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Sonia blames Vajpayee for Cauvery crisis

Though a Congress government ruled Karnataka during the height of the Cauvery crisis, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today blamed Prime Minster Atal Behari Vajpayee, as chairman of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA), for the present miseries of the Tamil Nadu delta farmers.

Arroyo widens lead over closest rival in presidential race: survey

With two days to go before election day, incumbent President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has widened her lead over her nearest rival movie star Fernando Poe Jr. by seven percentage points in the race for presidency, according to a latest opinion poll released Saturday.

Patriotic National Movement Supports Negotiated Settlement But Rejects Interim Government for North and East.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Patriotic National Movement that helped the ruling People’s Alliance Government into power said although they strongly supported a negotiated settlement of Sri Lanka’s national problem, they totally rejected the proposal for an Interim Self Governing Authority for the island’s North and the East.

U.S. soldier says her job was to make prison \"hell\"

Her job was to "make it hell" for Iraqi prisoners so they would talk, one of the six U.S. soldiers accused of prisoner abuse.

Anton Balasingham back in saddle?

It is learnt that the Anton Balasingham, ideologue of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam would explain the position of his organization at a press conference which is expected to be held soon.

Rs. 9.1m released by Treasury after dissolution of Parliament

Small and Rural Industries Deputy Minister Sunil Handunnetti in a letter addressed to Hindu Religious Affairs Minister Douglas Devananda has requested him to conduct a formal inquiry into the Rs. 9,153,000 released by the Treasury to the Hindu Religious Affairs Ministry on four days close to each other after the dissolution of Parliament when Minister T. Maheshwaran was the Minister.

Who is holding the Key to LTTE’s recent political somersaults?

Suddenly Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam had tone down their conditions and agreed to talk with the Government of Sri Lanka without any pre-conditions - a surprising move, but those wants and long for peace in the country has welcome the LTTE’s stance, although it was described as a political somersault.

General Than Shwe suffered mild heart attack

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

General Than Shwe suffered a mild heart attack on April 14th when he was informed that his eldest son Kyaing Than Shwe needed an emergency operation for appendicitis.

Situation in the South: PM to visit Krue Se mosque

Southern Muslim organisations yesterday called on the government to appoint non-partisan local Muslims to sit on the official fact-finding commission probing last week's bloody assault on suspected militants at Krue Se Mosque in Pattani.

Re-open an Old Transit Point between Burma-Bangladesh Borders

Burma- Bangladesh old transit point Ngakura-Nhila is to be re-opened after remaining closed for a period of 2 years and 8 months.

Oil price hits $US40 a barrel

The price of crude oil has hit $US40 a barrel in New York for the first time in almost 14 years on fears of terrorist strikes in the Middle East and United States gasoline shortages.

Rumsfeld 'deeply sorry' for abuse

US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld has extended his "deepest apologies" to Iraqi prisoners abused by US military personnel and told Congress he accepts full responsibility for the shocking events.

MK flays BJP raising Rajiv murder issue

DMK president M Karunanidhi tonight strongly condemned the BJP's "efforts" to drive a wedge in the DMK-Congress alliance by raising the Rajiv Gandhi assassination issue now.

Senior Myanmar opposition allowed to see Suu Kyi again

Senior members of Myanmar's main opposition party met their leader, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday at her Yangon home where she is under house arrest.


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