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Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

India's growing ties with Israel, underscored by a rare intimacy between the top leaders of the two countries, is worrying Indian Muslims who could be targeted even more pointedly and aggressively from now on, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the...

Top Buddhist priests denounce move to change Sri Lankan constitution

Top Buddhist priests denounce move to change Sri Lankan constitution

Colombo, July 4 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s top Buddhist priests have jointly appealed to the government not to proceed with its plan to write a new constitution for the country or even amend the existing constitution. Called the “Mahanayakes” (Chief Incumbents) of the three main Buddhist Orders ( Nikayas) the High Priests met on Tuesday and unanimously decided that there is...

Economic cooperation will dominate Sirisena-Hasina talks: High Commissioner

Economic cooperation will dominate Sirisena-Hasina talks: High Commissioner

Colombo, July 4 (newsin.asia): Economic cooperation and promotion of trade and investment, will dominate talks between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during the latter’s visit to Bangladesh from July 13 to 16, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, M.Riaz Hamidullah has said. He told Daily Mirror on Tuesday that since Sri Lanka...

Sri Lankan Cardinal requests doctors to refrain from countrywide strike

Sri Lankan Cardinal requests doctors to refrain from countrywide strike

Colombo, July 4 (newsin.asia) - The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, on Tuesday requested a group Sri Lankan doctors attached to the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) to refrain from launching a country wide strike on Wednesday at a time when the country was facing a dengue epidemic. Cardinal Ranjith told reporters in the capital that he requested those...

Convention on Disappearances threatens security of Sri Lankans: Rajapaksa

Convention on Disappearances threatens security of Sri Lankans: Rajapaksa

Colombo, July 3 (newsin.asia): Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has warned that foreign countries, especially those of the West, could arrest Sri Lankans for crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka, if Sri Lanka incorporates into its domestic law, the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances which it signed and ratified sometime ago. In a...

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Maldives Opposition in a fresh bid to gain control of Parliament

Maldives, July 3 (newsin.asia) - Maldives opposition parties, on Monday, in a bid to seize control of the 85 member Parliament, said 45 legislators had submitted a no confidence motion against the Speaker of Parliament, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, demonstrating that the opposition coalition now commands a majority of seats in the legislature. The Maldives Democratic Party (MDP), led by former President Mohamed...

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister regrets threatening journalists

Sri Lanka warns of stern action against harassing tourists

Colombo, July 3 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga on Monday warned of stern action against anyone caught harassing tourists who visit the island country. Amaratunga said he had held a meeting with the Inspector General of Police and other senior police officials and police patrolling would be increased in the tourist areas. However he said, no serious complaints...

Alarming deterioration of Muslims’ condition in India

Alarming deterioration of Muslims’ condition in India

As a wave of spontaneous people’s protest was sweeping India’s metros over the lynching of Muslims in various parts of North India with the tacit backing of the government, London-based Minority Rights Group International (MRG) came out on Friday with a disturbing report on the deteriorating condition of India’s Muslims since Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to...

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