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Nepal anti-rebel police chief shot dead
By Gopal Sharma Kathmandu (Reuters), Jan. 26: - Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead the chief of Nepal's anti-rebel police force and his wife on the outskirts of Kathmandu early on Sunday, police and officials said. Krishna Mohan Shrestha, inspector-general of the Nepal Armed Police Force set up two...
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Security forces on alert as India celebrates Republic Day amid fears of terrorist attacks
By Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 26: - Tens of thousands of troops and police patrolled the streets of the Indian capital as India showed off its military might Sunday at the annual Republic Day parade amid fears of terrorist attacks. Police said intelligenc...
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Internet traffic broadly affected by electronic attack
By - Ted Bridis, Associated Press Writer Washington, Jan. 25:Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and de...
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Washington warns against attacks by Islamist cells in Kuwait
Kuwait, Jan. 25: The US warned yesterday that the Islamist cells have been active in Kuwait and might launch new attacks as an apparent al-Qaida network sympathizer was arrested. This US warning, however, was expressed in Kuwait with the announcement made by the Kuwaiti Sami al-Mateiri ( 25 year o...
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PM:Thailand to be first country to set up FTA with China
Bangkok, Jan 25 (TNA): - The government is accelerating steps and procedures so that Thailand will become the first country to set up free trade area with China, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after meeting with visiting Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Li...
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List of Padma award recipients
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The following is the list of recipients of the Padma awards on the occasion of Republic Day. Padma Vibhushan Bal Ram Nanda (literature and education) Delhi, Vaid Bhrihaspati Dev Triguna, (medicine-Ayurveda) Delhi, Kazi Lhendup Dorji (public affairs) Kalimpong, Sonal Mansi...
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CBK set to diss­olve parliament
The Sunday Leader: President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering the dissolution of parliament and going for a snap general election before the donor conference scheduled for June in Japan, it is reliably learnt. Highly placed sources said the President despite assurances given to parliament tha...
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Anandasangari slams Mangala
The Sunday Leaders: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President, V.Anandasangari has said that People's Alliance (PA) Member Mangala Samaraweera's claim that the TULF and its members are becoming or has already become human hostages of the LTTE is "baseless." In a hard-hitting letter addressed...
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Virus-like attack cripples Internet in Asia
Bangkok, (AP), Jan. 25: A virus-like computer infection quickly spreading through the world's digital networks interrupted Internet service in parts of Asia on Saturday, slowing Web browsing and e-mail services in several countries, including India. Internet service providers and local media in T...
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Global pressure is on LTTE
Chennai Jan. 25. "There are compelling factors for the LTTE to realise that a separate state is not achievable. The international community will not allow that to happen. Similarly, the Sri Lankan Government has also realised that there can be no solution without the LTTE and if they give up the...
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Thai Govt to develop Phuket Airport as new aviation hub
Phuket, Jan 25 (TNA) - The government has planned to develop a regional airport in this southern resort island of Phuket as a new aviation hub in the South, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told a meeting on development strategies of Phuket, held today at the Royal Phuket C...
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Nambiar’s Dec. report takes realistic view of HSZ dilemma
The Island: Any review of the scope and content of the High Security Zones will only come about if the LTTE deposits its weapons to neutral supervision and initiates measures to withdraw from front-line positions into nominated areas, says a report released in December by Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar,...
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Sihala Urumaya asks government if LTTE could have its own army
The Island: The Sihala Urumaya yesterday asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Defence Minister Tilak Marapana why they still haven’t declared that the LTTE won’t be permitted to maintain their own army in any future power-sharing arrangement. "We demand the government to declare publicly...
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Sri Lanka to hold referendum before signing peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, says report
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 26: Sri Lanka's government plans to hold a referendum before signing a final peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying by a state-run newspaper Sunday. "When we arrive at a political solution, that political solution...
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Nepal anti-rebel police chief shot dead
By Gopal Sharma Kathmandu (Reuters), Jan. 26: - Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead the chief of Nepal's anti-rebel police force and his wife on the outskirts of Kathmandu early on Sunday, police and officials said. Krishna Mohan Shrestha, inspector-general of the Nepal Armed Police Force set up two...
09.09.2009 - 13:08
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Security forces on alert as India celebrates Republic Day amid fears of terrorist attacks
By Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 26: - Tens of thousands of troops and police patrolled the streets of the Indian capital as India showed off its military might Sunday at the annual Republic Day parade amid fears of terrorist attacks. Police said intelligenc...
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Cambodia: Government intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders
London, Jan. 24: Amnesty International is concerned at a recent reported decision by the Cambodian authorities to sue Eva Galabru, local representative for the environmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Global Witness, for "disinformation", a charge that carries a maximum three year prison...
09.09.2009 - 13:04
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Saudi Arabia prepares to receive 2.5 million pilgrims
Saudi Arabia, Jan. 24: Saudi officials said that more than 300,000 Muslims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia, most of them arrived by air in order to perform al-Haj religious rituals. The last day for the arrival of the pilgrims is the fifth day which precedes the ritual of visiting Arafat Mount...
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Border visitors from China, Thailand help boost tourism: Windfall as 500,000 people visited Myanmar
Myanmar is poised to realize a long-held ambition for its tourism industry with news last week that almost half a million people visited the country in 2002 generating US$100 million in foreign revenue. Achieving one million tourists a year is now within striking distance, predicted the Mandalay M...
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Lifeline for Asian and African Sea Turtles: First meeting of new multilateral environment agreement
Bangkok, January 25: - Marine turtles in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean stand to benefit from a new international agreement designed to ensure their long-term survival. In Bangkok on 22nd January, the first meeting of the Signatory States to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservat...
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