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The harvest season is here and I am sure you are still celebrating. The world around us is buzzing and there are interesting news stories unfolding. Governor’s rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir as no single party got a clear majority and the political parties failed to come up with a formula for government formation.
Last week two armed gunmen stormed into the office of the weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people, including cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, also known as Charb. Two other attacks followed this. The main suspects were Cherif and Said Kouachi and they were killed after police entered a building near Charles de Gaulle airport where they had been hiding. The suspects had been linked to terrorist activities in the past. Fear of fresh attacks has spread in the city and Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that authorities were prepared for any such possibility.
Island nation’s NEW head
Presidential elections took place in Sri Lanka last week. Maithripala Sirisena won the majority with 51.28 per cent of the valid votes. He will take over from Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena was once the political ally of Rajapaksa, who had become unpopular among the island’s ethnic and religious minorities. The country is also facing economic troubles. Sirisena used these factors to his advantage and emerged victorious.
Socialism in TEXTBOOKS
Students in Venezuela are being drilled with government policies and the history of the late President Hugo Chavez in almost all the subjects they study — be it Math, or English. In Math, they calculate the benefits of government land takeovers. In English, they learn where Chavez was born and in Civics, how Chavez should be thanked! These efforts have not been welcomed by the parents, who think the country’s history is being replaced with socialistic ideology.
Republic Day is fast approaching and the chief guest is the President of the United States, Barack Obama. This year’s parade is special as the armed forces, for the first time, will have all-women marching contingents apart from the regular ones. Though women are few in the 13-lakh-strong armed forces, this is a small step in the right direction.
Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris, will be in the race for a Senate seat from the state, mainstream media reported. Born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican-American father, Kamala Harris is the first Asian-American and African-American to be elected to the top position in California. She is seen to be the rising star in the Democratic Party.
From : The Hindu