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"No more fighting between Indians, Nagas": NSCN (I-M) leaders
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 11: In a significant statement in the midst of Naga peace talks, the NSCN (I-M) leaders today said that there would be "no more fighting" between Indians and Nagas. I want to tell you that there will be no (no) more fighting between Indians and Nagas. That is the understan...
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Indo-Myanmar border situation still tense
Imphal, Jan. 11: Situation at the Indo-Myanmar border continues to remain tense after exchange of fire between the BSF and insurgents belonging to the Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF). The firing between the BSF and MPLF insurgents occurred at four different places. Bishenpur is particula...
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Future of SAARC lies in India's hands: Lakshman Kadirgamar
New Delhi,( PTI), Jan. 11: The future of South Asian regional cooperation lies in the hands of India, Sri Lankan President's foreign policy adviser Lakshman Kadirgamar said today. The very real danger is if India becomes indifferent towards the SAARC process" as it was key to the region and the...
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A Plan to Stop Online Kiddie Porn
By Steve Friess Las Vegas: Joan Irvine knows she's preaching to the choir, and she tells her audience as much. But she's talking to an unusual group -- pornographers who want to stop Internet kiddie porn. Granted, at the moment her audience is small. Irvine, the new executive director of Adult Sit...
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Turkish officials and the war against Iraq
Ankara, Jan. 09: Information leaked from the meeting of the Turkish parliament on Monday unveiled that the Turkish authorities permitted a team composed of 36 experts from the CIA accompanied by Turkish intelligence officers entered North Iraq during the 9th and 10th months of 2002 and that this t...
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Bangladesh: Senior Awami League politician in danger of torture
Amnesty International has expressed serious concern about the safety of a senior Awami League politician, Saber Hossain Chowdhury. He is anounced as a prisoner of conscience by the London based human rights organization. According to Amnesty International: "He has been transferred from prison to...
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Myanmar a good friend, partner: Hu
Bejing, Jan. 09: China will work with Myanmar to boost co-operation in various fields for their mutual benefit and to improve future bilateral ties, said senior Chinese officials Wednesday in Beijing. Vice-President Hu Jintao, top legislator Li Peng and Premier Zhu Rongji held separate meetings wit...
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Injection of Life for Wa Drug Project with an Extra $ 1.1 Million
Extra funding from the international community will enable a United Nations Drug Control Project (UNDCP) in Shan State to be continued for two years longer than originally planned, a senior UN official has revealed. Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the Yangon representative of the United Nations Office on D...
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Sri Lanka peace negotiators end latest round with accord on resettling refugees
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, (AP) Jan. 09: - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil rebels concluded a fourth round of peace talks Thursday, making major strides on issues including resettlement, foreign aid and human rights but deferring contentious military ma...
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International Red Cross: Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels ask for help tracing war missing
Geneva, Jan. 09: - The international Red Cross said Thursday it had been asked by Sri Lankan authorities and Tamil rebels to help track down people missing during the country's civil war. The International Committee of the Red Cross said that during peace talks aiming to end the 20-year conflict bo...
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Black Tigers must remain as bargaining power — Balasingham
The Island:Anton Balasingham on Wednesday (8) told BBC World ‘Asia Today’ that LTTE units including Black Tigers were now observing a ceasefire, but, that they contributed much to the bargaining power of the Tamil people and so had to keep them to pressurise the government to bring about a settleme...
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Norwegian-led peace will lead country to ruins - JVP
The Island: JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva and parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa Wednesday reiterated their stance that the so-called Norwegian-led peace process would lead to the division of the country. Addressing a large gathering at Lipton Circus in the afternoon, they vowed to p...
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History in the making
By V.S. Sambandan Nakorn Pathom (THAILAND) JAN. 9: The Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vidal Helgessen, today termed the ongoing peace negotiations between Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as "history in the making". At a press conference here, Mr. Helgessen said: "It has...
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NLD urges the release of Prisoners and the start of dialogue
The National League for Democracy in its statement on the 55th anniversary of Independence has urged that today is the most auspicious, being the Independence Day and is the most appropriate time for a dialogue between NLD and SPDC. The NLD also in its statement appealed to the junta that all poli...
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Top executives in securities business bullish about market
Bangkok, Jan 10 (TNA): – Top executives in the securities business yesterday projected the local stock market would enjoy bullish sentiment this year as a result of the government’s efforts to stimulate the economy continuously and capital inflow in the market driven by low interest rates. Supavut...
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Sri Lankan Peace Talks: Action plan approved
Supalak Ganjanakhundee Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, Jan 10: Two sides agree on framework to resettle displaced persons, return govt-held land. The fourth session of the Sri Lanka peace talks ended yesterday with the two sides agreeing on plans to develop a framework for resettlement and human rights. T...
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U.S. says disappointed by Indian missile test
Washington, (Reuters), Jan. 9: The United States said on Thursday it was "disappointed" by an Indian missile test, saying it contributed to tension with neighboring Pakistan. India on Thursday test-fired a shorter-range version of its nuclear-capable Agni missile, which can strike almost any part o...
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Naga leaders to meet Advani today evening.
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 10: As Naga peace process gathers momentum, top leaders of major insurgent group NSCN (I-M) will meet Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today after a "cordial and friendly" discussions with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last night. We are meeting the Dy Prime Minister,...
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Sri Lankas peace bid encouraging more children to go to school, 75,000 enrolled in northeast
BY Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, (AP), Jan. 10: More than 75,000 children, most of them minority Tamils, have enrolled in schools in Sri Lanka's former northeastern war zone, the Education Ministry said Friday — another dividend from the peace process that aims to settle 19 years...
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All Naga factions back peace process
New Delhi, Jan 10. (UNI): Welcoming the ongoing talks between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM) and the Centre, the Naga People's Movement for Human Rights today said the talks mark the beginning of a new era and all Naga factions are supporting the peace talks. "A beginning has been m...
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