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Gilgit – Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 amidst pre-poll rigging charges
Gilgit-Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 to elect its second legislative assembly; the opposition is charging the Pakistan Muslim League (N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with indulging in rigging even before the first ballot is cast. While all elections held in Pakistan are known to be rigged to v...
09.06.2015 - 07:07 By Malladi Rama Rao
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June 1984-Glummest Month of Sikh Community
Responsible welfare states irrespective of religion, language, casts, sects, and culture certainly need to protect the rights of its inhabitants whether they belong to majority or majority segments of society. Failing which can stimulate irrecoverable differences, widening the gaps among the societ...
06.06.2015 - 10:41 By Zaheerul Hassan
  Read More Here – The new Tamil websites
Nearly 20 new websites owners/ Chief Editors of News websites operating from Sri Lanka were present yesterday for an interview at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information. Mr. B.K.S. Ravindra, Additional Secretary (Development & Planning) of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information headed...
06.06.2015 - 10:35
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Rev. Noel Emmanuel Christian- New Bishop of Trincomalee
The Pope has accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swamipillai, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Trincomalee, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law and has appointed Rev. Noel Emmanuel Christian, presently Episcopal Vicar and General Treasurer of th...
06.06.2015 - 10:11
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Pakistan’s Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif is arriving in Sri Lanka, this afternoon, on a long overdue visit, on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General A W J C De Silva. The 4 day visit will be General Sharif’s first visit to Sri Lanka. General Raheel Shari...
06.06.2015 - 10:02
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Burmese Democracy Activist Sentenced To Two Years Imprisonment On Defamation Charges
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned at reports that Htin Lin Oo, the former information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has been handed a two-year prison sentence following his conviction on charges of insulting religion. Htin Lin Oo was charged under articles 295...
06.06.2015 - 09:56
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‘The boss’ dominates Arab music world!
‘The boss’ – ‘Limuallem’ is the latest release from the young talented Moroccan artist, Sa’ad Lamjarred to go viral in youtube. In this short period of time, it was released, it has already hit the 35 million mark with over 21 thousand positive comments. Arab music lovers would remember that Sa’...
06.06.2015 - 09:44 By S.H.Moulana
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Today is World Environment Day (June 5th)
The international theme for this year is, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet, consume with care”. This theme highlights the fact that human needs, economic growth and the sustainable us of the environment are directly associated. Food, air and water needed for the beings are obtained from the environ...
05.06.2015 - 06:57 By Manjari Peiris
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Modi: Infallible And Invincible!
It is one party that began a day or two before the actual date of the ‘birth’ and seems likely to last a year when the next installment will take off. And now that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed one year in office, who says that he does not speak to the press? The media, whether prin...
05.06.2015 - 06:46 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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EDB moving top Lankan education providers to Maldives next week
Buoyed by its success of the educational promotions of 2014 in Male, the EDB is facilitating the largest Lankan educational delegation to Maldives next week. The promotional tour is organized in collaboration with Sri Lanka High Commission in Male. The second time such an educational delegation is f...
05.06.2015 - 06:38
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Sri Lanka Celebrates International Day of Vesak : “Fostering World Peace through Cultural Education”
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France & Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO in collaboration with the National Commission of Sri Lanka to UNESCO convened a three day symposium to celebrate Vesak, a day of International Observance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 27th-29th May, 2015...
05.06.2015 - 06:25
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‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’
The University of Peradeniya, a long standing bedrock of academic discourses in many aspects of Sri Lanka’s development process was the location chosen by the Center for Social Science Studies for the launch of the timely publication of ‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’ edited by...
05.06.2015 - 06:07
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Unstoppable Indian corruption – Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s illegal asset case to go to Supreme Court!
As a crude jolt to ambitions of Jayalalithaa who, upon her acquittal in the historic illegal assets case, retook the rein of Tamil Nadu as CM, Karnataka government has decided to appeal in Supreme Court against the apparently faulty judgment delivered by judge Kumaraswami of Karnataka High Court, ac...
04.06.2015 - 09:07 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia’s Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington DC., reports that Ukraine’s new government has suspended the country’s case before the World Trade Organization that challenged Australia’s law requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. This action is a blow to the continued efforts of the t...
04.06.2015 - 08:31 By Manjari Peiris
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Hypocrisy Over Dress Code
Two district collectors in Chhattisgarh have earned the wrath of the chief minister, Raman Singh, for not being properly attired when they met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state on a day when the sun god was not in a merciful mood. They were sent ‘waning letters’ for not...
04.06.2015 - 08:25 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream
Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish sector is basking in the glow of international spotlight having bagged many top awards for its diversity-and O-Fish sector is one of highest return on investment sectors, as revealed on 03 June in Colombo. “On behalf of the government of HE the President Maithripala Siris...
04.06.2015 - 08:16
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After Modi's Yatara To China
After his three –city (Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai) three-day (May 14-16) visit to the land of the Great Wall, admirers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are in an over drive claiming that he has surpassed all expectations in dealing with India’s relations with the world, including the two hostile neighb...
03.06.2015 - 07:44 By Tushar Charan & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Takht-i-Bhai: A Buddhist monastery in Mardan
The ostentatious structure and imposing relics of the Buddhist monastery Takht-i-Bhai (Throne of Origins) has captivated a large number of locals and tourists who have flocked to see the ancient site which dates back to early 1st century AD. Listed in the World Heritage List, it is considered one...
03.06.2015 - 07:30
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‘Appointing a Committee on CAA vehicle issue’-Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, in his statement, says that some weekend press reports about him using vehicles of Consumer Affairs Authority ‘are false’ -and appointing a Committee to look into it. The statement of Minister Bathiudeen is reproduced in full below: 1. During t...
02.06.2015 - 10:07
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Is the Fraud & Corruption Investigation Division (FCID) agenda the mother of all political witch hunts in Sri Lanka?
The Sri Lanka Gazette notification 1901/20 dated the 13th February 2015 setting up the Fraud & Corruption Investigation Division (FCID) within the Sri Lankan Police Department (as per copy below) is unambiguously clear that it will investigate complaints forwarded to it by the Secretariat establ...
02.06.2015 - 09:38
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