Lankan President denies he said Indian intelligence service is involved in alleged plot to assassinate him

Lankan President denies he said Indian intelligence service is involved in alleged plot to assassinate him

Denying reports that he had told the Sri Lankan cabinet about RAW’s hand in the alleged plot to assassinate it him, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a press release that some vested interests had resorted to “such venomous manipulations” which are detrimental to the existing good relations between Sri Lanka and India.

Lankan President’s Advisor denies Sirisena mentioned RAW in remarks on assassination plot

Lankan President’s Advisor denies Sirisena mentioned RAW in remarks on assassination plot

“The President had spoken in general terms about secret services of countries attempting to assassinate leaders. This happens even in America, the President said, and added that the Prime Minister of India might not be aware of it. There was no mention of RAW at all,” said Shiral Lakthilaka, Advisor and Coordinating Secretary to President Sirisena.

Ways to eliminate sexism and sexual predators from Indian newsrooms

Ways to eliminate sexism and sexual predators from Indian newsrooms

Meera Srinivasan, The Hindu’s correspondent in Sri Lanka and Ananth Krishnan, Visiting Fellow at Brookings India who was formerly The Hindu’s correspondent in China, go beyond accusations of sexual exploitation in India’s newsrooms to suggest ways to clean up the place which is still in the grip of patriarchy and is a happy hunting ground for sexual predators.

A devout Muslim taught Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates while in jail

A devout Muslim taught Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates while in jail

Celebrated Indian TV anchor Suhaib Ilyasi is a devout Muslim, who was in prison for 18 years for allegedly murdering his wife.  In jail, he made sure that he didn’t miss out on his daily namaz, but he also faithfully read Hindu scriptures Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads for solace and strength and taught the Hindu scriptures to fellow inmates to share the spiritual benefits he had derived from them.

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