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JVP rejects Geneva bait
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: The JVP has accused the government of misleading a parliamentary select committee in relation to a recent Geneva seminar on federalism.
09.09.2009 - 02:12
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TULF explains violations by LTTE and Govt.
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: TULF leader V. Anandasangaree met former Amnesty International Secretary General Ian Martin and discussed human rights violations by the Government and the LTTE. Mr. Martin had asked for an appointment with the TNA to collect details on human rights violations...
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U Lwin castigates - Resolutions on Burma so far are not put into force effectively.
U Lwin, the Secretary of the National League for Democracy let out his exasperation over those resolutions, which are yet to be implemented. He has expressed utter futility of the UN Special Envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro report to the Human Rights Commission and said, “ He (Paulo Sergio Pinheiro) has...
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Senior General Than Shwe and Daw Kyaing Kyaing leave on state visit to Vietnam
Yangon, March 15: At the invitation of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam His Excellency Mr Tran Duc Luong and Madame Nguyen Thi Vinh, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing left here by specia...
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Mexico-Thailand to join hands in tourism promotion
Bangkok, Mar 16 (TNA): Mexico and Thailand will join forces in promoting the tourism industry of the two countries, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Sontaya Kunplome. Sontaya told TNA on Saturday that Mexico had sought Thailand cooperation for tourism promotion, emphasizing on cultural pr...
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Global alert as WHO warns of killer pneumonia
Hong Kong (Reuters), March 16: Global health authorities were on the alert on Sunday for a contagious respiratory disease that has killed at least nine people, infected over 100 and sparked a warning from the World Health Organisation. A spokesman for the Geneva-based WHO said there were reports...
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Eleven killed in militant attack in J & K
Jammu, (PTI), March 16: In the second major strike in the past three days, militants targeted a police post in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday night with rockets and assault rifles killing nine policemen and two civilians and abducting four security force personnel. Five people,...
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NDF welcomes mediator role by Thailand to end conflict in Burma
The Central executive Committee of the National Democratic Front (NDF) has expressed warm welcome to the Prime Minister of Thailand and his government for the offer to participate in the process of seeking a peaceful solution to the longstanding conflict in Burma as a good neighboring gesture. In a...
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Report: Myanmar leader says anti-drug efforts ignored
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), March 16: A top Myanmar leader has accused some Western nations of ignoring the country's anti-drug efforts for political reasons, state-run newspapers reported Sunday. Gen. Khin Nyunt, the military government's third-ranking leader, cited U.S. figures that showed sharp dec...
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Swiss help Sri Lanka keep the peace
By - swissinfo, Hansjörg Bolliger and Vanessa Mock Sri Lankan officials are currently on a visit to Switzerland to look at the Swiss federal system as a possible model for rebuilding their country. Bern has been stepping up its efforts to help the Sri Lankan government and the separatist Tam...
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Public pins hopes on govt to solve drug crisis
Bangkok, Mar. 15 (TNA): The government was yesterday given an added impetus to ensure results in its anti-drugs campaign, with the publication of a poll showing that the public is pinning its hopes on success. But more worrying for the government, the poll found that the public felt that other gove...
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits Mandalay and Muse
Yangon, March 13: - Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand visited Mandalay and Muse on 11 and 12 March. Princess Sirindhorn arrived in Myanmar at the invitation of Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe. Accompanied by Minister for Foreign...
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Myanmar: Echo to fund €1.5 million for safe drinking water project in Yangon.
European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) - Belgium has decided to fund Euro Dollar 1.5 million for safe drinking water to the residents of Thongwa Township in Rangoon. Myanmar (Burma) has been affected by internal conflict since 1988 and now faces a growing humanitarian crisis as infras...
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Myanmar general discharged from Singapore hospital
Singapore, March 15: Maung Aye, vice senior general and the second highest-ranking officer in Myanmar's junta, has been discharged from a hospital in Singapore where he had been undergoing treatment since last Sunday, a hospital source said Friday. Maung Aye, 65, who is vice chairman of the ruling...
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Hu to become China president, Jiang in shadows
By Benjamin Kang Lim Beijing, (Reuters), March 15: China's parliament began voting on Saturday to put the formal seal of approval on a historic transition to a younger generation of leaders headed by Communist Party chief Hu Jintao. When the votes from the nearly 3,000 legislators in the Nation...
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Kiyanilie elected Nagaland Assembly Speaker
Kohima, (PTI), March 14: Kiyanilie, a first time MLA from Western Angami assembly constituency, was today elected unopposed the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. As Kiyanilie was the only member nominated to the office of the Speaker, the pro-tem Speaker Kuzholuzo declared him elect...
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Patience urged as Sri Lanka heads to peace talks
Colombo, (Reuters),March 15: Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway urged patience with the island's peace process on Friday, as the government and Tamil Tiger rebels prepared for fresh talks to end their 19-year civil war. Norway's deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen said the rebels needed to be giv...
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Liechtenstein royals here on peace mission
by - Cora Sukhyanga Bangkok, March 15: Their Serene Highnesses Prince Alfred and Princess Raffaella of Liechtenstein arrive in Bangkok this morning on a private mission of peace. Prince Alfred is visiting as chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation, an independent Vien...
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Fresh excavation leads to mosque floor
Ayodhya, (PTI), March 15: Excavation at three of the four new trenches at the disputed site here today led to the floor of the demolished structure forcing archaeologists to ponder over the next course of action. After three hours of digging, the labourers, who resumed excavation after the Moha...
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Myanmar puts over 38 million dollars gems on sale
Yangon, Mar. 15 (Xinhuanet): Myanmar put over 38 million US dollars' worth of locally-produced quality gems, jade, pearl and jewelry on sale through competitive bidding and at fixed prices at its 40th annual gems emporium which started here on Saturday. Over 300 merchants of 117 companies from 7 c...
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