Glimpses of the world through the arts of Varanasi and Anuradhapura

Glimpses of the world through the arts of Varanasi and Anuradhapura

Panaji, Goa, December 10 (NIA): Conceived by Renu Modi in collaboration with Teertha and programmed by Serendipity Arts Trust, the art project, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ facilitates established artists of two countries, India and Sri Lanka, to engage in an investigative and research based art-making process together re-looking at the socio-cultural and historical dynamics of two cities, Varanasi and...

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undergoes kidney transplant

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undergoes kidney transplant

New Delhi, December 10 (PTI): Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, with the organ having been harvested from a living unrelated donor. According to sources in the AIIMS, the nearly five-hour-long surgery was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of doctors including AIIMS...

Tamil Nadu asks New Delhi to allow more pilgrims to attend Kachchativu chapel consecration

Tamil Nadu asks New Delhi to allow more pilgrims to attend Kachchativu chapel consecration

Chennai, December 9 (NIA): The new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam, wrote to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, requesting him to allow more pilgrims to attend the consecration of the renovated and enlarged St.Anthony’s chapel on Kachchativu island in Sri Lanka. Panneerselvam pointed out that while 100 pilgrims from Ramanathapuram alone had sought permission to...

Kachchativu chapel inauguration postponed due to Jayalalithaa’s death

Kachchativu chapel inauguration postponed due to Jayalalithaa’s death

Colombo, December 7 (NIA): The inauguration of the newly constructed St.Anthony’s chapel on Kachchativu island which was due to be held on Wednesday, has been postponed until further notice because of the demise of J.Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief minister, last Sunday. The parish priest of Delft Island, Fr.Jayaranjan, who is in-charge of the chapel on Kachchativu island said that a...

She was a beacon of hope for Sri Lankan Tamils

She was a beacon of hope for Sri Lankan Tamils

Colombo, December 6 (The New Indian Express): The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s involvement in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue began almost immediately after she joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and became its propaganda secretary within a year in 1983. It was in the later part of 1983 that over 1 lakh Sri Lankan...

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