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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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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