Algerian Muslim woman refused French citizenship for not shaking hands with a senior male official

Algerian Muslim woman refused French citizenship for not shaking hands with a senior male official

A French appeals court has upheld a ruling denying an Algerian woman citizenship after she refused to shake the hand of a senior official. The woman, who has not been named, said her "religious beliefs" prevented her from shaking the hand of the male official in the citizenship ceremony.…

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 19 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Thursday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 118.80    123.96 Canadian Dollar 121.30    125.99 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 24.31     25.49 Euro 189.79      196.67 Japanese Yen 1.4292    […]…

India to acquire American drones

India to acquire American drones

India may finally be able to acquire armed drones from the United States that could transform the capabilities of the armed forces not just in strike operations against China and Pakistan over land and sea but also in operations against terrorists.…

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A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

Avalum Naanum is from the film Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada (Fear is Foolishness),-a 2016 Tamil-language action thriller romance written and directed by Gautham Menon. The song Avalum Naanum is set to music by maestro A.R.Rahman. The film stars Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan.…

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CHOGM asks Lanka to lead mangrove conservation in the Commonwealth

CHOGM asks Lanka to lead mangrove conservation in the Commonwealth

Hollywood blockbusters do better in China than in the US in recent weeks

Hollywood blockbusters do better in China than in the US in recent weeks

China falls in love with Bollywood all over again

China falls in love with Bollywood all over again

Bangladesh police arrest 30 suspected Rohingya insurgents

Bangladesh police arrest 30 suspected Rohingya insurgents

A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

A.R.Rahman’s Tamil song Avalum Naanum

Demonstrations for and against Indian Prime Minister Modi in London

Demonstrations for and against Indian Prime Minister Modi in London

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies former PM Nawaz Sharif for life

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies former PM Nawaz Sharif for life

Business

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 19 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Thursday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 118.80    123.96 Canadian Dollar 121.30    125.99…

Sports

Jogging in Jeddah in “sports abayas”

Jogging in Jeddah in “sports abayas”

Pictures of Saudi female athletes in colorful “sports abayas” running in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new debate on sartorial freedoms for women in a country where the typically all-black, body-shrouding garment is obligatory in public.…

India-Pakistan hockey match at Commonwealth Games ends in controversial draw

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win