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Christmas to be celebrated in 97 churches in Lahore alone

Christmas to be celebrated in 97 churches in Lahore alone

With an avowedly secular government in place at long last, Christians in Muslim-majority Pakistan are preparing to celebrate Christmas with unprecedented gaiety, reports say. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that no load-shedding would take place across the country on Tuesday to enable Christians to celebrate Christmas.

Aquaman – Review (9 sharks out of 10 sharks)

Aquaman – Review (9 sharks out of 10 sharks)

Colombo, Dec 21 (Oshitha Narangoda) Aquaman is literally the best movie in the "Worlds of DC" so far. I mean, I expected a movie that would deliver and James Wan knocked it out of the park in every way possible that it turned out to be better than I expected. When I first found out that James Wan is going...

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India and lied about it

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India and lied about it

Drawing on nearly two centuries of detailed data on tax and trade, Indian economic historian Dr.Utsa Patnaik calculated that Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. It's a staggering sum. For perspective, $45 trillion is 17 times more than the total annual gross domestic product of the United Kingdom today.

Modi’s trips around the world and advertising cost Indian taxpayers US$ 920 million

Modi’s trips around the world and advertising cost Indian taxpayers US$ 920 million

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic travel schedule and his government’s advertising blitz over the past four-and-a-half years have cost Indian taxpayers about 65.9 billion rupees (US$ 920 million). The globe-trotting prime minister’s 84 trips around the world cost roughly $280 million, while the government spent US$ 640 million on promoting Modi’s flagship projects and achievements, according to new government data,...

Smaller states need to guard against being used as a cat’s paw by big powers

Smaller states need to guard against being used as a cat’s paw by big powers

There appears to be a tangled web of security concerns and arrangements among the powers engaged in the Indian Ocean region. Those arrangements and their motivations are not always clear. Against such a backdrop, Sri Lanka would need to be cautious about taking on undefined roles in ‘maritime safety and security’ and ‘intelligence sharing,’ writes Lasanda Kurukulasuriya in Daily Mirror.

Lanka not for confrontation with Western powers over political changes: Foreign Minister Amunugama

Lanka not for confrontation with Western powers over political changes: Foreign Minister Amunugama

Speaking to newsin.asia in the context of the government’s actions such as the controversial dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the prorogation of parliament, and its subsequent dissolution, Dr.Amunugama said that criticisms from the Western world have to be taken in the stride and its concerns addressed within the framework of Lanka’s law and constitution and not by assuming a...

Saudi Arabia and China stand by Pakistan in its hour of need

Saudi Arabia and China stand by Pakistan in its hour of need

The US-led IMF had threatened to ask Pakistan to cut down on projects linked to the China-funded multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which Washington describes as a “debt trap”, and the Trump administration had clearly stated that it will not disburse funds to help Pakistan if the objective is basically to repay its debt to China, thus forcing Pakistan...

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