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Address to the Joint session of Indian Parliament by President Abdul Kalam.

Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam addressed the joint session of Parliament Monday. Following is the full text of the President's address.

Sri Lanka: The Judiciary and Human Rights

Hong Kong, Feb. 17: Sunanda Deshapriya, Convener, Free Media Movement in Sri Lanka has brought to the notice of the Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) case that was heard in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, where the man who filed the case was sentenced to imprisonment by the Chief Judge of Sri Lanka.

How are rooms appointed?

Compiled by - V. Rajeny

My friend Judy was working at a Maine costal resort when she
answered a call for information about the inn. After
finishing the conversation, Judy stepped away from the desk.
When the phone rang again, a student intern took the call.

Science Mags Edit for Biosecurity

Editors from leading scientific journals join in a voluntary effort to
delete details from published studies that might help terrorists make
biological weapons.

Thai anti-drugs war toll jumps

Bangkok, Feb. 18: Nearly 320 people have died in a Thai anti-drugs crusade in its first 15 days, the police said yesterday, but human rights advocates fear over-zealous authorities are using the campaign to commit atrocities.

Thai restaurants in US urged to use more Thai jasmine rice

New York, Feb 17: The Ministry of Commerce has urged Thai restaurants in the United States to use more Thai jasmine, or Hom Mali rice, as the rice represents “Thainess”, saying that a certificates will also be issued to Thai restaurants to guarantee their hygienic standard if they are qualified.

Jewelry export likely to grow 12% this year

Bangkok, Feb 18 (TNA): The export of precious stones and ornaments is expected to grow at least 12% this year should the government promote the industry continuously and sincerely, according to an industry executive.

N.Z. investigates Bangkok embassy cash-for-visas scam

Sydney, Feb. 17: A government investigation into a cash-for-visas scam at New Zealand's embassy in Thailand showed "bribery and corruption are a way of life" in some Asian countries, New Zealand First Party leader Winston Peters said Monday.

Norway nearly triples financial aid to Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Feb. 17: Norway said Monday it plans to nearly triple its financial aid to war-ravaged Sri Lanka as part of the European nation's efforts to mediate an end to 19 years of civil war that has cost about 65,000 lives

SLFP - JVP agreement in March - Anura

by Franklin Satyapalan

The Island: SLFP front bencher Anura Bandaranaike yesterday said that the SLFP and the JVP would come into an agreement in March.

Sparks likely to fly on no-faith motion on Marapana

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: A heated debate is expected in parliament when the no-faith motion on Defence Minister Tilak Marapana is taken up today.

POTA has provisions to safeguard against its misuse: Anand

New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 17: Contrary to the views held by his predecessor Justice J S Verma, newly-appointed Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice A S Anand today said the controversial POTA did have provisions to safegaurd against its misuse.

PM leaves for China for two-day visit

Bangkok, Feb 18 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday left for Beijing for his two-day official visit to the People's Republic of China, according to a radio news report.

PTT signs fuel distribution deal with Myanmar

Bangkok, Feb 18 (TNA): PTT Plc has signed a deal with the state-owned Myanmar Petroleum Product Enterprise (MPPE) to distribute fuel worth one billion baht a year through two border passes in Myanmar.

1m low-cost homes to be built over 5 yrs

By - Piyamas Songklin

Bangkok, Feb. 18: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday affirmed that the government would keep building low-cost houses for people with limited incomes until demand was fulfilled.

Thailand-Myanmar to expand account trade

Bangkok, Feb 18 (TNA): Myanmar and Thailand have agreed to expand account trade, which is expected to help boost overall two-way trade between the two neighbouring countries, according to radio and T.V. news reports.

Address to the Joint session of Indian Parliament by President Abdul Kalam.

Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam addressed the joint session of Parliament Monday. Following is the full text of the President's address.

About 120 dead in South Korea subway inferno

By Samuel Len and Kim Kyung-hoon

Taegu, South Korea (Reuters), Feb. 18: About 120 people were killed in South Korea and scores were missing on Tuesday after flames and smoke engulfed two crowded subway trains following an arson attack, officials said.

Sri Lanka: The Judiciary and Human Rights

Hong Kong, Feb. 17: Sunanda Deshapriya, Convener, Free Media Movement in Sri Lanka has brought to the notice of the Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) case that was heard in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, where the man who filed the case was sentenced to imprisonment by the Chief Judge of Sri Lanka.

How are rooms appointed?

Compiled by - V. Rajeny

My friend Judy was working at a Maine costal resort when she
answered a call for information about the inn. After
finishing the conversation, Judy stepped away from the desk.
When the phone rang again, a student intern took the call.


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