Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away

Chennai, December 6 (The New Indian Express): Six-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the unquestioned leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), J Jayalalithaa, passed away at a Chennai hospital at 11.30 pm on Monday following a massive cardiac arrest a day before. She had been in Apollo Hospital since September 22 and had reportedly been...

North Sri Lankan Tamils praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery

North Sri Lankan Tamils praying for Jayalalithaa’s recovery

Colombo, December 5 (NIA): North Sri Lankan Tamils are fervently praying for the recovery of the Tamil Nadu Chif Minister J.Jayalalithaa, who had suffered a cardiac arrest, the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran said in a statement on Monday. “As a leader, Jayalalithaa has won the hearts of the Northern Tamils, and is loved and respected by them. It is...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest

Apollo denies Jayalalithaa’s death

Chennai, Dec 5 - Violence breaks out at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai after some TV channels announced that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has died. There's has been no official confirmation yet. The AIADMK flag was at half-mast at party HQ. However, some channels retracted their earlier reports of her death. Apollo tweets that team of doctors continuing to provide...

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Amritsar, December 4 (NIA): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country rejects the US$ 500 million aid given by Pakistan for “development” and says it should be spent on curbing cross-border terrorism which, according to him, is being fomented by Pakistan. Speaking at the Sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference here on Sunday, Ghani said: "We need to...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest

Chennai, December 4 (The Hindu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa was shifted back to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Sunday after she suffered a cardiac arrest. Initial reports suggested that the Chief Minister was put on life support system though hospital sources maintained that her condition was “stable”. A late...

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Colombo, December 4 (NIA): The Pakistan Navy chief, Adm. Syed Arifullah Hussaini, has said that Pakistan and India should recognize and build on the many commonalities between Pakistanis and Indians as looking at “positives” will help the two countries shed mutual animosity. In an interview to Ceylon Today on the sidelines of Galle Dialogue 2016, an International Maritime Conference held...

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Hong Kong, December 4 (South China Morning Post): Sri Lanka will buy Xian Y20 military-cum civil transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Debashish Roychowdhury of This Week in Asia. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They...

Treatment of Indian Tamil issue set the tone for post-independence Sri Lankan political culture

Treatment of Indian Tamil issue set the tone for post-independence Sri Lankan political culture

Colombo, December 3 (The New Indian Express): The way Ceylonese politicians handled the Indian Tamil issue in the two decades prior to Ceylon’s independence, set the tone for the country’s post independence political history marked by majoritarianism, says human rights activist, Dr.Rajan Hoole. In a paper read out at a function to mark the 85 th.anniversary of the Donoughmore constitution...

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