Though the net tightens, India remains hub for turtle trade

Source: http://www.thehindu.com

Despite strict enforcement, ease of transport leads thousands, including endangered species, to be smuggled abroad.

As the smuggling networks strengthen, India continues to bear the ignominy of being the source of the illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtles (TFT).

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Fake News and the "Resurrection of Armageddon"

By Paul Craig Roberts,
Global Research
Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca

The U.S. intelligence community’s extraordinary campaign of leaks claiming improper ties between President Trump’s team and Russia seeks to ensure a lucrative New Cold War by blocking detente.— Gareth Porter

It only required 24 days for the Deep State to castrate President Donald Trump and terminate the promise that the high tensions with Russia created during the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes would be terminated by Trump’s presidency.

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The CIA is One of the Main Peddlers of Fake News: Newly Declassified Docs.


Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca

Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets:

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:

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Genocide and the Philippines-American War.


Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca

Has Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared an end to the long-standing U.S.-Philippines alliance by seeking closer relations with China and Russia?

It seems that “America’s Pacific Century” intended to maintain its influence throughout the Asia-Pacific region and isolate China has hit a major roadblock.

The relationship between the Philippines and the United States has been quite interesting with Duterte making headlines across the world in 2016 criticizing the foreign policy of the Obama administration.

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Slap, Insult and Tame the Shrew: A Common Vein in Malayalam Films


Source: http://www.thehindu.com


In an industry where misogynistic dialogues by all top-rung actors are lapped up by fans, actor Prithviraj’s apology has come as a welcome relief

“Because you are a woman, merely a woman” – It was with this ‘punchline’ that District Collector Joseph Alex, the character played by superstar Mammootty in the 1995 Malayalam film The King, topped off a long-winded, insulting and moralistic lecture to his feisty young subordinate. At that point, the hero’s theme music kicks in, leading to thunderous applause from the audience in the theatre. The film was the highest grosser at the box office that year.

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Important Documents on Gandhi's Assassination Missing From Official Records

By Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar, The Wire
Source: https://thewire.in

Nathuram Godse’s execution order and knowledge of the whereabouts of three of the accused are some of the documents missing from the national archives.

Upon examining the files – contained in 25 CDs in the National Archives of India (NAI) – on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and the trial of the accused, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has concluded that “there is no comprehensive record of Gandhi files compiled at one place on assassination of Gandhi”. With the records also revealing that three of the accused had absconded and were never traced, Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyula has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Ministry of Home Affairs to get involved in consolidating all the records on the case.

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