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 […]

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of Colombo Plan Council

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of  Colombo Plan Council

Colombo, December 13 (Avas): Maldives has been once again elected to chair the Colombo Plan Council – which was formed by Commonwealth to help facilitate a joint framework for Asia-Pacific countries to band together to assist and aid the countries. Maldives embassy at Sri Lanka Lanka on Wednesday stated that Maldives was elected to chair […]

Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

London, Dec 13 (BBC) – Facebook has responded to a former executive who said the social network, and other services like it, was “ripping society apart”. Chamath Palihapitiya made the comments last month but were circulated widely online on Monday. Facebook took the unusual step of issuing a statement to defend itself. A spokesperson said Mr Palihapitiya […]

Bangladeshi online news portal pioneer Toufique Imrose Khalidi receives ICT award

Bangladeshi online news portal pioneer Toufique Imrose Khalidi receives ICT award

Dhaka, December 13 (www.bdnews24.com): The Editor-in-Chief of www.bdnews24.com Toufique Imrose Khalidi received a special recognition from the Bangladesh government for his valuable contribution to the field of information and communication technology in Bangladesh. A pioneer in the field, Khalidi received the award at the maiden event celebrating the country’s first National ICT Day on Tuesday. The date, […]

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York, December 13 (Reuters): US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a “weapon of mass destruction” in Monday’s bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist […]

Sri Lanka enters Guinness Book with World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka enters Guinness Book with World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Colombo, December 13 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for constructing the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree last year, Guinness has said in a statement. “The largest artificial Christmas tree measures 72.1 m (236 ft 6.58 in) tall, and was achieved by Arjuna Ranatunga Social Services (Sri Lanka), in Colombo, […]

Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Male, December 12 (newsin.asia): The Maldives Investment Forum (MIF), the prime investment event of the government of Maldives will be held at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall in the Dubai International Convention Center on December 18. It will be the fourth edition of the MIF. Implemented through the Ministry of Economic Development the MIF will showcase […]