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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 17:13
A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with "Sai Baba’s palanquin". On their arrival in Shirdi on July 27, Deputy Executive officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Appasaheb Shinde warmly welcomed and congratulated them for their 31-day feat. This is not for the first time for this group to make the 1650 km long walkathon from Chennai to Shirdi. “We have.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:02
The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating their religious practices, and should be strengthened to help in the progress of society and in the country’s development said Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksha. President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated in a message to mark the Ramazan festival, “I am pleased to send this message of greetings to the devotees of Islam.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:15
The Supreme Court today reserved its order for July 30 on the fundamental rights petition filed by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramesh Northern Province Chief Secretary challenging the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The petition which alleged interference with her employment and his bid to remove her from office came up before the Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justices Rohini Marasinghe.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:36
By Tushar Pandit* – Syndicate Features
Whoever imagined that the humble ‘roti’ could be seen as an instrument in efforts to divide the voter on communal lines? That the word, roti, was almost universally used in news reports instead of the elegant ‘chapati’ is beside the point. A widely aired TV footage showed a Shiv Sena MP, Ranjan Vichare, egged on by his party colleagues, trying to push a ‘roti’ into the mouth of a fasting Muslim.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:29
Colombo Train Services from 15 September as the reconstructed railway line up to Jaffna would be completed by September. The train services which were suspendeed for nearly 30 years due to LTTE terrorists activities expected to resume its normal operations from 15th September, the Ministry of Transport said. The Northern Railway Line from Vavuniya to Kankasanthurai in the northern most tip of.....Read More...
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 21:04
Japan's State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. The primary focus of the discussion was enhancing the trade and economic relations between the two countries. "We'd like to see new Japanese investors come to Sri Lanka," the President said. Mr. Akaba said that among the several million companies.....Read More...
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:49
Arun Jaitly India’s Defence Minister categorically stated that No cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011. The Defence Minister reminded the Lok Sabha that the Indian government, while keeping in mind the humanitarian and livelihood dimensions of fishermen issues, has reached an understanding with the Sri Lankan government in October 2008 to.....Read More...
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:25
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the authorities to celebrate Eid Al Fitr festivities, which falls on today (Monday 28 July). The Riyadh Governorate, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance and the Riyadh Municipality have made elaborate civil and security arrangements for Eid Al-Fitr this year to be enjoyed amid colorful celebrations with safety and security......Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:32
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In the last two days I have almost stopped watching TV news. It has been too painful to watch the gory scenes of the massacre of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza. How could any democratic government, which touts itself as the protector of its civilians, living the Jewish moral codes, commit such horrendous crimes against another people, esp. the children, women and the elderly? Let’s call a spade a.....Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:35
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
In the modern world, it is almost accepted as gospel truth: the ideal shape of a woman is slender, either with an hourglass shape or a curve. As an inevitable psychological effect of a somewhat questionable cause, most women tend to question themselves whether they got such a figure or not – in metaphorical terms, black and white with no room for an intermediate position – and of course, then.....Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:28
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections. Having secured 53.15% of the vote, Mr. Widodo emerged as the clear winner over his rival, Mr. Prabowo Subianto who secured 48.85% of the vote. During the telephone conversation last.....Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:16
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Stigma related to HIV not only blocks access to existing services for key affected populations but also increases risk of HIV acquisition manifold. When self-stigma or shame seeps in, it pushes people into depression, aggression, self-harm, addictions or even suicide. HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the community further escalates self-stigma. At 20th International AIDS Conference (.....Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:08
The historic Esala Perahera in Kandy, the world’s oldest, religious and cultural pageant will begin on July 27 with the traditional installation of Kapa (Kap-Situweema) at the four Devales located around the Sri Dalada Maligawa. It is held annually at Kandy and beginning with the full moon poya day on the Buddhist month of Esala (July or August). This year’s Esala Perahera is considered as the.....Read More...
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 06:55
By Eklavya *- Syndicate Features
The abandonment of the policy of “benign neglect” of the north Himalayan borders by India came in the wake of nearly 600 intrusions by Chinese troops within the course of one year all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It was also noticed that many of these major incursions and violations occurred in close proximity to visits by Indian political and military leaders. The intention clearly.....Read More...
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