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Preventing Suicide

Compiled by - V.Rajeny

A man lost both of his arms in a car accident. When he recovered in the hospital, he found that he was useless and decided to commit suicide by jumping out of a 10th-story window. As he looked down from the window, he saw a man with no arms just like him dancing wildly and happily on the street. He decided to find out what made this man so happy.

PM:Countries expected to agree on Asian bond in June

Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Countries are expected to agree on conditions of the Asian bond initiative by mid 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Myanmar increases fuel rations for private cars and taxis

By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 13: - In an apparent move to curb black-marketeering, the government has increased the gasoline ration for private cars and taxis, according to an official announcement posted Monday at gas stations.

Nagas living in own territory, not claiming others land:Muivah

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 13: As controversy erupted over claims by rebel Naga leaders, major insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) today said Nagas have been living since time immemorial in their own territory and do not claim the land that belongs to others.

World Bank prepares to help rebuild Sri Lanka, resettle refugees

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 13: - The deputy chief of the World Bank (news - web sites) in South Asia arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to assess the country's needs in recovering from nearly two decades of civil war and resettling hundreds of thousands of displaced people, the bank said.

Burmese Military Threaten Villagers before the ICRC visit to Shan State.

Bangkok, Jan. 14: Military officials ordered local teachers, headmen and ex-government officials at the Laikha police station to form a civilian committee to shadow the International Committee for Red Cross team. The Shan Women Action Committee Network revealed this in a press statement.

The Gathering Storm in the East

Colombo, Jan. 13: Uuniversity Teachers Human Rights Jaffna organization a Tamil human rights watch-dog group functioning from Sri Lanka has pinpointed the growing troubles in the East and the continuing suffering and the growing resentment in the North and East in their latest Information Bulletin No: 31 issued today.

LTTE orders all N-E Tamil policemen: Quit service and join LTTE police

The Island: The LTTE has ordered all Tamil policemen serving in the North and the East to quit the service and join the LTTE police force.

Bhikkhu Federation rally against division of country

The Island: The first mass meeting organised by the Bhikkhu Federation to protect the country from being divided into two will be held at 3.00 p.m. today at Nugegoda.

Membership Of Principal United Nations Organs In 2003

The United Nations Information Service, Bangkok has provided the Principal membership details of the various United Nations Organizations for the year 2003.

Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government minister said.

Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels discuss return of refugees from India

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), Jan. 14: - With peace prospects at their highest, government officials and Tamil Tiger rebels met Tuesday to discuss the return of an estimated 66,000 Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in neighboring India, a government minister said.

India's role in Sri Lanka seen increasing amid peace bid

Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: India has officially remained aloof of Sri Lanka's conflict, but as the Norwegian-backed peace bid gets down to tough bargaining the island is increasingly turning to New Delhi for help.

Lanka, US begin joint military exercises

Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 14: Sri Lanka and the United States have begun joint military exercises including arms operations, the American embassy here said today.

Preventing Suicide

Compiled by - V.Rajeny

A man lost both of his arms in a car accident. When he recovered in the hospital, he found that he was useless and decided to commit suicide by jumping out of a 10th-story window. As he looked down from the window, he saw a man with no arms just like him dancing wildly and happily on the street. He decided to find out what made this man so happy.

Govt always ready to evacuate Thais in Iraq, says FM

Bangkok, Jan 14 (TNA): The government was always ready to evacuate Thai people in Iraq should the United States-led military action against the country begin, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said Tuesday.

PM:Countries expected to agree on Asian bond in June

Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Countries are expected to agree on conditions of the Asian bond initiative by mid 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Myanmar increases fuel rations for private cars and taxis

By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 13: - In an apparent move to curb black-marketeering, the government has increased the gasoline ration for private cars and taxis, according to an official announcement posted Monday at gas stations.

Nagas living in own territory, not claiming others land:Muivah

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 13: As controversy erupted over claims by rebel Naga leaders, major insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) today said Nagas have been living since time immemorial in their own territory and do not claim the land that belongs to others.

World Bank prepares to help rebuild Sri Lanka, resettle refugees

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 13: - The deputy chief of the World Bank (news - web sites) in South Asia arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to assess the country's needs in recovering from nearly two decades of civil war and resettling hundreds of thousands of displaced people, the bank said.


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