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2G Spectrum Scam: Underworld Don Dawood’s aid got license; Jayalalithaa accuses

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday demanded that the Telecom Ministry immediately cancel all the 2G licences alleging that the spectrum money trail had close links with mafia don Dawood Ibrahim.

After quitting, Deoband V-C sticks to praise of Narendra Modi

The name of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi evokes strong hostile reaction among the Muslim community as it holds him responsible for the riots that left many Muslims killed and not many have been brought to justice over the killings.

Sri Lanka's CDB surpasses Rs. 300Mn PAT mark : Completes record decade of unprecedented transformation (2001- 2010)

Continued improvements in key performance indicators in the third quarter of 2010 enabled Citizens Development Business Finance Ltd (CDB) to record a noteworthy profit growth for the nine months ended 31 December 2010.

Menon heads for US to meet new NSA

Shivshankar Menon, National Security Adviser, has kicked off India's first high-level talks with the US after President Obama's visit, with his maiden meeting with the new US NSA, Tom Donilon, this week. Menon traveled to Washington on Wednesday in a low-key visit.

"Samacheer Kalvi" in TN:Uniform Text Books ready- Minister Thangam Thennarasu says

Under the "Samacheer Kalvi" (Uniform Syulabus) policy in Tamil Nadu, the state education department is all set to release books for classes II to V and VII to X.

Sri Lanka a ‘Virgin Market’ for anything-Analyst

Economically booming Sri Lanka after ending a three decade war could be a ‘Virgin Market’ to any business or trade according to a top analyst - Director Research at Capital Trust Securities, Sarath Rajapakse.

President Dr Yadav reaches Kolkata, India

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav reached Kolkata on Thursday as a part of his 10-day official visit to India.

No issue over two separate campaigns: DRP

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party yesterday said there was no issue over separate campaigning trails -- one led by Leader Thasmeen Ali and the other spearheaded by Honorary Leader Abdul Gayoom – ahead of local council elections since both are working for the benefit of the party.

Ban on LTTE:No locus standi for Vaiko to file challenge petition-Centre informs HC

The Government of India has informed the Madras High Court that Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) general secretary Vaiko is not an aggrieved person within the ambit of the Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act to challenge a tribunal's order confirming a Union government's notification declaring the LTTE as an unlawful association.

CA Writ application of Fonseka on disputed 1st Court Martial, re-fixed for argument on March 16

The Writ petition challenging the 1st Court Martial by the former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka (who is the leader of Democratic National Alliance as well) was re-fixed for argument on March 16 the Court of Appeal.

TN Police seized 8,000 pirated CDs and DVDs of newly released films

A Special team of the video piracy wing of the Tamil Nadu police raided a house at Vyasarpadi in North Chennai and seized 8,000 pirated CDs and DVDs of newly released films, on Thursday.

Colombo All Share Price Index consolidates after rally

Positive interim results at Colombo Bourse failed to stop indices from falling on Thursday the 27 January, 2011. Corrections were made in the plantation sector stocks amidst price bands on some counters. High net worth accumulation was witnessed in certain stocks according to brokers.

Power politics in TN: One more AIADMK MLA switch-over loyalty to Karunanidhi

Power politics and running fever over the general elections in Tamil Nadu, one more All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) MLA P K Sekarbabu has decided to switch over his loyalties from Ms Jayalalithaa to the Chief MInister M Karunanidhi.

Food insecurity robs good outcome of quality HIV care

If people living with HIV (PLHIV) are food insecure, then we alarmingly lose the desired good outcomes of quality HIV treatment and care. This was powerfully articulated and backed by evidence in the session of Dr Christine Wanke, Director, Division of Nutrition and Infection, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA. She was speaking at the recently concluded Chennai ART Symposium (CART 2011).

Hariri’s resoluteness cracking?

It looks as if Lebanon is ready to move on, after the recent riots and rage by the Hariri supporters. Previously, former Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri had said he would not take part in A Hebollah-dominated coalition, but this resolute stand is cracking.

Jayalalithaa's visits to fishermen folk is a election stunt: Karunanidhi describes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that the AIADMK general secretary Ms J Jayalalithaa is doing election stunt by visiting into the fishermen folk areas by way of consoling the death of a fisherman allegedly killed by Sri Lankan Navy.

Maldives worried over increasing expats

The increasing number of expatriates in the Maldives “poses a threat” to the country socially, economically and politically, resulting in a host of illegal activities, the immigration controller has warned in a detailed letter.

Sri Lanka's ICASL together with Amba to hold Valuation Boot Camp

In keeping abreast with new developing techniques in today’s fast paced financial world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) together with Amba Research Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, will conduct a comprehensive two-day training program designed to cover the best practices in cash flow-based and relative valuation techniques for equity securities.


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