Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Rajapaksas

How ‘organic’ diktat, Chinese infra brought farmers to their knees on Rajapaksa turf Hambantota

Farmers in Sri Lanka's Hambantota struggle to keep crops alive without effective fertilisers, with rampaging elephants — displaced due to ill-conceived infra projects — posing another threat.

Rajapaksa family’s ancestral home set on fire as violence claims 8 lives in Sri Lanka

On Monday, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa submitted his resignation as the family sought to stem protesters' calls asking the entire family to step aside, leading to the dissolution of the cabinet.

Spirituality or ‘occult’? Mahinda’s visit to sacred city before resigning as PM raises questions

Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Anuradhapura caught the public eye in Sri Lanka, but this is hardly the first time his religious and spiritual beliefs have become a talking point.

Crisis in Sri Lanka deepens after corruption charges against PM’s son, opposition leaders

Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya Tuesday submitted no-confidence motion against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa's govt & impeachment motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka ex-minister Namal Rajapaksa earned ‘over million euros’ in corrupt deals, report claims

ABC investigation claims former sports minister got payoffs from Australian medical firm Aspen, which allegedly laundered millions of dollars in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa denies allegations.

President Gotabaya should’ve been open about plans, says Sri Lanka ex-minister & nephew Namal

In interview with ThePrint, Namal Rajapaksa, son of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, talks about need for systemic change in Sri Lanka as anger over country's economic crisis continues to grow.

‘We have nothing to give our children’ — Sri Lankans now just waiting for things to get better

Sri Lanka's economic crisis has hit low-income and daily wagers the harshest. But middle class families in cities like Colombo and Kandy are also joining the streets now.

Rajapaksa’s experiment with organic farming in Sri Lanka a warning to developing countries

The Sri Lankan government would do well to listen to the country’s agricultural scientists and not to quacks masquerading as experts.

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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.