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ICJ, US & UN Human Rights Chief Condemn Release of Sri Lankan Soldier over massacre of Tamils

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said the pardon of a Sri Lankan soldier after he was found guilty for massacring Tamils, is an “affront to victims” and “further undermines the limited progress the country has made towards ending impunity for mass human rights abuse,” in a statement released on 27 March 2020. “We are troubled by reports

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Medical Evacuation Plane Exploded in Philippine killing passengers and crew on board

MANILA: A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday (Mar 29) in the Philippine capital, killing all passengers and crew members on board, officials said. The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Japan’s Haneda, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 8pm, Manila’s main airport, the Ninoy

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Spirituality is indeed the Master-Key of the Human Mind

A Pilgrim’s Journey is a Spiritual Journey, a movement that brings us closer towards the Divine. It speaks to our longing for something more, and our search for answers to life’s deepest questions: Who am I? Who is God? What makes me come alive and so forth? Though ancient in its roots, the practice of pilgrimage is alive and well

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Bhutan’s 2 in 1 Prime Minister cum Doctor Lotay Tshering

It’s Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. But Tshering is no ordinary doctor. During the week, he also happens to be prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring citizens’ Gross National Happiness. “For me it’s a de-stresser,” said Tshering, who

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பிரபல இயக்குனர் விசு காலமானார்!

பிரபல தமிழ் இயக்குனர் விசு உடல்நலக்குறைவால் சற்றுமுன் காலமானார். அவருக்கு வயது 74. விசுவின் மரணத்தை அடுத்து திரையுலக பிரபலங்கள் அவருக்கு இரங்கல் தெரிவித்து வருகின்றனர். எஸ்பி முத்துராமன் இயக்கிய ’குடும்பம் ஒரு கதம்பம்’ என்ற படத்தின் மூலம் புகழ்பெற்ற இயக்குனர் விசு, அதன்பின்னர் மணல்கயிறு, நாணயம் இல்லாத நாணயம், திருமதி ஒரு வெகுமதி, அவள் சுமங்கலிதான், சிதம்பர ரகசியம் உள்பட பல படங்களை இயக்கினார். மேலும் பல படங்களில் நடிகராகவும் திரைக்கதை ஆசிரியராக பணியாற்றி உள்ளார் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது. இந்த நிலையில் கடந்த

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RM 9 Monthly plan to uplift Malaysia Indians Submitted to the Government

KUALA LUMPUR: A policy paper on a community fund for Malaysian Indians has been completed after six months of work and it will be submitted to the government for consideration, said Klang MP Charles Santiago. The fund, which is Malaysia’s version of the Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) fund, is to help all lower and middle-class Indians in education, business,

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Sri Lanka withdrawing from UN resolution investigating alleged war crime

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who oversaw a brutal end to a decades-long conflict with Tamil separatists, said Wednesday (19 Feb) the country was withdrawing from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged war crimes. Rajapaksa was president when Sri Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, but rights groups accused the army of killing at least 40,000

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A Hostel in India Force girls to remove undergarments to check if they were menstruating

Over 60 girl students of a college in Bhuj in Gujarat’s Kutch district were allegedly forced by hostel authorities to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating. As the allegation came to light and caused an uproar, a police team reached the educational institute to begin a probe, a senior official said on Friday. The alleged incident took

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‘RM100,000 fine, jail 20 years for drunk driving’ Government mulls

BUTTERWORTH: The government is studying amending the penalty for motorists found guilty for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as for dangerous driving, causing death, with a fine of up to RM100,000, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said besides the fine, the jail sentence for the offender will be increased to 20 years from

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US blacklist Sri Lanka army chief over War Crime

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday (14 Feb) it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka’s army chief over what it called credible evidence of human rights violations in the 2009 finale to the civil war. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew widespread international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family,

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