• 3 Ways China Can Make the Belt and Road Initiative More Successful 20 May 2019 23:03 As a midsize European country, Italy is keeping a subtle balance between the European Union and China since its signing of a memorandum of understanding on joining Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Understandably, this member of the G-7 might bear …
  • India cuts off UN panel after Jammu & Kashmir report 20 May 2019 21:45 Reacting angrily to a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India has informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special …
  • What Sri Lanka has to teach the world 20 May 2019 18:23 KYOTO - On Easter Sunday in April, the world was shocked to witness the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which struck two international hotels and several Christian churches around the country. The premeditated, planned, and well-coordinated …
  • India: 13 new fodder camps set up in drought-hit Sangli district 20 May 2019 05:19 KOLHAPUR: The Sangli district collector Abhijit Chaudhary has declared that 13 new fodder camps have been started across the drought-affected areas of Sangli district. The collector further stated that the state government has given nod to 22 such camps in …
  • Republican administration in the United States helped Sri Lanka during war: MR 19 May 2019 08:57 Tenth anniversary of a Sri Lankan victory (Translation of the text of a speech made by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaka at his official residence on Wijerama Mawatha to mark the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE.) Venerable members of the Maha …
  • B/Haram survivors in IDP camp: We are hooked on Tramadol 19 May 2019 08:45   Sun May 19th, 2019 - Borno   By Philip Obaji Jr. Aliyu Yusuf hadn’t heard of Tramadol until he arrived at an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in 2016, having escaped an attack by Boko Haram on Gwoza, his hometown near the border with Cameroon. …
  • India: Centre extends GST return filing dates in Cyclone Fani hit Odisha 19 May 2019 06:37 Centre extends GST return filing dates for 14 cycone hit districts in Odisha; The deadline for filing GST extended from May 20 to June 20. The Centre has extended the deadlines for filing of Goods and Services Tax returns for taxpayers registered in 14 …
  • Seven fallacies of economic sanctions 19 May 2019 06:03 By Hassan Hakimian LONDON — The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump have begun to bite the country's economy hard. Inflation, seemingly defeated by President Hassan Rouhani, has returned with a vengeance, hitting 31 per cent in 2018. …
  • Harvest of change: This tribal woman is a super farmer 19 May 2019 01:59 Express News Service HD KOTE: Sounds of the chirping of birds and patter of rain pierce the silence of an otherwise calm settlement in HD  Kote taluk, 250 km from Bengaluru. On a recent morning following rain, Daasi woke up to find her tiny 3-acre farm …
  • Finding Fani 18 May 2019 20:19 Ramchandra Naik, a labourer, carries his grandson towards a multipurpose cyclone shelter built by the Red Cross at Jagannathpatna village in Brahmagiri block of Puri. Express Photo by Partha Paul.  The trees seem frozen in time. Shorn of leaves, their bare …
  • 2019-2021 NCDA President and Board of Directors elected 18 May 2019 16:06 18 May, Geneva (Switzerland) - Today, the NCD Alliance (NCDA) members meeting at the General Assembly in Geneva elected Australian advocate and civil society leader Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria, as the incoming President to lead the …
  • US ambassador calls for effort to fight AIDS in Mizoram 18 May 2019 06:56  NET Bureau US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster arrived on a two-day maiden visit to Mizoram on Thursday. He met Chief Minister Zoramthanga, government officials, church leaders and NGOs working in the fields of HIV/AIDS prevention and drugs …
  • MP candidates from Telangana pledge support for Rape Free India campaign 18 May 2019 06:03 By Express News Service HYDERABAD: As many as 34 prominent MP candidates from Telangana have taken a pledge to work for a Rape Free India during the upcoming Lok Sabha term.  These Telangana leaders took the pledge after being approached by the Kailash …
  • Dignitaries pay respects to recently deceased civil society leader Mohamed Idris 18 May 2019 05:37 GEORGE TOWN: Hundreds of people from all walks of life came to pay their last respects to the iconic leader of the civil society movement - S. M. Mohamed Idris - who passed away due to old age at the Gleneagles Hospital here on Friday. The 92-year-old, a …
  • Making planet Earth's greenland mainstream 18 May 2019 04:39 The report by the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), launched in early May in Paris, is a global assessment of the planet’s health. The biggest threats - changes in land use, overfishing, pollution, and …