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Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!

Japan national football team and its fans suffered a massive heartbreak on last Monday, losing to a last-gasp Belgium goal that shattered its hopes of reaching the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals. Anyway, Japanese fans have done their homework

‘Heartbroken for Japan’: Twitter salutes Blue Samurai despite Belgium’s come-from-behind win
Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!
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Nawaz Sharif Hit by a Triple-Whammy: former Pakistani PM Stares into a Very Deep Abyss

The stream of bad news from Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistani Prime Minister, shows no sign of early let-up recently: his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, has just undergone treatment in London for cancer; he has been banned in Pakistan from holding either public or party office for life; then, he, along with his daughter, Mariam Nawaz, have just been sentenced to jail for 10 and 7 years respectively by an accountability court in Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif Hit by a Triple-Whammy: former Pakistani PM Stares into a Very Deep Abyss
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Great Sri Lankan Patriots - A Call for Unity

No-where do I see praise for the hardworking man in the streets, shops and businesses of Sri Lanka.

May the Word of the Buddha and his Teachings bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all living on this treasured island in the sun!
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7th July Incident, the fore runner of the Current 2008 Nargis Constitution

After more than half a century few people would recollect what happened on that fateful day of July 7th, 1962, where the embryo of the current illegal 2008 Nargis Current Constitution of Burma was laid, proclaiming that power comes out of the gun and laid the foundations of civil war, with the motto of “the monarch of all I survey,” by the Burmese Army(Tatmadaw), I was just a young freshmen, mixing with the senor students demonstrating within the Rangoon University compound, when there was a burst of gun fire and the entire history of the Union of Burma was changed forever.

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Pilgrims’ Nightmare in Deva Bhoomi

Uttarakhand has something for everyone – the tourist, nature lover and the pilgrim, whether one is a Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist. Over the past seventy years, the authorities have gone out of their way to present the region as the thrilling vacation hotspot with compelling landscapes, teeming wildlife, and adventure zones. The same diligence has not been shown to present its shrines, particularly Hindu shrines, as I noticed during my Char Dham yatra.

Author and his wife Vani outside Kedarnath Temple
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Railway Euphoria In Himalayan Nepal

Least Developed Country, Nepal, situated in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain ‘The Himalayas’ is in the grip of railway euphoria, after the Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to China from June 19 to 24, 2018. Rail linkages figured on his agenda when he was in India in April as well.

Railway Euphoria In Himalayan Nepal
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Lalins Column: Political managers v Natural Leaders

In the second week of June on a very popular morning TV show, Minister Eran Wickramaratne confided with passing wisdom why SL has continuously missed the development bus. He believed the main problem was that people with expert skills in a particular field think that they are suited to hold any position in that business.

  Lalins Column:   Political managers v Natural Leaders
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India Pakistan Ties And Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart

Many may still be rubbing their eyes in disbelief that the unpredictable President of the US, Donald Trump and the virulently anti-US North Korean strongman Kim Jung-un will agree to set aside their mutual hostility and distrust and meet in an effort to end decades of tension between the two countries.

India Pakistan Ties  And  Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart
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Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Donald Trump seemed assured of a Supreme court majority for good making his campaign pledge to tighten law enforcement’s grip on unauthorized immigration well within reach in a short time.

Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics
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How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.

A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, center, holding court at a wedding in Colombo in June.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
The Hambantota Port gets only a small percentage of Sri Lanka’s port business, overshadowed by the main complex in the capital.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Sri Lankan workers processing cars being unloaded from a ship at Hambantota Port.Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times
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