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Why India is lawless ?

By Tavleen Singh In half-made countries like ours, violence lies just below a tenuous facade of order. It is unfortunate that we notice this only when the façade cracks, as happened last week when a mob of ruffians savagely attacked a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri. Or when Muslim cattletraders …

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CPC congress concludes, opening new chapter for new era

CPC 2017

BEIJING — The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded on Oct 24, enshrining Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Party Constitution and installing a new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). At …

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India at 70: The curse of caste

By P Chidambaram By any standard, varna, caste and untouchability made Hindu society one of the most oppressive, exploitative and less productive social systems in the world. Related News One of the lessons that I have learned over the years is that a sense of caste superiority (or being casteist) …

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Xi congratulates scientists on expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a congratulatory letter to a research team on an expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Xi expressed his congratulations and greetings to scientists, young students and support staff who joined the country’s second comprehensive scientific expedition to the plateau. …

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Nepal-Australia relations: Future perspective

By Peter Graeme Budd To gain a proper perspective on our future, it is important to understand the historical context and the foundation on which our partnership is built. In 2010 Australia celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations. Sometime during my tenure here, I hope to celebrate our 60-year milestone. …

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A bird researcher’s pursuit on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Yandao, 35, had never been to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau before he joined an observation team on China’s second scientific expedition to the plateau in June. Yandao, a member of the Blang ethnic minority, comes from a small village in Xishuangbana, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. After …

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Qinghai-Tibet Railway prepares for summer travel peak

LHASA, July 2 (Xinhua) — As the summer travel season begins, railway authorities on China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are taking multiple measures to prepare for the annual tourist peak. An extra daily service has been added in both directions between Xining and Lhasa, bringing the number of trains between the two …

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Nepal grants approval to Tibet Airlines to start Chengdu-Kathmandu route

KATHMANDU, July 14 (Xinhua) — The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has granted approval to China’s Tibet Airlines to conduct four flights a day on the Chengdu-Kathmandu route, an official of the CAAN said. Subhash Jha, deputy director at CAAN, told Xinhua on Friday that the aviation authority approved …

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