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TN nominates a member for the Mullaiperiyar Dam Empowered Committee

Tamil Nadu Government has changed its previous stand and nominated a former Supreme Court Judge A R Lakshmanan for the five-member empowered committee constituted by Supreme Court to resolve the long pending dispute on the Mullaiperiyar Dam with Kerala.

UN General Assembly proclaims April 22 ‘International Mother Earth Day’

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed today as International Mother Earth Day. Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma applauded the Members of the world body who had “taken a historic stand for Mother Earth” by acknowledging humanity’s common interest in the protection of the planet and its environment.

First Malayalam Film Heroine Kamalam passed away

The first Malayalam Film heroine M K Kamalam passed away. She was 86.

IPL chief Modi defiant as tax raids on teams continue

A defiant IPL chief Lalit Modi, under pressure to quit, on Wednesday appeared to be on a collision course with the BCCI, questioning the legality of the Governing Council meeting to decide his fate following many allegations on the funding of the T20 tournament.

Sri Lanka calls for UN Member States’ political will to combat terrorism, crimes

Sri Lanka has called on the Member States of the UN to exercise their political will to render tangible and meaningful assistance to other nations who face the challenges of terrorism and trans-national organized crimes.

ILO – Justice Ministry consultation on trafficking persons

The Ministry of Justice & Law Reforms in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the United States Department of State, organized a stakeholder consultation on the Existing Legislation on Trafficking in Persons recently.

Pakistan’s Islamist party points finger at US for suicide bombing

Jamaat-i-Islami, a religious political party blamed US involvement in the region and Pakistan's alliance with the U.S. for the unrest in Pakistan and urged Islamabad to restrict movement of Americans in Pakistan.

Ex-SLN Chief offers his expertise to GOSL

Former Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Cecil Tissera is willing to offer his services and expertise in further developing the country’s maritime sector.

Kuwait sees oil in $75-90 range

Kuwait Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Sabah yesterday said the current oil price is "good" and that he expected it to remain within the $75-90 a barrel range.

24-member delegation led by PM to attend SAARC summit

A 24-member delegation led by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is taking part in the 16th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation being held in Thimpu, Bhutan.

Zubaydah's Torture, Detention Subject of U.S. Senate Intelligence Probe

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has launched an investigation into Abu Zubaydah, the "high-value" detainee captured in March 2002 that the Bush administration wrongly claimed was one of the planners of 9/11 and a top al-Qaeda operative.

India has no plan to scale down Afghan operations

India lost a total of 17 citizens engaged in projects in Afghanistan, but it would not scale down its activities there, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

No road map to break ongoing cycle of violence

When the US decided to invade Afghanistan in October 2001, both Afghanistan and Pakistan were on very friendly terms. For the first time in Pakistan’s history its western border had become safe.

Taxation and transparency are key areas to attract foreign investments

The then Minister of Justice and Law Reforms Milinda Moragoda said that elections distract development a, Minister of Justice and Law Reforms answering a query by a member of the audience as to why the expected economic development in the country not taking off the ground despite the war is over nearly one year ago, at the Taxation Seminar organized by RNH Welfare Society last week at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Andhra HC stays the gold plating work at Tirumala Tirupathi

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has stayed the work of gold plating of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple of Lord Venkatachalapathi by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Board.

India: Gay & Lesbian film festival in Mumbai from today

A few years back such an event would be unthinkable but in a sign of changing times and a tolerance for individuals’ sexual preferences, a gay-and-lesbian themed film festival, said to be the biggest of its kind in India, opens on Thursday in a country where a strong stigma against homosexuality still exists.

Discover unbelievable career progress

Prof Dehashis Chatterjee, Harvard School of Business conducted a seminar on ‘Expertise to Excellence in the pursuit of professionalism’ organized by Mantra Holdings (Pvt) Ltd which. offered an opportunity for Sri Lankan professionals a programme to build individual and institutional success, at Hilton Hotel Colombo.