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The problem of Secret Tax Havens By Dickshit Sengupta

  0 comments   |     by Dickshit Sengupta on 27, May 2016

Panama is a tax haven, but Mauritius is one with which India has a comprehensive double tax treaty. This complicates matters more. In popular Indian imagination, a tax haven is generally associated with Switzerland and its numbered bank accounts. But tax havens are

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Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis And Development

  0 comments   |     by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 19, May 2016

Paper presented by Dr, B. R. Ambedkar in the Anthropology Seminar of Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer at The Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. on 9th May 1916 - Source: Indian Antiquary, May 1917, Vol. XLI On the 100th anniversary of the presentation of Dr. Ambedkar's seminal paper "Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development" we are republishing it as a tribute to h

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The Unpeople Rohingya: Expose The Duplicity Of Aung San Suu Kyi

  0 comments   |     by Mary Scully on 18, May 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally her laid her cards on the table. No more bewilderment about why the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize (a worthless honorific most often awarded war criminals), the democracy icon known as "the Mandela of Asia," the holder of dozens of international honorifics as a champion of human rights has remained dead silent on the genocide against Rohingya Musli

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he Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar on 14, May 2016

The Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar The head of Bangladesh’s leading Islamic party, the Jamaat-e-Islami,(JI) Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central jail at one minute past midnight on Wednesday 11 May 2016. In 2014, a death sentence was imposed on him by a special tribunal for allegedly committing genocide and rape and orchestrating the

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China

  0 comments   |     by Rediff on 08, May 2016

Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China China on Monday agreed to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal. Oli, who arrived in Be

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Dalit Rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council

  4 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 03, May 2016

The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority... by Meena Varma The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination.

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Democratic corruption

  0 comments   |     by Sakib Sherani on 02, May 2016

“Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside / A teeming mistress, but a barren bride” — Alexander Pope FROM Brazil to Malaysia, democracy around the world is under threat. Not from the march of army columns, but from the greed and corruption of a rapacious global political elite. While nation-destroying corruption of leaders such as Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Ses

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India

  0 comments   |     by APP on 28, April 2016

Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India. FO By APP The Foreign Secretary who met his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on the sidelines of Heart of Asia meeting said such acts undermined efforts to normalize relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry also expressed concern over the environment being created in India for the release of the pr

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Pakistan: Targeting Illegal Money

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 20, April 2016

Pakistan: Targeting Illegal Money Those having the power in Pakistan to correct things must not sit on the Constitutional fence anymore, they either face up to their moral obligations or gracefully give way to others who can. By Ikram Sehgal | The Panama leaks brought out in graphic detail the lack of understanding in Pakistan of how multi-national companies (MNCs) and individuals evade taxes,

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese on 19, April 2016

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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