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Memo Issue - Baseless Maligning Pak Security Forces

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) while rejecting reports of British newspaper said that DG ISI, Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha did not meet with any Arab Leaders from May 1-9 2011. DG ISI visited the Arab countries according to preplanned schedule and visit was aimed at discussing issues related with intelligence sharing with his counterparts. British newspaper published a baseless report on December 13 in that visit of DG ISI was wrongly portrayed.

US Military admits its mistake that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in cross-border raid

The U.S. military acknowledged December 22 in a statement that its commanders in Afghanistan made a serious mistake during a cross-border raid last month in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.

Lokpal Bill to check graft finds many critics in Parliament

Setting the stage for a confrontation with the Government, Anna Hazare Thursday rejected the Lokpal bill introduced in Parliament, saying it is "very weak" and dared Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for a public debate on the proposed legislation.

High Level Australian Parliamentary Delegation concludes successful visit to Sri Lanka 8-14 December 2011

A five member Australian parliamentary delegation visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa from 8-14 December 2011. The delegation was led by Maria Vamvakinou M.P., of the ruling Labour Party and included Rowen Ramsey M.P., (Liberal), Harry Jenkins, M.P., (Labour) who till recently was the speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Andrew Southcott, M.P., (Liberal) and Senator Helen Kroger (Liberal).

Spectrum scam: Accused Raja opens his defence

New Delhi, 23 December (Asian Tribune.com)
After a month of protest against commencement of trial, former Telecom Minister A Raja on Thursday opened his defence with the cross-examination of key CBI witness Aseervatham Achary, who was his former additional private secretary.

Minister Rishad forms high level Handlooms Taskforce, National Handlooms Centre next

For the first time in the handlooms history of Sri Lanka, a National Level Task Force (NLTF) has been formed by a top Minister for the development of the handloom sector and to prepare a viable business model for it on a high priority basis.

Court restraint order on Facebook, Google and You Tube

In the midst of a debate on monitoring content, a Delhi court has restrained social-networking sites including Facebook, Google and Youtube from webcasting any "anti-religious" or "anti-social" content promoting hatred or communal disharmony.

Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam presents credentials to Pope Benedict XVI

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, who is concurrently accredited to the Holy See, presented her credentials to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican on 15th December 2011, in the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See, and other high officials of the Vatican.

Indian student’s murder: Australian teen gets 13 years jail

Indian student Nitin Garg, who was murdered in Melbourne by a youth, at last got justice on Thursday, reports reaching New Delhi said.

Pass it forward on Christmas.


Christmas is coming in two days and it is the day we celebrate the joyful occasion of celebrating with family and friends. Although it was originally a Christian holiday indicated to rejoice the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is now observed as a cheerful day that is openly rejoiced by non-Christians across the globe.


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