Plea for Jallikattu type world-wide struggle to promote Sri Lankan Tamil cause

Plea for Jallikattu type world-wide struggle to promote Sri Lankan Tamil cause

Colombo, January 23 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lanka’s largest selling Tamil daily Virakesari has, in an editorial on Monday, called for a Jallikattu type non-partisan, peaceful, world-wide mass struggle in support of the Sri Lankan Tamil cause. Expressing amazement at the way Tamils in Tamil Nadu and abroad spontaneously rose in defense of a cultural right shunning political parties...

Aishwariya stuns in latest photo shoot

Aishwariya stuns in latest photo shoot

Mumbai, Jan 23 - Do you remember the last time you saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and did not swoon over her? The actress manages to look spectacular every single time and she has done it again as the cover girl in the February issue of Femina. Ash looks stunning in the oversized fur coat. Add tousled tresses and heavily kohled...

Why India doesn’t want Trincomalee

Why India doesn’t want Trincomalee

Colombo, January 23 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s comments that talks are on with India for developing the Trincomalee harbour, has ruffled feathers in the island nation in the context of a growing opposition to Colombo’s policy of “appeasing” India by offering it big ticket projects to compensate for those offered to...

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Chennai, January 22 (PTI): Former Indian Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said here on Sunday that the apprehensions of sections of protesters seeking a "permanent solution" were unfounded as the ordinance to allow Jallikattu will be replaced by an Act of the Tamil Nadu legislature which will be the "permanent solution". "Some people say that the Jallikattu ordinance is only...

Mother Teresa went barefoot even in Beijing’s harsh winter

Mother Teresa went barefoot even in Beijing’s harsh winter

Colombo, January 21 (The New Indian Express): An epitome of simplicity and piety, Mother Teresa went about barefoot even in the biting cold of Beijing, recalled A.Natarajan, India’s Consul General in Jaffna, while speaking at a talk given by the Mother’s biographer, Navin Chawla, in Jaffna on Friday. Reminiscing on his encounter with Mother Teresa in December 1995 at Beijing,...

Giant sweaters and pyjamas clothe shivering Indian elephants

Giant sweaters and pyjamas clothe shivering Indian elephants

Mathura, January 21 (NIA): Adorable elephants dressed in jumbo sized multi-colored sweaters and bright red pyjamas are now drawing crowds in the North Indian city of Mathura. Moved by the plight of elephants shivering in the North Indian cold, villagers of the Mathura area have knitted giant sweaters in flashy colors to make the pachyderms both warm and attractive. Giant...

India denies talks are on to take over development of Trincomalee port

India denies talks are on to take over development of Trincomalee port

Colombo, January 20 (The New Indian Express): Indian official sources on Friday denied Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbor in the Eastern coast of the island nation. Fonseka had made the claim on the sidelines of a conference in New Delhi earlier this...

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Sri Lankan Tamils call for restoration of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Colombo, January 19 (The New Indian Express): Though there is no Jallikattu tradition in Sri Lankan Tamil villages, the Tamils of Sri Lanka have enthusiastically joined the Jallikattu restoration movement now going on in Tamil Nadu by organizing demonstrations in support of it. Jallikattu is a ritual rural sport associated with the annual Tamil festival of Thai Pongal. It involves...

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