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Vairamuthu: I will release my next book after keeping it at MK’s feet

Vairamuthu: I will release my next book after keeping it at MK’s feet

Tirupur: Lyricist Vairamuthu said he will release his next book after keeping it at the feet (memorial) of the late chief minister M Karunanidhi. The lyricist delivered a speech on the late poet ‘Kaviko’ S Abdur Rahman in the city on Sunday, as part of ‘Tamizhattrupadai’ series. Vairamuthu has conducted […]

2 Shiv Sena cadres get 3-year jail for damaging govt bus

2 Shiv Sena cadres get 3-year jail for damaging govt bus

Tirupur: A trial court here has sentenced two Shiv Sena cadres to three years imprisonment for damaging a state-run bus following the demise of the party founder Bal Thackeray in November 17, 2012.The convicts were identified as Mahesh Kumar, 37, and Mahendran, 29, of Sukumar Nagar at Poolavadi near Udumalpet. […]

Can China walk out of economic difficulties by relying on its old playbook of debt?

Can China walk out of economic difficulties by relying on its old playbook of debt?

China is banking on a new wave of debt-fuelled infrastructure spending to arrest a deepening economic slowdown, but the surge in local government debt may complicate Beijing’s long-term efforts of reining in financial risks in its economy. In an unusual move last week, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee authorised […]

Hong Kong companies need action, not talk, on diversity

Hong Kong companies need action, not talk, on diversity

Hong Kong competes on its reputation as a well but lightly regulated market. This philosophy is reflected in the Hong Kong stock exchange’s listing rules, which lay out a world-class standard of corporate governance but interpreted in a light-touch manner. Regulators try to avoid adding onerous requirements to compliance standards, […]

The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia

The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia

For decades, the official line from the United Nations and the bevy of international foreign ministers and diplomats who brokered the 1991 Paris Peace Accords was that their historical document ended the conflict that had afflicted Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge launched hostilities in 1968. The problem for some journalists, […]

A New Approach to China – and the World – From the US Department of Defense

A New Approach to China – and the World – From the US Department of Defense

It goes without saying that the biggest foreign policy challenge Patrick Shanahan faces in his new job as acting secretary of defense of the United States is the relationship with China.  His 30-plus year career at Boeing may have been just the training job for exactly that role. There are […]

YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers

YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers

It is an undeniable fact that YouTube has become a daily obsession for many people worldwide. The platform is used by 1.8 billion logged-in users each month, and that  is only growing. In South Korea, however,  YouTube is emerging as more than an entertainment hub. The video platform is becoming a […]

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?

On December 31, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the (ARIA), which promises to bring back to American priorities in the Indo-Pacific. The Act assumes particular importance in the context of China’s expanding and aggressive footprint across Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania and the responses by the United States as well […]

Unraveled: Where Indians Come From, Part 1

Unraveled: Where Indians Come From, Part 1

Despite the considerable antiquity of Indian civilization, with some sites in what is today northwest India and Pakistan dating from over five thousand years ago, the origins of today’s Indians have long been shrouded by the depths of time, a murky morass for archaeologists and historians. However, 2018 was rightly […]

Traversing the South China Sea: Safety First

Traversing the South China Sea: Safety First

As a vital artery of trade for many of the world’s largest economies, the South China Sea has garnered significant attention. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development () estimates that roughly 80 percent of global trade by volume is transported by sea. Of that volume, 60 percent of […]