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Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC resolution: former Ambassador

Trump and May offer Sri Lanka window of opportunity to renegotiate UNHRC resolution: former Ambassador

Colombo, January 26 (The New Indian Express): The views of US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on matters of national security offer a “window of opportunity” to the Sri Lankan government to re-negotiate the September 2015 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on it, says Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva...

Trump says torture works in investigation absolutely

Trump says torture works in investigation absolutely

Washington, January 26 (PTI): US President Donald Trump has suggested that he may consider reinstating water boarding and other interrogation techniques widely seen as torture, depending on the advice of CIA and Pentagon chiefs, saying he wants to "fight fire with fire" when it comes to terrorism. When asked about the effectiveness of water boarding, Trump said he "absolutely" believes...

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

By Kanishkaa Balachandran High-scoring matches are good for batsmen, not bowlers. Rules have to be tweaked yet again to give bowlers an equal chance or else one-dayers will go stale. Take a look at the following scenarios: Game 1: England post 350 for 7. India are in trouble at 63 for 4. Centuries by Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav help...

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...

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...

Chinese government hospitals reek of corruption

Chinese government hospitals reek of corruption

By Liu Jiaying, Ge Mingning, Wu Jing and Li Rongde Beijing, January 20 (Caixin): Last month, a doctor at a Shanghai hospital was caught on camera accepting four cash envelopes within three minutes from pharmaceutical agents, and even telling one that he would prescribe enough drugs so that the salesman could buy a new iPhone in a month. This scene...

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

By Teng Jing Xuan and Li Yan/Caixin At the Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR in Tokyo, Chinese nationals account for almost half of all international patients. But Japan isn’t the only place where Chinese medical tourists are making their presence felt. Each popular destination has its specialty — vitro fertilization in Los Angeles and Bangkok and plastic surgery in Seoul....

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