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PM:New Year celebrations boost Thailand’s image
Bangkok, Jan 5 (TNA): Recent New Year celebrations have helped boost Thailand’s image in the international community, as they have signaled that the kingdom is a safe and peaceful haven, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his weekly radio programme, “Premier Thaksin Talks with the...
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Colombo to import cars from India
Colombo, PTI, Jan. 04: Sri Lanka has authorised the import of 225 luxury cars worth over Rs 55 crore from India for its Parliament members, officials said on Saturday. The Sri Lankan Cabinet approved the release of Rs 55.60 crore for the purchase of the vehicles from Tata and Maruti in India, the...
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Now chicken eggs to provide snake anti-venom
New Delhi,(PTI), Jan. 05: In a procedure that is sure to provide succour to horses from pain which they undrego during their use for collection of snake anti-venom, Indian scientists have come up with an alternative in which chicken eggs can become a source of molecules to treat snake bites. The...
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Sri Lankas Fast-Moving Peace Process May Slow
By Scott McDonald Nakorn Pathom, Thailand (Reuters): Sri Lanka's rapidly moving peace process could hit some speed bumps when the government and Tamil Tiger rebels sit down on Monday for talks that were to focus on substantive issues for the first time. Instead, the negotiators are likely to be ti...
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National Police Commission in Sri Lanka has glimmer hope for police reforms - AHRC
Asian Human Rights Commission has expressed its reservation about the constitution of the National Police Commission in Sri Lanka. The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in its comments released to the press has said: “At this moment the National Police Commission has national sy...
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British politicians and Iraq
Charles Kennedy, leader of the British Democratic Liberal party, which is considered the third largest political party in Britain, has urged the British prime minister Tony Blair yesterday to offer the UN inspectors for the Iraqi weapons enough time to reveal the fact on the Iraqi weapons program b...
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BMA organizes nine-temple tour in single day
Bangkok, Jan 3 (TNA): The City Hall launches a temple tour during weekends this month to bring people good luck at the start of the New Year. Mrs. Nathanon Thavisin, Permanent-Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said that the Bangkok Tourism Bureau had organized the Bangkok...
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Chinese Thais to organize Chinese New Year countdown
Bangkok, Jan 3 (TNA): Thai nationals with the Chinese origin plans to organize a grand Chinese New Year countdown here this year. Amorn Abhithanakun, President of the Association of Thai People with the Chinese Origin and President of the Confederation of the Association of 63 Chinese Families, to...
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Myanmar junta head to visit China
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 03: - The leader of Myanmar's ruling military junta will pay a state visit to China next week in a bid to enhance the warm relations between the two neighbors, an official newspaper reported Friday. Senior Gen. Than Shwe, the chairman of the ruling State Peace and Devel...
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Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing to pay State Visit to China
Yangon, 3 Jan: At the invitation of HE Mr Jiang Zemin, President of the People's Republic of China, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council and Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, accompanied by wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing, will pay a State Visit to the People's...
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Four member team with Rauff for talks
The Island: Leader of the SLMC and Ports Minister Rauff Hakeem who will continue as a member of the government delegation for peace talks with the LTTE despite objections from the Athaullah faction has named a four member team of advisors to accompany him to Thailand. A spokesman for Hakeem said th...
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100,000 displaced families to be resettled
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island:The government has embarked on a massive resettlement programme by which it plans on resettling 100,000 internally displaced families. The Commissioner General for co-ordination of Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation (RRR) and Secretary to the Prime Minister,...
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Govt. hopes HSZ issue will not derail peace process
by Zacki Jabbar The Island:While the government is to focus on human rights issues and the proposed federal structure for the North-East, the LTTE’s demand for the demilitarisation of the High Security Zones (HSZs), in the Jaffna peninsula is bound to overshadow the next round of Government-LTTE pe...
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Jesuits deny existence of any violent oath
- By Aditi Khanna New Delhi, Jan. 3: The Jesuits have vehemently denied the existence of the alleged "violent oath" of the Society of Jesus that speaks of "waging relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics... to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth." "Such an oath has neve...
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Thai Army Raided Karen Village in Sangkhlaburi
Bangkok, Jan. 03:The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has expressed it's concern about reports that 65 Karen villagers, comprising a total of 19 families were issued with a three-day notice to evacuate their homes, after a military raid on 24 December, in Wia Ka Di Vil...
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Be cautious to ensure Norwegian facilitation - PM replies President
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has urged President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to be cautious in her intervention with the Prime Minister of Norway as the government should take due care to ensure the enthusiasm of the Norwegian facilitation of the peace process. Replying to the Presid...
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Sri Lanka Gov't., Rebels to Restart Talks
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 04: Government negotiators will head to Thailand to restart peace talks with Tamil guerrillas aimed at ending the country's 19-year civil war, officials said. Next week's fourth round of talks are expected to focus on t...
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Swedish King visits world scouts
Chonburi, Jan 4 (TNA): Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI on Saturday visited world scout camps at Yao Beach in this eastern province of Chonburi amid well-placed safeguard and security measures provided by the Royal Thai Navy, according to TNA reporter. Upon his arrival at the camps, the Swedish monarc...
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Tamil Tiger delegates are on their way to Thailand.
Bangkok Jan. 04: Delegates representing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are on their way to leave for Thailand, to participate in the fourth session of the Peace Talks, to be held at Nakom Pathom, from Januray 06 – 09. It is learnt that the LTTE Chief delegate Anton Stanislaus Balasingh...
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Indian President Kalam Calls for International Space Force to Save the Earth.
Bangalore, (PTI), Jan. 04: Unveiling his vision, President A P J Abdul Kalam today advocated an International Space Force to protect space assets from any terrestrial geo-political war spilling into it. "No war can be extended to space. This (International Space Force) is very vital", he said...
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