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Sri Lanka: Elections, Electricity Prices, and odds and ends

Paper No. 5490                                       Dated 12-May-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

I will deal with the long overdue provincial council elections in the Northern Province, a political storm that has broken out as a consequence of an electricity price hike imposed with effect from 20 April, and two minor issues.

Impact of Pak Elections on Ties with India.

Paper No 5489                                       Dated 11-May-2013

By B.Raman

There is a need to restrain euphoric expectations from the positive statements on relations with India coming out of some mainstream Pakistani political leaders such as Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML—N).

PAKISTAN: Elections of Questionable Value

 

Paper No. 5486                                         Dated 08-May-2013

By B. Raman

The reported accident at an election meeting in Lahore on May 7, 2013, at which Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI), was injured requiring hospitalisation, has added to the unpredictability of the Pakistani elections being held on May 11.

New Chinese Leadership – An Analysis

Paper No. 5485                                     Dated 07-May-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Sheo Nandan Pandey and Prof. Hem Kusum

Abstract

The China’s generational leadership change, if not shift has since taken shape at the top critical level while the process that began in mid 2011 shall run through late 2014.

Challenging the Roots of the Being of Bangladesh

 

Paper no. 5470                                       Dated 23-Apr-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

In the last three months Bangladesh has plunged into a strife ridden situation where politics is being pushed by extreme religious ideas. Some foreign forces seem to relish in further provoking a situation which goes against the current global trend to eradicate fundamentalist forces and terrorism.

India-China Border Dispute

Paper No. 5469                                     Dated 23-Apr-2013

By B. Raman

(To be read in continuation of my article of November 6, 2012, titled “Chinese Checkers” carried by “Outlook” in its online edition at http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?282899)

A Considered Shift in Chinese Position on India-China Border?

 

Paper No. 5460                                          Dated 15-Apr-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

While in Durban, South Africa, recently to attend the BRICS summit, new Chinese President Xi Jinping told (Mar.27) The Xinhua news agency that “China and India should improve and make good use of the mechanism of Special Representatives to strive for a fair, rational solution framework acceptable to both sides as soon as possible”.

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