AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

Paris, December 14 (AFP): At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered […]…

Running marathons at 50 for a cause

Running marathons at 50 for a cause

By Amarjot Kaur/The Tribune Fifty year-old retired Indian army officer, Lt Col Sundaresan Ranganathan, has successfully run 50 marathons, each of 42.2 km, in 50 weeks across 23 Indian states and union territories to collect money for the families of soldiers who had died in battle. At Chandigarh’s Military Literature Festival Sundaresan looked back at […]…

“Mujhe dard e dil ka pata na tha” across borders

“Mujhe dard e dil ka pata na tha” across borders

Here are three versions of the same Hindi song “Mujhe darde dil ka pata na tha” in the 1965 Hindi film Akashdeep starring Dharmendra and Nanda: Original song was sung by Mohammad Rafi, the tune was set by Chitragupt and the lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Sri Lankan singer Haroon Lantra singing the Sinhalese […]…

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it’s […]…

Modi’s innuendo against Manmohan Singh stems from acute insecurity

Modi’s innuendo against Manmohan Singh stems from acute insecurity

By Pratap Bhanu Mehta/Indian Express The conduct of the Prime Minister of India during the Gujarat election should set alarm bells ringing. Narendra Modi’s innuendo in an election speech in Banaskantha, in which he strung together communal canards and conspiracy theories, marks a new and dangerous low in Indian politics. It is perhaps a sign of […]…

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Sri Lanka navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen

Colombo, Dec 12 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Navy, on Tuesday arrested 23 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in Sri Lanka’s northern seas, the navy media unit said here in a statement. Five fishing trawlers, belonging to the Indian fishermen were…

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Sri Lanka navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen

Virat Kohli weds Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli weds Anushka Sharma

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China leads in Sri Lanka’s FDI in 2017

China leads in Sri Lanka’s FDI in 2017

Colombo, Dec 9 – China accounted for 35% of foreign direct investments into Sri Lanka up to September this year with FDI for the full year expected to total US$ 1.36 billion, the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade…

IMF approves US$ 251.4 million payout for Sri Lanka

IMF approves US$ 251.4 million payout for Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 8 (newsin.asia) – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement.…

Sports

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

India’s woman cross country biker Sana Iqbal dies in a road accident