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Hungary approves crackdown on foreign NGOs

On Tuesday, Hungary’s parliament approved a strict new law against nonprofits that receive foreign funds, defying calls from the European Parliament to drop the bill. The move was largely seen as part of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s bid to control public discourse and a way to curtail the influence …

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Dynamics of Indian society

By Dr. Kan Once, secular India, as perceived by its founding fathers, immediately after decolonisation, has become a true Hindu state. Today, this danger is being felt by almost all political parties (less BJP and its allies) and particularly the non-Hindu minorities, which once were the symbol of secularism. Today, …

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The loss of innocence

By Happymon Jacob The unprofessional behaviour of the young — perhaps even well-meaning — Army Major in the Kashmir Valley is proof of how an aggressive political establishment, and the ‘popular’ support it enjoys, can transform the unlawful act into a nationalist issue. Otherwise, how is it that pinning a …

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Tibet attracts unprecedented investment from central SOEs

LHASA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is set to see a record influx of investment from central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as the region has signed cooperation agreements with 36 central SOEs for 347 projects. The agreements, inked Tuesday at a meeting on strategic cooperation in Lhasa, …

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China to select 10,000 volunteer teachers to Xinjiang, Tibet

URUMQI, June 16 (Xinhua) — China will dispatch 10,000 teachers to Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions to support local education. Currently, 1,500 teachers from other provinces are in Xinjiang and Tibet. They train local education staff and share resources. Another batch of 4,000 teachers will be selected and sent to …

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Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

By Ding Gang “Hello sir, can we take a photo together?” During my travels in India, I often encountered young Indians who wanted to take a picture with me, an older Chinese man. They held brand-new smartphones, with smiles on their faces. The brands the Indians mostly use are VIVO, …

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Four new NMB branches at once

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NMB Bank has opened four branches at different parts of the country on Thursday. The branches are situated at Beni of Myagdi, Nijgadh of Bara, Hetauda of Makwanpur and Kawasoti of Nawalparasi. The branches were inaugurated by organising separate programs. “The bank will be able to extend its services to …

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Nabil and ASMAN helps BVS

Nabil Bank Ltd, in association with St Mary’s Alumnae Nepal (ASMAN), distributed goods worth Rs 1,00,000 to burn victims of Burns Violence Survivors – Nepal (BVS). As part of its corporate social responsibility, the bank handed over educational materials and nutrition supplements to BVS Nepal to 20 children, who are …

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