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Jayalalithaa's assets disclosure a fodder to DMK

[b]Jayalalithaa's assets disclosure a fodder to DMK[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 16April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A confident looking Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, has brushed aside the opinion polls which speak of a neck to neck race between her party and the DMK for the honors in the assembly election.

Jayalalithaa's assets disclosure a fodder to DMK

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

A confident looking Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, has brushed aside the opinion polls which speak of a neck to neck race between her party and the DMK for the honors in the assembly election. This is more than clear from her body language as she filed her nomination from the Andipatti and grandly declared that her assets are worth Rs. 25 crore.Post your comments

Geneva talks off again: Peace Monitors reject LTTE excuse

The on-again, off-again peace talks in Geneva which were postponed from April 19-20 to April 24-25 are off again.Post your comments

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was accorded a warm welcome when he arrived here Saturday on a two-day visit to Pakistan.Post your comments

Waiting for a Black July in Trinco

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The Tigers need another Black July; the state of Sri Lanka and the anti-Tiger Tamils do not. The Sinhala-Buddhist extremist elements would be delighted with another Black July; the absolute majority of the ordinary Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims would not.Post your comments

On Saturday: Seven Sri Lankan armed forces killed

total of seven Sri Lanka’s security personnel were killed on Saturday 15 April, in two separate incidents when claymore bombs were triggered, allegedly by the rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post your comments

Pak among countries having high failure rate of WB-funded projects

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

A study-sponsored by the World Bank puts Pakistan amongst countries that have the high failure rates of the Bank-funded projects due to weak political institutions and poor rule of law.

Canadian Mounted Police raid World Tamil Movement office in Montreal

Following the listing of the LTTE as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government on April 2006 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided the office of World Tamil Movement in Montreal. Forty Police officers swooped down on April 12 in the first raid on the World Tamil Movement which was protected by the previous Liberal government. Post your comments

Norway tortures its prisoners

Both the United Nations and the European Torture commission have this month condemned the torture of prisoners in Norwegian prisons. Today the European torture commission once again criticized the torture of prisoners in Norway.

King's New Year message: Call for dialogue but negative response

By Raghu Bir Bista

Severely criticized violation of Human rights from the government due to the repression of the Police, highly sounded and cache slogan against King, firing people for democracy and firing and destructing public and private properties are making fire to the country with blood, slogan and bullet. In this environment, expected King's annual New Year's Message but on the unexpected time happened in Nepal at midnight. In general, it was pre assumed what King would speak. Surprisingly, it is reality.

Continuous fund raising in England for an on-going long drawn Tsunami relief in Sri Lanka

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Hucker family in West Kent, England who are fund raisers for various charities have now teamed up with some Sri Lankans living in England to raise funds for the Tsunami relief work in Sri Lanka.

Water, Water: Not Everywhere

By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features

Some recent reports from the Harvard Business School and Delhi’s Centre for Science and Environment made frightening readings on the World Water Day (March 22). It was said that the water table in our national capital, is depleting so rapidly that by 2015 ground water supply may run dry. By that time nearly half the global population—mostly in the two most populated countries, India and China—may be struggling to get enough water supplies for their basic needs. If that is not scary enough consider the forecast that the next wars between nations will be fought over water.

Canadian Mounted Police raid World Tamil Movement office in

[b]Canadian Mounted Police raid World Tamil Movement office in Montreal[/b]

[b] Toronto, 16 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Following the listing of the LTTE as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government on April 2006 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided the office of World Tamil Movement in Montreal.

On Saturday: Seven Sri Lankan armed forces killed

[b]On Saturday: Seven Sri Lankan armed forces killed [/b]

[b] Colombo, 16 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A total of seven Sri Lanka’s security personnel were killed on Saturday 15 April, in two separate incidents when claymore bombs were triggered, allegedly by the rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Earlier the claymore bomb blast was reported from Vavuniya, where four Sri Lank

Waiting for a Black July in Trinco

[b]Waiting for a Black July in Trinco[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"You’ve made the world in to a madhouse….an enclosure in which the sane are trampled underfoot by a herd of galloping lunatics".[/b][/i]
[b]Ernst Toller[/b][i] (Hoppla, Such is Life!) [/i]

The Tigers need another Black July; the state of Sri Lanka and the anti-Tiger Tamils do not.

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Pakistan

[b]Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Pakistan[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 16 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was accorded a warm welcome when he arrived here Saturday on a two-day visit to Pakistan.

A red carpet was rolled out at Islamabad International airport as President Gener

Geneva talks off again: Peace Monitors reject LTTE excuse

[b]Geneva talks off again: Peace Monitors reject LTTE excuse[/b]

[b]Colombo, 16 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The on-again, off-again peace talks in Geneva which were postponed from April 19-20 to April 24-25 are off again.

The Tamil Tigers announced their withdrawal yesterday for the second time complaining that their commanders were at risk because of the closeness of the Sri Lankan Navy

One more soldier died of claymore bomb explosion in Mattuvil.

A claymore bomb explosion critically wounded two soldiers. One of them subsequently succumbed to the injuries. The incident took place on Sunday morning near Mattuvil close to Chavakachcheri located in the Jaffna Peninsula.


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