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Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:10
Sri Lanka India Society held their 70th Indian Independence Day celebrations amidst a distinguished gathering of invitees at Taj Samudra on 19 August. Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama was the Chief Guest, while the Guest of Honour was Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka. Suboroto Bagchi, world renowned business author and much-admired.....Read More...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 08:54
Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours’ work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate. The “Domestic Employment Law” also orders employers to pay staff wages at the end of each month and entitles workers to at least one day off per week and an annual leave of three weeks, the Qatar News Agency reported......Read More...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:01
The Kayts Magistrate M.M.Riyal yesterday ordered the CID Police to obtain statement from Mavai S. Senathirajah M.P. and leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi and submit it to the courts at the next hearing, about his alleged involvement in the Pungudutivu student Vidya Sivaloganathan murder case. Earlier, the Counsel appearing for former Deputy Inspector General Lalith Jayasinghe informed.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 22:24
For the second consecutive year, Sri Lankan students participated in the prestigious summer student programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. The four students who completed the two months programme last week were, Ms. Thenmolie Gnanaguru a graduate of the Department of Physics, University of Jaffna, Mr. Nimmitha Karunarathna, a graduate of the Department of.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 22:11
By Habib Siddiqui
America is imploding, or so it seems. In the last couple of weeks we saw a wave of top-level hirings, firings, resignations and feuds. And then, we also witnessed neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. First came the not-too-well publicized rally by white supremacists on the University of Virginia campus bearing torches and chanting white nationalistic – or more correctly Christian.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 21:02
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India by a majority of 3:2 today ruled that the practice of divorce through triple ‘talaq’ among Muslims is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional". The apex court held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran. While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of.....Read More...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:50
Officials of the Department of Immigration and Emigration arrested 27 Indian nationals in Jaffna for violating their visitor’s visa conditions. In the swoop undertaken by the officials, they arrested these Indian nationals engaged in self-employment and employment related activities. According to an official of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, 19 of those arrested Indian nationals.....Read More...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:36
By Manjari Peiris
“ The British American Tobacco’s decades-long history of calculated deception in the United States and abroad and its re-entry into the U.S. market, the mounting allegations of corruption and mass concealment of funds by BAT must be fully investigated by U.S. regulators for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and any other applicable criminal or civil laws,” said Matthew L......Read More...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:29
Okkadu Migiladu trailer: Manchu Manoj plays a double role for the first time in the film. He plays the controversial LTTE chief Prabhakaran and a student leader. Prabhakaran was widely regarded as the head of a terror organisation that was leading a bloody insurgency in the island nation...Read More...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:11
By Oken Jeet Sandham
When the news of Chief Minister TR Zeliang becoming a net-savvy by 21 August came in, I was instantly happy for the simple reason that he would only strengthen his connection with the masses through Social Media sites. The information coming in said he would formally launch his various Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube on 21 August in presence of State dignitaries.....Read More...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:02
An eminent social activist Dr . Ruth Pfau was laid to rest in presence of thousands of members of civil society, friends and her well-wishers with complete state honour at Gora Qabristan in Karachi yesterday. President Mamnoon Hussain, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, representatives of three armed forces and a number of.....Read More...
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 13:13
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General P.M Hariz was in Jaffna yesterday to pay floral tribute to Late Captain Path Vall of the IPKF, who demised in action in Kopay in 1987. The visiting delegation, comprised of Lieutenant General P.M Hariz and his spouse, Mrs Zarina Hariz, Major General V.K Singh and his spouse, Mrs Mona Singh,.....Read More...
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:47
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
On Monday, August 21, those who live in North America are going to witness a grand celestial spectacle, provided that the show is not spoilt by a darkened cloud cover, as that was the case in Britain in 2015. It is almost 99 years since the people in North Americans saw a total eclipse, across the region; there is no surprise, in this context, why it was dubbed, the Great American Eclipse. Since.....Read More...
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:40
At least 23 people were killed and more than 64 injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage. Emergency workers and crowds of local people rushed to the site where 14 coaches derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) from New.....Read More...
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