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by Editor on 11 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Vijayvaani will be on vacation from July 11 -...

by Sujata Srinath on 10 Jul 2019 5 Comments

They say every dog has his day, and hers too. A couple of weeks back it seemed to be the season for doctors. They were in the limelight for their stand-off with the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, on the issue of their safety and security following a murderous attack on on-duty junior doctors in the NRS hospital in Kolkata. A lot has been wr...

by Sandhya Jain on 09 Jul 2019 3 Comments

In Rottenseed! Cottonseed, Alzheimer’s and Your Brain, nutritionist Bruce Semon traces the rise of Alzheimer’s to a toxin in cottonseed, that goes to the brain and randomly ties up important structures there. Cottonseed, a byproduct of cotton farming, contains poisons but is routinely fed to farm animals, poultry and fish, from where it enters their flesh...

by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 08 Jul 2019 2 Comments

While European powers – the UK, Germany and France – are officially trying to ‘salvage’ the Iran nuke deal, the fact of the matter is that they have already sold out the deal to the US. And while European officials continue to visit Tehran, they are not doing this to convince Iran of staying in the deal; their primary purpose has been to convince Iran of the...

by Jean Perier on 07 Jul 2019 0 Comment

It has recently been reported that Donald Trump kick-started his 2020 campaign with a rally at Amway Center in Orlando in mid-June. Over the course of his speech, the sitting US president would preach against the “unholy alliance” of lobbyists and special interests and warned that nefarious entities in “Washington back rooms” want to take him down. According...

by Nina Lebedeva on 06 Jul 2019 1 Comment

The second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One Belt, One Road (OBOR) to Belt Road Initiative (BRI). The word ‘Belt’ refers to land routes, while ‘Road’ to maritime routes, the words “one, one” were removed from the name since numerous different...

by Ashok B Sharma on 05 Jul 2019 7 Comments

It is good to have harmonious relations with neighbours. Though the initiative has to come from one side, there should be a sense of reciprocity from the other side. Overall it is the will to have good neighbourly relations that matters for both sides. Gestures and reciprocity can build up the process. In daily life, you can opt to change your place and go a...

by Pepe Escobar on 04 Jul 2019 0 Comment

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly. For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General...

by B S Harishankar on 03 Jul 2019 41 Comments

“You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies”. This controversial statement was made in March 2017 by US Congressman, Rep. Steve King, an ardent champion against mass Muslim immigration into Europe, which has altered the continent’s demography and culture. A prominent Iowa Republican, his original tweet was in the context of support...

by Thierry Meyssan on 02 Jul 2019 3 Comments

Even more than Syria, Iran is now at the heart of the confrontation between East and West. The astounded public is witnessing Washington’s daily about-turns in what seems – mistakenly – to be an escalation towards war between the two countries. But this is not what it is about. Fortunately, the two Great Powers have demonstrated for the last 75 years that th...

by N S Rajaram on 01 Jul 2019 8 Comments

By any rational measure, the performance of the Congress party in the recent elections was dismal. This was not denied even by its matriarch Sonia Gandhi. What she did deny was the blame for the debacle: from the party organization to wrong candidates, everything and everyone, except herself and her family. (Who selected the candidates and set up the party o...

by Sendil Vishwanathan on 30 Jun 2019 17 Comments

An analysis of the reasons for the complete washout of the Bharatiya Janata Party/ National Democratic Alliance in Tamil Nadu is in order. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 10 per cent reservation for Forward communities, many such communities such as the Pillai and Mudaliyar, were slowly gravitating towards the BJP. But the Devendra Kula...

by Jaibans Singh on 29 Jun 2019 3 Comments

The Indian Army has a rich legacy of valour and chivalry. The qualities that make the Indian soldier stand apart in the soldiering fraternity of the world are best epitomised by the Northern Command. Raised on June 17, 1972, and having completed 48 years of selfless service this year, the relatively young organisation naturally fosters a spirit of resilience...

by P M Ravindran on 28 Jun 2019 8 Comments

Our parliamentary form of democracy is copied from the British parliamentary system which is also known as the Mother of Parliaments. The only visible difference is that a monarch is the Head the State and Government there, whereas we have an indirectly elected President. I said the only visible difference. But the devil, as they say, is in the detail. And h...

by K P Prabhakaran Nair on 27 Jun 2019 3 Comments

A new government is in place in New Delhi, with an absolute majority, which in itself should give it enough courage to implement reforms that will ramp up a slowing economy. No sector beckons support as much as the farm sector does, because that is the life line of India. If rural India’s economy looks up, that acts as a strong precursor for the manufacturin...

by Thierry Meyssan on 26 Jun 2019 6 Comments

Propaganda is a means of spreading ideas, whether they be true or false. But lying to ourselves is nothing other than refusing to admit our faults, attempting to convince ourselves that we are perfect – running away. Turkey illustrates the paroxysm of this attitude. It persists in denying that it tried to get rid of the non-Muslim minorities, in several wave...

by Sandhya Jain on 25 Jun 2019 13 Comments

Recent euphoria over a fresh delimitation exercise to restructure the lopsided constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir quickly dissipated as the Centre denied media reports that Home Minister Amit Shah is considering such a move. Since then, Governor Satpal Malik has earned public ire for asserting that the government has no intention of scrapping Articles 370...

by Thierry Meyssan on 24 Jun 2019 0 Comment

Nikolaï Patrouchev and John Bolton meet in Jerusalem, in the presence of Meir Ben-Shabbat. A summit of the three national security advisors from the United States, Israel and Russia will be held in June 2019 in Jerusalem. This unique event has already given rise to numerous “revelations” and “denials” about the subjects which will be discussed. Almost all co...

by Pepe Escobar on 23 Jun 2019 1 Comment

Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St. Petersburg last Friday [June 7 –ed]. After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the legendary Aurora cruiser, and dropped in to examine the Renaissance masterpieces at the Hermitage. Cool, calm, collected, all the while it felt like they were mapping the ins and outs of a new, emerging, ...

by Manlio Dinucci on 22 Jun 2019 3 Comments

Three Italians were invited to this year’s meeting of the Bilderberg Group, which was held at Montreux in Switzerland, between 30 May and 2 June. Another journalist was invited with Lili Gruber, the host of the TV channel La7, and now the permanent host of the Bilderberg Group – this was Stefano Feltri, assistant director of Fatto Quotidiano, directed by Mar...

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