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Colombo wants to buy peace at any cost: Kadirgamar
By Amit Baruah , New Delhi , Jan. 12.: "The price of peace may be too heavy,'' Lakshman Kadirgamar, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President on Foreign Affairs, said today about Colombo's ongoing peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kadirgamar, who will meet a number of Gov...
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Dalai Lama calls for rejection of materialism at Buddhist gathering in eastern India
By Abdul Qadir, Associated Press Writer Gaya, India, Jan. 12: Amid threats and allegations of spying and sacrilege, the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Buddhists' highest worship ceremony on Sunday, calling for the rejection of materialism, greed and violence. "Money breeds greed, jealousy and other social...
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Nearly 700 dead as Bangladesh-India cold spell continues
Dhaka (Reuters) Jan. 12: More freezing weather has been forecast for northern India and Bangladesh, where over 700 people have died in a month-long cold spell, officials said on Sunday. Forty more people, mostly homeless, died over the past 24 hours in the impoverished Indian states of Uttar Prad...
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Closer Government To Business Partnership Urged To Overcome Digital Divide In OECD-APEC.
.Singapore, January 13: “Strengthening the partnership between the government and private sector to maximize digital economy access” will be a key message the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat will deliver the OECD-APEC Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy in Honolulu on January 15 Ambass...
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Baht likely to touch 40.5 unless there is war, says banker
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): The baht is likely to strengthen and touch 40.5 to the US dollar unless there is a war between the United States and Iraq, according a leading banker. Anusorn Thammachai, vice president of BankThai Plc’s Research Devision, said the Bank of Thailand’s move to repay ahead of s...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Vaiko, others given chargesheet copies
Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 13: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and eight party colleagues were today furnished copies of the chargesheet by designated POTA court at suburban Poonamalee in a case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE. After furnishing the copies, designated Judge L Rajendran...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Rival groups in India's northeast wary about talks with Naga leaders
By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer Gauhati, India, (AP) Jan. 13: Rival groups in India's remote northeastern states are wary about the outcome of talks the federal government held with Naga separatist leaders to end one of the longest-running insurgencies in Asia, community leaders said Mon...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Seven Pak women diplomats appointed ambassadors
Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): The Pakistan government has for the first time appointed seven women from the foreign service cadre as ambassadors to important world capitals. All of them are career diplomats. Dawn lists their names and countries of posting as: Fauzia Nasreen, ambassador to Poland; Durre...
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Most people believe US-Iraq war will erupt: Poll
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Most people believe a war between the United State and Iraq would definitely break out, according to a poll by Ratchapat Institute or Suan Dusit Poll. The survey was conducted with a random sample of 2,190 people in Bangkok and major cities in different regions during Januar...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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LTTE siezes Ravaya journalists’ equipment
The Island: LTTE cadres last week seized cameras and other equipment, belonging to journalists, working for Ravaya, when they were reporting on the situation in the Tiger-held areas in the Mannar district, the EPDP and security sources said. Tigers also seized their vehicle and ordered them to lea...
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Sanitising LTTE with Annan?
The Island: Diplomatic sources were speculating the purpose of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan being taken to Jaffna during his visit here and being introduced to LTTE leaders. Mr. Annan the ‘Custodian’ of all international anti-terrorist laws, travelling to Jaffna to meet terrorist leaders will g...
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Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from China on their State Visit
Yangon, 11 Jan: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here from Kunming by special flight at 4.20 pm today after paying the State Visit to the People's Republic of China at the inv...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Colombo wants to buy peace at any cost: Kadirgamar
By Amit Baruah , New Delhi , Jan. 12.: "The price of peace may be too heavy,'' Lakshman Kadirgamar, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President on Foreign Affairs, said today about Colombo's ongoing peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kadirgamar, who will meet a number of Gov...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Dalai Lama calls for rejection of materialism at Buddhist gathering in eastern India
By Abdul Qadir, Associated Press Writer Gaya, India, Jan. 12: Amid threats and allegations of spying and sacrilege, the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Buddhists' highest worship ceremony on Sunday, calling for the rejection of materialism, greed and violence. "Money breeds greed, jealousy and other social...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Nearly 700 dead as Bangladesh-India cold spell continues
Dhaka (Reuters) Jan. 12: More freezing weather has been forecast for northern India and Bangladesh, where over 700 people have died in a month-long cold spell, officials said on Sunday. Forty more people, mostly homeless, died over the past 24 hours in the impoverished Indian states of Uttar Prad...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Closer Government To Business Partnership Urged To Overcome Digital Divide In OECD-APEC.
.Singapore, January 13: “Strengthening the partnership between the government and private sector to maximize digital economy access” will be a key message the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat will deliver the OECD-APEC Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy in Honolulu on January 15 Ambass...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Baht likely to touch 40.5 unless there is war, says banker
Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): The baht is likely to strengthen and touch 40.5 to the US dollar unless there is a war between the United States and Iraq, according a leading banker. Anusorn Thammachai, vice president of BankThai Plc’s Research Devision, said the Bank of Thailand’s move to repay ahead of s...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Vaiko, others given chargesheet copies
Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 13: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and eight party colleagues were today furnished copies of the chargesheet by designated POTA court at suburban Poonamalee in a case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE. After furnishing the copies, designated Judge L Rajendran...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Rival groups in India's northeast wary about talks with Naga leaders
By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer Gauhati, India, (AP) Jan. 13: Rival groups in India's remote northeastern states are wary about the outcome of talks the federal government held with Naga separatist leaders to end one of the longest-running insurgencies in Asia, community leaders said Mon...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Seven Pak women diplomats appointed ambassadors
Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): The Pakistan government has for the first time appointed seven women from the foreign service cadre as ambassadors to important world capitals. All of them are career diplomats. Dawn lists their names and countries of posting as: Fauzia Nasreen, ambassador to Poland; Durre...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
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