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British General Election 2010: Nick Clegg’s Impressive Performance Continues – but at a subdued rate

The much anticipated second live TV debate with the three prime ministerial hopefuls took place last night. It was David Cameron who admitted on the eve of the debate that it could be a make-or-break opportunity for the Conservative party; he admitted being nervous in the same breath.

London Times sparks a new conflict between Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese

A recent article by Mr. Jeremy Page (JP) titled “Archaeology sparks new conflict between Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese”, published in (London) The Times on April 6 is wanting in factual reporting and presenting a distorted version. Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, Professor of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, and Director General, Central Cultural Fund, in his rejoinder says it is irresponsible reporting in the London Times.

Police launched investigation against life convict Nalini

On a complaint of the Velloor Women Prison authorities, the Bagayam Police, which registered a case against Nalini, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, for carrying a mobile in the prison, on Thursday launched investigation by visiting the Prison.

No bilateral meeting between Manmohan Singh and Pakistan PM Gilani in Bhutan

No bilateral meeting has been fixed so far between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani in Bhutan during the SAARC Summit later this month, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said in New Delhi on Thursday.

Festival focus for shoppers...

An eight-day shopping festival will open today at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre (BIEC),in Sanabis.

Four days Police Custody to Swamy Nithyananda

A Magistrate Court in Bengaluru has ordered for four days police custody to Swamy Nithyananda, who was involved in a sex scandal with a former Tamil leading actress Ranjitha. He was nabbed in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

India: PM seeks details of Ministers Patel, Pawar links to IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) controversy is getting murkier with two more Central Ministers being linked to the insider deals, following the exit of MoS External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.

Maldives: In Brief : “Jump ship before you lose credibility,” Umar tells Vice President

Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party Deputy Leader Umar Naseer told Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed to “jump ship as soon as possible before he loses any inkling of credibility he has now.”

Sri Lanka’s Embassy hosts the 2nd Annual Diaspora Gathering in Kuwait

As part of its initiative to maintain a constructive dialogue with the Sri Lankan community in Kuwait, the Embassy of Sri Lanka has successfully concluded the “Second Annual Sri Lankan Diaspora Gathering” at the Embassy premises.

Sweden: New Diplomatic Appointments

Sweden has appointed four new Ambassadors and one Consul-General. This decision concerns Sweden's Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, Canada, China and Singapore and the Consul-General on Åland.

Australian tourists told to avoid New Delhi’s crowded markets

Australia has not upgraded its travel advisory on India ahead of October's Commonwealth Games, but has warned tourists to avoid some of the New Delhi’s shopping areas and markets.

Vaiko-Nedumaran lead fast on Parvathi's deportation

Thousands of party cadres , led by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko and Tamil National Movement(TNM) Leader Pazha Nedumaran, observed a day's fast, on Thursday in Chennai, protesting the ''sending back'' of Slain LTTE Leader V Prabakaran's ailing mother Parvathy when she came to the city to avail medical treatment early this week.

My visits and experiences in Jaffna

by Lt Col (Retd) Anil Amarasekera
My first ever visit to Jaffna when I was just a kid was way back in the early fifties. My uncle Mr. Tissa Ratnatunga was an important government official in Jaffna. He had a large bungalow within the Jaffna Fort and our family spent a holiday with my uncle and his family in this bungalow.

Karnataka High Court works stalled: CJ's absence creates flutters

Entire Judiciary functions have been stalled in Karnataka High Court due to the prolonged absence of its Chief Justice P D Dinakaran from judicial duties.

U.S. Government Unveils New Design for the $100 Note

Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board and the United States Secret Service yesterday unveiled the new design for the $100 note.

More witnesses turn hostile in Sankararaman murder case, Kanchi Acharyas allegedly involved

Dramatic turns are continuing in the Kancheepuram temple manager Sankararaman murder case in Puducherry Court; on Thursday five more prosecution witnesses turned hostile. The case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and junior acharya Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused.

Sri Lanka President appoints 37 cabinet ministers and 39 deputies

Today President Mahind Rajapaksa appointed 37 Cabinet Ministers and 39 deputy Ministers at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo where the newly elected ministers and deputy ministers took oaths today afternoon.