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President Mahinda Rajapaksa Launches Video Communication Links Between Sri Lankan Missions And Expatriates Abroad

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke with several Sri Lankan embassies via Skype at Temple Trees yesterday evening to launch a new program of the Ministry of External Affairs that establishes video communication links between the Ministry's consular division and Sri Lankan missions and expatriates abroad.

Burma President’s New Year message keeps away from Kachin peace talks

President of Burma delivered his first New Year radio message to the whole people all over the nation Tuesday. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper also brought out the Presidents message on 1 January 2013.

Christopher follows Tony

Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin- Jenkins has died at the age of 67. He was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012, shortly after returning after commentating duties in the United Arab Emirates.

Shashi Tharoor asks why not name, honor gang-rape victim ?

Protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, demand for tough punishment to rape accused and a new Helpline for women in distress—181—were some developments following the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim were some of the developments in the case.

Congress predicts NPF's downfall in coming elections

The Opposition Congress in Nagaland has confidently said the NPF government headed by Neiphiu Rio would "demit office very soon leaving the State’s economy in shambles."

Pakistan assumes UN Security Council Presidency Today

Pakistan assumes presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of January 2013.Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will formally assume the Presidency on January 1.Pakistan was elected last year as a non-permanent member of the 15-member body.

Jayalalithaa suggests death, castration for rapists

Strongly advocating for harsher punishment for rapists in a 13-point action plan, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said her government would demand that the Centre amend laws that would ensure chemical castration and death sentence for such heinous crimes.

“One Billion Tourists Become One Billion Opportunities”

Despite the current global economic uncertainty, more than one billion tourists traveled the world last year, 2012, marking a new record for international tourism.

Violating The Vulnerable: Manifestations and attitudes

The latest spurt in crime is focused on rape, brutal rape, brutal gang-rape. Women who resist rape and fight back are brutally mauled after being raped. In the December 16, 2012, Delhi bus gang-rape case (referred to as the “Damini case” hereinafter), one of the rapists allegedly tore out the young woman's uterus with his bare hand. It would be insulting beasts to call these acts bestial.


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