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Coal Disillusion in Asia

By Asmita Pandey Coal is a combustible black or brown sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. It is a fossil fuel and is altered remains of prehistoric vegetation that originally accumulated in swamps and pet logs. It is a non renewable form of energy absorbed by plants from …

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Russiagate reveals Americans lack confidence in own system

By Wang Wenwen The US is edging toward another round of sanctions against Russia after the State Department turned over to Congress a list of Russian defense and intelligence entities. The new sanctions are meant to rebuke Russia for its actions in Eastern Europe and Syria as well as for …

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US, China success benefits whole world

By Terry Branstad President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing on a state visit Wednesday. I am excited to welcome him on his first visit to China as the US president. My wife Chris and I have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of the Chinese people, and I trust President Trump and …

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GST unravels, quick fixes not answer

By P Chidambaram The idea of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) was, and is, a good idea. It is a tax that is in force in about 160 countries with some variations in each country, but the basic principle is that it is a one-rate tax applicable to all …

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Europe and the stateless nations

By Cristina Font On September 18, 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be an independent country. Despite the Scots’ nationalism, the referendum returned a “no” with 55.3 percent of votes; those in favor of secession only polled 44.7 percent. Participation was unusually high (84.6 percent) for …

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How China’s new central leadership are elected

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping was Wednesday re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by a unanimous vote at the first plenum of the new Central Committee that was elected at the party’s twice-a-decade national congress. The plenum also elected the …

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Congress vision aligns with peace, development

By Xue Li The report delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) introduced “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” gave form to the basic strategy of adhering and developing socialism with Chinese …

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Why Kashmiris observe 27 October as black day

By Muhammad Raza Malik Background October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe it as Black Day. This is the day, when, in 1947, India sent its armed …

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