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New Book – Partition, Indo – Pak Relations and Kashmir by Prof Ram Puniyani

About the Book “Partition, Indo-Pak Relations and Kashmir is a book that says, the only solution to the Kashmir imbroglio can be and has to be peaceful. Looking at the issue in the context of the subcontinent’s partition, it notes how Indo-Pak relations are held hostage to Kashmir and the vice-versa. The book says, in […]

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SPREP Director General calls for Pacific regional action on hazardous substances

4 May, 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland: The Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention has failed, for the sixth consecutive time, to reach consensus on addressing chrysotile asbestos and paraquat, both of which are known hazardous substances. The repeated failure of this key Multilateral Environment Agreement has prompted the Director General of the Secretariat […]

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Pacific islands speak in one voice on asbestos

May 3, 2017 [themify_quote]In Geneva today, Pacific island parties to the Rotterdam Convention joined together to speak in one voice on the issue of asbestos.[/themify_quote] Ms Lupe Matoto, representing Tonga, addressed the plenary on behalf of Cook Islands, Samoa, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Tonga which, collectively, are the Pacific island Parties to the […]

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Media Freedom critical for Human Rights struggle in West Papua

As the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) commemorates World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) today, the host country, Indonesia, is once again in the spot light with reports of over 200 peaceful protesters arrested including local journalists covering the protests in Sentani, Papua. The most recent violent arrest of protestors and local journalists […]

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‘It's very important we hear what Putin has to say’ – Oliver Stone

  (RT) The man behind three films about American presidents, Oliver Stone, says his upcoming feature about Russian President Vladimir Putin “opens up a whole viewpoint that we as Americans haven’t heard,” and could help prevent “a dangerous situation – on the brink of war.” Academy Award-winning director and revered documentary filmmaker Stone said in […]

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‘It's very important we hear what Putin has to say’ – Oliver Stone

  (RT) The man behind three films about American presidents, Oliver Stone, says his upcoming feature about Russian President Vladimir Putin “opens up a whole viewpoint that we as Americans haven’t heard,” and could help prevent “a dangerous situation – on the brink of war.” Academy Award-winning director and revered documentary filmmaker Stone said in […]

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AAPI Legislative Day on May 3rd

[themify_box]Ajay Ghosh[/themify_box] (Washington, DC: April 28, 2017) The growing influence of doctors of Indian heritage is evident, as increasingly physicians of Indian origin hold critical positions in the healthcare, academic, research and administrative positions across the nation. With their hard work, dedication, compassion, and skills, they have thus carved an enviable niche in the American […]

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Trump versus International Liberalism: Should We Care?

Prof Richard Falk, PhD The pre-Trump establishment is anxiously discussing among themselves such questions as ‘is this the end game of liberalism’ and ‘how best to revive liberalism under present conditions?’ The contrary question I pose is the one assumed by the Washington/New York elites, that is, whether liberalism in its present and recent forms […]

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Trump versus International Liberalism: Should We Care?

Prof Richard Falk, PhD The pre-Trump establishment is anxiously discussing among themselves such questions as ‘is this the end game of liberalism’ and ‘how best to revive liberalism under present conditions?’ The contrary question I pose is the one assumed by the Washington/New York elites, that is, whether liberalism in its present and recent forms […]

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There Will Be No Russophobia Reset

Pepe Escobar (SputnikNews)[themify_quote]In the end, there was hardly a reset; rather a sort of tentative pause on Cold War 2.0. Interminable days of sound and fury were trudging along when President Trump finally decided NATO is “no longer obsolete”; still, he wants to “get along” with Russia.[/themify_quote] Just ahead of meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

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There Will Be No Russophobia Reset

Pepe Escobar (SputnikNews)[themify_quote]In the end, there was hardly a reset; rather a sort of tentative pause on Cold War 2.0. Interminable days of sound and fury were trudging along when President Trump finally decided NATO is “no longer obsolete”; still, he wants to “get along” with Russia.[/themify_quote] Just ahead of meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

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Mr. Chandu Agarwal and Fr. Dr. C.P Anto conferred Rotary National Peace Award 2017

  Two prominent philanthropists and social activists who have been serving the people in the society for their upliftment, education and welfare activities were conferred  Rotary National Peace Award at the hands of RTN Paul Netzel ( Trustee Chair Elect, The Rotary Foundation) on the occasion of International Understanding and Peace Symposium (IUPS) held at […]

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Mr. Chandu Agarwal and Fr. Dr. C.P Anto conferred Rotary National Peace Award 2017

  Two prominent philanthropists and social activists who have been serving the people in the society for their upliftment, education and welfare activities were conferred  Rotary National Peace Award at the hands of RTN Paul Netzel ( Trustee Chair Elect, The Rotary Foundation) on the occasion of International Understanding and Peace Symposium (IUPS) held at […]

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Unwanted male calf

[themify_hr color=”red”] Just a few days back one of the cows at our Prerna Kendra delivered a male calf. My colleague called me to inform about the birth of it. Everyone there was waiting for the cow to deliver and as usual each one was expecting a female calf. My colleague was sad to inform […]

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Unwanted male calf

[themify_hr color=”red”] Just a few days back one of the cows at our Prerna Kendra delivered a male calf. My colleague called me to inform about the birth of it. Everyone there was waiting for the cow to deliver and as usual each one was expecting a female calf. My colleague was sad to inform […]

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Tokelau’s March quarter CPI rises 0.7 percent

The consumer price index (CPI) of Tokelau increased 0.7 percent for the March 2017 quarter. The Tokelau National Statistics Office released this figure today. Some of the items that contributed to the rise in CPI in this quarter were biscuits and crackers (up 61 percent), cheese-flavoured corn snacks (up 50 percent), and corned beef (up […]

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Tokelau’s March quarter CPI rises 0.7 percent

The consumer price index (CPI) of Tokelau increased 0.7 percent for the March 2017 quarter. The Tokelau National Statistics Office released this figure today. Some of the items that contributed to the rise in CPI in this quarter were biscuits and crackers (up 61 percent), cheese-flavoured corn snacks (up 50 percent), and corned beef (up […]

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Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Baher Kamal It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened. Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for indigenous […]

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Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Baher Kamal It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened. Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for indigenous […]

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Conclusion of Trade talks Lacking Pacific Development at its Heart

2017-04-21 The conclusion of the regional trade negotiations, known as PACER-Plus, offers little for Pacific Island Countries in guaranteed benefits but burdens them with legally binding costs, with the real winners in this poorly designed trade agreement are Australia and New Zealand, argues the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG). “What has been concluded is a […]

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Panama Leaks Case Verdict: Minor Relief, Major Headache for Pakistan PM

Onkareshwar Pandey Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has got minor relief and major headache. The Pakistan Army which had successfully ousted him on 12 October 1999 under the command of General Parvez Musharraf after the Kargil war with India, will probe that whether Sharif and his family is guilty of amassing illegal wealth abroad. Simply, […]

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Panama Leaks Case Verdict: Minor Relief, Major Headache for Pakistan PM

Onkareshwar Pandey Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has got minor relief and major headache. The Pakistan Army which had successfully ousted him on 12 October 1999 under the command of General Parvez Musharraf after the Kargil war with India, will probe that whether Sharif and his family is guilty of amassing illegal wealth abroad. Simply, […]

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