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Naga youths threaten mass suicide

Imphal (Jan 18): A newly-formed youth organisation of Manipur said on Saturday that its over 10,000 members would immolate themselves if the territorial integrity of the state was disturbed during the peace talks between the Centre and Naga insurgent group NSCN(I-M).

Police raid TV star holiday home

THE paradise island holiday home of Manchester-born television presenter Matthew Kelly has been raided by child protection police.

India to build world tallest Buddha statue

Jan. 19: India, always eager to outdo China, plans to build the world's tallest statue of Buddha at 500 feet.

India open to suggestion of holding SAARC Summits in Kathmandu

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 19: India is open to a suggestion of holding SAARC Summits on a regular basis in Kathmandu, where its Secretariat is located, on the lines of United Nations but made it clear that any decision on this has to be through consensus of the seven-member grouping.

Govt to urge Australia to ease crop restrictions

Bangkok, Jan 20, (TNA): The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is to call on Australia to ease restrictions governing the import of agricultural produce, the governor of the Office of Agricultural Standards and Inspection said today.

Colombo meet rejects Hakeem as leader

by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Minister Rauff Hakeem’s political opponents last week rejected his re-election as party leader at a recently held delegates’ conference in Colombo.

TULF opposes SLFP-JVP talks

The Island: The TULF strongly opposes the ongoing talks between the SLFP and JVP aimed at reaching a common stance on the peace process.

Defence Secy. to meet Tigers on truce violations

The Island: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) will arrange a meeting between Defence Secretary Austin Fernando and Ampara-Batticaloa LTTE commander Karuna shortly to discuss a range of contentious issues, particularly issues arising from violations of a cease-fire agreement.

Burmese Soldiers Defect to Shan State Army.

Three Burmese soldiers posted on the border with Thailand have defected to the rebel Shan State Army (SSA), the rebels’ spokesman said yesterday.


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