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Legalities limit Indias role in Lanka : Sibal
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 08, (Times of India): India on Sunday ruled out greater involvement in the peace process in Sri Lanka, saying "legal complexities" concerning the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its leader V Prabhakaran, stood in the way. "The legal complexities are such that our optio...
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Hailing progress in Sri Lanka peace talks, Annan voices hope for lasting settlement
New York - 8 December: Hailing progress achieved in talks aimed at settling the conflict in Sri Lanka, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that the country's peace process would be completed through future negotiations. Annan "lauds both parties for their commitment to th...
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LTTE gets radio equipment from Oslo
Colombo, Dec 8, Chennai OnLine: The LTTE obtained hi-tech broadcasting equipment through the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo last month to expand its unapproved radio station, a report said today. The government granted approval to the rebels to clear a container with six tonnes of equipment in the Co...
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Swearing – Recent research projects new dimension.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Swearing – Recent research projects new dimension. In a surprise U-turn last week, linguistic experts announced that swearing is, in fact, both big and clever. Furthermore, they say, it impresses people. Swearing has long had a bad image, being labeled as offensive, crude and...
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Israel to block Arafat Christmas visit again
Reuters: Dec. 12: For the second year running, Israel has said it will bar Yasser Arafat from his Christmas pilgrimage to Bethlehem. "He's going to stay put," said Raanan Gissin, a senior adviser to the prime minister, Ariel Sharon. "We're not going to let Arafat go to Bethlehem". Mr Gissin was sp...
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Dharmasala: Request China Not To Carry Out Death Sentence On Two Tibetans
Dharmasala, India: The Central Tibetan Administration deeply regrets the Chinese authorities act of passing death sentence on two Tibetan political activists in Karze, now part of Sichuan province. We are surprised that this unfortunate sentence came just when the release of Tibetan three Tibetan...
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Burma makes drugs in own camps - Wattanachai revives billion-pill claim
By Wassana Nanuam Achara Ashayagachat Bangkok Post : Dec. 08:Burmese military camps along the border are making drugs and earlier estimates of a billion speed pills flooding into Thailand next year are correct, deputy army commander Gen Wattanachai Chaimuenwong said yesterday. "I want the foreign...
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Sri Lankas powerful Buddhists reject government move to share power with Tamil rebels
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 07: An influential Buddhist group on Saturday opposed a government move to share power with the Tamil rebels, saying only the majority Sinhalese have the right to make decisions in the island nation. The Tamils, most of whom ar...
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Swamy welcomes Centres stand
By Our Special Correspondent Chennai, Dec. 7: The Janata Party president, Subramanian Swamy, has welcomed the "present stand" of the Centre, made public today, that the LTTE will remain a banned organisation. "The Indian people support peace in Sri Lanka and a genuine federal constitution as the...
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New Voice of Tigers with govt. approval
Sunday Times:The government last month granted approval to the LTTE to clear six tons of equipment to set up a modern Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio broadcasting station. Representatives of the LTTE cleared the container load of cargo from the Colombo Port on November 26 on their leader Velupillai Pr...
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400 convicts in LTTE prisons
By Chris Kamalendran Sunday Times :Some 400 persons convicted by LTTE courts are being held in LTTE controlled prisons in Mullaitivu. LTTE's Legal and Administration chief Iliyathamby Pararajasigham better known as 'Para' said the persons held were all Tamils and had been found guilty of offences...
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The inside story of Eelam Courts: We have a strong legal system says LTTE legal chief
By - Chris Kamalendran in Kilinochchi Sunday Times : Tamil guerrillas have put into operation a full-fledged legal system in areas dominated by them in the north and East and are looking forward to expand it. The guerrillas have put into place a 'law college' to train their lawyers, put up as many...
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Iraq Hands UN Dossier, Denies It Has Banned Weapons
By Haitham Haddadin Baghdad (Reuters), Dec. 07: - Iraq handed the United Nations a huge dossier on its military programs on Saturday, denying Iraq has any banned weapons and setting the stage for a confrontation with Washington. Kuwait meanwhile rejected an apology from Iraqi President Saddam Husse...
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Turkey triumphs at controversial Miss World
By Andrew Cawthorne London (Reuters), Dec. 07: - Turkish beauty Azra Akin won Miss World on Saturday in a contest hurriedly moved to Britain from Nigeria after deadly Muslim-Christian riots sparked by controversy over the pageant. Akin, a 21-year-old model, took the crown and 100,000 pounds ($157,...
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If God Be With Us - The Naga Nation.
Mumbai – Dec 08: In commemoration of the 54th United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2002, , the Naga Students' Federation and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights will be hosting the premiere of "If God Be With Us - The Naga Nation" directed by Shankar Borua an...
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CBKs funds not disclosed
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti The Sunday Leader: The public accounts of the President's Fund have not been disclosed to parliament from 1994 to 1999, government sources said. As the institution charged with the total control of public finance, financial regulations require that institutions dealing wi...
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Nearly 200,000 vacancies available Malaysian jobs for Lankans
The Sunday Leader: Sri Lanka has been chosen as one of the few countries within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to enter into an agreement with Malaysia for Sri Lankans to find jobs, Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said. According to the Minister this rare oppor...
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I am studying how people respond to embarrassing situations.
Compiled by : V. Rajeny A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?" She responds by yelling, at the top of her lung...
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Iraqi opposition member confirms Baghdad had liquidated al-Mayahi
An Iraq opposition member on Friday accused the Iraqi intelligence of killing another Iraqi opposition member who was found strangled in the Lebanese city of Tyre, south Lebanon. Sheikh Muhammad al-Basri, 37 year old, considered the killing of Walid Ibrahim al-Mayahi, 34 year old, as a liquidation...
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Govt organizes New Year gifts festival to promote community products
Bangkok, Dec 8 (TNA) - The government will organize a grand New Year gift festival next week, aimed to promote community products under the one tambon (one sub-district), one product scheme, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prommin Lertsuridej. M.D. Prommin, who heads the committee on the one tam...
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