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Buddhists Prelates accuses the Minister for reneging agreement.<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana: Reporting from Los Angeles

Leading members of the all powerful Jathika Sangha Sammelenaya, Sri Lanka’s biggest organization of Buddhist prelates clashed with the Buddhist Affairs Minister W. J. M. Lokubandara and accused him of reneging the agreement his government reached with the Buddhist monks to draft necessary legislation against religious conversion.

Bush Plans Moon Base, Mars Trip <br>

President Bush is planning a permanent science base for astronauts on the moon that could serve as a stepping stone for sending humans ultimately on to Mars.

<font size = 2> Indian Election goes Electronic</font> A press of button decides your leader<br>

By Vaikom Madhu

In a landmark decision by the Election Commission , Electronic voting machine will replace ballot paper for the First time in a Parliament Election in India.

NEC needs to develop vision, prioritize polices, involve civil society<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The North Eastern Council must develop a 2020 vision, which it currently lacks and focus on strategic and perspective planning through a prioritization of policy issues and involving communities at the village level, according to a two-day Colloquium which drew civil society representatives from across the North East.

Petition by Veterans on the Occasion of Burma's 56th Anniversary of Independence <br>

An appeal was extended by the still living Political Veterans and Colleagues who initially participated in the battle for the Independence of Burma.

Guyana president proud of his Indian roots

Bharrat Jagdeo is proud of his Indian roots even as he discharges his duties as President of Guyana.

Cong keeps seat warm for Chidambaram<br>

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is set to be accommodated in the DMK-Congress front in Tamil Nadu for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Southern Thai violence not likely linked to al Qaeda <br>

A wave of violence in mainly Muslim southern Thailand is inspired by money and nationalism and shows scant evidence of links to a wider network with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and its Jemaah Islamiah Asian affiliate.

U.S. delegation visits North Korean nuclear complex<br>

By John Ruwitch

A U.S. delegation has visited North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex, the first time outsiders have been allowed into the plant since U.N. inspectors were expelled a year ago.

Ministry to Deploy 40,000 Officials on Haj Duty <br>

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour - Arab News Staff

Haj Minister Iyad Madani has said that his ministry would deploy some 40,000 officials and workers to organize Haj, which is scheduled to start on Jan. 30. He said more than 1.8 million pilgrims were expected for Haj this year, including 1.3 million from abroad.

Japanese peace envoy to visit Sri Lanka on Jan. 19<br>

Sri Lanka Government's Cabinet Spokesman Lakshman Peiris said that Japan's special peace envoy, Yasushi Akashi, will arrive in Sri Lanka on Jan. 19 to review the stalled peace process between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels.

Court-house drama at Hulftsdorp <br>

by Sarath Malalasekera and Asanga Warnakulasuriya

It was like an episode straight out of a Hollywood serial movie. A man seated opposite the Colombo Additional Magistrate M. Y. M. Izzadeen in Court No. 6 at Hulftsdorp, witnessing a case involving underworld gang leader Dhammika Amarasinghe alias Dhammika Perera, suddenly rose as court proceedings were on, pulled out a pistol from his socks and sprayed several rounds at Dhammika.

SLMM calls for LTTE explanation <br>

by Ranil Wijayapala

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Acting Chief Hagrup Haukland has asked explanation from LTTE Political Wing Leader S. P. Thamilselvan as to why the LTTE in Trincomalee detained two of their monitors for nearly two hours at gunpoint last Monday.

All PC polls to be held on same day <br>

The government yesterday announced it would move an amendment to hold all provincial council elections on the same day, after party leaders reached a consensus during a meeting presided by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Visit India - See India - At cut rate<br>

By Vaikom Madhu

Tourist inflow is expected to increase considerably going by the sops announced by the Government of India as prelude to the General Elections, which in all probability will take place by end April-early May.

<font size = 2> <u>In The Refugees Camps in Bangladesh:</u></font><br><font size = 2> UNHCR Officials humiliates and Harass Burmese Rohingya Muslim Refugees </font><br>

Recently, the UNHCR officials at the Burmese Rohingya refugee camps at Bangladesh came up with a new measure which would enable them to forcefully repatriate the Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, said a refugee from Kutupalong camp.

Up zooms Indian Economy <br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala.

The next two quarters will see Indian economy zooming to a new height owing greatly to the top performance of the manufacturing Sector.

Buddhists Prelates accuses the Minister for reneging agreement.<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana: Reporting from Los Angeles

Leading members of the all powerful Jathika Sangha Sammelenaya, Sri Lanka’s biggest organization of Buddhist prelates clashed with the Buddhist Affairs Minister W. J. M. Lokubandara and accused him of reneging the agreement his government reached with the Buddhist monks to draft necessary legislation against religious conversion.

\"We would like to be Soldiers\" Many children say <br>

Many Thai children said that they would like to become soldiers to protect the nation. When visiting the Office of Supreme Commander located onn Changwattana Road, in Bangkok on the National Children's Day, many of them proclaimed that they would like to become soldiers to bravely protect the nation when they grow up.

Bush Plans Moon Base, Mars Trip <br>

President Bush is planning a permanent science base for astronauts on the moon that could serve as a stepping stone for sending humans ultimately on to Mars.


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