Cong withdraws ad with Lankan child

Unfazed by the resultant controversy, the Congress spokesmen had said that the photo was only symbolic but the idea was to highlight the issue of malnutrition in Gujarat. (Daily Pioneer) Succumbing to intense criticism from all quarters, the Gujarat unit of the Congress has withdrawn its advertisement on malnutrition that had used a flood affected Sri Lankan baby’s photo to ‘prove’ its allegations.Sources said that the controversial advertisement has been withdrawn from all the media like hoardings, internet, newspapers and other forms. Claiming that about 45 per cent children in Gujarat are malnourished, the Congress advertisement had shown a skinny child’s picture but it was soon revealed by internet savvy people that the baby was of Sri Lanka origin. read more

Greeklanguage school set up in northern part of Cyprus with help of

Elementary school students wishing to continue their education previously had to move to the south.The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) sought the cooperation of officials from both Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot authorities to make this project a reality.The head of UNFICYP’s Civil Affairs unit, Kannan Rajarathinam, personally delivered text books to the school this morning. He told reporters that this day “is a happy day and belongs to all Cypriots,” noting that “UNFICYP is happy that it has been of some assistance.”UNFICYP was established in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, and its responsibilities expanded after the hostilities of 1974. UNFICYP remains on the island to supervise ceasefire lines, maintain a buffer zone and undertake humanitarian activities. read more