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Terrorism has no place in the modern civilized world – Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

Terrorism has no place in the modern civilized world. Also there is absolutely no room for expression of dissent through terrorism.

We Need Free Basic Education Not Foreign Univeristies

By J N Raina - Syndicate Features

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s fabulous proposals, aimed at reforming the stagnant system of education, seem to be flawed. Some of his suggestions like optional Class X board examination and a single board for the country have not only been flayed by the students’ fraternity, but also by his own party men. A conglomerate of political parties, academicians and scholars has taken his suggestions---some of which are of epochal importance--- with a pinch of salt.

Venkaiah Naidu punctures Pranab budget bubble; Says equal rights to Tamils alone will restore normality in Sri Lanka

M Rama Rao - As the House of Elders in Indian Parliament settled down to examining Pranab Mukherjee’s budget for poor, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu lashed at the finance minister for coming up with an unrealistic budget. ‘You are going to push the country back to the bad old days of financial bankruptcy’, he cautioned.

Virginity and pregnancy tests at a mass wedding

Gopal Ethiraj - A mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh was being held recently under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna' -- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's pet scheme-- aimed to help girls from poor families tie the knot at government expense.

Former BCCI president A.C. Muthiah’s plea dismissed, slapped cost

Gopal Ethiraj - The Madras High Court today dismissed a petition filed by former BCCI president A. C. Muthiah, who sought a permanent injunction to restrain N. Srinivasan, from functioning as BCCI Secretary and TNCA President.

New York Times says solutions to Tamil issues not priority of Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage - The widely read New York Times mostly comprehended by the liberal-leaning policymakers of the White House and State Department of the Obama administration does not believe that the Government of Sri Lanka is in a mighty hurry to evolve a political solution toward national reconciliation and redressing the grievances of the ethnic Tamil minority.

Virginity and pregnancy tests at a mass wedding

Gopal Ethiraj - A mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh was being held recently under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna' -- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's pet scheme-- aimed to help girls from poor families tie the knot at government expense.

Former BCCI president A.C. Muthiah’s plea dismissed, slapped cost

Gopal Ethiraj - The Madras High Court today dismissed a petition filed by former BCCI president A. C. Muthiah, who sought a permanent injunction to restrain N. Srinivasan, from functioning as BCCI Secretary and TNCA President.

New York Times says solutions to Tamil issues not priority of Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage - The widely read New York Times mostly comprehended by the liberal-leaning policymakers of the White House and State Department of the Obama administration does not believe that the Government of Sri Lanka is in a mighty hurry to evolve a political solution toward national reconciliation and redressing the grievances of the ethnic Tamil minority.

Obama wants a full account of mass POW killings in Afghanistan

Daya Gamage - In the heat of the revelation by The New York Times on June 11 about the killings of as many as 2,000 Taliban prisoners during the opening days of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 officials closed to the Obama administration said that the U.S. Government did not have legal grounds to investigate the deaths because only foreigners were involved and the alleged killings occurred in a foreign country.

Venkaiah Naidu punctures Pranab budget bubble; Says equal rights to Tamils alone will restore normality in Sri Lanka

M Rama Rao - As the House of Elders in Indian Parliament settled down to examining Pranab Mukherjee’s budget for poor, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu lashed at the finance minister for coming up with an unrealistic budget. ‘You are going to push the country back to the bad old days of financial bankruptcy’, he cautioned.

Distortion of history out of malice and personal vendetta

Asif Haroon Raja - It has become fashionable for all writers to put the entire blame of Pakistan ailments in the basket of late Gen Ziaul Haq. He is most negatively commented upon since he was an eyesore for the secularists in general and the PPP in particular.

Terrorism has no place in the modern civilized world – Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

Terrorism has no place in the modern civilized world. Also there is absolutely no room for expression of dissent through terrorism.

Virginity and pregnancy tests at a mass wedding

Gopal Ethiraj - A mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh was being held recently under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna' -- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's pet scheme-- aimed to help girls from poor families tie the knot at government expense.


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