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Bangladesh Victory Day Celebrations in Bangkok tomorrow
Bangkok Dec. 15 The Bangladesh residents in Thailand are to celebrate the Bangladesh Victory Day tomorrow with patriotic zeal, joy and festivity. On this day in 1971, Pakistani occupation army surrendered to the Joint Command of the Mukti Bahini and the Mitra Bahini at the historic Race Course Ma...
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Gujarat Elections Results: BJP recorded a stunning victory with more than two third majority.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday swept back to power in Gujarat with a massive two-thirds majority. The party won 127 seats in the 182-member assembly, bettering its tally of 117 in the 1998 election. The Congress, which had 57 members in the dissolved house, fared worse than predicted, getting...
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Sri Lankan Government hoping to integrate the extra- institutions of the LTTE
Colombo, Dec. 15:Sri Lankan Defence Minister said that any apprehensions about the peace talks between the government and the Tamil tigers should be put aside. He insisted that a formula was being worked to integrate the LTTE institutions that virtually run a parallel government in the northern par...
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PM leaves for Male on Monday
The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Male on Monday (16) on a one-day visit at the invitation of the Maldivian Government, the Prime Minister’s office announced yesterday. Wickremesinghe will meet Maldivian President Abdul Maumoon Gayoom and several senior Maldivian Ministe...
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Unidentified gang hurls bomb at EPDP office
by Norman Palihawadane The Island:An unidentified gang had hurled a bomb at the EPDP office at Mallakam, Jaffna yesterday (13) morning. Though police fired towards the gang that hurled the bomb no more evidence was available, police sources said. A demonstration had been held with LTTE backing dema...
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Simultaneously with peace talks Disarming LTTE should be addressed — PA
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island:The government should address the issue of decommissioning the LTTE parallel to the peace talks. Addressing the weekly press conference held by the PA, presidential nominee for the peace talks, Lakshman Kadirgamar said yesterday that the govt. should include the is...
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Adam Sandler Song - The Masturbata.
Adam Sandler's Song "The Masturbata" Sitting in my house, and I know that I'm alona, Feeling kinda horny, got a jingle in my bona. Go and grab a Penthouse its the one with Sharon Stona. Hey Masturbata!! I go a little faster and its feeling kinda nicea, Once ain't enough so I have to do it twicea. I...
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Japan Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi to visit Sri Lanka in January.
Tokyo, Dec. 14:The Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi is expected to visit Colombo in January. The Japan Foreign Affairs Ministry Press Secretary told yesterday that the travel plan of the Foreign Minister is still under discussion and no details have been set yet. He added that th...
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TAT supports World Scout Jamboree 2003
Bangkok, Dec 13 (TNA): The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is mobilizing all its resources for the 20th World Scout Jamboree, one of the world's largest youth gatherings, TAT statement said. Thailand won the bid to host the Jamboree at the 34th World Scout Conference in Oslo, Norway, in 1996....
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Vice-President to visit Myanmar
By Amit Baruah Delhi 13: ice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, is expected to visit Myanmar early next year. This will be the highest-level visit by an Indian dignitary since that of the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in December 1987. New Delhi's decision to accept the invitation to Yangon...
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Bangladesh-Thailand agree to expand bilateral cooperation
Chiang Mai, Dec 14(TNA): Bangladesh and Thailand have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in many areas, including trade, communication, and tourism, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after holding talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Khaleda Zia in thi...
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Move for Electronic Platform to facilitate trade between Asia and Africa.
In line with the objectives set by the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the Government of Benin and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requested the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to develop a tailor-made electronic platform, TI...
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Thailand to allow 128 Bangladesh items duty-free
Chiang Mai, Thailand Dec 13: Thai government officially agreed to allow duty-free export of nearly 128 items of six categories from Bangladesh to Thailand on non-reciprocal basis, giving a major boost to relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand announced...
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Steps taken to release fishermen
Pondicherry, Dec 14:The Indian High Commission at Colombo was taking steps towards seeking the release of some Indian fishermen presently in Sri Lankan jails, an official press release said today. The fishermen from Tamil Nadu were detained along with their boats when they were allegedly fishing in...
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Muslims lamented over the worsening situation in the North and East.
Colombo, Dec. 12: Situation in the North East would worsen if the administration passed on to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) warned the Muslim Organization. The Muslim organization told President Chandrika Bandaranaike that living with the Tamils had become difficult, after the Memora...
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda copied Terror Tactics from Tamil Tigers - Soosai, Commander Sea Tiger
By Walter Jayawardhana - Los Angeles London, Dec. 12:Soosai, the Commander of the Sea Tigers, the marine armed wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) told BBC’s Frances Harrison that the terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda had copied terrorist tactics from them. In...
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British band to perform in support of Sri Lanka peace process
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP), Dec. 12: - Sri Lanka is to host its first international pop concert in years, with the British reggae band UB 40 performing Saturday in Colombo to support the country's peace process. The island nation has fought a civil war for nearly two decades and is now negotiating a p...
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Tamil Tiger rebels return to Sri Lanka after peace talks in Norway
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 12: Tamil rebel negotiators returned Thursday after peace talks in Norway and discussions in Switzerland on how to set up a federal power-sharing system that Sri Lanka hopes will end 19 years of civil war. After touching down on the island's only international airpor...
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Govt to press Yemen to import more rice
Bangkok, Dec 12 (TNA): The government would attempt to press Yemen to import more rice from Thailand in a bid to reduce trade deficit, Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik disclosed yesterday. Speaking after a meeting with Mohamed Taramustafa, Yemen ambassador to Thailand, he said the discussion fo...
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Soldier killed in shootout with Wa
By Wiwatchai Somkam - The Nation Chian Mai, Dec. 13:Military intelligence officers predicted there would be more clashes between drug traffickers and Thai soldiers following a fierce gunfight between a Thai patrol and a Wa drug caravan on the northern border that left one Thai trooper and three in...
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