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Company switches to a 4-day week work and sees a Rise in profits

It’s a concept that was once merely considered a pipe dream. But now a four-day working week is slowly becoming a realistic alternative for Australian employees. A digital agency in Melbourne claims it has become the first company across the nation to implement the groundbreaking working arrangements. Versa now gives its 55 employees an additional day off on a Wednesday

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20k missing Tamils are Dead ! says Sri Lanka

The new Sri Lankan president has finally admitted the 20,000 missing Tamils who vanished during the nation’s civil war are dead. Gotabaya Rajapaksa – who was then defence secretary – led government troops to victory over Tamil soldiers, but his forces were accused of carrying out mass disappearances and executions. It is the first time after 10 years as the

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Hindu caste injustice-3,000 Tamils to convert to Islam after Coimbatore wall collapse

Discriminated, denied, and arrested for demanding their rights, more than 3,000 members who belong or are linked to the Tamil Puligal Katchi, a Dalit political outfit at Tamil Nadu, India will be converting to Islam in multiple phases from 5th January of 2020. The reason cited was the injustice meted out to the poor Tamil Dalits at Nadur village in

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A couple in their 60s fell in love and get married at old age home where they live

Kochaniyan Menon and Lakshmi Ammal, the couple who met and fell in love at the government-run old age home in Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur district of Kerala, India, got married on Saturday (28th Dec) at 11 am at the home. State Agriculture Minister VS Sunil Kumar, who attended the function, offered Lakshmi Ammal’s hand in marriage to Kochaniyan. The wedding was

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Mamata Banerjee Warns BJP, leads mega rally against Citizenship Act

Mamata Banerjee declared that her party will continue its protest until the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC are withdrawn. The Bengal chief minister took a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s slogan ‘Sabha Sath, Sabka Vikas, reminding the party that it was for people. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday led a massive rally in Kolkata against the

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A Yearly Festival In Nepal That Thanks Dogs For Being Our Loyal Friends

Specific to Nepal, there is a day dedicated solely to thanking dogs for their loyalty and friendship called Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja (worship of the dogs). Tihar is a five day Hindu festival, but the second day is reserved for our 4-legged loyal companions. The festival, also called Deepavali or the festival of lights shares some traditions with Deepavali in

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My great-great-grandmother from Tamil Nadu, says Virgin Founder Richard Branson

In an Instagram post, Virgin Group Founder & Billionaire Richard Branson revealed that his great-great-great grandmother hail from Tamil Nadu, India. In an event to celebrate his airline Virgin Atlantic’s new route to the city, Branson posted a picture of himself sharing a stage with Anand Mahindra, unveiling that Virgin Atlantic’s newest flying icon was named Aria after his great-great-great

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India’s Unfair New CAB exclude Eelam Sri Lanka Tamils and Muslims says critics

AIADMK slammed for supporting Citizenship (Amendment) Bill / CAB that also excludes Sri Lankan Tamils. Even as the Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill late on Monday night, the AIADMK received severe criticism for having supported the Bill, which excludes Muslim refugees of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh from the path to citizenship. While the ruling party in Tamil

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Singapore Minister launches book which traces Tamil community’s presence in region dating back 2,000 years

SINGAPORE – A newly launched publication has traced the Tamil community’s presence in Singapore and South-east Asia back 2,000 years. The Indian Heritage Centre’s From Sojourners To Settlers – Tamils in Southeast Asia and Singapore was launched on last Saturday (Dec 7) by Singapore Minister Of Communications and Information S. Iswaran at the Asian Civilisations Museum. “The Tamil community in

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10 things you need to know about Nithyananda’s own ‘Hindu nation’ Kailaasa

Fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda, who fled India following an alleged case of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers for his ashram in Ahmedabad, is reportedly in Kailaasa, but this Kailaasa is not the one in the Himalayas. Nithyananda is also accused of allegedly raping his former disciple under the garb of spirituality. All

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