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Swine flu claims a 14-year old in India; Govt says situation ‘under control’

M Rama Rao - Notwithstanding official claims here that Swine flu is very much under control, Maharashtra government invoked the Epidemic Act in Pune and Satara districts to check the spread of the disease, a day after a 14-year-old Pune school girl died of the deadly influenza virus.

Six Indians killed in accident in Kathmandu

Kosh R Koirala - Six Indian nationals were killed in Bhotahity, the heart of capital city Kathmandu, after a car knocked down them on wee hours Wednesday.

Madras HC orders removal of AIDS campaign boards carrying mother and child pics

Gopal Ethiraj - Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS) to remove all the advertisement boards in the entire state, which carries picture of a young mother and her baby without their consent.

Tamil Nadu to send more relief for Lanka Tamils

S Murari - The Tamil Nadu Government is sending the fourth instalment of relief materials worth Indian Rs 4 crore to internally displaced Sri Lankan Tamils on Thursday on board MCP Amsterdam.

Lankan national seeks to transfer cheating case to CB-CID

Gopal Ethiraj - The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to state government on a petition, seeking to transfer the investigation from Mylapore police to CB-CID into the complaint against Vijayakumar for cheating a patient to the tune of Rs 29 lakh under the guise of “Raja vaidhyam.”

Stop arresting Government servants as criminals, who served in Vanni

The arrest of Mr. Nagalingam Vethanayagan, Government Agent of Kilinochchi has been protested.

Pakistan bans 25 religious, other groups including JuD, LeT

Farzana Shah -The Pakistan government has banned 25 religious and other organisations, including the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashker-e-Taiba, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

India’s Tipaimukh dam project won’t affect Bangladesh

M.A Qader - The Bangladesh parliamentary team, after its visit to India, is convinced that the Tipaimukh dam project will not affect Bangladesh's interests, the delegation head Abdur Razzak said on Tuesday.

HRW asks India to reform the police system

M Rama Rao -The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked India to overhaul its police system, saying lack of accountability amongst police contributes to rights violation. ‘It’s time for the government to stop talking about reform and fix the system,’ Brad Adams, Asia director of HRW said.

Swine flu claims a 14-year old in India; Govt says situation ‘under control’

M Rama Rao - Notwithstanding official claims here that Swine flu is very much under control, Maharashtra government invoked the Epidemic Act in Pune and Satara districts to check the spread of the disease, a day after a 14-year-old Pune school girl died of the deadly influenza virus.

TN fishermen attacked again, fish catch seized

Gopal Ethiraj -Yet another alleged attack by Sri Lankan Navy on Tamil Nadu fishermen near Katchatheevu on Sunday, is being reported.

India to achieve uranium self-sufficiency in four-years’

M Rama Rao -India, which has just shed the nuclear pariah status, hopes to achieve self-sufficiency in uranium and meet the demand of its N-power plants in another four years, according to Anil Kakodkar, chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission.

At Least 15 Sri Lankan Envoys Due to Finish Assignment soon

The government will announce at least 15 new appointments in its overseas missions when Sri Lankan Ambassadors and High Commissioners relinquish office after their terms of office are completed during the course of this year or early next year.

V. Krishnamoorthy takes charge as new Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai

Gopal Ethiraj - Ambassador Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, a senior career diplomat, took charge as the Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Chennai on August 1.

Tiger Diaspora funding the TNA election campaigns in Jaffna and Vavuniya

President of the Tamil Writer’s Association Mr. V. Thangavelu and former Trincomalee Urban Council member Mr. Veerasubramaniam appeared on a talk show on TVI, a Tiger Television media in Toronto and openly canvassed for money for the TNA election campaign. Mr. Thangavelu said that they, the Tiger Diaspora, had already collected a large sum of money in the US and Canada and sent it to the TNA (Tiger Nominated Agents) Jaffna Office, to be used for the election campaign.

HRW asks India to reform the police system

M Rama Rao -The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked India to overhaul its police system, saying lack of accountability amongst police contributes to rights violation. ‘It’s time for the government to stop talking about reform and fix the system,’ Brad Adams, Asia director of HRW said.

At Least 15 Sri Lankan Envoys Due to Finish Assignment soon

The government will announce at least 15 new appointments in its overseas missions when Sri Lankan Ambassadors and High Commissioners relinquish office after their terms of office are completed during the course of this year or early next year.

Arms in Balochistan traced back to NATO countries, says Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday said the arms used by terrorists in Balochistan have been traced back to NATO countries.


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