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Eating out

TUNG JING (DIM SUM) RESTAURANT: The restaurant serves up to 40 types of dim sum with the Steamed Giant Dumpling being the most popular. Other dishes such as the Tom Yam Curry Noodle and Spicy Sesame Noodle are also the favourites among patrons

Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur will be expanding its menu until Nov 12 to serve fresh vegetarian-friendly dishes and plant-based beverages, just in time for Vegetarian Awareness Month. Items new to the menu include Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, Grilled Hummus Quesadilla, and Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Gunathilaka's six-match ban reduced by half on appeal

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Danushka Gunathilaka's ban from six limited-overs matches for misconduct during the home series against India has been cut by half following an appeal by the Sri Lankan all-rounder, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.

News Nibbles

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan presenting angpows and gifts to patients at the Kuala Lumpur hospital in conjunction with Deepavali which falls on Oct 18. Also present was hospital director Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain (standing right). – Bernama

Various groups work together to celebrate Deepavali with performances and merriment

THE crowd filled the hall of the Sri Kandaswamy Kovil in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur for the Deepavali Cultural Nite with anticipation, and they did not leave disappointed.

Dancers from Jeya Nritha Kalalayam Dance Academy performing for the crowd.

Police arrest two men following discovery of body

GOMBAK: Police have arrested two men aged 26 and 51 following the discovery of a body at Jalan Gombak Lama.

The body of the man being carried by firemen.

Sri Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court remanded a Buddhist monk in custody on Monday after charging him with leading hardline nationalists in a protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, forcing the refugees to flee a U.N. safe house, police said.

UNHCR alarmed at violence against Rohingyas in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday raised concern for the safety of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers in Sri Lanka after Buddhist monks and hardline nationalists forced them to flee a U.N. shelter in the capital Colombo.

Feast of Sri Lankan crabs

WHEN Sri Lankan crabs make a guest appearance, the lineup of dishes at a restaurant is definitely bound to entice diners to try the flavour of the season.

The delicate flavour of Sri Lankan crab is brought out in this dish of steamed whole crab in a traditional sauce with mandarin skin and sliced ginger. — Photos: IBRAHIM MOHTAR/The Star

Bum rap? Sri Lankan arrested for trying to smuggle gold in rectum

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan man who raised suspicion by the way he kept looking around in an airport departure lounge was found to be carrying nearly a kilogram (2.2 lb) of gold stashed in his rectum, a customs official said on Monday.

Pakistan beats World XI in final T20, anticipates return of international cricket

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan beat the touring World XI on Friday by 33 runs in the final Twenty20 fixture in Lahore to win the three match series 2-1 and thrill home fans excited by the return of international cricket.