Importance of promoting Tamil language stressed

Eight women also debate on its future at Auckland Muthamil Sangam Pongal Celebrations Venkat Raman Auckland, January 21, 2018 Tamil is the oldest language in world, dating back thousands of years and despite occasional downtrends, it will continue to flourish and bespeak a great culture and heritage, a well-known Tamil Scholar and Rationalist Leader from Chennai has said. Dravider Kazhagam…

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Two surveys portray opposite picture of the economy

Employment prospects rise, business confidence gloomy Radio New Zealand Auckland, January 16, 2018 Workers’ optimism about their job prospects is at the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis, but businesses are gloomier about the economic outlook, according to two new surveys. Optimism and Pessimism The Westpac-McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index edged higher in the December quarter to 113.9, up…

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Remembering Martin Luther King and his fight for social justice

Professor Paul Harvey University of Colorado, USA January 16, 2018 Stand First: Millions of people will celebrate the 89th Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr today. In this article, author Professor Paul Harvey discusses how the great leader learnt to integrate ‘spiritual growth and social transformation.’ Indian Newslink pays tribute to King and acknowledges his contributions to the progress of…

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Kiwi firm on leading edge of space technology

‘Additive Manufacturing’ also has other uses Catherine Hutton Radio New Zealand Wellington, January 14, 2018 A new lab in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington, is helping businesses build things like satellite components, sensors for robots and medical devices almost as soon as they are designed. The AdLab specialises in “additive manufacturing” – making three-dimensional objects by building them layer-on-layer. Special…

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Researchers call for fundamental change to British immigration

The current system deemed unfair, worrying and excessive Melanie Griffiths and Candice Morgan University of Bristol, United Kingdom January 14, 2018 Couples are being subjected to painful separations, uncertainty about their future and financial hardship by the UK’s strict immigration rules, according to our new research. Between 2014 and 2017, we followed nearly 30 couples where the man had irregular…

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The months we follow and their misnomers

Caillan Davenport Sydney, Australia January 13, 2018 Our lives run on Roman time. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and public holidays are regulated by Pope Gregory XIII’s Gregorian Calendar, which is itself a modification of Julius Caesar’s calendar introduced in 45 BC. The names of our months are therefore derived from the Roman Gods, leaders, festivals, and numbers. If you have ever…

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