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BRIEF NEWS: March 09, 2011

In solidarity with Sharmila LONDON, Mar 8: As part of its week-long centenary celebration of International Women’s Day, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (SOAS) organized a public meeting at the student’s lounge in honor of Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been on a fast unto death agitation... 

Yunus Advocates Regulatory Body For Micro Credit In India

AHMEDABAD, Dec 17: There should be some regulatory authority when you have so many micro credit programs running. It’s time to have one for transparency purposes so that people are given out information in a transparent way Nobel Laureate and founder of Bangladesh‘s Grameen Bank Muhammad... 

Of Rights And Its Genesis

Until HIV/AIDS came along, the focus of the international community in the last century was human rights. There is a reason why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The world had just emerged from the deadliest war fought not only in Europe... 

Big Challenges Ahead For Suu Kyi

As a political scientist and someone who closely follows the Myanmar (Burma) political developments, I had little doubt about the certainty of the release of Aung San Suu Kyi on November 13 when her term of house arrest expired. Given the nature of the military junta, it was not surprising for many to... 

Junta Brutality Still Haunts Many Myanmar Dissidents

IMPHAL, Nov 16: Inspite of their leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi recently freed from house arrest by the military junta there is still palpable fear among dissident Myanmarese who are scattered in different parts of India. Memories of the brutal crackdown against pro-democracy activists still livid and the... 

A Free Suu Kyi Inspires Burmese Refugees

IMPHAL, Nov 14: Just as all the liberal countries in the world have hailed the release of Suu Kyi from House arrest on November 13, Myanmarese pro-democracy activists taking asylum in Manipur have welcomed the release of Suu Kyi from house arrest by the ruling military junta that this has ignited a new... 

After Nearly Two Decades, Suu Kyi ‘On Cusp Of Freedom’

YANGON:  Myanmar‘s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is on the verge of being freed from house arrest, officials in the military-ruled country said on Friday as hundreds of her supporters gathered in anticipation. Our Delhi correspondent adds that a number of Burmese refugees, who were preparing... 

Nothing To Write Home About The UN

Millennium’s crudest joke came from the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the form of an award. As the US Stealth Bombers pounded Kabul and Kandahar, the Nobel Committee rushed in to award world’s most prestigious prize, the Nobel Peace prize to UN and its Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The prize...