Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Male, October 19, (newsin.asia): With 7.4% of its police force being women, the 100% Islamic Maldives has the highest percentage of female police officers in South and South-East Asia. The South Asian average is a dismal 5%, according to “Rough Roads To Equality:. Women in Police Force”, a study done by the New Delhi-based Commonwealth Human […]

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Colombo, October 12 (newsin.asia): Up and coming Sri Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara is well into the glitz and glamour of the world of popular Sri Lankan tele-dramas. And like every denizen of the tinsel world, young Michelle seeks name, fame and  immortality. But the “immortality” that the spiritually inclined Michelle is aspiring for, is not […]

Lankan President lays foundation stone of India-funded Tri-lingual National School

Lankan President lays foundation stone of India-funded Tri-lingual National School

Kaduruwela, September 29 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday laid the foundation stone of a new Tri-Lingual National School in Kaduruwela in Polonnaruwa District along with the High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayaka and other senior officials of the government of Sri Lanka also attended […]

‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, quintessentially Jerry, and yet less about Jerry

‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, quintessentially Jerry, and yet less about Jerry

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu For several seasons, the hit sitcom Seinfeld began with its main character Jerry Seinfeld performing his stand-up comedy routine, each teaser lasting not longer than a minute. The setting was standard — a dark room, simple stage with a single piece of furniture as a prop and with the spotlight on the comedian […]

Sikhs were the first foreigners to rush food aid to Rohingyas

Sikhs were the first foreigners to rush food aid to Rohingyas

Shahpuri Island (Bangladesh) September 15:  Three days after Sikh volunteers from Khalsa Aid (India) arrived in Bangladesh-Myanmar border to begin relief work for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, they finally got the go ahead from the Bangladesh government to start the Guru ka langar (community kitchen preparing and serving fresh hot meals) on Thursday. The Khalsa […]

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

7000 Afghan films hidden form the Taliban are now being digitized

Kabul, September 9 (AFP): The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan’s state-run film company and burned several movie reels — but thousands more were hidden and are now being digitised. When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan’s state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying […]

Sikh temple in India opens doors to Muslims to offer Eid prayers during flood

Sikh temple in India opens doors to Muslims to offer Eid prayers during flood

Joshimath, September 5 (Hindustan Times): A Sikh temple in India opened its doors to Muslims for Eidul Azha prayer on Saturday after a ground submerged with rainwater. Muslims had gathered at a local ground in state of Uttarakhand in large numbers to offer prayers on the occasion of Eidul Azha but could not proceed due to incessant […]

Running a 42 km marathon in a sari

Running a 42 km marathon in a sari

Hyderabad,August 26 (news.microsoft.com):It’s not every day you see someone complete a 42-kilometer marathon wearing a sari and sandals. While saris are considered a traditional attire, Jayanthi Sampathkumar decided to push the boundaries and run the annual Hyderabad marathon wearing her 9-yard handloom sari. Sampathkumar is a Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft and when she’s not working on Bing Knowledge Graph, […]