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Cuba Tightens Grip on Net Access <br>

Cuba is tightening its control over the Internet, prohibiting Internet access over the low-cost government phone service most ordinary citizens have at home under a new law announced Friday.

Response from Kilinochchi: 'LTTE will abide by MoU' <br>

by S. Selvakumar

An LTTE spokesman told: The LTTE will continue to abide by the ceasefire as provided for under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) despite Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's pronouncement concerning the MoU last week.

SLFP seeks dialogue with the LTTE <br>

By Harinda Vidanage

The SLFP is wooing the LTTE in a bid to pave the way for direct peace talks between the two sides. The Sunday Times learns that informal contacts have been made through link groups of the LTTE over the past few months and the party is trying to establish closer links.

Thailand to probe Islamic schools after attacks<br>

By Panarat Thepgumpanat

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said: Thailand will investigate some private Islamic schools that are believed to have trained militants after a wave of violence in the country's Muslim south.

All Roads to Sabarimala : Sacred ornaments Carried Today<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala.

Makara Vilakku just 3 days down the road, all the motor routes and pilgrim paths are bursting at the beams with tens of thousands devotees surging forward with full throated refrain of Swamiye …Ayyappa (Lord Ayyappa alone is the refuge).

Women Not Prohibited From Driving in Islam, Says Al-Qarni <br>

By Somayya Jabarti & Maha Akeel

Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, a prominent Saudi Islamic scholar, has said that Islam does not prohibit women from driving but that the matter must be seriously discussed. He said he preferred a woman driving her car herself rather than being driven by a stranger without a legal escort.

Saddam Hussein as a prisoner of war <br>

Iraqi Governing Council annoyed by Saddam's PoW status
Some Iraqi Governing Council members have bristled at Washington's classification of Saddam Hussein as a prisoner of war (PoW).

World Water Conference In Coke polluted Plachimada <br>

by Vaikom Madhu

World Water Conference will be held in Plachimadai in Kerala, where the controversial Coco-Cola bottling Plant operates.

Response from Kilinochchi: 'LTTE will abide by MoU' <br>

by S. Selvakumar

An LTTE spokesman told: The LTTE will continue to abide by the ceasefire as provided for under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) despite Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's pronouncement concerning the MoU last week.

SLFP seeks dialogue with the LTTE <br>

By Harinda Vidanage

The SLFP is wooing the LTTE in a bid to pave the way for direct peace talks between the two sides. The Sunday Times learns that informal contacts have been made through link groups of the LTTE over the past few months and the party is trying to establish closer links.

Thailand to probe Islamic schools after attacks<br>

By Panarat Thepgumpanat

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said: Thailand will investigate some private Islamic schools that are believed to have trained militants after a wave of violence in the country's Muslim south.

World Water Conference In Coke polluted Plachimada <br>

by Vaikom Madhu

World Water Conference will be held in Plachimadai in Kerala, where the controversial Coco-Cola bottling Plant operates.

Saddam Hussein as a prisoner of war <br>

Iraqi Governing Council annoyed by Saddam's PoW status
Some Iraqi Governing Council members have bristled at Washington's classification of Saddam Hussein as a prisoner of war (PoW).

Election Commission gears up for Indian Parliament Elections<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala.

It is reliably learnt that he Election Commission has asked State Election Officers to update Electoral rolls ( Voters List) by March 7.

Arakan: Prices Of Essential Commodities Goes Up While Paddy Price Go Down<br>

The prices of some essential items continued to show an upward trend in the markets of Maungdaw townships in the Arakan State of Burma for the last few days, while the price of paddy which started to dip down by the end of last year continues significantly up to date.

Laloo declines to accept doctorate degree<br>

RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav declined to accept the honorary doctorate proposed to be conferred on him by the Patna University at its convocation.

Iraqi protesters shot dead in Amara <br>

confrontation between police and demonstrators in the south eastern Iraqi city of Amara has left at least seven people dead.

Cuba Tightens Grip on Net Access <br>

Cuba is tightening its control over the Internet, prohibiting Internet access over the low-cost government phone service most ordinary citizens have at home under a new law announced Friday.

Election Commission gears up for Indian Parliament Elections<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala.

It is reliably learnt that he Election Commission has asked State Election Officers to update Electoral rolls ( Voters List) by March 7.

Arakan: Prices Of Essential Commodities Goes Up While Paddy Price Go Down<br>

The prices of some essential items continued to show an upward trend in the markets of Maungdaw townships in the Arakan State of Burma for the last few days, while the price of paddy which started to dip down by the end of last year continues significantly up to date.


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