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Modernization and Reactivation of Thickkam Palmyrah Distilleries

Palmyrah sector contributes significantly to the livelihood development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Due to the three-decade old war, this sector has been neglected and the palmyrah toddy tapping community which is an under-privileged community with high incidence of poverty has further suffered due to non-functioning of the Thickkkam palmyrah distilleries in Jaffna.

Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.
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There cannot be another Isak Chishi Swu

The death of Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman, NSCN (IM), at Fortis Hospital, Delhi on June 28, is, undoubtedly, a major blow to the ongoing political negotiations between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM).

Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman, NSCN (IM)
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ISLAM: Importance of mosques for imparting proper Islamic worship and knowledge!

A mosque is generally a very symbolic place for a Muslim, being a humble way for Muslims to recreate pure divine presence on earth. The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. Nevertheless, mosques are known around the world nowadays for their Islamic architecture but most importantly for its general vitality to the Muslim Ummah (community).

Muslim pilgrims performing Tawaf (circumambulating) the Kaaba. (Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim: Courtesy of WikiCommons)
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Declining of Hindu population in Bangladesh?

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) said their latest vital sample statistics report in June 2016 found the country’s total population to be 15.89 crore by the end of 2015 with the number of Hindus at 1.70 crore. Previous BBS studies showed Bangladesh’s Hindu population size was 1.55 crore in 2014 suggesting that the numbers of the country’s largest minority community increased by 1.5 million in one year. Hindus are the second largest population group in terms of religion.

   Declining of Hindu population in Bangladesh?
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A Burmese Perspective: What Lessons do Burma learn from Brexit?

The English has chosen to be Little England rather than Great Britain by a thin margin of 51.9% to 48.9% of not staying in the European Union is popularly known as Brexit (British Exist) which has ramifications throughout the world.

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