Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, December 14 (newsin.asia): Exit polls conducted by various Indian TV channels during the just concluded State Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have predicted a convincing win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in both the states. If the exit polls prove to be correct, […]

Running marathons at 50 for a cause

Running marathons at 50 for a cause

By Amarjot Kaur/The Tribune Fifty year-old retired Indian army officer, Lt Col Sundaresan Ranganathan, has successfully run 50 marathons, each of 42.2 km, in 50 weeks across 23 Indian states and union territories to collect money for the families of soldiers who had died in battle. At Chandigarh’s Military Literature Festival Sundaresan looked back at […]

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 […]

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 […]