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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 06:47
By Tukoji Pandit - Syndicate Features
Listening to the self-praise by BJP stalwarts, their most favourite pastime, one might wonder, if India, as we know it today, existed before the Modi brand of Saffron wave swept India in May 2014. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, his voluble finance minister Arun Jaitley and many other senior party functionaries hardly miss an opportunity to tell us how lucky we Indians are that they run the.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 00:02
By K.T.Rajasingham
A venerated Temple Vale is now held in Police custody, since 21st of this month, at the Kayts Police Station, without any explainable reason - it is reported. Kayts police has unceremoniously unplucked the venerated Vale reflection of Lord Muruga, from the Temple Sanctum. The sanctified Vale worshiped by thousands in Karainagar for well over one and a half century, is now held locked up at.....Read More...
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 22:31
By Daya Gamage - A Forgotten Account
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is scheduled to celebrate its 65th anniversary in Kurunegala on September 4. The person who initiated and proposed the formation of a national political party, ‘independent’ of the right-wing conservative United National Party (UNP) and the Marxist political formations, under the leadership of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, in fact, represented this city Kurunegala in the.....Read More...
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:05
By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
On 04 August, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, began his second innings as Nepal’s Prime Minister, and he has just about nine months to sort out knotty problems K.P. Sharma Oli government of CPN (UML) - led coalition has left behind. The biggest plus for him is the support of the Nepali Congress, which has joined hands with him to end the Oli rule which had pushed the country into a crisis mode by.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:14
By Habib Siddiqui
On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, Toronto, Canada, New York, Chicago; Stockholm, Sweden; Boston; Los Angeles; and many other places. The speakers demanded end to the ongoing genocide of Rohingya people who are indigenous people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) living in.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:49
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Northeast people should not wait for Delhi to save them. it is they who should fight for their survival, otherwise, in 30 years, northeast indigenous people will be reduced to a minority. According to official sources, there are 20 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are living in India. According to local sources in Assam, the Bangladeshi population in the State (Assam) could be more than 6.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:30
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The tragic deaths of five young, Tamil men of Sri Lankan origin on Sussex beach in England brought the cumulative death toll to 12 in a week in Britain, in similar circumstances, caused by a hidden, deadly phenomenon that lurks near the shores in the ocean, literally in any part of the world – the rip tides. It’s deadly because even an experienced swimmer may not be able to defy it, unless he or.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:58
The Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on a accelerated manner by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs through District.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:52
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has declared September 16, as ‘’MS Subbulakshmi Day,” to commemorate the music legend's birth centenary day that is being celebrated by US based nonprofit organization Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust, across the US. The SN Om Trust is organizing a musical homage to the legend with a Carnatic music concert by Padma Bhushan awardee Sudha Raghunathan and her troupe at.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:32
For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world. Mr. Gamage Gihan Lakmal, a graduate from the Faculty of Science of the University of Ruhuna and Mr. Malinda Shiram de Silva, a final year undergraduate.....Read More...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:25
By Ashok Handoo - Syndicate Features
When the Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Kashmir at a public rally in Madhya Pradesh on 9th of this month there was a great relief for the people who had been, as usual, wondering why he was not speaking on the burning situation in Kashmir. But when he started telling people of Kashmir to grow more apples as the people in rest of India were waiting to taste the sweet fruit from Kashmir.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:08
By Shobha Shukla - CNS (Citizen News Service)
Overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant superbugs pose a global health emergency. This threat is particularly great in India, that has the highest burden of TB in the world and is also the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics. In a first of its kind study, led by Dr Srinath Satyanarayana of McGill University, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases,.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:59
By Oken Jeet Sandham
We are happy that as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission (FFC), the States’ share in the net proceeds of the Union tax revenues will now be 42% than the 32% recommended by the 13th Finance Commission (TFC). Although the transfers to the States will be seen as a quantum jump, the States which were earlier treated as Special Category States will still continue to suffer. Because.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:28
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
Many in India, including old time journalists, who rarely, if ever, received any cash incentives from employers, except in the form of a paltry—rather, reluctant--raise at the end of the year, must have been astonished to see a sort of competition in announcing huge cash awards for the two Olympic medal winners—both women. This at once raises the question whether a medal starved India considers.....Read More...
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