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Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage”, a UK employment court has ruled in a landmark case which could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from …

No future for SAARC if it can’t work together

No future for SAARC if it can’t work together

Days after his country joined other neighbours in India’s boycott of the SAARC summit in Islamabad, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, while endorsing New Delhi’s concerns on cross-border terror, Wednesday said it is a “core issue” on the SAARC table and will not end …

Seeman and Ameer facing trial

Seeman and Ameer facing trial

Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman and noted film director Ameer, facing trial after they were slapped with sedition charges for making inflammatory speeches in support of Sri Lankan Tamils, appeared before the Additional District Sessions Court here on Friday. The two, who had appeared before …

Kingpin of International human trafficking caught

Kingpin of International human trafficking caught

Crime Branch has busted an international human trafficking racket spread across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Kuwait and Oman. They rescued 26 women including 10 Indian, 16 Nepalese and arrested 2 people. All rescued women were adults, most of them were married, belonging to very …

Master forger helped LTTE cadres escape

Master forger helped LTTE cadres escape

For a few thousand dollars “The Doctor” opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels, refugees and migrant workers — all from an unassuming, scruffy house in the Bangkok suburbs. But this Iranian master forger now languishes in a Thai …

US can’t demand access to emails stored outside the country

US can’t demand access to emails stored outside the country

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat …

Probe into IS ties extends to Sri Lanka

Probe into IS ties extends to Sri Lanka

Most mainstream Muslim organisations in Kerala have denounced the Islamic State (IS) even as the investigation into the suspected defection of at least 12 Keralites to the proscribed organisation unfolded across the State and beyond the country’s borders on Sunday. Syed Ibrahim Khaleel Buhari, general …

How will Bangladesh respond to ISIS Attack?

How will Bangladesh respond to ISIS Attack?

On Friday evening, when gunmen burst into the Holey Artisan Bakery, in Dhaka, the restaurant was quiet. Few of its regular Muslim customers were dining out, having just broken their Ramadan fasts at home, so the tables were occupied largely by expatriates: a group of …

First IAS officer emerges from Sri Lankan Tamil repatriates

First IAS officer emerges from Sri Lankan Tamil repatriates

For the first time in the history of more than half a million Tamil repatriates from Sri Lanka who continue to struggle hard to survive in the plantation regions of the state because of the plummeting prices of tea, coffee, rubber and pepper, a youngster …

Is UK’s Brexit decision final? Germany does not seem to think so

Is UK’s Brexit decision final? Germany does not seem to think so

Germany does not seem to think that the decision by the British public to exit the European Union is final – or so it seems. A high ranking official in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has suggested that the UK government should, perhaps, be given …