A friend’s labour of love reveals who killed Daniel Pearl

Nine years after the journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by al-Qa’ida militants, a new inquiry has concluded he was almost certainly killed by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man currently in US custody and accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The investigation also found that of 27 men connected with the killing, more than […]

Earth Day Space

Save the Earth The beautiful creation of God has come into ruins.The natural disasters are occurring.There are landslides, soil erosion and floods.The environment is no longer beautiful as before. Why are all these things happening?Because of some cruel people of this earth,We are not taking up our duty.We are not looking after the beautiful creation […]

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, […]

Healing The Naga Soul

File Photo of people holding candle during a candle light prayer vigil in support of Highest Level Reconciliation Meeting among the various Naga political group at City Tower, Dimapur, Nagaland. (Photo by Caisii Mao)   The word soul can mean different things. In Genesis 2:7 it means the living, breathing body. In verses like Matthew […]

Opposing Gaddafi’s massacre & foreign intervention in Libya

Unless Libyans themselves own the struggle against Gaddafi, opponents to his regime may find that even if he has been removed from power, ‘Gaddafism’ will continue – but this time propped up by the West, Horace Campbell warns. The Union shall have the right ‘to intervene in a Member State pursuant to a decision of […]

US Relents and Grants Visa to Afghan Antiwar Campaigner

Former Afghan member of parliament, Malalai Joya, joins us for her first broadcast interview since arriving in the United States on Friday after officials initially denied her application for a travel visa. Her visa was approved Thursday following a protest campaign that included letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and nine members of Congress. […]

Media as politics in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Days before Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced the government’s 2011 budget in parliament, the political opposition offered a glimpse of how it would allocate the national finances in a "shadow" budget. The state-controlled mainstream media gave the opposition announcement scant coverage, but it was picked up widely by a number of alternative […]

Incentive for Northeast India: Does it help?

Introduction: The incentive package scheme under the North East Industrial Policy, 1997, reintroduced as the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007 intended to promote biotechnology and power generation up to 10 MW and employment generation for the region. The strategy is to incentivised investors with subsidy grant on capital (30%) and insurance […]

WARREN BUFFETT’S MESSAGE?

POSCO affected villagers seek responsible investment, not charity, from Buffett Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest individuals, will urge India’s ultra-rich to give away their wealth to charity at an exclusive dinner in Delhi today. At the same time, in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpura district, the struggle of thousands of villagers condemned to destitution by Korean […]

Down a long and difficult road

As the newest country in the world, South Sudan faces huge challenges. But the perseverance of the people and their determination to construct a functioning state raise hopes for the country’s future. Life in South Sudan has changed dramatically since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. With peace, development has started […]

Non-Communicable Diseases Outsmart Infectious Diseases

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) – cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes – are no longer diseases of the wealthy. They are responsible for 8 million deaths in the world’s poorest billion, largely composed of children and young adults. These were among some of the key messages from the speakers at a conference co -organized […]

Understanding the vulnerabilities, opportunities and Climate Change

Climate change is currently taking place at an unprecedented rate and is projected increase pressures on natural resources and the environment associated with rapid urbanization, industrialization and economic development. This will also have wide uneven effects on the availability of and access to resources. Changes in the timing and amount of rainfall could affect productivity, […]