Last Updated : 01-10-2014 15:32

 
 

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EDITORIAL - For full justice, implement the Witness Protection Bill

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While we need to be concerned about the human rights of convicted prisoners and of those in remand custody we need to give as much if not more concern to the victims of crime and the witnesses......

Undying passion gives birth to the wave-less boat

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A young schoolboy is seen meddling with a jumble of wires, batteries and switches. His brows are knitted in concentration and he is completely focused on the task at hand. His goal is to build a mechanical doorbell......

Increasing Public and Household Debts

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Public debts, that are debts incurred by governments to meet public expenditure, have been increasing over the years. Some countries like Greece, Italy and Japan have very high levels of public debts as a proportion of their GDP.

EDITORIAL - Our ties with Modi’s India: Act fast and wisely

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As the —the largest selling independent English language daily newspaper in Sri Lanka—spreads its wings today with a high-tech modern design, we hope the Sri Lankan Government also would be able to......

When people talk, great things happen

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It has been famously said that youth is wasted on the young. George Bernard Shaw was quite clear in expanding on this, his quote. He defined the statement as derogatory when he said that “young people are brainless, and don’t know what they have.....

How Large Are Our Social Safety Nets?

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The World Bank released its first report of the series on ‘State of Social Safety Nets’ on May 13, 2014. Safety nets are non-contributory government transfers aimed at providing assistance to the socially and economically marginalised sections of the society.

A win for Modi was never in doubt

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Narendra Modi, who will soon be sworn in as India’s fourteenth Prime Minister, has swept to power in the world’s largest democracy with his Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP), romping home with 282 seats in the Lok Sabha, ten seats more than what was required for an absolute majority.

Modi's oath-taking plans send strong signals - Editorial

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India’s Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, who won a landslide victory in the recently concluded election appears to be setting  a nice example. He has invited all the leaders of South Asian countries, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to attend his swearing-in ceremony.

Which way Modified India?

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India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi is a conundrum.  So it seems for the time being. From his alleged role in the massacre of Muslims in the 2001 Gujarat communal riots to his invitation to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff to attend his inauguration on....

Vietnam and US versus China over oil in the sea

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Who makes the law of the sea as China and Vietnam clash over China moving an oil rig close to an island only 25 miles from the mainland of Vietnam?

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