Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Colombo, June 27: Apart from poverty and corruption, violence rooted in religious intolerance has become a hallmark of South Asian countries. And, as in the case of poverty and corruption, the State and the polity are complicit in violent religious intolerance. writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.   In Hindu-majority North India, cow protection vigilantes called […]…

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): Aiming to bag Indian arms contracts and secure New Delhi’s  cooperation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region against China and Russia, US President Donald Trump on Monday wooed visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by listing the Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahidden chief, Syed Salahuddin,  as  a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”. The State Department […]…

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

Washington, June 26 (Reuters): The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States. The court, which narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that […]…

Wigneswaran’s backers are repackaging LTTE’s exclusivist project

Wigneswaran’s backers are repackaging LTTE’s exclusivist project

By Ahilan Kadirgamar/The Hindu The recent no-confidence motion in Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Jaffna, moved by a section of the Council members against Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, has brought the deep divide in Tamil nationalist politics to the fore. The turbulence lasted a week, after he called on two ministers to resign […]…

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Dhaka, June 26 (BDnews24.com): Signifying the existence of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the  International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKON was able to take out a colorful procession depicting a journey by chariot of Sri Jagannath Dev during Ramzan in Dhaka on Sunday. The procession took place festival marks the return of Lord Krishna […]…

Demand for probe into departments under Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Demand for probe into departments under Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Colombo, June 26: The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the principal constituent of the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is demanding a probe into complaints about the working of departments directly under Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. “There are complaints against departments directly under […]…

Sri Lanka Police probe murder of billionaire’s daughter

Sri Lanka Police probe murder of billionaire’s daughter

Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Police, on Saturday said they were probing the murder of 26 year old Tharindi Aloka, who was found hacked to death in her home in Kottawa, in capital Colombo, on Thursday. Tharindi is the eldest daughter of a billionaire businessman. Her body was discovered in her room, lying in […]…

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia) – The Head Coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, Graham Ford, on Saturday announced he would be stepping down from his post, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The 56 year old South African, who was more popularly known as ‘Fordy’ was appointed as the Head Coach in February […]…

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Sri Lanka arrests student leader over violent protest

Sri Lanka arrests student leader over violent protest

Colombo, June 23 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan Police on Friday arrested the Covenor of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Lahiru Weerasekara, over violent clashes which erupted between students and police on Wednesday. The police said a probe would be conducted over…

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Internal differences stymie Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s effectiveness

Internal differences stymie Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s effectiveness

Astana, June 12: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which held a summit here in the Kazakh capital this month, has been around for a long time.But till date, it has little to show by way or concrete achievements whether in…

Sports

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Head Coach quits

Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia) – The Head Coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, Graham Ford, on Saturday announced he would be stepping down from his post, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The…

Sri Lanka slip to number eight in ICC Rankings, worst ever ranking in ODI cricket

Indian cricket coach Kumble resigns over Kohli’s ‘reservations’