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History & Devi Durga Puja in Bangladesh

History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja in present form began in late 1500s. There are many folk tales about the first Durga Puja in Bengal. Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur organized the first autumn Durga Puja in Bengal.

Finishing touch in the image of Goddess Durga- by artist: photo courtesy the daily Ittefaq, Bangladesh
   History & Devi Durga Puja in Bangladesh
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IKS Request Modi And SAARC Intervention In Protecting Rohingya Minorities

A letter addressed to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, the world’s biggest democratic country and Arjun Bahadur Thapa Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat have asked for the immediate intervention for protecting Rohingya Minorities in the Buddhist ruled Myanmar.

 IKS Request  Modi And SAARC Intervention In Protecting Rohingya Minorities
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Top corporates in Lanka’s first industrial energy push

Several top Lankan manufacturing firms have been enlisted in the first ever industrial energy initiative as announced on 25 September. As a result of the success, a second manufacturing energy initiative is now being mulled. And, Ceylon Electricity Board is slowly ‘getting off’ from expensive oil powered generation! " class="caption" align="right" />

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-right) tours 12th POWER Sri Lanka 2014 International Expo’ at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Conventions Centre, Colombo on 25 September joined by S.S. Sarwar (CEO-Asia Pacific Group of CEMS Global-left) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO of EDB-at centre).
Rishad Bathiudeen  inaugurates 12th POWER Sri Lanka 2014 International Expo’ at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Conventions Centre, joined by Mr Sarwar (CEO-CEMS Sri Lanka-far left), Nihal Rupasinghe (Chairman of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau-second from left), S.S. Sarwar (CEO-Asia Pacific Group of CEMS Global-fourth from left) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB-fifth from left) and Professor Kapila Perera (Vice Chairman, Ceylon Electricity Board-far right)
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Pakistan Naval Ships in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit

Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit. This port call is part of the strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the defence establishments of both countries. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, is the Mission Commander of the visiting Pakistan Naval Ships.

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Stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad Writes to Modi for the Release of Arrested Fishermen

The stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad O Panneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "positive and concrete" steps to secure the immediate release of 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 75 boats from the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities.

The stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad O Panneerselvam
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