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Time for the International Community To Think About Myanmar

For the people of Burma the Myanmar army or Thatmadaw is never satisfied of killing and carrying on their business as usual killing the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities as their conscience may dictates and fancies may please at the height of coronavirus epidemic.

Time for the International Community To Think About Myanmar
Time for the International Community To Think About Myanmar
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Coronavirus Briefing: Has Sweden got it right?

It’s been labelled risky, reckless, an outlier. Sweden has been at the centre of much debate over the past few weeks. Why has it not ruthlessly pursued lockdown like everyone else? Is it doing the right thing?

Coronavirus Briefing: Has Sweden got it right?
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Exhibition And Documentary Film On Paintings Adorn Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Shrines

The highlight of the celebration 100 years of Buddhism in Canada was the Photographic Exhibition and Documentary Film show on Sri Lanka’s rich Heritage of Buddhist Paintings. This grand event was held for ten days, from May 21 to 30th 2005, at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Robarts Library. This public event was facilitated by the University of Toronto, and was organized and presented by Dr. Daya Hewapathirane and a team of enthusiastic group of Buddhist youth volunteers from the University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University.

Exhibition And Documentary Film  On Paintings Adorn Sri Lanka’s  Buddhist Shrines
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How India is tackling the COVID crisis?

For a country of 1.3 billion people, dealing with the COVID pandemic takes immense effort. As of 16 April, there are 12380 confirmed cases; and 414 deaths reported in India. India recently announced the extension of its lockdown to 3rd May but will partially open up industrial, agricultural and allied activities after April 20.

Leading through the crisis
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Pardoning of former Corporal Sunil Rathnayake

It is reported that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has granted a pardon to former Corporal Sunil Rathnayake, who was convicted of murder, unlawful assembly and common intent by a Trial-at-Bar in 2015.

Corporal Sunil Rathnayake
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Need to Move Away from One Point Narrative of Congress Demise

The exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia from the Congress has for the nth time found political commentators and analysts expanding their energies and wisdom on the ‘imminent demise’ of the Indian National Congress.

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Pakistan's obsession with Kashmir.

In the midst of the world fighting a grim battle against corona virus, COVID-19, spokesman of China’s permanent representative at the United Nations made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir, yet again, the other day at the behest of Pakistan. He raised objection to Jammu and Kashmir being turned into a Union Territory by the Indian Government.

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US President Trump slams WHO over corona virus response, suspends US payments

US President Donald Trump announced that the US would suspend payments to the World Health Organization, saying the group had failed to report accurate information from China during the early stages of the pandemic.

President Trump during his coronavirus press briefing in the Rose Garden today.Reuters/Leah Millis
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US & UK : Pioneers in Chemical Warfare & Biggest Perpetrators of Environmental Damage in the World

' Agent Orange' is the best known highly toxic herbicide and defoliant chemical, developed by Americans and used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program in Vietnam and neighboring countries. Between 1962 and 1971, during the Vietnam war, the United States military sprayed nearly 20 million gallons of various toxic chemicals – the "rainbow herbicides" and defoliants – in Vietnam, eastern Laos, and parts of Cambodia as part of its chemical warfare known as “Operation Ranch Hand”, reaching its peak from 1967 to 1969.

 US & UK : Pioneers in Chemical Warfare &  Biggest Perpetrators of Environmental Damage in the World
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Myanmar: Release jailed rights defenders and activists

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have overseen the continuing harassment, intimidation, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of human rights defenders and activists since coming to power in Myanmar four years ago, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

Myanmar: Release jailed rights defenders and activists
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