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Google redesigned its new social networking site

Google has redesigned its new social networking site, Buzz, after numerous privacy complaints.

Thasmeen takes over Opposition DRP leadership

Parliamentarian Ahmed Thasmeen Ali was elected Leader of the main Opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) yesterday.

Bengal will not halt anti-Naxalites drive

A day after Maoists killed 24 jawans in West Midnapore in a biggest-ever attack, the West Bengal government on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of talks with the ultras, expressing its resolve to continue the joint operation to flush them out.

‘Arrest of pro JVP editor, only on President’s knowledge’

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Mass Media and Information yesterday (February 16) instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to inform him before any legal action is taken against a journalist, a statement from the Presidential Secretariat said.

Pakistani minister denies arrest of Taliban commander

Pakistan on Tuesday denied the capture of Top Taliban military commander. The Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday while speaking to media outside parliament in Islamabad termed the reports of capture of Top Taliban military commander by US and Pakistani intelligence agencies as “propaganda”.

Pak terror group claims hand in Pune blast

An unknown group calling itself the Laskhar-e-Taiba Al Alami claimed on Tuesday it was behind bomb attack in Pune that killed nine people. A person who identified himself as Abu Jindal called The Hindu here, described himself as the spokesman of the LeT Al Alami (international), and claimed the group had carried out the attack because of what he said was India’s “refusal” to discuss Kashmir in the forthcoming talks with Pakistan.

A R Rehman in Ameen Peer Dargah in Kadapa

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer and Bollywood music director A R ( Allah Raakha) Rehman, film story writer Abbas Tyrewalla, director of the feature Film “Blue” Anthony D’Souza, Naresh Iyer who sang “Happy Days”, the title song, lyricist of “Slumdog Millionaire” song “Ringa Ringa” Raqeeb Alam and their family members visited Ameen Peer Dargah in Kadapa around Monday midnight and offered prayers.

India offers food grains and $250 m loan to Nepal

Reaching out to Nepal, India on Tuesday offered to it food grains and a soft loan of $250 million and the two countries signed four pacts, including one on opening up air traffic and another on building of railway infrastructure at five border points.

Central leaders including PM sincere to Naga issue: Imchen

State Home Minister Imkong L Imchen has said he has no doubt in the integrity of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram and Union Home Secretary, GK Pillai as far as Naga political issue is concerned.

Lalin’s Coloumn: More Blunders but by Dayan

Dayan J has made a few but crucial avoidable blunders in his article in the Island (8 Feb 2010) titled the ‘F... Affair – A perfect blunder’ which will call into question some of his assumptions and assertions and whether he too has blundered.

Madras High Court Judges strength raised to 55: Three new judges appointed

Three judges in the subordinate judiciary will be sworn in Additional Judges of the Madras High Court on February 17.

Infinitely Asymmetrical Compassion And Maithri

Most Venerable Prelates (Athi Garu Maha Nayakawaruni) - It is an extremely rare opportunity that happens once in an eon that one gets to witness an act of such infinite and unconditional compassion.

Security tightened ahead of Thaksin case verdict in Thailand

Thai government authorities have strengthened security measures at Thailand's Supreme Court just nine days before the verdict of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's asset case, Thai media reported Tuesday.

Ban to practice Allopathy by Traditional Doctors: Madras High Court ordered

The Madras High Court has ordered the practitioners of Indian system of medicines, such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha, should not practice allopath, and there is nothing wrong if police take action against those who attempt to practice it without valid qualifications.

Haiti Relief – Learn From Sri Lanka

Just 90 minutes away from the world's most powerful nation USA, one of the poorest countries in the world, devastated by a natural calamity is left to suffer for the last one month.

XXVIIIth Triennial plenary session of the IFWJ

A delegation (of union) will attend the 28th triennial plenary session of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) at Rajgir (Bihar). The four-day conference opens on February 19.

The fate of General Fonseka.

Sri Lanka is united for the first time in 500 years by forces arising entirely within Sri Lanka. The 1st and essential stage in building a powerful independent state is now complete.

3-member TNA coterie who danced to Delhi tune, at the receiving end now

At least twelve former Members of Parliament of the Tamil National Alliance are not likely to be given nominations in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. This is according to news emanating from the Tamil press.