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HM urges Thai people to be happy to give in 2003
Bangkok, Jan 2 (TNA): His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has praised the good moral of Thai people in giving their hands to flood victims over the past year, saying he wishes to see all Thais to continue to give to be happy in the year 2003. His Majesty the King said in his New Year speech deliver...
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Musharrafs statement on nuking India absurd: Fernandes
Patna,(PTI) Jan. 02: Defence Minister George Fernandes today termed as "absurd" the statement of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that he was prepared to explode a nuclear-bomb in India had New Delhi launched strikes into Pakistani territory. "Yeh bakwas hai" (it is absurd), Fernandes told rep...
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POTA court takes chargesheet against MDMK leader on file
Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 02: The chargesheet filed by Tamil Nadu police on December 30 against MDMK leader Vaiko and eight others under Prevention of Terrorism Act, for their alleged pro-LTTE speeches at a public meeting in June last year, was taken on file by the designated POTA court at suburban Po...
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Royal praise
Bangkok Jan. 01, 2003: His Majesty the King, in a New Year's speech yesterday, expressed his appreciation for this year's generous donations to the country's flood victims. HM the King said he was delighted to witness people's sense of giving, a virtue, he said, that is characteristic of Thai peopl...
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PM leads New Year countdown at Suphachalasai National Stadium
Bangkok, Jan 1 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led all Thai people for a grand New Year countdown to welcome the year 2003 at a celebration, organized by the Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT) and 12 other public and private agencies at the Suphachalasai National Stadium...
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Iran, Russia will not offer Saddam Hussein asylum
Both Iran and Russia yesterday denied news rumored recently by the mass media on the possibility of offering the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein the right of asylum to one of the two countries in order to spare an American war against Iraq. The Iranian foreign minister Kamal Kharazi denied news whic...
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Sexual Strike in Sudan
Translated by Vera Solovieva Former teacher of a Sudan university Samira Akhmed had decided to put an end to the 19-year civil war tearing the country to pieces and declared a sexual strike. “Women have decided they can make their husbands come to a peaceful agreement, if they deprive they of sex....
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Naga BJP alleges manipulation in electoral rolls
New Delhi: Alleging that the Congress government in Nagaland, led by S.C. Jamir, has manipulated the electoral rolls to its advantage in the run up to the Assembly elections, the state BJP has called upon the Election Commission to delete the names of bogus and underage voters from the lists beside...
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SJS, NJC want permit for LTTE to operate radio station cancelled
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya and the National Joint Committee yesterday went to courts calling for a cancellation of the permit to operate an FM radio station to the LTTE and the forfeiture of the radio equipment imported by the Norwegian Embassy. They also ask fo...
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LTTE imposes tax on sand
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island:The LTTE activists in Akkaraipattu have imposed a tax of Rs. 100 from every tractor load of sand from last week under the guise of engaging in political activities. This has been supervised by the political leader of Akkaraipattu Puli Deven. Sources said that people...
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They demand property from HSZ
The Island: A protest was staged in front of the Jaffna AGA’s office on Decenber 30 by a group of people urging the government to release property within the high security zones, the Army website reported yesterday. The report said that a group of nearly 50-60 civilians had staged a protest campaig...
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No lowering of guard along LoC: New Army Chief
New Delhi,(PTI) January 01, 2003: Declaring that Army will be on an "unrelaxed vigil" in Jammu and Kashmir, the new Army Chief General Nirmal Chandra Vij today said the troops would simultaneously assist the Government in pressing ahead with its initiative for restoring peace and normalcy in th...
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BMA provides safety as New Year present to Bangkokians
Bangkok, Dec 30 (TNA) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will provide safety in life and assets as a New Year present to Bangkokians in 2003, according to a senior BMA official. Nathanon Thavisin, Permanent Secretary for BMA, told reporters that the provision of safety in life and asse...
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Kumaratunga holds talks with Army on de-escalation
Colombo, (AFP) December 30: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga cut short her holiday to meet top Army leaders to discuss a dispute with Tamil Tiger rebels over de-escalation. Kumaratunga met late last night with the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lionel Balagalle, and the Brigade Commander...
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Successful Myanmar - Thai Boarder committee meeting
According to reports emerging from the myanmar government side, Myanmar-Thai Border Committee Meeting was held successfully in Mawlamyin. The opening ceremony of the 20th Myanmar-Thai Border Committee Meeting was held at the South East Command in Mawlamyine on 28 December. The meeting was attended...
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President endorses Jaffna Commander’s proposals
Colombo, (PRIU) Dec. 30: President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Saturday backed Jaffna Army Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka’s proposal to disarm LTTE cadres before agreeing to the removal of the Jaffna High Security Zones (HSZ). The President returned to the Capital ahead of schedule to consult...
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Non-conventional - threat averted Pakistan-India war
Karacchi (Reuters), Dec. 30: - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday the threat of "non-conventional war" had helped prevent a conflict earlier this year with nuclear-armed neighbour India. Musharraf said India had been warned that Pakistan would not respond with conventional war the m...
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Cult-linked group says first cloned baby goes home
By Jim Loney Miami, (Reuters), Dec. 31: - The head of a company that says it has produced the first human clone said on Monday that the mother and baby were home following the child's birth last week and genetic proof demanded by scientists and other skeptics should be available in a week. Brigitte...
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Sri Lanka says rebels reluctance to disarm will not derail peace process
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 30: - The government said Monday that the peace process will not be derailed by the reluctance of Tamil rebels to disarm until the army withdraws from parts of northern Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando was speaking...
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Scouts find the mud pool a cool spot in Chon Buri
By Jessada Salathong, Chon Buri, Dec. 31: Discarding their uniforms and challenging the strong sunlight, Scouts in Chon Buri have found themselves a new home - in the mud. Wilting under oppressive heat at the campsite of the 20th World Scout Jamboree in the town of Sattahip, many participants were...
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