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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:11
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The 31st Olympics Games held in Rio of Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 ended after 16 days of healthy competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Latin America on 5-21.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:01
A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was charged for defying the law. Rachid Nekkaz, said he has decided to pay the fines of any women breaking the partial law, which came into force on July 28 and runs until August 31 at some French beaches. Nekkaz, who has so far paid three.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 07:47
In order to promote and rehabilitate agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka yesterday handed over a made in Pakistan Tractor worth of US $ 10,010.00 to the Palayadivadai Farmers Association, Pottuvil in an impressive ceremony held at the High Commission of Pakistan. The Chief Minister of Eastern Province of Sri.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:55
he Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on an accelerated manner by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs through District.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:45
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will be hosting the 2016 edition of its flagship programme, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), formerly known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), in New Delhi on 5-8 October 2016. According to a press release from the Indian High Commission in Colombo - Ranked globally as one of the five most impactful think tanks by the.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:34
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. As was to be expected, he feigned ignorance about his team flouting any rule and blamed it all on ‘misunderstanding’ because of the ‘language.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 06:58
Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested and remanded for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 45 million in two companies owned by Rajapaksa, and Sudarshana Ganegoda and Vindya Senani Samarasekera suspected of money laundering in two separate cases, were released under strict bail conditions by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday. The FCID.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 06:21
By Oken Jeet Sandham
So many politicians used to make promises at the time of elections that they would solve the Naga political issue if they were voted to power. We have seen how the Central leaders in the past even set timeframe to settle the Naga political issue during their tenures. Even Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his second term as Prime Minister kept assuring that the Naga issue would be resolved.....Read More...
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 08:52
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Judging by the gruesome specter of bodies with gunshot wounds in cities across the country, Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, didn’t appear to have minced his words when he authorized - and even appealed to - the police and anyone with a penchant for killing to take on drug lords, drug addicts and dangerous criminals. As the number of random killings, authorized by.....Read More...
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 04:49
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
A fire broke out at a shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday the 21 st August, with authorities evacuating shoppers and staff but 12 people remained trapped inside the complex. The fire originated from a leather shop on the sixth floor of the eight-storey building in Bashundhara City around 11:20 AM. 19 people, including three women, were rescued by fire fighters who brought the.....Read More...
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 11:22
Foreign tourists at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight. A Kalashnikov boutique has opened at Sheremetyevo to promote the world-famous Russian gunmaker's brand. The shop's souvenirs include camouflage gear and "I love AK" T-shirts. The AK-47 assault rifle has a worldwide reputation for reliability. The Soviet.....Read More...
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 07:39
By Habib Siddiqui
I returned from my overseas trip a few days ago. It was a long vacation for me when I spent nearly ten weeks in Bangladesh. On my way to Chittagong, my laptop computer became dysfunctional after it had fallen from my hand in Dubai airport. With very little to do without my computer, I spent most of my time reading newspapers, books and watching TV news programs. It was no fun though either.....Read More...
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 04:24
New York based America Tamil Sangam presented its highest honor -Tamil Ratna Award - on maestro AR Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Monday. Rahman gave a sparkling musical performance in aid of Sankara Nethralaya to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr M S Subbulakshmi . Presenting the award Dr Prakash M Swamy president of the Sangam said the twice Oscar and Golden Globe.....Read More...
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 04:14
By Manjari Peiris
The World Health Organization has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg as the WHO Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease (NCDs). He is the most qualified and committed person to lead the global fight against non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes, which are the world's biggest killers as well as ever growing burden on low and middle income.....Read More...
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