DNA Reveals Prince William Is Part Indian

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By A Correspondent                               

Hunt is on in Gujarat for a distant cousin who shares Prince William’s Indian blood.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has Indian ancestry through a long-term relationship from his mother’s side of the family! According to a BritainsDNA, a company that aims to produce the history of its people through genetic analysis. Through a woman named Eliza Kerwark, who was the Indian housekeeper of William’s fifth great grandfather, Theodore Forbes, there is a universal understanding (though without any evidence that they were married) that they had children together that were Princess Diana’s relatives. 

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Ranbaxy to Pay $500 Million to Settle Cases in US

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By Jyotsna Singh

Company was selling sub-standard drugs; submitted false claims to health authorities

The US subsidiary of Indian pharma Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has agreed to pay $ 500 million under a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice. The company has agreed to pay the fine to settle civil and criminal cases relating to selling sub-standard drugs and submitting false data to the US health authorities.  A former senior official of the company, Dinesh Thakur, who is the whistleblower in the case, is entitled to $48.6 million.

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Will The Biases About Terrorists Remain Permanent?

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By Ram Puniyani *

We have witnessed number of acts of terror in India, during last two decades. While those involved in the acts of terror have been coming from individuals of different religions, the net outcome of the actions of investigation agencies and police has been to arrest Muslim youth, to put charges against them and in most cases to release them after the charges are not proved on any ground. This pattern had a ‘mini-break’ for sometime after the Malegaon blast of 2008.

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Our NCTC and Theirs

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By Ajai Sahni
Editor, SAIR; Executive Director, ICM & SATP

Another Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security will be convened on June 5, 2013, this time in the shadow of the slaughter of political leaders and cadres at Darbha (Chhattisgarh) by the Maoists. A voluminous report on internal security has been ritually compiled by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA), and will be circulated among participants – to what conceivable purpose, it is not clear, since it is unlikely to be read quite so quickly as to inform discussions during the Conference. A higher purpose is likely intended.

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Learning Statecraft from China

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By Kasturi Moitra *

“Deception is an integral element of Chinese strategic culture”, noted Shyam Saran (former Foreign Secretary with the Government of India) at the second K. Subrahmanyam lecture series held in August 2012 at New Delhi.

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Bollywood Reflects India-China Love Hate

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By Coonoor Kripalani *

The activities of Indian and Chinese troops along the line of actual control, the undemarcated border between the two nations known as LAC, may recall memories of 1962. That year marked a border conflict between the two Asian giants that remains etched in the Indian psyche – reinforced by the 1964 film Haqeeqat, written and directed by Chetan Anand. The same dispute goes unmentioned in China’s history books.

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COMMENT: Ethical Entrepreneurship

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By Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed

Neo-liberal capitalism is a curse that makes some people quickly rich while many remain crushed by grinding poverty. Can one replace it with something humane and fair?

The death of more than 400 workers, mostly women, in Bangladesh as a result of a garment factory building collapsing has rudely reminded us that millions of human beings work under the most atrocious conditions. International companies with famous brand names want clothes produced as cheaply as possible. This they achieve through entrepreneurs in the Third World who virtually pay slave wages to their workers and make them toil for long hours in the most primitive conditions.

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J & K: Forgetting History

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By Abdul Majid Zargar *

In response to controversial revelations of Historical events made by A.G.Noorani at the Silver Jubilee Function Of Daily “Greater Kashmir”, many columnists wrote articles, some in denouncement and few in praise. Those falling in the latter category appear to be uninformed of the historical events unfolding themselves at the critical moments of history in 1947 and seem to be guided by a dedicated agenda to distort history. Given a chance they would not only like to re-write history but re-right it. After all trying to fix history is a work in progress throughout the world.

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J & K: Terrorist Surge

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By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow; Institute for Conflict Management

At a time when the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the most active group in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has suffered major setbacks with the elimination, arrest and surrender of its top cadres, the ‘indigenous’ Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) – headquartered in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) – has escalated operations in an effort to re-establish its operational supremacy in the State, after a long eclipse.

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Manipur: Naga Turf Battles

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

On May 18, 2013, in a first incident of a clash between the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) outside the Tamenglong District of Manipur, an NSCN-IM cadre identified as Pousingdai Gonmei was shot dead by ZUF militants at Lushai Chiru near the Thongjaorok River under the State’s Senapati District.

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Odisha 'Normalcy' in Narayanpatna

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Kanhu Charan Madhi (25), a Special Police Officer (SPO) posted in the District headquarters town of Malkangiri, was shot dead by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres at his home in Kattakonda village under the Kalimela Police Station area of the District on May 24, 2013. He was on the Maoist hit list for disobeying their diktat to quit his job and leave the village. While his visits home had become infrequent after the threat, he had gone to his village to meet his family and his wife, who had delivered a baby a few of days earlier, when he was killed.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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