped charges against them or they were pardoned. The prisoners included [...]

India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

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India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

Civil servants in India are so unskilled that their behaviour spews uncivil tantrums. Now, they are uncivil masters of the Indian masses. By Rakesh Raman If after even seven decades of its independence, India is still an underdeveloped country, it is mainly because politicians and bureaucrats (also called civil servants) are clueless about the evolving [...]

Sakshi Tanwar: India Is a Heaven for Tea Lovers

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Sakshi Tanwar: India Is a Heaven for Tea Lovers

Sakshi Tanwar: India Is a Heaven for Tea Lovers Although India is a heaven for all types of lovers, Indian film actress Sakshi Tanwar picks only tea lovers for this favour. Wagh Bakri Tea Group, a packaged tea company in India, has launched Mili Tea with new packs for the tea lovers. The new brand [...]

Why Are Muslims Getting Close to Narendra Modi?

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Why Are Muslims Getting Close to Narendra Modi?

Although Muslims are getting close to Narendra Modi, a large section of them has repeatedly demanded – albeit in a timid voice – apology from him for his past mistakes. By Rakesh Raman Despite Narendra Modi’s terrible record in Gujarat where thousands of Muslims were massacred when Modi was the Chief Minister of the state, [...]

US and India Join Hands for ‘Make in India’ Project

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US and India Join Hands for ‘Make in India’ Project

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, received Tuesday the US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter. Modi expressed satisfaction at the progress in bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. He also expressed hope that discussions with the framework of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative between the two countries would progress along his vision [...]

Over 100 Killed in Kerala Temple Fire

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Over 100 Killed in Kerala Temple Fire

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the fire in Kollam. Modi also announced a solatium of Rs. 50, 000 to those who were injured in [...]

UN Opposes Death Sentences in Bangladesh

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UN Opposes Death Sentences in Bangladesh

The United Nations human rights office expressed Friday concern about the latest death sentences handed down against two leaders of an opposition party by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. The UN agency said the court’s practices have not met international standards of fair trial and due process. Since its inception in 2010, the tribunal has [...]

Who Killed the Blogger Activist in Bangladesh?

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Who Killed the Blogger Activist in Bangladesh?

The vicious killing of another secular activist in Bangladesh is a grave reminder that the authorities are failing to protect people exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said Thursday. Four masked men attacked Nazimuddin Samad, 28, with a machete in Dhaka on Wednesday before shooting him dead. No one has claimed responsibility, [...]

India to Record Over 7% Economic Growth: Arun Jaitley

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India to Record Over 7% Economic Growth: Arun Jaitley

The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, says that despite adverse global headwinds, India is all set to record a growth of 7–7.5%. Jaitley was speaking at The Growth Net event that started in New Delhi Thursday. In his remarks at the opening plenary session, Jaitley said that India is a high growth market and [...]

Narendra Modi to Launch ‘Stand Up India’ Initiative

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Narendra Modi to Launch ‘Stand Up India’ Initiative

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, will launch the Stand Up India initiative at Noida today. According to the government, the initiative will promote entrepreneurship among the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Women, by facilitating loans in the range of Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 100 Lakhs. [ Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No [...]

Virat Kohli: Player of the T20 Cricket Tournament

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Virat Kohli: Player of the T20 Cricket Tournament

India’s top-order batsman Virat Kohli was named as the men’s player of the tournament at the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. This is the second successive time Kohli has won the award, after he was also named as the player of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh [...]

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