Death toll from landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 19, several missing

Death toll from landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 19, several missing

Colombo, May 26 (NIA) – At least 19 people have been reported killed while several are missing when seven landslides hit the Kalutara and Ratnapura districts in Sri Lanka on Friday, the police said. According to the police, in the Ratnapura district alone five landslides were reported in the early hours of Friday which killed 10 […]

6 killed, several missing from landslides in Sri Lanka, flood alerts issued

6 killed, several missing from landslides in Sri Lanka, flood alerts issued

Colombo, May 26 (NIA) – At least six people were killed and several others missing when two landslides were reported from different locations in Bulathsinhala, in Sri Lanka’s southern Kalutara Dstrict on Friday following strong winds and heavy rainfalls, police said. Police said that according to reports several people were missing and rescue operations are […]

Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

By Azzam Khan/www.southasianmonitor.com Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, the pride of the Bengali nation, the revolutionary who stood up against the British colonialists, against religious hypocrisy, against class and caste discrimination, is now being used for all the wrong reasons. He is being embroiled in the exact kind of propaganda that he […]

Moody’s downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength as debt mounts

Moody’s downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength as debt mounts

Shanghai/Beijing  May 25 (Reuters): Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise. The one-notch downgrade in long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings, to […]

Napalese Prime Minister Dahal resigns to allow Deuba to take over as per prearrangement

Napalese Prime Minister Dahal resigns to allow Deuba to take over as per prearrangement

Kathmandu, May 24 (PTI): Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Wednesday  resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Prachanda, 62, announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as […]

Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

New Delhi, May 24 (Hindustan Times): Canada has barred a former high-ranking Indian police officer  from entering the country citing human rights violations. Immigration authorities denied entry to Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who served at Central Reserve Police Force in 2010, as they considered him to have served a state involved in “terrorism, systematic or gross human […]

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

By Shiv Visvanathan/Scroll In Sometimes history and especially the history of violence has a way of teaching us lessons by telling the story from different angles. The classic narrative often cited in this context is Akira Kurosawa’s classic movie Rashomon where a murder is seen from three perspectives. The emphasis here is not to create a picture […]

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