"Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year, and it threatens the lives and futures of millions more every day," said Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF.
Noam Chomsky, the renowned American scientist and philosopher, has warned that the Republican Party is now the most dangerous organization in world history because of the denial of climate change by President elect Donald Trump and other leading figures.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, General Raheel Shrif along with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has inaugurated the grand opening ceremony of the strategically vital Gwadar port on November 13, 2016.
As many as a dozen Hindu temples and over 20 Hindu households at Nasirnagar area of Brahmanbaria were attacked and vandalised earlier this month after an offensive Facebook posting on Islam, allegedly by a Hindu, went viral
President Maithripala Sirisena says the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle to the future development of the country.
Tamil Nadu won’t be able to “play” Jallikattu. By way of ending the speculative exercises in media about the fate of Jallikattu, the Supreme Court of India on November 16 dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgment banning use of bulls for the painfully famous Jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country.
Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2016 and the H.A.I. Goonetileke Prize for Translation 2016 will open from 1st to 31st December, 2016. Both prizes cover a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, creative prose and literary memoir. More details on prize submission and regulations can be found on www.gratiaen.com
Khaled Al Maeena, the veteran Saudi journalist and former editor-in–chief of the Saudi Gazette newspaper and twice editor-in-chief of the leading newspaper of Mideast, Arab News, was honored with a gala event at the newspaper’s main office in Jeddah.
Tamils living in the tristate area offered special prayers to Lord Saneeswarar for the welfare of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Party supermom J Jayalalithaa - also referred as Amma - who has been hospitalized in the state capital of Chennai for over two months. AIADMK Member of Parliament from Coimbatore A.P. Nagarajan, who had come to the UN as part of the Indian delegation, joined the prayers held at Lord Saneeswarar temple in Queens.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had become a reality with starting off the first shipment of trade cargo from the Gwadar Port to international destinations.
Using absolute filth in Sinhala, Ampitiye Sumana, a monk from the Batticaloa Mangalarama said, “You are a bloody tiger. My blood boils when I see you. You are a bloody dog. You are a Tamil Grama Sevaka.