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LTTE gags TULF amid library row
The Sunday Times: Anandasangari’s participation at meeting with Balasingham uncertain The LTTE has reportedly warned the TULF not to issue statements on its own regarding important issues amidst reports of a split in the main Tamil political party and the possibility of a pro-LTTE leader taking ove...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Mysterious ruby worth $200m sparks a dispute
A Ruby reportedly worth about US$200 million has become the centre of international dispute involving an ex-diplomat from Laos, a Singapore-based company and a former Thai police general, officials said last week.
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Bangladeshi prime minister to visit Myanmar to bolster ties
Yangon, Myanmar(AP) March 01:- Bangladesh's prime minister is expected to visit Myanmar later this month to strengthen trade and diplomatic relations between the neighboring countries, an official said. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will visit March 19-20, becoming the first Bangladeshi leader to...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Myanmar FM arrives tomorrow
Yangon, March 01: Foreign Minister of Myanmar Win Aung arrives in Dhaka tomorrow (Sunday) on a brief visit to Bangladesh to deliver formal invitation letter to Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia from Myanmar Prime Minister General Than Shew to visit Yangon. The Bangladesh Prime Minister is due t...
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LeT threatens suicide attacks and targeting of Vajpayee and Advani
New Delhi, (PTI) March 02: Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued a fresh threat to unleash a spate of suicide attacks in India and targets include Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee among others, reports Pakistani media. Noted Pakistani weekly "The Friday Times" quoted LeT Chief Hafeez Saeed's taped...
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NPF-BJP combine confident of forming govt in Nagaland
Kohima, (PTI), March 02: Both Nagaland People's Front (NPF) and BJP, major constituents of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) today expressed confidence to form the government with support of smaller parties and independents as the state elected its first hung assembly in 20 years. Res...
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Truce monitors accuse Tigers of reneging on promises
Colombo, (PTI), March 02: The Scandinavian team monitoring Sri Lanka's truce today accused Tamil Tiger rebels of going back on their promises to release a policeman and a soldier in their custody. The monitors known as the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said they wrote four letters to...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Reason for poisoning her hubby revealed.
Compiled by - V. Rajeny Jake was dying. His wife, Becky, was maintaining a candlelight vigil by his side. She held his fragile hand, tears running down her face. Her praying roused him from his slumber. He looked up and his pale lips began to move slightly. "My darling Becky," he whispered. "...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on IT co-operation
New Delhi, (PTI), March 01: India and Sri Lanka today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral co-operation in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The MoU, covers the various aspects of the IT sector such as industry to industry co-operation, human resource development and e-govern...
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Congress bounces back to power in Himachal
Shimla, (PTI), March 01: Stymying BJP's attempt to repeat Gujarat, the Congress Saturday bounced back to power in Himachal Pradesh securing absolute majority bagging 40 seats in the 68-member assembly. BJP, which had led a wafer-thin majority coalition government, could win only 16 seats with a n...
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Lankan premier Wickremesinghe holds talks with Vajpayee
New Delhi, (PTI), March 01: Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe today held wide-ranging talks on bilateral cooperation with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is understood to have briefed him on the peace process with LTTE. The talks were followed by a lunch hosted by Vajpayee for Wick...
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BOI pins hopes on APEC Investment Mart
Bangkok, March 1, (TNA): The APEC Investment Mart to be hosted by Thailand this October will help give a kick-start to the economy and investment, and help expand markets in the 21-strong APEC grouping, the secretary-general of the Board of Investment announced today. Mr Somphong Wannapha said that...
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Indian ruling party defeated in local elections of four states
New Delhi, March 02 (Xinhuanet): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of its rival, the Congress party, which regained power in the predominantly Hindu state of Himachal after a gap of five years. According to results published Saturday evening fo...
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PM shrugs off US aid-cut scare
Bangkok, March 02: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday appeared unconcerned by a news report of a warning from the US that it might cut financial aid in the wake of growing concern over the extrajudicial killing of drug-trade suspects. "I don't care. Under my leadership, Thailand will not...
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A Hung Assembly stare at Nagaland - Prospect gloomy
Kohima, March 02: The S C Jamir-led Congress received a bodyblow with its main rival Nagaland Peoples' Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland(DAN) taking a clear lead over the Congress, thereby ending the party's decade-long domination in the state. Results have been announced in 43 seats out o...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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Nuns are not spinsters, they are married to God.
Compiled by - V. Rajeny A man was brought to Mercy Hospital and taken in for coronary surgery. The operation went well, and, as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy, who was waiting by his bed. "Mr. Smith, you're going to be just fine," said the nun, gentl...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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International Community should suspend all aid and assistance to Burma forthwith.
Washington, Feb. 26: International organizations and agencies are urged to suspend all forms of aid and assistance the ruling junta in Burma until a political change towards genuine democracy in Burma is perceived. The Federation of Trade Unions – Burma, in a hard hitting statement regarding the c...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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Rice prices in world market become stable, says FTD
Bangkok, Feb 28 (TNA): – Rice prices in the world market have become stable following concrete cooperation by major rice-exporting countries in trade and production, according to a senior official at the Foreign Trade Department. Rachaen Pojanasunthorn, the department’s director-general, said Thai...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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India: Opposition, allies slam Budget
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 28: The Opposition and some key allies of the BJP today slammed the Union Budget as "anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-development" which has failed to address the "real crisis" in agriculture and industry. Senior Congress leader Shivraj Patil said it was an election-ori...
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Israel offers India know-how for Arrow anti-ballistic missile
Jerusalem, (PTI), Feb. 28: Israel has offered India know-how in manufacturing parts of Arrow anti-ballistic missile and is in talks with Indian defence officials on the possibility of New Delhi investing as much as 100 million dollars in the project. According to the proposal, which was presente...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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