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Excavation at Ayodhya to start on March 12
Ayodhya, (PTI), March 10: Excavation at the disputed Ram Janam Bhoomi Babri Masjid site here to find out whether a temple existed beneath the demolished structure would begin on March 12, while action plan for the same would be finalised on Tuesday. The work, on the order of the Allahabad High Cou...
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Sri Lanka Navy sinks Tamil Tiger ship
Colombo, (PTI), March 10: The Sri Lankan Navy today sank a Tamil Tiger cargo ship suspected to be smuggling weapons into the island, official sources said. Sri Lanka Navy's largest offshore patrol craft Sayura led the attack on the unidentified vessel of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTT...
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Myanmar Urges U.S. To Make Proper Judgement Based On Factual Evidence
The people of Myanmar together with its Government are disappointed to learn that the U.S. Secretary of State has unfairly listed Myanmar for "severe violations of religious freedom."Myanmar is a land where the people of all faiths enjoy religious freedom and harmony in practice. The nation also pr...
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Sri Lanka Navy sinks rebel freighter
Colombo, (Kyodo News) March 11:The Sri Lanka Navy on Monday sank a merchant freighter belonging to the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after an exchange of fire off the rebel-held northeastern Mullaitivu coast, killing 11 crew members on the freighter and injuring several navy person...
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Rice exporters seek free trade accord with Sri Lanka
Karachi, March 11: The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has sought a Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka by government to boost exports of rice. In a letter to Minister for Commerce Humayun Akhter Khan on Monday, the REAP claimed that Sri Lanka has raised import duty from Rs 5 per kg...
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Killing cannot be prevented by killing — Civil Rights Movement
The Island:The Civil Rights Movement of Sri Lanka said that judicial hanging was one of the few horrors that our country had been spared for over a quarter of a century and the Civil Rights Movement could not credit that the government would now restore it. It said: "It is the responsibility of an...
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Top Myanmar General in Singapore Hospital
Singapore, (Reuters), February 10: - One of Myanmar's most powerful generals is ill and has been admitted to hospital in Singapore, an official from the Singapore General Hospital said on Monday. Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, ranked second in the military junta, left Yangon for Singapore on Sunday...
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Anti-peace rally in Sri Lanka fuels red alert
Colombo, March 10: Tens of thousands of opposition supporters arrived in the Sri Lankan capital yesterday to protest the government’s Norwegian-backed peace bid with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said. Interior Minister John Amaratunga said security had been strengthened with guards posted at key...
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Dying statement accuses husband of injecting HIV
By Debabrata Mohanty Rajani Rao, a 32-year-old housewife in Orissa's Nabrangpur town who had tested positive for HIV, died on Sunday after a two-year battle against the "lethal virus" allegedly injected into her by her husband of 12 years. Rajani's eight-year-old son, Srihari, and four brothers w...
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Nagaland ministry expansion on Monday
Kohima, (PTI), March 09: The 28-member Democratic Alliance of Nagaland coalition ministry will be expanded on Monday even as portfolios of the ministers, sworn in on March six, are yet to be allotted. Several new ministers are likely to be inducted into the ministry in tomorrow's expansion, Raj...
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Report: Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels seek Russian weapons in Laos
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 09:- Tamil Tiger rebels have attempted to procure sophisticated Russian-built missiles and other military items in Laos, a newspaper reported Sunday. Two Sri Lankans, later found to be members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam, had approached representatives of...
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Myanmar raps its inclusion in US religious freedom blacklist
Yangon, March 09: Myanmar’s inclusion on a US blacklist for abuses of religious freedoms is unfair, the military government said Saturday. “The people of Myanmar together with its government are disappointed to learn that the US secretary of state unfairly listed Myanmar for ‘severe violations of...
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Benazir urges West not to confuse Islam with terrorism
Abuja, March 10: Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Saturday urged non-Muslims, and more particularly the Western world, not to confuse Islam with terrorism. Constant clashes between the West and the Islamic world were a bad omen for the future of the world, she said at a public lecture in Ab...
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Beware of African scam: Ignore tempting offers.
A South African Engineer, Zulu Makaleni, who claims to be the Director of Project Implementation (MEMR) has come forward to part with 30% of USD 14 million, for simply providing your bank account detail (Bank details -Name and address / Account no/ Beneficiary name) and the contact coordinates (Pr...
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Public say no to govt control of media
Bangkok, March 9, (TNA): The prime minister suffered a setback today in his attempts to place an effective gagging order on the media, with a poll showing that the majority of the public calling on the prime minister to continue allowing media interviews. The majority of those questioned by Suan D...
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War On Drugs: Scholars plead for restraint
By Nantiya Tangwisutijit & Subhatra Bhumiprabhas Bangkok, March 10: About 100 leading Thai academics pleaded yesterday for society to think twice before giving all-out support to the government's violent anti-drug crusade. Meanwhile, a former UN special rapporteur on human and children's rig...
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Mannar farmers ask for Israeli-built paddy storing containers
The Island:A TULF Mannar activist, P. A. Anthony Mark has urged Agriculture Minister S. B. Dissanayake to provide at least ten Israeli-built paddy storing containers on priority basis to farmer organisations in the Mannar district. In a letter to the minister he has said that prior to the eruption...
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Police on high alert for joint opposition rally
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island:Police, under fire for using excessive force to break up a series of protests over the past few months in Colombo and Balangoda, plan to deploy approximately 5000 officers and men for today’s anti-government demonstration in the city, authoritative policemen sai...
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Presidential Commission summons Retd. DIG Kotakadeniya
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Former Senior DIG H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya will appear tomorrow (11) before a Special Presidential Commission to probe last year’s police raid on a Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI)-run safehouse in the Millennium City, Aturugiriya, commission sources...
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JS passes 3 bills: Massive reforms in banking sector
Dhaka, March 10: The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed three bills seeking to bring about massive reforms in banking sector including granting autonomy to Bangladesh Bank to deal with macro economic policies. Piloting the bills, Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman said the proposed laws were required t...
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