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What Narendra Modi Says About Nuclear Terrorism

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What Narendra Modi Says About Nuclear Terrorism

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, made an intervention Friday during the dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama, on the theme of nuclear security threat perceptions. Appreciating the US President for putting the spotlight on nuclear security, Modi said he had, by doing so, done great service to global security. Referring to the [...]

JNU Students Approach Human Rights Commission

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JNU Students Approach Human Rights Commission

Student leaders have written a letter to the National Human Rights Commission, which many believe is a toothless department that cannot challenge government decisions. By Rakesh Raman As the ongoing melee between the Narendra Modi-led BJP government and the student groups in India has reached a point of no return, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ [...]

Death Penalty: Malaysia to Execute 3 Prisoners

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Death Penalty: Malaysia to Execute 3 Prisoners

Human rights organization Amnesty International has urged the government of Malaysia to stop the execution of prisoners due to be hanged on Friday. Amnesty reports that in addition to Gunasegar Pitchaymuthu’s scheduled execution on Friday, his two co-defendants – brothers J Ramesh and Sasivarnam A/ L Jayakumar – are also set to be hanged tomorrow [...]

World Bank Supports Gramin Swachh Bharat Mission

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World Bank Supports Gramin Swachh Bharat Mission

According to the government, the project will accelerate efforts to achieve sustained outcomes in sanitation by 2019. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval Wednesday to the US$ 1500 million project of World Bank support to Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) or SBM-G. The Project provides for incentivising States [...]

BJP Attacking Democracy in Uttarakhand: Congress

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BJP Attacking Democracy in Uttarakhand: Congress

Congress said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is overseeing the murder of democracy in India. By Rakesh Raman As the political situation in the Indian state Uttarakhand is going from bad to worse, Congress party is crying foul, saying it is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP’s) brutal attack on democracy. Congress and BJP delegations approached President of [...]

What Narendra Modi Tells the People of Bihar

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What Narendra Modi Tells the People of Bihar

After facing a crushing defeat in the recent assembly election in Bihar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still trying to woo the Bihar voters. Today, Modi greeted the people of Bihar, on Bihar Diwas. “बिहार के स्थापना दिवस पर बिहार के सभी लोगों को मेरी शुभकामनाएं। Bihar Diwas greetings to the people of Bihar,” [...]

India to Double Farmers’ Income by 2022

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India to Double Farmers’ Income by 2022

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, called upon all stakeholders, including farmers, States and the Union Government to resolve to double farmers’ income by 2022. Sharing his vision for Indian agriculture, with farmers at the Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi on Saturday, the Prime Minister said that while this task may be challenging, [...]

UN to Assess Rights of Women in Cambodia

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UN to Assess Rights of Women in Cambodia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia announced Thursday she will be visiting the country Monday to assess the enjoyment of rights by women and indigenous peoples in the country. “I will be focusing on discrimination during my second official visit to Cambodia, examining the situation of marginalised and [...]

Narendra Modi Addresses World Sufi Forum

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Narendra Modi Addresses World Sufi Forum

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressed the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi on Thursday. The Forum has been convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, to discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror. The Forum, will debate long-term alternatives to counter rising issues of radicalization and use [...]

Civilian President to Bring Democratic Reforms in Myanmar

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Civilian President to Bring Democratic Reforms in Myanmar

Following the historic national polls last November, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Htin Kyaw, who was elected Wednesday by the Myanmar Parliament as the first civilian President in more than five decades. “He welcomes this as a significant achievement towards advancing the democratic reforms ushered in by the outgoing Government,” indicated a statement issued [...]

Can ‘Clean India’ Clean Prime Minister Office?

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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean Prime Minister Office?

While the ‘Clean India’ program introduced by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed miserably, Modi has now started a parody version of his initiative. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today completed a special cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) spanning over the fortnight. According to PMO, the drive has [...]

Modi Attends Environmentally Dangerous Hindu Festival

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Modi Attends Environmentally Dangerous Hindu Festival

Ignoring the observations of Indian courts, environmentalists, and NGOs, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressed Friday the inaugural ceremony of the World Culture Festival in New Delhi. The festival is being organized by the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF), which many believe is the frontal organization of RSS, the parent body of Modi’s [...]