We salute you, 18 times

Editorial Two Issue 381 November 15, 2017 Publications have since long come out of the confines of the media industry, reaching out to the larger section of the community. It is therefore not uncommon for newspapers to be involved in social and community welfare programmes, promote cultural shows and participate in activities that touch the core of the society. Indian…

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Catalan move for independence could ripple

Barend Vlaardingerbroek Pro-independence Catalans would have the world believe that they have a democratic right to secession. Not so. It is not a matter of democracy when a group of like-minded people agree amongst themselves about what they want, even when they dress their demands up in what appears democratic garb such as an entre-nous ‘referendum’ (with no legal standing). The…

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Catalonia reinforces India’s stand on self-determination

T P Sreenivasan India’s early experience of dealing with Pakistani aggression in Kashmir and the subsequent developments shaped India’s approach to the concept of self-determination, which is cautious, restricted and clearly defined. While we have subscribed to one of the purposes of the UN Charter as developing friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights…

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