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PMK quits NDA, ministers to resign in a day or two<br>

PMK today quit the NDA at the centre, party founder Dr S Ramadoss announced here.

Ramakrishna Hegde Dies <br>

By Vaikom Madhu -

Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Central Minister for Industry and one of India’s veteran political leaders, Ramakrishna Hegde died of brain stroke at his residence in Bangalore this afternoon, after a prolonged illness. Hegde who was born on 29 September 1926 was 77 years old, when he passed away today.

Opening up of the Jaffna Public Library – Tug-of-war. <br>

Since of late, there are some concerted efforts to open up the Public library in the city of Jaffna, which was earlier torched to ashes in 1981.

NSCN (IM) says James Kuki, king pin of Lungnila Elizabeth kidnap-murder, in its custody<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The NSCN (IM) has said today that it had arrested the kin pin of the Lungnila Elizabeth kidnap-murder case, James Kuki, alias Letsei Haokip alias Singboi and he is now under its custody.

Ven. Soma suffered chest pain twice:<br> Rev. Jayasekera failed to call paramedics <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The late Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thero suffered severe chest pains just before his plane touched Moscow airport and then during his immediate second flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg and neither at the Moscow airport nor at the St. Petersburg airport, his host Rev. Shanti Pushpakumara Jayasekera quickly responded by calling paramedics or immediately transporting him to a nearby hospital.

Rao is willing - A second try <br>

By Vaikom Madhu

India will never suffer from shortage of leaders, to lead this great Nation. It is made amply clear by no less a person than former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao – the man who failed to smile in public during his tenure of office.

PM to host 3-nation rubber meeting <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to invite representatives from Malaysia and Indonesia to a three-nation unofficial meeting to address approaches to marketing cooperation in the rubber industry.

Divisions between Muslims, authorities <br>

Frustration between the local Muslim community and the authorities was running high yesterday after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra ordered the manhunt for suspects linked to last week's attacks stepped up.

Six Burmese found slain in Chumphon <br>

Police are investigating the brutal murder of six Burmese, including a one-year-old girl and two-year-old boy, whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in Chumphon province’s Tha Sae district yesterday.

SEARCA Invites Applications for Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture<br>

The Regional Centre for graduate study located in The Philippines has invited applications for the grant of Master and PhD scholarships in Agriculture.

Indonesia, Sri Lanka Look to Enhance Agricultural Links<br>

Indonesian Agriculture Minister Bungaran Saragih said that Indonesia and Sri Lanka have agreed to cooperate in the agricultural field with the participation of their private sectors.

LTTE willing to negotiate with President or PM - <i>Thamilselvan</i><br>

LTTE Political Wing leader S.P. Thamilselvan said yesterday that it did not matter who the LTTE negotiated with, as long as that person had a mandate to make peace.

RAW agents in LTTE-held areas? <br>

By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya

It is learnt that LTTE intelligence has received information that members of Indian Intelligence (RAW) have entered areas in the North-East under LTTE control.

JVP-SLFP Agreement - expected sluice for snap poll, to be signed on 20 January<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The People’s Alliance spokesman Dr. Sarath Amunugama announced that the Alliance Agreement between the country’s two main political parties - Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is at last finalized and soon the leaders would be signing the agreement.

PMK quits NDA, ministers to resign in a day or two<br>

PMK today quit the NDA at the centre, party founder Dr S Ramadoss announced here.

Oh Jesus ! unto thee Our Pongala

By Vaikom Madhu -

A Catholic Church in Central Kerala, organizes Pongala! Unbelievable, but true.

Ramakrishna Hegde Dies <br>

By Vaikom Madhu -

Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Central Minister for Industry and one of India’s veteran political leaders, Ramakrishna Hegde died of brain stroke at his residence in Bangalore this afternoon, after a prolonged illness. Hegde who was born on 29 September 1926 was 77 years old, when he passed away today.

Opening up of the Jaffna Public Library – Tug-of-war. <br>

Since of late, there are some concerted efforts to open up the Public library in the city of Jaffna, which was earlier torched to ashes in 1981.

NSCN (IM) says James Kuki, king pin of Lungnila Elizabeth kidnap-murder, in its custody<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The NSCN (IM) has said today that it had arrested the kin pin of the Lungnila Elizabeth kidnap-murder case, James Kuki, alias Letsei Haokip alias Singboi and he is now under its custody.

Ven. Soma suffered chest pain twice:<br> Rev. Jayasekera failed to call paramedics <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The late Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thero suffered severe chest pains just before his plane touched Moscow airport and then during his immediate second flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg and neither at the Moscow airport nor at the St. Petersburg airport, his host Rev. Shanti Pushpakumara Jayasekera quickly responded by calling paramedics or immediately transporting him to a nearby hospital.


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