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President Nasheed to deliver key address at UK climate conference

Climate change campaigner and Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will deliver the key note address at a global warming conference in the UK hosted by former Ireland President Mary Robinson.

Delhi blast: Next target is shopping mall, warns Indian Mujahideen

A day after HuJI claimed it was behind the Delhi High Court bomb blast, another email was received by media houses in Mumbai and Delhi purportedly written by "Chotoo" of Indian Mujahideen which claimed responsibility for the Wednesday blast and warned that another blast will take place at a shopping mall.

Mehdi Hassan, the king of Ghazal

Mehdi Hassan, the legendary Ghazal singer is the pride of Pakistan but at the same time he commands very high respect in his country of birth, India. He was born in Rajastan, India in 1927.

Hazare legal notice to Congress’s Manish Tewari for slander

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari's public expression of regret for his slanderous outburst against Anna Hazare has failed to cut much ice with the anti-corruption crusader, who 0n Thursday sent a legal notice to him seeking a written apology for calling him corrupt from "head to toe".

US Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, rescheduled his visit to Sri Lanka and India

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will travel to Sri Lanka and India September 12-16, 2011. He will meet with government officials, civil society representatives, university students and political leaders while in Sri Lanka.

Sonia Gandhi returns home after surgery in US

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi returned home on Thursday after undergoing surgery in the US five weeks ago for an undisclosed condition.

COYLE meets the President for entrepreneur friendly budget proposal

Members of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), the vibrant forum of the new generation entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka recently met Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss various issues on the way forward plan for young Entrepreneurs and local industries to work on the Economic Development of Sri Lanka.

File all correspondence with CBI, Supreme Court tells Swamy

Supreme Court has asked Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to file in court his entire correspondence with CBI on his plea for probe into the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram role in the fixation of Spectrum price in 2008.

Hidden hands behind Balochistan & Karachi Issues

Twin suicide bombs rocked Quetta capital of Balochistan at 08:54 on September 7, 2011. Suicidal bombers targeted Pakistan Frontier Corps of Balochistan security forces responsible for capturing of senior Al-Qaeda operatives, Younis al Mauritani along with two other high-ranking operatives, Abdul Ghaffar al Shami and Messara al Shami.

Rare Gems and Jewelry on display at FACET Sri Lanka 2011

Sri Lanka is well known for its brilliant gems since ancient times and gems and spices were the main items that lured the ancient traders who travelled in the “silk route” to visit Sri Lanka.

Living With HIV And Dying Of TB

Fuelled by the HIV pandemic and the spread of drug-resistant strains, tuberculosis (TB) has re-emerged as a major threat to global health. TB is a curable disease that continues to affect millions of people globally each year, and is a leading cause of death in HIV positive people.

No case against actress Kushboo, rules Madras court

The Madras High Court has declined to direct the Salem district police to register a criminal case against actor Kushboo for her reported comments on the victory of the AIADMK in the recent assembly polls.

Why is the Burmese Army Rapist?

Among the many races and different ethnic nationalities residing in Burma, Myanmar is the only ethnic race that harbours the African mentality This phrase may be galling to the Myanmar, but as an academic, we have to call “a spade a spade.” for we cannot lie. Burma still maintains the title of the longest civil war in the world yet we have not heard of any ethnic resistance army or a resistance pro democracy group committing rape, Why?

Keralites in Delhi celebrate Onam with gaiety

Keralites living in Delhi on Friday celebrated Onam, their most important and colourful festival, with traditional gaiety and fervour commemorating a mythical past of plenty, peace and equality.