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Myanmar to follow Doi Tung Royal Project
Bangkok, Dec 16 (TNA): Myanmar will use a royal project on the development of Doi Tung as an example for addressing its narcotic problem, according to a T.V. news report. Kitti Limchaikij, Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotic Control Board (ONCB), told reporters on Monday that Rangoon h...
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Four convicted for Dec 13 Indian Parliament attack
New Delhi,(PTI) Dec. 16 : A year after the suicide terrorist attack on Parliament, a Delhi court today convicted four persons finding three of them guilty of waging war against India in conspiracy with Pakistani militants and attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other...
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Word Hindu not linked to any religion: Sudarshan
Ratlam,(PTI) Dec. 16: RSS chief K S Sudarshan has said the word 'Hindu' was not linked with any religion and maintained that it stood for all those who considered India as their motherland. "Since the word is not related to any religion, even Muslims and Christians living here can be considered a...
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Myanmar gets low-calibre Indian artillery
New Delhi: In line with its new policy of doing business with the military junta in Myanmar, India has begun shipping low-calibre artillery pieces, ammunition and pyrotechnic signalling devices to Yangon. The first consignment of these artillery pieces, drawn from ordnance stores at Jabalpur and P...
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The answer must be Jesus...but sounds like a squirrel.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A pastor was giving the children's message during church. For this part of the service, he would gather all the children around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them for children's church. On this particular Sunday, he was using squirrels for an object lesson on i...
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Father irked over son’s orders not being followed: Minister sacks security staff
by Divaina Corr. Hemantha Randunu The Island: A powerful Minister from the Southern province had got rid of 11 security personnel given for his protection saying that if they cannot work according to his orders, they should leave. This Minister was a powerful Minister of the previous PA government...
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N-E solution only after safeguarding rights of East Muslims — Ranil
by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Staff Corr. The Island: Any solution with regard to the problem in the North-East will be decided only after ensuring the rights of Muslim community in the East, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a largely attended meeting held at Madawala to celebrate the Nati...
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Govt. officials dumb over suspected LTTE weapons ship
The Island: Government officials were unable to comment regarding a suspected mystery weapons ship spotted over 100 nautical miles north-east of Mullaitivu on Friday. The Indian Navy had located a ship allegedly belonging to the LTTE carrying weapons and fuel but had not intercepted the vessel in...
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Villagers unearth dinosaur
By Sirinart Sirisunthorn The Nation: Dec. 17 - Villagers have unearthed the first dinosaur fossils to be discovered in the North, Environment Minister Prapat Panyachatraksa revealed yesterday. Found in the Doi Kaeng Luang area of Phayao's Chiang Muan district and estimated to be 130 million years o...
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Pakistani politician says she was beaten and paraded naked through streets
Paul Haven - Canadian Press Islamabad, Pakistan (AP), Dec. 15: A female council member says she was beaten and paraded naked through the streets of her small town by a political rival and his supporters, authorities said Sunday. Police arrested Chaudhry Mohammed Alam, his two sons and another man...
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Powdered “Pla-ra” made in Thailand hit international market
Bangkok, Dec 15 (TNA): Dried fermented fish, or “Pla-ra,” penetrates overseas markets in 30 countries after being promoted through a website. Pongphet Pongsunthorn, marketing manager of Vitesin Business Co.,Ltd., a instant Pla-ra manufacturer, said fermented fish or Pla-ra coming out in a small p...
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Mystery ship linked to LTTE?
Colombo, Dec 15: The Indian Navy located a mysterious ship, suspected to be carrying weapons and fuel for the LTTE, about 100 nautical miles off Sri Lanka’s north-eastern coast a few days ago but did not intercept the vessel. However, India alerted the Sri Lankan Navy, which sent out its own vesse...
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Myanmar leader to visit Bangladesh next week
Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP), Dec. 15: Myanmar's prime minister will visit Bangladesh for two days next week to discuss trade, commerce and possible road links between the two neighbors countries, officials said Sunday. Senior Gen. Than Shwe, who is also the Chairman of the State Peace and Development...
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SLFP posers to government and LTTE
The Island:The SLFP on Friday commenting on LTTE leader V Prabhakaran’s heroes’ day speech and the Oslo statement of December 5 sought explanation from the government and LTTE on what "political status, self-determination and complete self-rule" mean among other things. Quoting from Prabhakaran’s s...
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LSSP tells LTTE to clean up its act in NE
The Island: The LSSP has urged the LTTE to clean up its act in the North/East if it wishes to gain credibility for its protestations on the nature of its "political" objectives and related activity in the region. "The University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) shows it in very poor light as conc...
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You are lucky, 5 cents more you would have been purple.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny There is this just married Chinese couple that decided to make love on their wedding night in the hotel where they held their wedding. The wife did not want to get pregnant and requested the husband to buy a condom from the shop nearby. When the husband went out, the wife wait...
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130,000 km of Asian Highway earmarked for formal commitment in the year 2004.
By K.T.Rajasingham Asian Highway Project with a new highway network of about 130,000 km covering about 31 countries, with 8 international corridors and 41 sub-divisional roads are earmarked for formal commitment. Once this project making is completed the formal commitment of signing is expected to...
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Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day today
Dhaka, Dec. 16:The nation celebrates the Victory Day today with a fresh vow to realise the dreams of those heroic sons of the soil who made supreme sacrifices for the independence of the country 31 years ago.
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Myanmar PM arrives Tuesday
Dhaka, Dec. 16: Prime Minister of Myanmar General Than Shwe arrives here Tuesday on a two-day visit at the head of a large delegation for wide-ranging talks with Bangladesh leaders. The Senior General, also Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), is coming on the state visit at...
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Four Fishermen Arrested In Akyab For Murder Of Two Women And Throwing Two Men Into The River
Sittwe, December 16: Four Rohingya fishermen were arrested in Akyab (Sittwe) for murdering and robbing two Rakhine women and for throwing two other Rakhine men into the river while they were crossing the mouth of the Kaladan river on 11th November 2002, according to our source in the Police Departm...
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