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International year of Freshwater to be launched by the United Nations.
Paris, December 10: - The International Year of Freshwater, 2003, will receive its official launch at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York on December 12. The aim of the year is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and managing freshwater. The UN General Assembly resolution pr...
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Civil Societies and Rights Organizations pledges support for the UN Human Rights Commission
Bangkok Dec. 10: Asia is the region where the most crucial tragedy had taken place in which international community can witness, declares the civil society and Human Rights Organization in Thailand and Asia- pacific. In a letter addressed to Sergio Vieria de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner...
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Human Rights Violation is the Way of Life in Burma.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Dec.11: In Burma more than 50 percent of the budget allocation goes to meet the military expenses, which includes the purchase of sophisticated modern lethal weapons to kill those democratic minded, ordinary, innocent Burmese, who long for a change in the country. Dr....
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Bottom Deodorant – To apply push up bottom
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A blonde woman walks into a pharmacy and asks the ssistant for some om deodorant. The assistant, a little emused, explains to the woman that they don't sell bottom deodorant, and never have. The blonde, unfazed, assures he lady behind the counter that she has been buying the t...
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Overwhelming liquidity in banking system drops significantly
Bangkok, Dec 11 (TNA): – The overwhelming liquidity in the banking system has dropped to less than 500 billion baht as a result of the issue of the country-saving bonds and the increase in new lending and restructured loans, according to the Bank of Thailand. Tarisa Watanagase, deputy governor in c...
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Bangladesh frees Channel 4 journalists.
Dhaka, Dec. 11: Bangladesh has released two European journalists from Britain's Channel 4 television station, who were detained last month on suspicion of spreading anti-state propaganda. The government decided to deport the journalists, Zaiba Naz Malik of Britain and Leopoldo Bruno Sorrentino of...
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Sri Lanka formally accepts federal formula to end civil conflict with Tamil Tigers
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 09: - The government said Monday it formally supported the establishment of a federal system through which it would share power with the Tamil Tiger rebels and end 19 years of bloody civil war. "We are indeed heading in that directi...
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Today - Nagas celebrate Human Rights day in Kohima.
Kohima, India, Dec. 10:United Nations 54th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights is celebrated today at Kohima. The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights are organizing the celebrations. Kohima Science College, located at Jotsoma will ho...
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Kofi Anan appeal to recommit on the application of Rule of Law.
Today is the 54th anniversary of the Human Rights day. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan, in his message on the Human rights day emphasized on the application of the Rule of Law He said that that everyone should come forward nurture, develop, strengthen and defend the Rule of Law. He furt...
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Do not hesitate, for anything and everything Bomb Iraq
Compiled by: V.Rajeny If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq. If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq. If the terrorists are Saudi And the bank takes back your Audi And the TV shows are bawdy, Bomb Iraq. If the corporate scandals growin', bomb Iraq. And your ties to them are showin', bomb Iraq. If...
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Thailand is ready for the 20th world scout gathering
Chonburi, Dec 9 (TNA): Thailand is ready for its host of the 20th World Scout Conference, to be held in this eastern province of Chonburi, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Sunday after inspecting the readiness of the venue of the 20th world scout gathering in Ya...
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Indonesia rebels in landmark peace deal
Geneva, Dec. 09: Indonesia and separatist Aceh rebels have signed a landmark ceasefire aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and bloodiest internal conflicts, but both sides warned lasting peace was not yet assured. The pact, mediated by the Geneva-based Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogu...
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Next round will be on human rights - GL
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island: The next round of peace talks to be held in Nappanpaton, Thailand from January 6 to 9 would focus mainly on Human Rights, Minister of Constitutional Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris told yesterday’s cabinet press briefing. "Discussion on human rights is important bec...
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Establish a national museum to honour heroes of the Buddhist revival in Lanka
The Island:At a public seminar sponsored by the All Buddhist Congress of Democrats on the topic Sinhalayo — The Great Heroic Nation Nurtured by the Sinhala Bhikku Fraternity and held on Monday November 18, 2002 at the J. R. Jayewardene Cultural Centre, Colombo the following Resolution was adopted u...
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A Man killed at Mibaya Immigration Office in Arakan
Minbya, Arakan State, Dec. 10: An immigration officer has beaten and killed a man during investigation with an accusation of made contact with his son by telephone in Saudi Arabia on 11th November 2002, said a source in the Minbya Township Administration. Tayum Ghulal, 65, son of Mohamed Nazu Meah,...
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Swiss federalism offers hope for Sri Lanka
By Scott Capper Swiss Info, Dec. 09: Representatives of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers are to meet on Monday with Swiss foreign ministry officials to discuss Switzerland’s federal structure. The Bern visit comes just days after the separatist movement and the Sri Lankan government agreed to share power...
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Sri Lanka allows Tamil rebels to upgrade radio broadcasts
Colombo, Dec. 08:, Sri Lanka - The government is allowing Tamil Tiger rebels to boost their radio broadcast service, a newspaper reported Sunday. Government officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the stronger transmission will reach a wider area of Sri Lanka and even parts of southern...
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SET president still upbeat about investment in bourse
Bangkok, Dec 9 (TNA): – It remains worth investing in the Stock Exchange of Thailand next year given the expected good rates of returns, according to SET president Kittirat na Ranong. He said investors earned average return rates of 20% from the market this year and forecast the Thai bourse would s...
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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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