Annual midnight ritual for peace and harmony between India and Pakistan

Annual midnight ritual for peace and harmony between India and Pakistan

The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the mix of excitement and momentousness this August 14-15 midnight that it usually does as the two countries celebrate their Independence Days. this midnight occasion has become its own ritual, poignant and significant in its meaning, for nearly two decades now, says a report in the peace website www.amankiasha.com

Is another Rohingya-like crisis looming for Bangladesh?

Is another Rohingya-like crisis looming for Bangladesh?

As in so many other developing societies of South Asia, in Assam too, myths and dogma take root, develop their own reality, and begin to dictate political debate unchallenged by the mainstream media, academia or larger intelligentsia. Such is also the case with what can only be called the myth of continuing Bangladeshi migration into Assam.” – Anindita Dasgupta, The Myth of the Assamese Bangladeshi

Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to its first Test series win in England in 1971 passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. Wadekar made his debut in 1966 against the West Indies and went on to represent India in 37 Tests and two one-day internationals.

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Janbaz Khan, has said that Pakistan has always stood by Sri Lanka in its quest for “national security, democracy, Rule of Law and economic progress.” High Commissioner Khan was speaking at a function in the Pakistan High Commission here to mark his country’s 71 st.Indpendence Day on Tuesday.

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin

Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin until Aug 18, following the closure of Cochin Airport due to flooding in the region. Cochin Airport was closed today (15th August) until  2 p.m. on 18th August due to […]

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