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Retrospect: Down the Memory Lane

Twenty three years is a long period in the life of a man. These twenty three years in the IAF have proved to be the golden period of my life which has helped me in re-discovering myself and has indeed made me the wiser. It would be a worthwhile experience to go down the memory lane and savor moments of human association which have been a source...

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Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar
B Raman | 28 Mar , 2013 0 comments
Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar

Anti-Muslim rumours projecting Muslims negatively have spread to Rangoon from Meikhtila which has been placed under a State of Emergency following three days of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last week. While no fresh fatalities have been reported from Meikhtila, there have been reports of fresh attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned properties in the...

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Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila
B Raman | 25 Mar , 2013 2 comments
Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila

Between 20 and 26 persons are reported to have been killed in three days of violent clashes between Buddhists and Burman Muslims (not Rohingyas) in the central Myanmar cantonment town of Meikhtila since March 20, 2013. Official figures have, however, given the death toll as five only till the evening of March 22. The town has a population of...

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Xi Jinping on Sino-Indian Relations
B Raman | 22 Mar , 2013 0 comments
Xi Jinping on Sino-Indian Relations

In his first visit abroad as the President of China since assuming office on March 14,2013, Mr.Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo from March 22-30 and attend the fifth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit on March 26-27 in Durban, South Africa. In the margins of the...

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Italy goes back on its word
Kanwal Sibal | 16 Mar , 2013 3 comments
Italy goes back on its word

The latest turn of events in the Italian marines case is most unfortunate for both India and Italy as the bilateral relationship is being put under serious strain. The Indian side had greater reason to feel aggrieved by the cause of the crisis. Indian nationals were killed near the Indian coast, plainly without justification, by Italian...

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