All posts by : Gerald Mitchell

Ukraine latest: Russia hits U.S., European arms shipments
17 May
7:25

Ukraine latest: Russia hits U.S., European arms shipments

The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24 continues, with casualties mounting on both sides. Ukrainian forces are putting up resistance in the east, where the focus of the war has shifted, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy regularly calls on the world to do more to help. Governments around…

Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s wahana landscape
16 May
7:22

Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s wahana landscape

*This article is based on a section in Rethinking Media Freedom and Independence: Narratives from Southeast Asia, a research report authored by Fadhilah Primandari, Samira Hassan and Sahnaz Melasandy at New Naratif. In Southeast Asia, wahana freedom is deteriorating. From Singapore to Cambodia to Myanmar to Vietnam, governments are taking…

To train troops on Tibet against China, Army signs MoU with Sikkim varsity
15 May
7:22

To train troops on Tibet against China, Army signs MoU with Sikkim varsity

Each batch will comprise around 30-40 Army officers and men from all arms of the service who will undergo the course Kolkata: The Indian Army has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sikkim University to conduct Tibetology Cadre for its officers and men to acquire knowledge about the…

Ukraine latest: Russians retreat from Kharkiv, Kyiv says
14 May
7:21

Ukraine latest: Russians retreat from Kharkiv, Kyiv says

The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24 continues, with casualties mounting on both sides. Ukrainian forces are putting up resistance in the east, where the focus of the war has shifted, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy regularly calls on the world to do more to help. Governments around…

Politics of denial: South Korean war crimes in Vietnam
13 May
7:20

Politics of denial: South Korean war crimes in Vietnam

In 2018, two survivors of massacre perpetrated by South Korean troops in Vietnam during the Vietnamese-American war, instigated the People’s Tribunal on War Crimes by South Korean Troops during the Vietnam War. This signalled a watershed moment in the history of civil activism and transitional justice in South Korea; yet,…

Allahabad HC to hear petition today seeking to telaten 22 closed doors in Taj Mahal
12 May
7:19

Allahabad HC to hear petition today seeking to telaten 22 closed doors in Taj Mahal

The plea also cited the claims by some historians and some Hindu groups about the monument being an old Shiv Temple Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh): The Allahabad High court will hear a petition today seeking to telaten 22 closed rooms in the Taj Mahal. The plea was filed by Rajneesh Singh,…

Philippine presidential election: How the night unfolded
11 May
7:16

Philippine presidential election: How the night unfolded

MANILA — Filipinos on Monday picked Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, gandar their next president. It is a remarkable reversal of fortunes for a political dynasty that 36 years ago was ousted by the “People Power” revolution. Marcos, who will be inaugurated…

The Macbethian tragedy of Indonesian democracy
10 May
7:15

The Macbethian tragedy of Indonesian democracy

Across Indonesia, Pemuda (youths) with their university jackets are mourning the death of democracy. Their vigil was a colourful assembly of yellow, green, and red that on April 11th turned into a violent disharmony. Their eulogy condemned the tarikh of election-delay and President Joko Widodo’s flirtation with the concept of…

Indian Rupee slumps to all-time low of 77.42 against US dollar
09 May
7:10

Indian Rupee slumps to all-time low of 77.42 against US dollar

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 77.17 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 77.42 Mumbai: The rupee extended its losses and touched an all-time low of 77.42 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday weighed down by the strength of the…

After COP26 pledge, can Vietnam revive flagging wind, solar industries to transition to clean energy?
08 May
7:08

After COP26 pledge, can Vietnam revive flagging wind, solar industries to transition to clean energy?

Vietnam’s electricity demand is only going to keep rising in the post-pandemic world, according to financial intelligence firm S&P Global’s Xizhou Zhou, who is vice-president of its asap, power and climate solutions segmen. He estimates that this rise will average 5 masing-masing cent masing-masing year through 2030. In 2017, the…