The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria’s war

December 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Diana Darke in the courtyard of her house

Diana Darke returned from London to Syria recently to reclaim her house from profiteers. She found her neighbours and friends in Damascus coping surprisingly well and even laughing.

Is China’s economy really the largest in the world?

December 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

By Ben Carter BBC News

Two boxing gloves - one with the US flag and the other with the Chinese flag

For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world’s largest economy – it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC’s economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to all of us.

Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre

December 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

The Pakistani city of Peshawar has begun burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff.

Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, while other families waited at hospitals for news.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared three days of mourning and Pakistan’s army struck at militants in the region.

Healthmate for your family back home-Parimala S Rao

December 16, 2014 at 1:02 am

 

  • Akash Kumar and Abhinav Krishna, founders of OurHealthMate
    Akash Kumar and Abhinav Krishna, founders of OurHealthMate

Record Manmohan’s statement: Court tells CBI- PTI

December 16, 2014 at 12:17 am

 

The CBI was on Tuesday directed by a special court to record statements of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was holding charge as Coal Minister in 2005, and others in a coal blocks allocation scam. File photo:R.V. Moorthy

The Hindu

The CBI was on Tuesday directed by a special court to record statements of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was holding charge as Coal Minister in 2005, and others in a coal blocks allocation scam. File photo:R.V. Moorthy

US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General- PTI

December 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

 

Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America. File photo
AP

Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America. File photo

He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post.

Editorial- Island.lk

December 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Laptops and pens

December 15, 2014, 7:50 pm

Some journalists and various media rights groups in this country  do not seem to learn from their mistakes. They continue to deify politicians as  messiahs though the latter are no great lovers of the media. There have been  only a few exceptions. The US was lucky to have Thomas Jefferson, as a founding  father and president, who famously said: “Were it left to me to decide whether  we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a  government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” But, here, all  politicians will prefer governments without newspapers. They give journalists  karapincha (curry leaves) treatment; they use and discard the media  personnel.

Christmas with Elephant House Sausages

December 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

December 15, 2014, 6:02 pm
article_image

This Christmas will be made special to all our Sri Lankan  consumers as it’s”m.mm..mm …aaa…Christams with Elephant House Sausages”.  EHreveals one of its legendary taste champions ‘EH Cumberland Sausages’ to make  your Christmas a fab feast this year!

Mobitel expands ‘Customer Experience Center’ to Jaffna

December 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

December 15, 2014, 6:01 pm
article_image

Mobitel, relocated its Jaffna branch on Kankasanthurai Road to  an all new state- of-the-art ‘Customer Experience Center’ at the Rubarn Complex.  The flagship store will be fully equipped to cater a myriad of services such as  the latest 3G, 4G and LTE technology. This will give opportunity for the  Northern region customersto experience the newest smartphones, tabs and data  devices and to enjoy many services designed to serve the most enjoyable ICT  experience.

Colombo favoured for high-rise living; not so much for houses

December 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

December 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

By Ifham Nizam

Colombo is the most popular location among both buyers and  renters, with the city accounting for about a third of searches on the Lamudi  website. Reflecting the growing demand for high-rise living in Colombo, more  than half the searches for apartments on Lamudi.lk relate to the capital city.  This sits in stark contrast to searches for house listings for sale or rent.  Only a quarter of those looking for a house are searching within Colombo, Lamudi  onsite data reveals.


Hit Counter provided by orange county property management