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India : Ajmal demands 10 percent reservation for Muslims

Lok Sabha member and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) president Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has demanded 10 present reservations for Muslims in employment, education and politics.

Kasab case : Prosecutor Nikam hero for Mumbaikars

On hearing the news about Ajmal Kasab, the Pakistani terrorist, had been given death sentence, Mumbaikars celebrated with sweets and crackers on Thursday.

Pressure mounts on the Maoists to withdraw strikes

Despite pressure from various quarters to withdraw indefinite general strike they began from Sunday, the agitating UCPN (Maoists) on Thursday decided to continue with the protest activities until their demand is met.

Times Square bomb attempt linked to Kashmir militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad

Despite there was no clear indication at this moment that the New York Times Square bomb attempt suspect Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad received directions from the Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad it has been established that the suspect maintained contacts with a Pakistani now held by the authorities in Karachi who is a member of the militant group.

Relevance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to Sri Lanka Emphasized

Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris when signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday, conferring the status of a Dialogue Partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Sri Lanka, emphasized the great relevance of the Organization to Sri Lanka.

Would be suicide bomber, handler arrested in Peshawar

A would-be suicide bomber and his handler have been arrested from the University Town area along with suicide jacket here.

Profile of Pakistani militant group JAISE-E-MOHAMMED : Did it play a role in Times Square bomb attempt?

The Pakistani militant group established in 2000 Jaise-e-Mohammad (JEM) has vowed to bring the entire disputed Kashmir Province to be a part of Pakistan.

Friday Pilgrimage: Famous Vellore Jalagandeswarar Temple-An exquisite piece of Indian Art

The Jalaganteswarar temple is located inside the Vellore Fort , hardly 200 KM away from Chennai and is an exquisite piece of Indian Art. The temple is constructed of carved stone.

Saudi Arabia sees no Iran hand in Gulf drugs

Prince Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Minister of Interior, has absolved Iran of blame for the spread of narcotics in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, saying it is “difficult to blame Iran as a state and a government for such a thing”.

Indian Coast Guard arrested 14 Sri Lankan Fishermen and confiscated their boats

The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 14 Lankan Fishermen and confiscated three boats for illegally fishing in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) near the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh coast.

British Parliament Election 2010: Conservatives Leading; Liberal Democrats Badly Hit

As the results are trickling in, a picture in line with last night’s exit polls is emerging after yesterday’s British elections. The Conservatives are on course to get the largest number of seats – 205 – so far.

British General Election 2010: the Outcome as at 7.00 am London Time

With 565 of 650 seats declared so far, the Conservatives have bagged 279 seats while the Labour and Liberal Democrats won 227 and 48 respectively. The Conservatives gained 84 seats and the Labour and Liberal Democrats lost 77 and 7 seats respectively.

Resurrection of Christ gave new leaf of life to humanity

Rev Fr Pascual Chavez Villanueva, Rector Major, Salesian Don Bosco (SDB) Worldwide arrived in Sri Lanka from Rome for an official visit to Sri Lanka Salesina Don Bosco - Salesians Vice Province of St Joseph last week and delivering the homily at the Thanks Giving Holy Mass offered at the Salesians Sri Lanka Headquarters at Dungalpitiya, Negombo, Fr Chavez said that the resurrection of Jesus Christ could be viewed as the most significant event in the human history.

Maldives, Singapore to share journalism expertise in Commonwealth assisted media workshop

A four-day Commonwealth Media Development Workshop organized in collaboration with the Maldives Journalists Association will be led by two senior editors from Singapore.

Good Relationship with Tamil Nadu: Despite the row over Cauvery water- Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa

Karnataka State BJP Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said his State has good relations with Tamil Nadu on all matters, despite the row over Cauvery Water.

UN reviews how human rights are respected in Sweden

Sweden will be reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 7 May 2010. Every country is reviewed every four years and now it is Sweden's turn.

Karunanidhi playing the Dalit Card to Save Tainted Union Minister A Raja: Jayalalithaa Charged

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MsJ Jayalalithaa has charged the Chief Minister Karunanidhi that he is playing the ''Dalit card'' to save Union Telecom Minister A Raja, who was caught in the 2G spectrum scam.

Hemas winning Taiki Akimotor 5S Awards

Hemas Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC received the Silver and Gold at the annual Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards for the Best 5S Implementation in the Manufacturing Sector and the Taiki Akimoto Silver Award for the Best 5S implementation Overall beating several other local manufacturing companies.