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My cousins, the Guinea Pigs

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. The straw pig,
the stick pig, and the brick pig. One day this nasty old
wolf came up to the straw pig's house and said, "I'm gonna
huff and puff, and blow your house down."

Delhi inches closer to Myanmar in decades

Jyoti Malhotra New Delhi, January 16: From Mandalay to Ratnagiri via Yangon, the story of India and Myanmar is like a shared history-geography lesson.

An unprecedented Thai Pongal Message to the Tamils from the Sri Lankan President.

Sri Lankan President in an unprecedented Thai Pongal message to the Tamils has wished them for prosperity and happiness. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is the first President ever to quote Thirukual in a message ever to the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

Next round: HR expert, Ian Martin to ensure: Comprehensive proposals on human rights issues

by Sumadhu Weerawarne The Island:A former head of the human rights watchdog Amnesty International will participate in the next session of talks in February to come up with comprehensive proposals on human rights issues, Cabinet spokesperson Minister G. L. Peiris announced yesterday.

Japanese envoy begins talks with Sri Lanka leaders on aid

Colombo (AFP), Jan. 16: Japan's special envoy to Sri Lanka, Yasushi Akashi, began talks with leaders here in Tokyo's effort to raise foreign cash to bolster the island's peace bid, officials said.

LTTE radio ends clandestine operations, expands coverage

Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 16: Ending their decade-long clandestine transmissions, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels opened a new radio station today with a broadcast on the peace talks, officials said.

LTTE seeks return of Muslim refugees

Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 16: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels today agreed to prepare a plan for the systematic return of thousands of Muslims they drove out of the island's northern peninsula of Jaffna 12 years ago

Myanmar to send Foreign Minister to India

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 16: For the first time in 15 years, Myanmar will send its Foreign Minister to India on a five- day visit from January 19 to bolster bilateral cooperation in energy, health and education sectors.

PM to chair meet to develop Andaman&Nicobar, Lakshwadeep isles

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 16: Government will consider a number of proposals for islands of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, including an international airport at Port Blair and setting up a container transhipment port besides steps for enhancing tourism.

Government need to run balanced budget in 2006 is possible, says BOT

Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – The government’s determination to adopt the balanced budget policy in 2006 was possible and that could help reduce the country’s public debts, according to Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula.

American writer fills an information gap for Myanmar Naga new year festival

By Myo Theingi Cho

An American woman who developed an interest in Naga culture while attending the tribal group’s annual festival in northern Sagaing Division last year has written a guide to the colourful two-day event. Mrs Brenda Davidson-Shaddox, who has visited Myanmar every year since 1998, said she was fascinated by the Nagas and hoped that the guide would help to overcome a shortage of information about the tribe and the festival.

Two Buddhist nuns detained in rare protest in Myanmar capital

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 16: - Protesters held a rare public demonstration Thursday in the capital of military-ruled Myanmar, but security forces quickly quashed the gathering and detained two Buddhist nuns.

My cousins, the Guinea Pigs

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. The straw pig,
the stick pig, and the brick pig. One day this nasty old
wolf came up to the straw pig's house and said, "I'm gonna
huff and puff, and blow your house down."

Government need to run balanced budget in 2006 is possible, says BOT

Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – The government’s determination to adopt the balanced budget policy in 2006 was possible and that could help reduce the country’s public debts, according to Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula.

American writer fills an information gap for Myanmar Naga new year festival

By Myo Theingi Cho

An American woman who developed an interest in Naga culture while attending the tribal group’s annual festival in northern Sagaing Division last year has written a guide to the colourful two-day event. Mrs Brenda Davidson-Shaddox, who has visited Myanmar every year since 1998, said she was fascinated by the Nagas and hoped that the guide would help to overcome a shortage of information about the tribe and the festival.

Two Buddhist nuns detained in rare protest in Myanmar capital

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 16: - Protesters held a rare public demonstration Thursday in the capital of military-ruled Myanmar, but security forces quickly quashed the gathering and detained two Buddhist nuns.

Thailand interested in relocating power plants to Indonesia

Jakarta, Jan 17 (TNA): - The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is seeking the possibility of relocating some of its power plants to Indonesia, accoding to a news report of Antara News Agency.


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