Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Colombo, January 19 (The New Indian Express): Though there is no Jallikattu tradition in Sri Lankan Tamil villages, the Tamils of Sri Lanka have enthusiastically joined the Jallikattu restoration movement now going on in Tamil Nadu by organizing demonstrations in support of it. Jallikattu is a ritual rural sport associated with the annual Tamil festival […]

18 children dead in bus, truck collission in India

18 children dead in bus, truck collission in India

Uttar Pradesh, Jan 19 (NIA) – At least 25 people including 18 school children were killed and 50 injured as a school bus was hit by a truck on in India’s Etah district, in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, police said. The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj’s JS Public School in Etah when it collided with a truck. […]

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de […]

No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

Mumbai ,January 18 (NIA): All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that there was no need for Zaira Wasim to apologize for acting as a female wrestler in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster flick Dangal. “Nobody should be pressurized into doing or not doing something, especially a 16-year-old girl. This is completely unwarranted […]

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

London, January 17 (NIA): Pakistani actress Mahira Khan opened up about what she loved and feared about her forthcoming Bollywood film Raees in an interview to BBC-Urdu. When asked if she was dejected about not promoting the film across the border, the actor said; “Of course, I feel bad. When you put so much effort and hard work […]

India no longer World’s Fastest-Growing Large economy, IMF Says

India no longer World’s Fastest-Growing Large economy, IMF Says

New Delhi, Jan 17 – Canceling nearly 90% of cash in circulation cost India the mantle of world’s fastest-growing large economy in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said, though it categorized the slowdown as temporary. India’s growth slowed to 6.6% last year from 7.6% in 2015, according to the fund’s latest World Economic Outlook, which […]

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