Sri Lankan President’s party to continue with unity govt

Sri Lankan President’s party to continue with unity govt

Colombo, Feb 19 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Monday ended days of political uncertainty in the country, saying it would continue to be a member of the unity government to push for ‘major changes’ within the government. SLFP Parliamentarian and Minister of Social Empowerment, S.B Dissanayake […]…

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

London, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday, citing a senior US official. The unnamed official was […]…

Maldivian parliament refers State of Emergency extension to Select Committee as opposition cries foul

Maldivian parliament refers State of Emergency extension to Select Committee as opposition cries foul

Male, February  19 (avas): The embattled Maldives government headed by President Abdulla Yameen has referred the controversial State of Emergency extension resolution in parliament to a Select Committee of the House as the government is lacking in the required number to pass the resolution, which seeks to extend the Emergency by another 15 days. President […]…

Maldivian parliament likely to vote for continuation of Emergency

Maldivian parliament likely to vote for continuation of Emergency

Male, February 18 (newsin.asia): All indications are that the Maldivian parliament which will be meeting for a Special Session here on Monday to decide whether the 15-day State of Emergency which was declared on February 5 should continue or not, will vote in favor of its continuance. In preparation for this, the Attorney General appealed […]…

Significance of International Mother Language Day

Significance of International Mother Language Day

By Dr. Lopamudra Maitra  Bajpai/newsin.asia Many years ago, working in the Kolkata station of All India Radio, it was an interesting to find a special place being given to a tribal language called Santali. News and other programs were broadcast in this little known language. Programmes in Santali continue to this day and are popular […]…

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