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Opinion Poll fourth round

Our Opinion Poll on Sri Lanka’s General Elections on April 8, moves to the fourth round, starting today.

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
87% (568 votes)
United National Front (UNF)
6% (42 votes)
Democratic National Alliance (DNA)
4% (26 votes)
Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
2% (15 votes)
Total voters: 651

Chinese Vice Premier hails growing trade ties with India

Hailing the rapidly growing Sino-Indian trade ties, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu has urged New Delhi to further expand economic relations between the two countries.

India: Maoists threat to Orissa CM Patnaik

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has received a threat e-mail from 'Maoists', warning him to stop Operation Green Hunt in the state, an official said in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Orissa is one of the Naxalite-hit states of India.

Tamil Nadu stands first to implement inter-linking of Rivers: Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that the sate was the first in the Country to implement inter-linking of rivers to prevent water from flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Mr Karunanidhi also called for conserving rain water.

Pak-India water talks start; Pakistan seeks installation of telemetric system

A three-day talks over water issues between Pakistan and India started on Sunday in Lahore.

More and better jobs to face Millennium Development Goals

In a dispatch from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo indicated that United Nations Development Programme Administrator (UNDP) Helen Clark said the ILO Global Jobs Pact “paves the way” for countries seeking a “fair and just” way out of the global recession.

Thai PM has landmark talks with protesters

Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday began landmark talks with anti-government protesters, aimed at ending two weeks of street demonstrations, media reports from Thailand said.

DRDO makes a hat-trick with Agni-I, Dhanush, Prithvi-II launches

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has scored three consecutive successes in two days—the launch of Agni-I on Sunday, Dhanush and Prithvi-II on Saturday, all at three different locations.

Indian Fishermen captured by Sri Lankan Naval Personnel

Yet another report came in from Rameswaram fisher folk that the Sri Lankan Naval Personnel stripped a group of fishermen from Tamil Nadu, allegedly beat them up and forced them to do sit-ups, after damaging their fishing nets at mid-sea, in the wee hours of Sunday.

Myanmar junta hints at polls in November

Myanmar's junta chief warned on Saturday against "divisive" and "slanderous" election campaigning as a senior official said the controversial polls would be held by early November.

As NSCN(IM)-Delhi talks progress, hurdles galore

The observance of the 30th Naga Republic Day Celebrations on March 21 in Nagaland by two NSCN factions is remarkable for the fact that the two celebrations organized in their respective Camps were addressed by their respective Prime Ministers.

DRP to bring in no-confidence motion against Home minister

The opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) has vowed to put forward a no-confidence motion against Home Minister Mohamed Shihab over “indiscriminate attacks by police targeting their supporters.”

40,000 take part in Swami Ram Dev's Yoga Camp

Over 40,000 people across the country and neighboring Indian villages thronged to the Yoga Camp organized in presence of Swami Ram Dev at Nepal Army Pavilion in Kathmandu, Saturday.