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Water bottlers in India Told to Bottle up<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Production of 213 brands of bottled water, including Kinley of Coca Cola, was ordered to stop by Central government for violation of norms. The use of ISI Seal (of quality) on their bottles is also prohibited.

Refugees Urge UNHCR for Information regarding Local Integrity<br>

Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have urged the UNHCR office located in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to allow them to choose a suitable place where there is no hatred and national discriminations of Rohingyas for temporary settlement, according to a refugee leader.

Vajpayee raps Congress Party for it proposed alliance with the DMK<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Indian Prime Minister AB Vajpyaee lashed out at Congress Party for its unscrupulous alliance with DMK (of Tamil Nadu) who it blamed was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Burmese resistance road map<br>

By Myint Thein : Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Burmese Resistance Road-Map for the restoration of freedom and democracy in Burma has three main features.

Withdrawal of Ceasefire Agreement amounts to Declaration of Hostilities <br>

What is Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is up to? Is he trying to either withdraw or renege the Ceasefire Agreement he entered on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government with the Tamil rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam?

Iraq cleric warns of more violence if poll not held <br>

By Khaled Farhan

Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, warned on Sunday of increased political tensions and violence if elections are not held within months.

Broad alliance for peace and democracy, a must - Prof. Peiris <br>

The establishment of a broad alliance for peace and democracy, emanating from the masses and consisting of members of civil society, priests, professionals, teachers, trade unionists, youth and others to push the peace process forward has become a must under the prevailing conditions in the country today.

Sacked Ministers to be sworn-in with their balance portfolios <br>

Former Interior Minister John Amaratunga told that he had not received any intimation so far asking him to be re-sworn as Minister of Christian Affairs.

PM vows overhaul of southern development <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday pledged a thorough programme of development in the troubled southern border region, expressing confidence that the situation would become clearer in a matter of days.

<font size = 2> <u>Ayyappa Saranam : </u></font><br>Tusker kills youth - Several devotees Injured<br>

By Vaikom Madhu -

An Ayyappa devotee was stamped to death by wild elephant en route to Sabarimla. Many devotees were wounded.

Burmese Refugees in Bangladesh:<br> Urge for an Impartial investigation by UNHCR Officials in Geneva.<br>

Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have urged the UNHCR office in Switzerland to send a legal delegation to investigate into the human rights and refugee rights violations in the refugee camps by the authorities of Bangladesh.

Water bottlers in India Told to Bottle up<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Production of 213 brands of bottled water, including Kinley of Coca Cola, was ordered to stop by Central government for violation of norms. The use of ISI Seal (of quality) on their bottles is also prohibited.

Count Down – Ayyappa : It is an ocean of devotion<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala

Sabarimala and kilometers of surrounding thick forest is now turned into an ocean of pilgrims; Ayyappans black interspersed with the greenery. And how many are they? It is any body’s guess. Hundreds of thousands to many millions.

Refugees Urge UNHCR for Information regarding Local Integrity<br>

Burmese Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have urged the UNHCR office located in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to allow them to choose a suitable place where there is no hatred and national discriminations of Rohingyas for temporary settlement, according to a refugee leader.

Vajpayee raps Congress Party for it proposed alliance with the DMK<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Indian Prime Minister AB Vajpyaee lashed out at Congress Party for its unscrupulous alliance with DMK (of Tamil Nadu) who it blamed was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Burmese resistance road map<br>

By Myint Thein : Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Burmese Resistance Road-Map for the restoration of freedom and democracy in Burma has three main features.

Withdrawal of Ceasefire Agreement amounts to Declaration of Hostilities <br>

What is Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is up to? Is he trying to either withdraw or renege the Ceasefire Agreement he entered on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government with the Tamil rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam?

Iraq cleric warns of more violence if poll not held <br>

By Khaled Farhan

Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, warned on Sunday of increased political tensions and violence if elections are not held within months.

Broad alliance for peace and democracy, a must - Prof. Peiris <br>

The establishment of a broad alliance for peace and democracy, emanating from the masses and consisting of members of civil society, priests, professionals, teachers, trade unionists, youth and others to push the peace process forward has become a must under the prevailing conditions in the country today.

Sacked Ministers to be sworn-in with their balance portfolios <br>

Former Interior Minister John Amaratunga told that he had not received any intimation so far asking him to be re-sworn as Minister of Christian Affairs.


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