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Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:24
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Hyperloop, a brainchild of Elon Musk, one of the great visionaries of our time, which has the potential to revolutionize our mode of transportation, got yet another major boost yesterday from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Mr Putin on Saturday declared that he wanted to build the 21st-century-equivlent of the famous Silk Road in the form of a Hyperloop, while connecting Russia and China.....Read More...
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:15
Over five hundred followers of Shiv Yog gathered at the "Yes We Can Community Center" Westbury, Long Island on June 18 to participate in a five-day intense spiritual discourse by Acharya Ishan Shivanand, younger son and disciple of Avdhoot Baba Shivanand on the occasion of Baba Sivananda Day in North Hempstead. Acharya Ishan Shivanand Ji demonstrated with clarity transition from humor to.....Read More...
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 03:11
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Tamil Nadu is soon to face local polls, including the important corporation polls. As the AIADMK which won the assembly poll convincingly has inherent advantages in these polls too, other parties like DMK and Congress are trying to shore up resources to face the poll. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President EVKS Elangovan has tendered his resignation owning up responsibility for the party's.....Read More...
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 03:01
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
seconds. There are 2.2 million new cases of TB in the country every year, out of which an estimated 71,000 cases are of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). This curable disease kills 110,000 HIV-associated TB cases also emerging annually in India, second only to South Africa, and the country accounts for 10% of the global TB/HIV burden. Between 2006 and 2014, TB cost the Indian economy a staggering.....Read More...
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 02:44
The Bodu Bala Sena’s continued hate speech and threat of violence amounts to the repetition of the Aluthgama violence against the Muslim community. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has written to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara saying BBS General Secretary the Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero had threatened a repeat of the Aluthgama violence against the Muslim.....Read More...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:57
The Madras high court has declined to interfere with the India-Sri Lanka agreement, and subsequent executive orders, on the Kachatheevu issue saying the issue could be best resolved through diplomatic channels and not through court directives. "This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on the Sri Lankan government...These are matters which have to be left to diplomatic channels of the.....Read More...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:37
Gennady Gavrilov, 43 - Ukrainian captain of the controversial Avant-Garde ship was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Galle on Thursday evening around 8 pm , Police said. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Galle Harbour on Thursday evening in connection with the ongoing investigation pertaining to the vessel. The CID arrested him on.....Read More...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:15
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Yes, Britain has decided to exit from EU, making the slogan ‘Brexit’ a reality. In a referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron who sought Britain to remain in the European Union, and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War –II. An emotional Cameron led the "Remain" campaign to defeat,.....Read More...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 05:57
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
They were making a film on Punjab which was supposed to be flying ‘high’ with its drug problem. The government-appointed censor board did not like it and clipped its wings, nearly grounding the film titled ‘Udata Punjab’ by its producers. But the censor board, especially its chief Pahlaj Nihalani, a self-confessed ‘chamcha’ of Narendra Modi, achieved just the opposite of what was intended by.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:51
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, - 52 % voted to Leave and 42 % voted to Remain - , an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. The vote will initiate at least two years of messy divorce proceedings with the EU, raise.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:17
The Prescription (Special Provision) Bill which was shelved for a long period have now been revived by the Government to provide relief to the people, who were forced to abandon their properties due to the situation that prevailed in the country from May 1983 to May 2009 and to enable them to claim their titles for their properties due to prescriptive actions of the illegal and encroached.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:58
By Oken Jeet Sandham
The five tribal Hohos – Phom Peoples’ Council, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organization, Ao Senden and Konyak Hoho – have come down heavily on the indifferent attitude and the step-motherly treatment to the people of Nagaland. They said by not resuming the construction of two laning road projects in the State, the general public started resorting to agitations, bandhs, etc. crippling the normal.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:41
Delivering the keynote address at a Briefing Session organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Division of WTO held on 21st June 2016 to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the Cinnamon Development Project Assistance, R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the World Trade Organization highlighted on how technical and funding assistance from.....Read More...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:25
By Malladi Rama Rao
A respected daily newspaper in Pakistan has criticized the Nawaz Sharif government of handling the issue of Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) waiver for India, pointing to “civil-military divide”, increasing dysfunction in the Foreign Office, and ‘belated’ effort to seek the group’s membership. This was being done, Dawn newspaper wrote, even as the Pakistani state itself was “warning of an arms race.....Read More...
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