PIA probing safety breach after passengers forced to stand during flight

PIA probing safety breach after passengers forced to stand during flight

Karachi, Feb 24 – As many as seven passengers aboard the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-743 (Karachi-Madina) on Jan 20 were forced to stand throughout the over three-hour flight after the airline boarded excess passengers in a serious breach of air safety regulations. The PIA management appears to have taken this lightly as no action […]

India minister’s lavish temple offering causes anger

India minister’s lavish temple offering causes anger

Telangana, Feb 24 – Indian social media users are criticising the chief minister of southern Telangana state for using $750,000 (£610,790) of public funds to offer gold at a famous temple. K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday offered gold to “thank the gods” for the success of his decade-long campaign to create India’s newest state in […]

Pakistani military launches “indiscriminate elimination” of terrorists

Pakistani military launches “indiscriminate elimination” of terrorists

Islamabad,February 22 (The Express Tribune): The Pakistan armed forces on Wednesday launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad aimed at “indiscriminately eliminating” terrorism. The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release that the operation will eliminate residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidate gains of operations made thus far and further ensure the security of the borders.” According […]

Tamil Nadu’s non-partisan Jallikkattu stir inspires Sri Lankan Tamil agitators

Tamil Nadu’s non-partisan Jallikkattu stir inspires Sri Lankan Tamil agitators

Colombo, February 22 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military,  have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and non-partisan, apparently inspired by the successful non-partisan mass agitation in Tamil Nadu to get the ban […]

Sri Lankan President gets tough on students caught ragging

Sri Lankan President gets tough on students caught ragging

Colombo, Feb 22 (NIA) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Wednesday instructed his Police Chief to take all necessary action against students involved in ragging in universities across the island country. The President said senior students ragging freshers was a disgrace to free education and had called for a report on a recent incident where 15 seniors […]

India’s first bullet train to travel underwater in the Arabian Sea

India’s first bullet train to travel underwater in the Arabian Sea

Mumbai, Feb 22 – The quest to build India’s first underwater bullet train has officially begun. The Indian Railway Ministry has announced that drilling on the 7-km underwater route of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor has commenced in order to analyse the soil conditions of the area. The undersea bullet train will be launched in India […]

Two Sri Lankan restaurants enters into Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Two Sri Lankan restaurants enters into Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Colombo, Feb 22 – Two Sri Lankan restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th and 49th at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards ceremony held in Bangkok on Tuesday. A Bangkok Indian restaurant topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for a third consecutive year, local media reported. The annual list is compiled based on […]

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Colombo, February 22 (The New Indian Express): The Vethodys, a family of Malayali entrepreneurs with roots in Kerala and Sri Lanka, have brought back to life a slice of Colombo’s colonial past with the re-launch of their extensively renovated 135 year old iconic Hotel Nippon situated in the heart of the capital’s business district. “Nippon” […]

Unfair to accuse Afghanistan of supporting terrorism: Afghan CEO Abdullah

Unfair to accuse Afghanistan of supporting terrorism: Afghan CEO Abdullah

Kabul, February 21 (Outlook Afghanistan): The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah  said at the Council of Ministers’ meeting here on Monday,  that  Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of supporting terror and violence. “The only solution is to cooperate with our anti-terror campaign and to stop […]

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