Twenty regional civil society groups have written an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the re-arrest of activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger-strike against a repressive law.
He may have spent a miserly 3 lakh on his electoral campaign but Fr Bismarque Dias collected close to 2000 votes. He didn’t have any office, made no inducements, yet left several politicians hanging their heads in shame. Marcus Mergulhao has the story.
Corporate lobby groups exert tremendous influence over the European Union Commission, says lobby watchdog body Corporate Europe Observatory, but this is often kept away from the public eye. Are we seeing the same level of secrecy in the EU-Malaysia FTA talks?