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Minister Milinda Moragoda Visit Sri Lanka Law College

Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda accompanied by Additional Secretary Kamalini de Silva, Deputy Legal Draftsman P.I.S. Samarasingha paid a visit to the Sri Lankan Law College Monday morning (27th July).

House proceeding resumes after PM assures no arms deal with India

Kosit R. Koirala - Nepal’s House resumed after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal reassured the interim legislature on Tuesday that there was no agenda to procure arms during Defense Minister Bidya Devi Bhandari´s current India visit.

Media played a crucial role in the passage and implementation of tobacco control law - Debra Efroymson

Manjari Peiris - Internationally media has played a crucial role in the passage and implementation of tobacco control law serving as a bridge between the public and policymakers, allowing the public to bring forward their concerns, said Debra Efroymson a Tobacco Control Adviser to International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, addressing a press conference organized by the National Tobacco/Alcohol Authority (NATA) held in Colombo on Tuesday.

Kotadeniyawa Cash Robbery: Doing Business to Profit the Criminal

Damith Kurunduhewa - It was the dark hours on July 14, 2009. A six member squad clad in Police-like uniforms stopped a security vehicle transporting cash to Colombo from few private bank branches in Kurunegala zone. The outlook of the check point displayed the authentic hallmarks and thus the cash vehicle complied sans hesitation.

TN by-elections scene boils down to four-corner contest

Gopal Ethiraj - The Congress today announced its two candidates for the August 18 by-elections in the state, allotted by its principal alliance partner the DMK. M.N. Kandaswamy is the candidate for Thondamuthur and M.B.Sudalaiandi is fielded in Srivaikundam constituencies.

Jaya expels S V Shekhar from AIADMK

S Murari - All India Anna DMK general secretary J Jayalalitha on Wednesday expelled from the party veteran stage and film comedian and legislator S V Shekhar after keeping him in cold storage for more than a year.

Minister Milinda Moragoda Visit Sri Lanka Law College

Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda accompanied by Additional Secretary Kamalini de Silva, Deputy Legal Draftsman P.I.S. Samarasingha paid a visit to the Sri Lankan Law College Monday morning (27th July).

The Mahanayake Theros approve the kidnapping

L. Jayasooriya - The day I heard of the kidnapping of the two baby elephants and the cruel treatment that was inflicted on them I was sure that the Mahanayake Theros would order them to be returned to their mothers but I received a shock when I saw the Daily News reporting on Wednesday the 29th July 2009 that the two Mahanayake Theros have denied that the two tuskers taken from the elephant orphanage was a bio-theft because they were publicly donated to them.

Battle for Periyar writings continues

S Murari - The battle for Periyar's writings continued on Wednesday between the Dravidar Kazhagam and the breakaway Periyar Dravida Kazhagam with a division bench of the Madras High Court staying the order of a single judge that there could be no copyright over the Dravidian patriarch Periyar E V K Ramasamy's writings and anyone can publish them.

VHP asks SL to reconstruct damaged temples in Wanni War

M Rama Rao - The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has asked Sri Lanka government to reconstruct the temples damaged during the Wanni War. Meeting at Banswara in Rajasthan, Central Governing Council of the Parishad urged expeditious resettlement of over 300000 displaced families presently languishing in camps.

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah resigns as Opp alleges his involvement in a sex scandal

M Rama Rao - Faced with the opposition allegations of his involvement in a sex scandal, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday announced his resignation ‘till cleared of the allegation’.

Pak PM terms power generation top priority

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said increasing power generation was the top priority of the government and development funds have been diverted to meet the shortage.

Pakistan to announce first-ever Textile Policy

Farzana Shah - The government of Pakistan have decided to announce first-ever textile policy soon.

Kotadeniyawa Cash Robbery: Doing Business to Profit the Criminal

Damith Kurunduhewa - It was the dark hours on July 14, 2009. A six member squad clad in Police-like uniforms stopped a security vehicle transporting cash to Colombo from few private bank branches in Kurunegala zone. The outlook of the check point displayed the authentic hallmarks and thus the cash vehicle complied sans hesitation.

TN by-elections scene boils down to four-corner contest

Gopal Ethiraj - The Congress today announced its two candidates for the August 18 by-elections in the state, allotted by its principal alliance partner the DMK. M.N. Kandaswamy is the candidate for Thondamuthur and M.B.Sudalaiandi is fielded in Srivaikundam constituencies.

A senior opposition leader to bring sedition charges against three former bigwigs

M.A Qader - A senior main opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Tuesday said he will bring sedition charges against former president Iajuddin Ahmed, former caretaker government chief Fakhruddin Ahmed and former army chief Moeen U Ahmed for the 1/11 takeover.

Jaya expels S V Shekhar from AIADMK

S Murari - All India Anna DMK general secretary J Jayalalitha on Wednesday expelled from the party veteran stage and film comedian and legislator S V Shekhar after keeping him in cold storage for more than a year.


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