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Sri Lanka compensates families of deceased migrant workers employed in Arab nations

Sri Lanka compensates families of deceased migrant workers employed in Arab nations

Colombo, Oct 18 (NIA) - The Sri Lankan government, on Tuesday handed over financial compensation to families of migrant workers who had died or become disabled while being employed in Arab countries. Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera and Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala handed over cheques amounting to 51 million local rupees to the families in a ceremony held in the...

Defending Pakistan, China says no country or religion should be branded as “terrorist”

Defending Pakistan, China says no country or religion should be branded as “terrorist”

Beijing, October 17 (PTI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan a "mothership of terrorism", China strongly defended its all-weather ally, saying it is against linking any country or religion with terror and asked the world community to acknowledge Pakistan's "great sacrifices". In a sharp reaction to a question about Modi's characterization of Pakistan as a terrorist state...

Clash of inter-party political agendas led to resignation of Sri Lanka’s Bribery Commission chief

Clash of inter-party political agendas led to resignation of Sri Lanka’s Bribery Commission chief

Colombo, October 17 (NIA): The resignation of the Director General of the Sri Lankan Commission on Bribery and Corruption, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, following President Maithripala Sirisena’s public outburst last Wednesday against the “politicization” of the commission’s working, is the result of the on-going clash of the political agendas of the coalition partners, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the...

Contrary to the media hype over Indo-Americans’ “support” for Trump, a survey reveals massive opposition

Contrary to the media hype over Indo-Americans’ “support” for Trump, a survey reveals massive opposition

New Delhi, October 17 (HuffPost India/PTI): From the media coverage of Donald Trump's popularity amongst Hindu nationalists, it may seem that he has found backing amongst Indian Americans. But the National Asian American Survey in its report dated October 5 ,found that 67 % of Indian Americans are for Hillary Clinton, reports Shivam Vij in HuffPost India. The survey found...

Top anti-Pakistan TV anchor Arnab Goswami gets Y-category security

Top anti-Pakistan TV anchor Arnab Goswami gets Y-category security

New Delhi, October 17 (NIA): The Times NOW TV channel editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami will receive “Y category” security cover from the government after the Intelligence Bureau perceived a threat to his life from “Pakistan based terrorists groups”, the Hindustan Times reported. The journalist will get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance....

Triple Talaq cannot be allowed if it violates the Indian constitution, says India’s Finance Minister

Triple Talaq cannot be allowed if it violates the Indian constitution, says India’s Finance Minister

New Delhi, October 16 (PTI): Amid the ongoing debate over 'Triple Talaq' (according to which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying Talaq thrice), India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that the government is of the clear view that personal laws should be constitutionally compliant and in conformity with norms of gender equality and the right...

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