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” […]

A battle for the soul of Pakistan

A battle for the soul of Pakistan

By, Beena Sarwar/www.thewire.in Sehwan Sharif and other shrines in Pakistan are being targeted for terrorist attacks because militant Islam feels threatened by the popular adherence to Sufi Islam and values. I wonder if the bangle sellers outside the shrine are alive. I still have some chunky glass bangles I bought, bargaining more for the sake […]

VIDEO – Trump lashes out at BBC journalist

VIDEO – Trump lashes out at BBC journalist

Washington, Feb 18 – US President, Donald Trump, who has been heavily critical of CNN for alleged “fake news”, laid into the BBC as he compared the two corporations. Speaking at a press conference in Washington on Thursday, the President bashed the BBC, the Express reported. During the hour-long press conference, President Trump criticised the media […]

Wearing pink or red is banned in Pakistan’s Varsities on Valentine’s Day

Wearing pink or red is banned in Pakistan’s Varsities on Valentine’s Day

By Imran Gabol and Shiza Malik/Dawn In the free-thinking 1970s, a rule endorsed by Karachi University’s (KU) then Vice-Chancellor, requiring girls and boys to sit three feet apart on campus, earned him plenty of scorn and ridicule. At the time, most students defied the decree openly and several chose to make a mockery of it […]

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

Washington, February 14 (Reuters): China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it […]

Pakistan High Court bans promotion of Valentine’s Day in mainstream and social media

Pakistan High Court bans promotion of Valentine’s Day in mainstream and social media

Islamabad, February 14 (The Hindu): In a first of its kind verdict, the Islamabad High Court has banned Valentine’s Day events at public places and directed the media regulator to immediately stop advertisements in print and electronic media promoting the day. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said, “No event shall be held at official level and […]

Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Washington, Feb 14 – President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday. The White House confirmed the resignation, announcing that Trump had named Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as acting national security adviser. Flynn’s resignation comes after days of speculation about his status within the administration and intense scrutiny into his […]

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