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All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

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All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

Christmas cuts across faiths and ethnicity in Bangladesh Christians might be a minority in the South Asian nation but Christmas appeals to people of all faiths  Bangladesh December 24, 2017 Naveed Hassan is the public relations manager at Dhaka’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel and his busiest period is from mid-December to the first week of January. […]

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

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Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

YANGON: Two Reuters journalists arrested in Burma (Myanmar) will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, says Reuters, quoting local media. They were arrested after being invited to meet police officials over dinner on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon on Dec 12. Reporters Wa Lone and […]

Rohingya Women, most abused, tortured

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Rohingya Women, most abused, tortured

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh:- Rahima’s father said that she and her sister were too young, too pretty, too vulnerable to be trusted among the men of her village in western Burma (Myanmar), not to mention the soldiers who roamed the region. “My father would beat us if we dared to go out by ourselves, or he’d beat […]

“Terrorists want to split Pakistanis along religious lines”

“Terrorists want to split Pakistanis along religious lines”

The powerful chief of Pakistan’s army has condemned a brutal attack and suicide bombing at a Christian church, calling it an attempt to split the country along religious lines. Christians across Pakistan also demanded greater protection for minorities and life-long support for the families of the victims and survivors. Two suicide bombers struck Bethel Memorial […]

Sri Lankan Christmas tree enters into Guinness records

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Sri Lankan Christmas tree enters into Guinness records

A Christmas tree, 72.1-metres tall, erected in Sri Lanka last year has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest artificial one ever put up. The government was recently given the award for the tree, erected at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, which topped the previous record, a 55-meter Christmas tree in Guangdong, […]

Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

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Pope in Burma preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

Yangon, Burma: Pope Francis urged Burma’s (Myanmar) long- suffering ethnic minorities to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness today to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Local authorities estimated that about 150,000 people turned out at Yangon’s […]

Is Delhi’s Pollution driving People away?

Is Delhi’s Pollution driving People away?

Singaporean Raveen Misra and his family left Delhi for Mumbai 10 days ago when the air quality in the city worsened to a severe level. Although pollution during winter is an annual problem, the situation this year is “quite bad”, said Mr Misra, 38. “We bought more air purifiers for the home, got all our […]

Britain’s youngest millionaire’s an Asian!

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Britain’s youngest millionaire’s an Asian!

London: A teen tycoon nicknamed ‘Alan Sugar’ reckons he is Britain’s youngest business millionaire – after selling houses during his school lunch breaks. While other youngsters were kicking a ball around the playground, Akshay Ruparelia, 19, was quietly negotiating huge property deals on his mobile. He hired a call centre service to answer his company switchboard […]

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

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Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

A group of Malaysians is in Burma (Myanmar) to take up arms against the country’s army, whose offensive against insurgents has led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the crackdown in Rakhine state. So says Malaysia’s top cop. Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who disclosed this, added that intelligence showed there were other […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

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China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

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Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

As usual the pseudo-nationalists and jali-deshbhakts are flooding the social media with twisted views about why there’s no Indian player in the Pakistan -World XI series. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on speculations about no Indian presence in the Pakistan-World XI T20I series. Gavaskar said he wasn’t surprised by the fact no […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

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Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]