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TERI-Media Colloquium on Environment Sustainability
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will be hosting the 2016 edition of its flagship programme, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), formerly known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), in New Delhi on 5-8 October 2016. According to a press release from the Indian High Comm...
24.08.2016 - 06:45
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Vijay Goel Represents Boorish Indian VIPs
The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. As was to be expected, he feigned ignorance...
24.08.2016 - 06:34 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Namal & Two Others Released On Bail
Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested and remanded for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs. 45 million in two companies owned by Rajapaksa, and Sudarshana Ganegoda and Vindya Senani Samarasekera suspected of money laundering in two separate cases, were released u...
23.08.2016 - 06:58
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Timeframe Syndrome
So many politicians used to make promises at the time of elections that they would solve the Naga political issue if they were voted to power. We have seen how the Central leaders in the past even set timeframe to settle the Naga political issue during their tenures. Even Prime Minister Dr Manmohan...
23.08.2016 - 06:21 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Menace of Drugs: Rodrigo Duterte’s Way of Dealing with It
Judging by the gruesome specter of bodies with gunshot wounds in cities across the country, Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, didn’t appear to have minced his words when he authorized - and even appealed to - the police and anyone with a penchant for killing to take on...
22.08.2016 - 08:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bangladesh: Fire breaks out in mall fourth time, many trapped!
A fire broke out at a shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday the 21 st August, with authorities evacuating shoppers and staff but 12 people remained trapped inside the complex. The fire originated from a leather shop on the sixth floor of the eight-storey building in Bashundhara City aro...
22.08.2016 - 04:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Tourists can now buy AK-47 at Moscow airport
Foreign tourists at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight. A Kalashnikov boutique has opened at Sheremetyevo to promote the world-famous Russian gunmaker's brand. The shop's souvenirs include camouflage gear and "I lo...
21.08.2016 - 11:22
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What went wrong in Bangladesh?
I returned from my overseas trip a few days ago. It was a long vacation for me when I spent nearly ten weeks in Bangladesh. On my way to Chittagong, my laptop computer became dysfunctional after it had fallen from my hand in Dubai airport. With very little to do without my computer, I spent most of...
21.08.2016 - 07:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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AR Rahman always an embodiment of peace, humbleness and charity", - Dr Prakash M Swamy
New York based America Tamil Sangam presented its highest honor -Tamil Ratna Award - on maestro AR Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Monday. Rahman gave a sparkling musical performance in aid of Sankara Nethralaya to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr M S Subbulakshmi . Presen...
21.08.2016 - 04:24
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Michael R. Bloomberg - WHO’s Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease
The World Health Organization has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg as the WHO Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease (NCDs). He is the most qualified and committed person to lead the global fight against non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabete...
21.08.2016 - 04:14 By Manjari Peiris
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Family reunion is a celebrated event world over
Family reunions are very important occasions among families all over the world. When children join their parents and grandparents during their college vacations, the occasions are extravagantly celebrated in popular facilities. When the occasion is coupled with a birthday of one of the same family m...
20.08.2016 - 07:59 By SHM
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Anandasangaree pledges to expose the serious misuse of the term TNA by a Political party ignoring the others in the alliance
Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Mr. V. V.Anandasangaree has pledged that very soon he will come out with facts that are up to now not taken seriously, more by the Tamil community. He says, "When the truth comes to light no one can save us. The media persons should take up...
20.08.2016 - 07:48
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Frontline voices: To be a transgender living with HIV in India
Armed with a management degree in marketing, Amruta Soni is currently working in Patna as the state programme manager at National Coalition of PLHIV in India (NCPI) for the Vihaan project in Bihar. Today she confidently handles 15 partner NGOs, providing them with technical support on how to impleme...
20.08.2016 - 07:19 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part II)
The press on August 16 was totally silent about the tragic fate of President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his funeral and whereabouts. Later it was learnt that,"A major and a lieutenant with some soldiers descended on Tungipara in a helicopter on the morning of 16 August, the day after the ki...
15.08.2016 - 05:18 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Gala Musical Evening by A.R.Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall
The 70th Independence Day of India will be celebrated at the United Nations General Assembly on today 15 August, 2016. The highlight of the event will be a musical evening by music maestro A.R. Rahman. A Photo Exhibition will be held to commemorate the birth centenary of India’s carnatic music lege...
15.08.2016 - 04:57
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Economic Cooperation and Resolution of Disputes key for Promising future of South Asia Region: High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain
The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that economic cooperation coupled with peaceful resolution of disputes will pave the way for a promising future for not just the south Asian region but also for the world at large. The High...
15.08.2016 - 04:49
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Upping the ante: PM Modi takes a decisive step over Kashmir Issue
For years, if not decades, India’s response to the incidents involving Kashmir, the restive northernmost region of the country, has been fairly passive, unless they grew into full-blown military conflicts, which, fortunately, used to be short-lived. On Friday, however, Mr Narendra Modi, the Indian...
15.08.2016 - 04:27 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part 1)
“This, I believe, is what makes Bangabandhu the central figure of our time. In assessing the state of nation, the prospect the nation has before it; it is relevant to go a little into what may be called the driving force behind the phenomenon that is Bangabandhu. From 25th March 1971 to 10th January...
14.08.2016 - 05:35 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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UNESCO Director-General to Pay First Official Visit to Sri Lanka
From 14 (Tomorrow) to 17 August 2016, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will undertake her first official visit to Sri Lanka, where she will affirm the Organization’s support to the peace and reconciliation process and the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through a se...
13.08.2016 - 08:57
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Reject tobacco industry’s claims about tobacco taxes that increases tobacco smuggling, one of its business strategies
‘The tobacco industry is complicit in illegal trade. Smuggling is one of its business strategies.’ - WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, once stated at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. The tobacco industry claims that "Higher tobacco taxes will increase smuggling. Tax increases on...
13.08.2016 - 07:52 By Manjari Peiris
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