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Who Will be the Next Dalai Lama?

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Who Will be the Next Dalai Lama?

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama believes that no one is currently suitable to replace him after his death. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, led a movement in the 1950s for Tibet’s independence from China. But China had crushed the attempt in 1959 and Dalai Lama escaped to find refuge in India. Today, in [...]

U.S. Support for Pakistan to Combat Terrorism

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U.S. Support for Pakistan to Combat Terrorism

After Tuesday’s attack by Taliban terrorists on a school in Peshawar (Pakistan), the U.S. has condemned the attack and extended its support to Pakistan for the country to fight against terrorism. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement Tuesday, saying “on behalf of all the men and women of the U.S. Defense Department, I extend [...]

Taliban Militants Kill 84 School Children in Pakistan

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Taliban Militants Kill 84 School Children in Pakistan

More than 100 people including 84 children were killed today by Taliban terrorists in an army school in Peshawar, a city in Pakistan. According to CNN, the Pakistan Taliban – Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – claimed responsibility for the attack while over 80 of the injured children are in the 12 to 16 years [...]

Indian Government Says “No” to Christmas Day in Schools. Attacks Christianity

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Indian Government Says “No” to Christmas Day in Schools. Attacks Christianity

Most minority communities including Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs are now living in an atmosphere of fear and persecution in India. By Rakesh Raman Close on the heels of an incident of arson in the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Sebastian’s Church in India’s capital New Delhi, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has [...]

Al-Qa’ida Blames President Obama for the Murder of Hostage in Yemen

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Al-Qa’ida Blames President Obama for the Murder of Hostage in Yemen

By Rakesh Raman In a new video message released by the Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terrorist group has blamed the U.S. President Barack Obama for the murder of an American hostage Luke Somers last week. The video – which was posted on YouTube by the media wing of AQAP, Al Malahem Media [...]

Church Burning in India: Human Rights Commission’s Response

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Church Burning in India: Human Rights Commission’s Response

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of the complaints about an incident of arson in the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, East Delhi (India) on Dec. 1, 2014. Allegedly, according to NHRC, the police turned up late at the site of incident and tried to hush up the [...]

Global Economic Race: China No. 1, America No. 2

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Global Economic Race: China No. 1, America No. 2

For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president (1877), the United States is not ranked as the largest economy in the world. According to a GOP (Republican Party) communication, China now takes the number one spot, putting the United States in an unsavory second place. These rankings are based on the International Monetary [...]

President Obama to Host Summit on Early Education. Join Shakira for Twitter Q&A

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President Obama to Host Summit on Early Education. Join Shakira for Twitter Q&A

Today, December 10, President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education. The Summit will bring together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, advocacy and elected leaders, as well as other stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high-quality early education. This summit builds on the President’s call in his 2013 [...]

U.S. Expected to Release the CIA Torture Report

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U.S. Expected to Release the CIA Torture Report

A 480-page summary of the Senate report, which is expected to reveal the details of harsh Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogations, is supposed to be released today. According to BBC, security has been stepped up at US facilities around the world ahead of the release of the report, which is expected to explain CIA’s campaign [...]

Portraits in Leadership: Interviews with Congresswomen

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Portraits in Leadership: Interviews with Congresswomen

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), a girl leadership development organization, announced Monday the release of a new video series called Portraits in Leadership. In an intimate and candid series of profiles, Girl Scouts across the country conducted interviews about leadership and life lessons with their female representatives in the United States Congress. They asked [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Arun Jaitley Opens India Economic Conclave

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Arun Jaitley Opens India Economic Conclave

Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of India, inaugurated ET NOW’s 2nd India Economic Conclave Saturday. The day long conclave themed – ‘India: The Giant Awakens’ had four sessions that brought together people from the Indian industry, policy makers, institutional investors, and civil society leaders. They included Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and [...]

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