WIO News – Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to build exclusive school for Sikhs

Peshawar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Pakistan, 07 August 2018. The Sikh community in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province is all set to get an exclusive primary school for their children’s education with the administration initiating the process for the same, officials said today.

The Sikh community at Mohallah Jogan Shah in Dabgari area had recently approached the KP government, requesting it to set up a school for their children.

Following the request, the government decided to set up a primary school for the minority community in the area.

The education department has already started the process for the same, officials of the District Education Office said.


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Gentbrugse Meersen

Gentbrugse Meersen
05 July 2018

Cattle eating tree leaves

Yellow grass – green shrubbery

Koningsdonkstraat – cobblestones

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Leafy lane

The same lane, a bit further down

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The Hindu – Obituary: M Karunanidhi, Dravidian stalwart

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Chennai – Tamil Nadu – India, 07 August 2018. Karunanidhi was a strong advocate of the rights of the State governments, State autonomy and federalism, and he secured the right for Chief Ministers to hoist the national flag on Independence Day.

M Karunanidhi, five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president for nearly 50 years, died at 6.10 pm on Tuesday after battling illness for 11 days at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai.

Affectionately called Kalaignar (artiste and man of letters) by followers, he was 94.

“Despite the best possible efforts by our team of our doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond,” Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director of the Kauvery Hospital, said in a press release.

The stalwart of the Dravidian movement is survived by wives Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal; children M K Muthu (born to his first wife Padmavathy); M K Alagiri, M K Stalin, M K Tamilarasu and daughter Selvi (through Ms Dayalu); and M Kanimozhi, born to Ms Rajathi.

The DMK patriarch, who outlived all his contemporaries in the Dravidian movement, except general secretary K Anbazhagan, was rushed to the hospital from his Gopalapuram house in the early hours of July 28 after a drop in his blood pressure.

His health had begun to deteriorate on Monday evening with doctors acknowledging that maintaining his vital functions remained a challenge considering his age related ailments and setting a 24-hour deadline for determining the prognosis.

At 4.30 pm on Tuesday, doctors announced that his condition was “extremely critical and unstable”.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Stalin, Mr Alagiri and Ms Kanimozhi, along with senior party leaders T R Baalu, I Periyasamy, E V Velu and Pondmudy, had a 20-minute meeting with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at his official residence on Greenways Road, ostensibly to inform him of Karunanidhi’s declining health and seek permission to bury him on the Marina by the side of his political mentor and DMK founder C N Annadurai.

They returned to the Kauvery Hospital thereafter.


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