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Mahinda Rajapaksa has more chances to win the Presidential election" - Forecast by famous Astrologer of Holy Temple Town Srirangam

Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapksha’s moon sign on vedic astrology is "Mesha" (vedic Aries). Based on the planetary positions for his moon sign, the present situation is more favourable to him to win the elections and form a stable government.

Police on the lookout for four former Army officials, suspected of planning subversive activities on the Election Day

Special Task Force (STF) is after four former army officials, who are opposition presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka’s close aides, and alleged to be harboring Army deserters, absentees and also planning to unleash violence, on the election day and after.

Opposition is getting ready for poll violence

The country is being warned of subversive activities planned by the opposition and the western countries to create an Iran like situation and carry out a propaganda campaign that the Government rigged the election and robbed the victory of Sarath Fonseka.

Suu Kyi supporter disappointed with India

One of the many supporters of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is waging a lonely battle for greater rights in Myanmar, activist and author Ma Thida, feels that despite being the world's largest democracy, India has turned a blind eye to its eastern neighbour.

High alert over militants’ plan to target Srinagar

Ahead of Republic Day on January 26, the police and security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert over concrete intelligence inputs that militants may have chosen Srinagar for a “big attack.” Sources said the inputs mention a two-pronged militant attack—three fidayeen strikes and a series of grenade attacks.

Sunday Celebrity: Dr. Subramanian Swamy, his presence a must in Indian politics

Mahinda Rajapaksha will be a ture solution-finder to the Tamils problem. And Tamils in Lanka should vote for him in the forthcoming presidential elections on January 26. “I am of the view the Tamils will get the best chance of getting relief if Rajapaksha is getting elected.”

PMO apologises, orders probe into ad goof-up

A government advertisement to mark the National Girl Child Day in major newspapers that included a photo of former Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed in uniform along with Indian leaders and icons, caused a major embarrassment to the government on Sunday.

UNP, JVP, TNA, LTTE backers and Fonseka on the same wave length

In 2005, the TNA, Mano Ganeshan and Rauf Hakeem had agreements with the LTTE and meekly followed their instructions. The UNP had a cease-fire agreement with the LTTE.

South Korean President to be chief guest at R-Day parade

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is arriving in New Delhi on Sunday on a four-day visit. He will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade.

Incumbent sits pretty : Analyses of past presidential elections

One striking factor of the Sri Lankan Presidential elections is that incumbent President or the ruling party had always reelected by the voter who always displayed a remarkable keenness to elect the sitting President or reelect the party. President J R Jayewardene and President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who sought second terms, were reelected in 1982 and 1999 respectively.

"Amma" reached Delhi to meet 'Maa'

"Amma " Ms J Jayalalithaa, as called by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK) crores of members, reached New Delhi this after noon at 14.15 by a charted flight from Chennai, to meet Ms Sonia Gandhi, who is worshiped by Congress cader's caders as "Maa".

V.K. Singh named next Army chief

Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Singh, the present Eastern Army Commander, will assume office on March 31 as the next Indian Army chief in the rank of General, it was officially announced on Friday. Singh will take over from incumbent General Deepak Kapoor, who retires on that day.

Seeking services of in-service doctors during off duties no wrong: Dr Sekhose

Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare, Dr V Sekhose is of the opinion that so long the in-service doctors did not disturb or violate their official duties, it hardly matters when they keep providing services to others.

Fonseka’s men on a conspiracy to provoke violence bared

Presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka and his men continues to threaten the Sri Lankan Army officers to disobey orders of their superiors and the Army Commander and not to deploy soldiers on 26 and after to maintain law and order in the country.