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Appalling working conditions of the Burmese workers in Malaysia exposed

By arrangement between the Myanmar and Malaysian governments thousand of workers were legally sent to work in Malaysia. But it is learnt all those Burmese workers are in a spot and find life miserable over there.

NPF-BJP combine confident of forming govt in Nagaland

Kohima, (PTI), March 02: Both Nagaland People's Front (NPF) and BJP, major constituents of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) today expressed confidence to form the government with support of smaller parties and independents as the state elected its first hung assembly in 20 years.

Truce monitors accuse Tigers of reneging on promises

Colombo, (PTI), March 02: The Scandinavian team monitoring Sri Lanka's truce today accused Tamil Tiger rebels of going back on their promises to release a policeman and a soldier in their custody.

Reason for poisoning her hubby revealed.

Compiled by - V. Rajeny

Jake was dying. His wife, Becky, was maintaining a
candlelight vigil by his side. She held his fragile hand,
tears running down her face. Her praying roused him from
his slumber. He looked up and his pale lips began to move
slightly.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on IT co-operation

New Delhi, (PTI), March 01: India and Sri Lanka today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral co-operation in the Information Technology (IT) sector.

Congress bounces back to power in Himachal

Shimla, (PTI), March 01: Stymying BJP's attempt to repeat Gujarat, the Congress Saturday bounced back to power in Himachal Pradesh securing absolute majority bagging 40 seats in the 68-member assembly.

Lankan premier Wickremesinghe holds talks with Vajpayee

New Delhi, (PTI), March 01: Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe today held wide-ranging talks on bilateral cooperation with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is understood to have briefed him on the peace process with LTTE.

BOI pins hopes on APEC Investment Mart

Bangkok, March 1, (TNA): The APEC Investment Mart to be hosted by Thailand this October will help give a kick-start to the economy and investment, and help expand markets in the 21-strong APEC grouping, the secretary-general of the Board of Investment announced today.

Indian ruling party defeated in local elections of four states

  New Delhi, March 02 (Xinhuanet): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of its rival, the Congress party, which regained power in the predominantly Hindu state of Himachal after a gap of five years.

PM shrugs off US aid-cut scare

Bangkok, March 02: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday appeared unconcerned by a news report of a warning from the US that it might cut financial aid in the wake of growing concern over the extrajudicial killing of drug-trade suspects.

LeT threatens suicide attacks and targeting of Vajpayee and Advani

New Delhi, (PTI) March 02: Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued a fresh threat to unleash a spate of suicide attacks in India and targets include Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee among others, reports Pakistani media.

Myanmar FM arrives tomorrow

Yangon, March 01: Foreign Minister of Myanmar Win Aung arrives in Dhaka tomorrow (Sunday) on a brief visit to Bangladesh to deliver formal invitation letter to Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia from Myanmar Prime Minister General Than Shew to visit Yangon.

Bangladeshi prime minister to visit Myanmar to bolster ties

Yangon, Myanmar(AP) March 01:- Bangladesh's prime minister is expected to visit Myanmar later this month to strengthen trade and diplomatic relations between the neighboring countries, an official said.

SLMM gets tough with LTTE

By Shelani Perera

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the LTTE to respect its authority and abide by its ruling if the LTTE wants it to play the role envisaged in the ceasefire agreement.

Dead rope coming, but President says hang it

By Shanika Udawatte

While the Prisons Department is trying to buy special ropes to hang people, President Chandrika Kumaratunga will oppose moves by the government to re-implement the death penalty, a spokesman said.

LTTE gags TULF amid library row

Anandasangari’s participation at meeting with Balasingham uncertain
The LTTE has reportedly warned the TULF not to issue statements on its own regarding important issues amidst reports of a split in the main Tamil political party and the possibility of a pro-LTTE leader taking over. The Sunday Times learns that at a meeting between LTTE political wing leader S. P. Thamilchelvan and a TULF delegation led by the pro-LTTE Mavai Senathirajah, the TULF was told that statements should not be issued without the consent of the LTTE.

Mysterious ruby worth $200m sparks a dispute

A Ruby reportedly worth about US$200 million has become the centre of international dispute involving an ex-diplomat from Laos, a Singapore-based company and a former Thai police general, officials said last week.

Appalling working conditions of the Burmese workers in Malaysia exposed

By arrangement between the Myanmar and Malaysian governments thousand of workers were legally sent to work in Malaysia. But it is learnt all those Burmese workers are in a spot and find life miserable over there.

SLMM gets tough with LTTE

By Shelani Perera

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the LTTE to respect its authority and abide by its ruling if the LTTE wants it to play the role envisaged in the ceasefire agreement.

Dead rope coming, but President says hang it

By Shanika Udawatte

While the Prisons Department is trying to buy special ropes to hang people, President Chandrika Kumaratunga will oppose moves by the government to re-implement the death penalty, a spokesman said.


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