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Anxiety ends: Cape Colorado sails to Colombo

Gopal Ethiraj -

Muslims Under Scrutiny Despite Waning of 'Terror War'

Thalif Deen - the administration of President Barack Obama formally abandoned the longstanding U.S. "war on terror" - perceived by some as a codeword for "war against Islam" - there were hopes of a new relationship between the United States and the Muslim world after eight long years of political friction.

Sri Lanka - Kuwait concluded Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Sri Lanka and Kuwait has successfully concluded Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA). This will be Sri Lanka’s first ever IPPA with a Gulf Country (GCC) which includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.

TN assembly adjourned as a mark of respect to Congress MLA’s death

Gopal Ethiraj - Srivaikundam MLA D Selvaraj (59) of the Congress died at his residence in T Nagar on Sunday night; Tamilnadu Assembly was adjourned on Monday as a mark of respect to the sitting MLA.

Anxiety ends: Cape Colorado sails to Colombo

Gopal Ethiraj -

At the UN, making haste slowly...

Nimal Fernando - Come September, the United Nations General Assembly will hold its annual sessions in New York. Once more, the talkathon will bring together world leaders and policy makers who will reflect on, and suggest remedies for, an array of global issues --- some new, some old, all vital.

Nepal bans Tibetan protests

Kosh Korala - Amidst reports that Tibetans activists are planning to stage mass demonstration against Chinese establishment in Nepali territory, authorities in Nepal on Sunday issued a prohibitory orders on all kinds of demonstration against China.

Supachai Panitchpakdi confirmed for second term as Secretary-General of UNCTAD

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday confirmed Supachai Panitshpakdi of Thailand as head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a second, four-year term.

Petitions filed against Hafiz Saeed’s release; returned with objections

Farzana Shah - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday while putting objections, returned constitutional petitions that challenged the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Security further beefed up in Pakistani capital

Farzana Shah - The Islamabad Police has further beefed up security measures in the capital, amid ongoing military operation against Taliban militants in the northwest.

Nepal parliament resumes after two-month standoff

Kosh R. Koirala - The legislature-parliament resumed normal business at 6 p.m. on Monday after the ruling CPN-UML and Nepali Congress and the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) struck a four-point deal.

Give More Democratic Look For North and East - Anandasangaree

Give more democratic look for the North and East. All political parties should be given a fair opportunity to function freely and fearlessly. The people know how to judge your performance during the period you serve as the President of the country, pointed out V. Anandasangaree.

At the UN, making haste slowly...

Nimal Fernando - Come September, the United Nations General Assembly will hold its annual sessions in New York. Once more, the talkathon will bring together world leaders and policy makers who will reflect on, and suggest remedies for, an array of global issues --- some new, some old, all vital.

Nepal bans Tibetan protests

Kosh Korala - Amidst reports that Tibetans activists are planning to stage mass demonstration against Chinese establishment in Nepali territory, authorities in Nepal on Sunday issued a prohibitory orders on all kinds of demonstration against China.

Sri Lanka - Kuwait concluded Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Sri Lanka and Kuwait has successfully concluded Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA). This will be Sri Lanka’s first ever IPPA with a Gulf Country (GCC) which includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.

TN assembly adjourned as a mark of respect to Congress MLA’s death

Gopal Ethiraj - Srivaikundam MLA D Selvaraj (59) of the Congress died at his residence in T Nagar on Sunday night; Tamilnadu Assembly was adjourned on Monday as a mark of respect to the sitting MLA.

Judge says Minister's name was used to influence him

S Murari - Justice K Regupathi of the Madras High Court, who dropped a bombshell in open court on June 30 last that a Union Minister tried to influence him in a criminal case, has softened the blow by saying it was the petitioner who used the Minister's name to get a favorable order.


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