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Taiwan Congratulated by Hindu Group for Electing First Woman President

English: Tsai Ing-wen, the chairperson of the ...

Tsai Ing-wen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus have commended Taiwan for electing its first female President.

Lord Hanuman on Hold at Arkansas State Capitol

English: Arkansas Little Rock Nine Civil Right...

English: Arkansas Little Rock Nine Civil Rights Memorial on the capitol grounds in Little Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arkansas State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission seems to be still waiting for more submissions for monuments/memorials in Arkansas State Capitol premises in Little Rock.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Party eyes Mumbai BMC polls after success in Gujarat

Dilip Patel, Jigarkumar Kothia, Ravindra Sondagar, Kalpeshbhai Parekh of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Party

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Party's National Vice- President Kalpeshbhai Parekh, Gujrat President Jigarkumar Kothia,Gujarat sangathan mahamantri Ravindra Sondagar , Gujarat Media Prabhari & Pravakta Dilipbhai Patel and other party functionaries have worked hard during the Gujarat Mahanagarpalika elections in November 2015, resulting in bagging 2 seats from Jamnagar ward no.7.

ADB Grants $1.2 Billion to Support Afghanistan’s Energy Security

Kabul, Afghanistan at Night
Afghanistan has seen energy demand grow by almost twice its economic growth rate from 2005 to 2012. Kabul.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $1.2 billion in grants to reinforce ongoing energy projects in Afghanistan and to provide new funds to boost energy supply, improve power sector efficiency, and promote cross border trade in energy.

Khawalailung village: A Mizo "role model" of Peace and Development

By Nirendra Dev

Nirendra Narayan DevEditor's Note: Nirendra Narayan Dev (nirendev1 [at] gmail [dot] com), an acclaimed political journalist, is a special correspondent of The Statesman, New Delhi and author of the books Modi to Moditva, Ayodhya : Battle For Peace, The Talking Guns North East India and Godhra A Journey To Mayhem and more. Nirendra was born and brought up in India's northeast and his father served with paramilitary force Assam Rifles. His blog is at

We have previously had an opportunity of talking to the author and have posted the audio recording of the interview.

WBRi has the pleasure of publishing a series of short stories by Nirendra. Search with keywords "Nirendra Dev" to read his prior stories and articles on Washington Bangla Radio.

Location of Mizoram in India

Location of Mizoram in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Delhi, Nov 30 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India): Good Samaritan initiatives from the governments especially in the context of North East India are often not publicized well in the national media. Generally, the debate ends up either about violence in the north east or about certain ‘Developmental and Peace’ initiatives undertaken by the government departments and official agencies from time to time. But many good things keep happening. Mizoram has left behind the troubled days of insurgency way back in 1986. Mizos are known for their hard working qualities and pragmatism in undertaking developmental works and education.

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