Monthly Archives: May 2013

Will Israel flare up Syria conflict?

May 6, 2013
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Will Israel flare up Syria conflict?

Keeping in line with its policy on such incidents, Israel has chosen to “neither confirm nor deny” its role in the bombing of the neighbouring Syrian capital. According to media reports, Israel did a ‘pre-emptive’ strike on Syrian army facilities in the capital city of Damascus on Sunday. Israeli...

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Chinese troops withdraw from Indian territory

May 6, 2013
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In a major relief to peaceniks, the three-week face-off between India and China has ended. By Sunday evening, the Chinese troops have started withdrawing from their newly erected tents on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which India claimed was 19 kms inside Indian territory. The move comes as...

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China refuses to budge, Indo-Sino tension may escalate

May 4, 2013
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With the standoff between India and China over Chinese troops’ alleged incursion into Indian territory entering the third week, two bilateral visits are at stake. Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid’s proposed China visit on May 9 and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s trip to India – his first foreign sojourn...

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Why did NTU reject journalism professor’s tenure appeal?

May 3, 2013
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Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has rejected the application for tenure renewal by journalism professor Cherian George, reports Strait Times. This is the second time the university has denied the tenure appeal of the professor. NTU’s decision to let go of Prof George, who is popular among students and...

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Sarabjit Singh is dead, India furious at ‘inhuman’ Pakistan

May 3, 2013
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The love-hate relations between India and Pakistan suffered another blow with the death of Indian citizen Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan. Singh was badly beaten up last week in a Pakistani jail allegedly by fellow inmates. Singh suffered a serious head injury and slipped into coma soon after. He was...

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‘US grads a disillusioned lot’

May 1, 2013
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‘US grads a disillusioned lot’

As many as 40 per cent of US college graduates are either unemployed or unemployable as they need further training before they can get their first job, according to an online survey done on Tuesday. The poll was conducted by global management consulting firm Accenture. It surveyed 1,050 workers...

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