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Krishna, the absent-minded Minister, does it again

In yet another faux pas, External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday got confused about an octogenarian Pakistani doctor lodged in Ajmer jail, saying the “government of Pakistan must consider his release on humanitarian grounds.”

Sarvodaya Movement leader Dr. A.T Ariyaratne is to receive the prestigious Basava Sree Award 2011

The leader of the Sri Lanka’s Sarvodaya Movement Dr. A.T Ariyaratne has been selected to receive the prestigious Basava Sree Award 2011 at Sri Murugha Math, Chithradurga, and Bangalore in India.

Centre’s terror alert to States for I-Day

With India’s Independence Day celebrations hardly four days away, the Centre has alerted the States about the possibility of a terror attack, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East, and asked them to take every possible step to foil any attempt by militants to disturb peace.

Burma forms 'spokespersons and information team' to control news leak-out

The President Office of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) issued Notification No.75/2011 - “Formation of Spokespersons and Information Team” - dated 10 August 2011, the state media announced today.

Date sale sees 20 % increase

Buraidah - Muslims all over the world break their 14-hour fast, at dusk, with the intake of dates, following prophet's tradition. The highest consumption of dates is seen in the Arabic calendar month of Ramadan.

Switch off lights, Anna Hazare appeals in run-up to fast for stricter Lokpal Bill

Gandhian Anna Hazare has appealed to the nation to turn off the lights for an hour on August 15 in a gesture meant to give momentum to their indefinite hunger strike from the next day.

Subsequent to statement made by Defence Secretary: TNA urges Government to state its position on devolution and political solution

The Tamil National Alliance has urged the Sri Lankan Government to clearly state their position with regard to devolution of power and political solution, in the background of the recent statement made by Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Mick Jagger to sing with A.R.Rahman in Sanskrit

In a rare feat in his illustrious career, rock legend Mick Jagger will hum Sanskrit words in his new single ‘Satyameva Jayate’ (truth alone triumphs).

Film on caste-based reservation sparks political protests

A topical Hindi film that critically analyses caste-based reservation in educational institutions has sparked a furore with States like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab banning it, while there is a demand not to screen “Aarakshan” (Reservation) in Bihar.

Sri Lanka looking at biotech, eco-farming to fuel further growth in booming food sector

Exports from the Sri Lankan processed food sector has increased by 31.7% in comparison to 2009. Sri Lanka is looking at biotechnology and even eco-farming to expand the processed food sector. And Sri Lanka’s Packaging sector is also growing in size similar to tea or coconut sectors, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Have we no more real heroes and heroines?

We are told that there is a clamour for Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. The government has moved to change its rules so that sports can be included as a category to be considered for giving the highest award of the land.

Sri Lanka President joins the welcome reception and luncheon by Chinese President Hu Jintao


Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday expressed the confidence that the Shenzhen Summer Universiade will become a unique and high-standard sporting event.


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