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February 25, 2021

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CBI Impasse: An Opportunity in Distress

By Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury New Delhi – For close to a month now, the premier investigative agency of India, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which was established as a small unit during the reign of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, has been creating headlines, and for all wrong reasons. However, before we get into the […]
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Sri Lanka wakes up to new pm, political turmoil

Colombo: Sri Lanka woke up to political uncertainty on Saturday (October 27) after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in, although ousted Ranil Wickremesinghe told a local television station he was still the prime minister according to the constitution. Rajapaksa’s supporters celebrated on hearing the news late on Friday (October 26) as the new prime […]
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India’s #MeToo movement takes aim at alleged sexual misconduct, triggering probes, departures

(Reuters) – The #MeToo movement in India has gathered momentum in recent days, with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct levelled online against prominent journalists, actors, movie directors, comedians and other public figures. On Monday, it triggered an investigation into a leading journalist and questions about the future