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Washington Commentary: The Options - Healing the Sick or 'Breaking' Obama

Ernest Corea - America's "Great Health Care Debate, 2009" is being carried out at a high decibel level. Partisans on all sides of the discussions keep increasing their stridence on whatever issues particularly attract or repel them, often exuding heat and sound but not shedding light.

Kyrgyzstan Strategically Vital to U.S. to Ignore Rights Violations:Sri Lanka – a different story

Daya Gamage - A senior U.S. State Department officer along with his boss who is Number Two in the Department was in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in the mountains of Central Asia, on July 11 through 13 to meet with U.S. diplomats and Foreign Service Nationals at the Embassy to discuss the recent changes of air base to a transit center in Manas.

PMK, DMDK file PILs challenging EVMs

By Gopal Ethiraj -Madras High Court admitted a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the elections filed by Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) president G. K. Mani today and ordered notice to Election Commission of India (ECI).

Washington Commentary: The Options - Healing the Sick or 'Breaking' Obama

Ernest Corea - America's "Great Health Care Debate, 2009" is being carried out at a high decibel level. Partisans on all sides of the discussions keep increasing their stridence on whatever issues particularly attract or repel them, often exuding heat and sound but not shedding light.

Pakistani ex-parliamentarian arrested in connection with Polish engineer’s murder

Farzana Shah - A former member of Pakistani parliament was arrested on connection with the murder of Polish engineer Peter Stanczak.

Nepal's apex court nullifies Vice Prez oath in Hindi language

Kosit R. Koirala - Nepal's Supreme Court nullified the oath of office and secrecy of Vice President Paramananda Jha, Friday.

Beginning of the End - July 1983

Major General Lalin Fernando - On Sunday morning at about 2 AM on 26th July 1983, I heard the shocking news of the ambush and killing of 13 soldiers of the SLLI at Thinnevelly (Jaffna). As I grieved the loss in SL’s senior most regiment in which my brother Eshin served, I like everyone else did not for a moment think that this incident would lead to 70,000 deaths and the sundering of the fabric of a nation during the next 26 years.

Ghimire appointed Chief Secy, Amatya new envoy of Nepal to Sri Lanka

Kosh R.Koirala - Nepal government on Friday appointed Madhav Prasad Sharma as chief secretary, the top most post in the country’s civil service.

Communist parties ditch their alliance partner: To contest 4 seats

Gopal Ethiraj - The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and Communist Party of India (CPI) have decided to differ with their principal alliance partner AIADMK’s decision to boycott the elections to be held on August 18.

Massive U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Pakistan announced

Daya Gamage - President Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C. Holbrooke announced July 22 that $165 million in U.S. funds are being committed to programs for humanitarian relief, early recovery, and long-term reconstruction efforts to support the internally displaced in Pakistan. The distribution of these previously pledged funds will boost the capacity of critical programs to meet the changing needs of displaced families in Pakistan.

Kyrgyzstan Strategically Vital to U.S. to Ignore Rights Violations:Sri Lanka – a different story

Daya Gamage - A senior U.S. State Department officer along with his boss who is Number Two in the Department was in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in the mountains of Central Asia, on July 11 through 13 to meet with U.S. diplomats and Foreign Service Nationals at the Embassy to discuss the recent changes of air base to a transit center in Manas.

PMK, DMDK file PILs challenging EVMs

By Gopal Ethiraj -Madras High Court admitted a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the elections filed by Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) president G. K. Mani today and ordered notice to Election Commission of India (ECI).

Why not ‘Ayyadurai’ M.K. Stalin henceforth?

Gopal Ethiraj - Launching the Chennai Corporation’s ambitious gold ring scheme to popularise Tamil names to the newborns at its maternity hospitals, yesterday Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin, came out with his child-name ‘Ayyadurai’.


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