Sanjay Kumar writes: The United Nations General Assembly on 08 Dec 2015 has approved a Russian-led resolution calling for nations to refrain from being the first to deploy weapons into outer space. Known as the “no first placement” (NFP) initiative, the proposed UN resolution was drafted by Russia in 2014 as an apparent bid to place further restrictions on the militarization of space which is largely prohibited by the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty.
M H Rajesh Writes: It is the second time that Daw Aung San Su Kyi’s NLD has won an election in 25 years. Last victory could not translate into a democratic government as the Tatmadaw, the military, seized power sending Daw into a house arrest that lasted 20 years. A general’s daughter herself, she quietly fought back, and has won remarkably in this latest election.