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Can Pakistan ‘Cooperate’ with India?
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 part...
30.08.2016 - 06:47 By Tukoji Pandit - Syndicate Features
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A Venerated 150 Years Old Temple Vale Under Police Custody in Kayts
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 wo...
30.08.2016 - 08:34 By K.T.Rajasingham
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SLFP anniversary: Give pride & place to H. Sri Nissanka
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...
29.08.2016 - 22:31 By Daya Gamage - A Forgotten Account
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Prachanda Back At The Nepali Wheel
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...
29.08.2016 - 08:05 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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The Annan Commission needs to be successful
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...
28.08.2016 - 11:14 By Habib Siddiqui
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In 30 years, northeast indigenous people will be reduced to a minority
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. Accordin...
28.08.2016 - 09:49 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Rip Tides: the hidden killers on idyllic beaches
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 r...
28.08.2016 - 20:37 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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High Impact Resettlement Projects for North and East
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 Ministr...
28.08.2016 - 07:58
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Illinois Gov declares Sept 16 as MS Subbulakshmi Day
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 le...
28.08.2016 - 07:52
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For the first time: Two Sri Lankan students in the CERN Summer Student Programme
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...
28.08.2016 - 07:32
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Unrest in Kashmir
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 g...
28.08.2016 - 07:25 By Ashok Handoo - Syndicate Features
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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India
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 D...
27.08.2016 - 05:08 By Shobha Shukla - CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Northeastern States will continue to suffer even after recommendation of 14th Finance Commission (FFC)
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 St...
27.08.2016 - 04:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Cash Rewards FOR Olympic Winners
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 m...
27.08.2016 - 04:28 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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UN: Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka!
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) stated recently that Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland – while reviewing a report on the anti-discriminati...
27.08.2016 - 04:21 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Cabinet approves National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict Affected Displacement
At its meeting held on August 16 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons displaced as a result of the conflict. The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Reli...
26.08.2016 - 23:18
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Time for India to Act, Not Talk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given notice of getting tough on Islamabad in a manner no previous Indian government has been. There are critics of this new tough line but most Indians would think that it was long overdue. Pakistan has long derived advantage from the Indian refusal to compete with...
26.08.2016 - 09:56 By *Malladi Rama Rao
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Modi Comes Out Of Silent Mode?
At his first US ‘town hall’ type address on July 6, Narendra Modi was at his theatrical best. Using his trademark 1940-50 era filmy style of delivering dialogues in stentorian voice. With much flailing of hands he told a selected audience at a stadium in Delhi how ‘angry’ he gets when he finds ‘anti...
26.08.2016 - 03:25 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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India: Supreme Court slams TN CM Jayalalithaa on numerous defamation cases against opponents!
Indian Supreme Court on August 24 asked the Tamil Nadu government to chin up and face criticism of its policies. The apex court observed No other State in the country seemed to have filed so many criminal defamation cases, that too using the state machinery and the public prosecutor’s office, in the...
26.08.2016 - 03:03 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Curtains down for Rio Olympics 2016 and India!
The 31st Olympics Games held in Rio of Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 ended after 16 days of healthy competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a...
25.08.2016 - 10:11 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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