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Thousands protest in Maldives demanding President’s resignation

Thousands protest in Maldives demanding President’s resignation

July 23 (NIA) – Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in the Maldivian capital Male in the early hours of Saturday, protesting against President Abdulla Yameen’s government and calling for the President’s immediate resignation. Protestors, who were supporters of the Maldives United Opposition which is backed by former President Mohamed Nasheed, chanted slogans for the police and military to change the...

Sri Lanka condemns deadly shooting in Munich

Sri Lanka condemns deadly shooting in Munich

July 23 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Saturday condemned the deadly shooting in the German city of Munich on Friday which left atleast 9 people dead and 16 others injured. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mahishini Colonne said that Sri Lanka extended its condolences to the families of the victims and wished a quick recovery to those injured. An 18-year-old German-Iranian who...

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Injured Sinhalese Jaffna University student being visited by Sinhalese politicians in Colombo hospital Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why? By, D.B.S.Jeyaraj Violence reared its ugly head again in the Northern city of Jaffna on Saturday July 16th 2016 when student groups fought each other within the Jaffna varsity precincts in Thirunelvaeli known generally as...

Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir

Indian riot police about to thrash a Kashmiri woman protestor Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir ISLAMABAD, July 21: Pakistan has asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact-finding team to Kashmir to investigate human rights violations and the recent killings of innocent people, Press Trust of India reported....

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

July 21 (NIA) - Over a 100 people gathered outside the UN building in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, demanding a UN probe to alleged human rights violation committed by Indian forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. The protesters expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence and killings in Kashmir and alleged that atleast 50 civilians had been killed...

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland Colombo, July 21: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Trincomalee harbor in Eastern Sri Lanka, which is one of the best natural harbors in the world, will be turned into a modern one with a technologically advanced hinterland by the Singapore company, Surbana Jurong, The New Indian Express...

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

July 21 (NIA) – Days after the shocking murder of Pakistan’s social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, in an alleged ‘honour killing’, a 24 year old Pakistani man was killed for the same purpose on Tuesday for having an illicit affair, police said. The death sparked protests in many states around Pakistan on Thursday, with activists taking to the streets, calling...

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