Our Trip To The Island Country Of Sri Lanka

By: Shoubhik Bose & Debanjana Maitra Shoubhik and Debanjana are senior software engineers based in Boston.They are passionate about travelling and pack their bags to embark upon new adventures whenever they can. The City Of Kandy, Central Province The last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings From Unawatunta we took a tuk-tuk to the Galle Fort railways station and bought a ticket to Colombo Fort. We had had reserved train tickets from Colombo to Kandy which we had bought two days prior to our trip at the counter. In short, we took…

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Our Trip To The Island Country Of Sri Lanka

By: Shoubhik Bose & Debanjana Maitra Shoubhik and Debanjana are senior software engineers based in Boston.They are passionate about travelling and pack their bags to embark upon new adventures whenever they can. The Town Of Unawatuna, Southern Province A seashore dotted with thousands of trees, coconuts, and palms dominating, strings of houses and hermitages along the coastline, human beings and superior beings such as Gandharvas, Siddhas, and ascetics, living in them and countless bejewelled celestial nymphs thronging the shore, the coast intermittently visited by heavenly beings, Gods and demons. ~ The Ramayana In 2004, Unawatuna…

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One Of The Top Destinations For Medical Tourism: Mauritius

Mauritius has a large network of professional private clinics, each offering an exceptionally high standard of care. A medical operation in Mauritius is cheaper than in many parts of the world. Medical tourism (also known as medical travel or global healthcare) is the process in which a patient travels to another destination for medical or health and wellness services. Mauritius, an island-nation nestled off the southeast coast of the African mainland, is known for its beautiful beaches and wildlife. Mauritius is one of the top destinations for medical tourism. Mauritius…

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At Least 27 Killed In Suicide Attack On Iran Revolutionary Guards’ Bus

TEHRAN: A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) personnel were traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Baluchestan province on Wednesday, when their bus was targeted in a suicide car bomb attack. The IRGC’s Qods Headquarters said in a statement that an explosives-laden car rammed into the bus, which was taking the personnel back to their homes. Iran President Rouhani called…

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Tsunami Disaster

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW ORLEANS,USA: Seafarers have always respected the power of wind and water. This is especially the case during storms at sea, where ships run the risk of damage or sinking from strong winds and high seas. Large and powerful storms, referred to as “closed cyclonic circulations,” are especially dangerous and have caused massive destruction throughout all of recorded history. Tsunami waves, which hit India Way back in 2005  wreaking havoc across the southern coastline, are a known phenomenon in…

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Venuzuela Under Severe Crisis

By: Dr. Vasu Singh, Bureau Chief-ICN UP Venezuela is the country which has won all the beauty pageants titles.This country has produced most number of beauty queens in the world.This country is under severe crisis due hyperinflation which are the results of the seeds sowed by president HUGO CHÁVEZ in 2010. People are killing one another for food and money and above all for existence. People are eating from garbage,there is noted fall in weight upto 8 kgs of almost 75% population. More than 90% population is below poverty line and…

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Man-Woman Relationship: Is It Quintessentially Monogamous?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: One often hears that  in today’s world, man has lost his ability to remain content with one partner all his life. In other words,treading beyond conjugal ties  is a relatively new phenomenon corroding the foundation of marriage in the modern world. I would but beg to differ with such a view as History has a different story to tell. Fidelity to one partner has been probably desired but quite often proved to be elusive. Had man been satisfied in a  monogamous relationship in the…

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President Donald Trump To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un In Vietnam On February 27-28

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he’ll meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam.Trump didn’t say which city in Vietnam would host the summit. The announcement came as the top U.S. negotiator with North Korea, Stephen Biegun, was set to meet with his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday in Pyongyang. Trump and Kim met in Singapore last June in the first summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, a meeting that resulted in a vaguely worded pledge “to work toward the…

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The Ship’s Master

By: Tejeshwar Singh Rana, 2nd Officer, Shell shipping-London, UK & Asstt. Editor-ICN MEXICO: Traditionally the person in charge of a ship at sea is addressed as Captain. In the Merchant Shipping industry, in most legal, trade and commercial documents, the captain is referred to as the Ship’s Master. Among professional mariners, the title “Captain” is generally used by a person who has been appointed and commanded a merchant vessel. As per British precedence, the Harbour Master, the equivalent of Chief of a Port, is also referred to as “Captain” if…

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Brazil Dam Rescue Efforts Resume As Death Toll Hits 58

The disaster was the first big emergency faced by Bolsonaro and his government since he took office in early January, and may be one of the deadliest disasters in Brazil’s history. The dam, used to store byproducts of an iron ore mining operation owned by Vale SA, burst on Friday. Located in southeastern Brazil, the region has a thriving mining industry.Vale is Brazil’s largest mining company. In 2015, a dam administered by the same company collapsed and killed 19 people only 75 miles away from the site of the current…

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