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Modi today in Goa, tomorrow in Bhutan
ndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who landed in Goa today on his first visit outside, will fly to Thimphu tomorrow on his maiden foreign visit. Goa has special place in Modi scheme of things. It was here shortly after the Godhra communal carnage in 2002, the BJP rallied behind him and persuaded th...
15.06.2014 - 02:31 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Pakistan awards Scholarship to 83 brilliant Sri Lankan Students including 12 promising Journalists in 2nd Phase
The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded SL Rs 2 Million worth of educational scholarships last evening to 71 students of O/L and A/L and 12 promising working journalists under the second Phase of Jinnah Scholarship Programme 2014. The ceremony to award Jinnah...
14.06.2014 - 08:23
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Sri Lanka participates at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in El Salvador
The Inauguration Ceremony of the newly elected President of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren took place at the International Fair & Convention Centre in San Salvador on 01st June 2014 amid a large gathering of foreign dignitaries including heads of state & government, vice presidents,...
14.06.2014 - 07:56
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Sri Lanka says humanitarian crises can be overcome with political commitment
”In contrast to the considerable challenges in the humanitarian crises that continue to engulf many parts of the world today, Sri Lanka’s achievements particularly following the ending of the terrorist conflict, provides confidence and hope that even the most severe and insurmountable humanitarian c...
14.06.2014 - 07:41
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Is there policy conflict between government and military in Burma?
As the chair of the Steering Committee for Reforms, President U Thein Sein met vice presidents, union ministers and deputy ministers at his palace in Naypyitaw on 10 June, urging them to speed up the Third Wave Reform to guarantee a tangible groundwork of democracy and highe...
14.06.2014 - 07:24 By – Zin Linn
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Police warned of the impending threat to peace and normalcy in the Ilavalai Police Area
One of the Plaintiffs - Mr. K.T.Rajasingham in the Konawattai Narasimha Vairavar Temple case, which concluded on 11th at the Mallakam Magistrate Courts has forewarned of the impending threat to peace and normalcy of the Valikamam North region, especially the Ilavalai Police area. He had conta...
13.06.2014 - 11:43
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FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil beats Croatia in the first game
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team won the opening match 3-1 by beating its formidable opponent, Croatia, in Sao Paulo on Thursday night. The nature of victory, despite the initial drawbacks, reinforces the belief among football pundits about the ability of the host to lift the cup for the second time under...
13.06.2014 - 10:12 By our Sports Correspondent
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President Leaves for Bolivia to Attend G77 Summit
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Bolivia yesterday evening to attend the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China. The Summit will take place on June 14 - 15 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra under the theme "For a New World Order for Living Well." A large number of lea...
13.06.2014 - 08:58
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Sanje Sedera: Rising star in Nevada State Politics :Lanka-born Sanje Sedera makes lasting imprint in Nevada politics
The Electoral District 34 of the Nevada State Legislative Assembly primary election held on June 10 to elect a Democratic Party nominee for the November Assembly election gave a significant message to the Democratic Party apparatus in this Western state: The primary election confined to the cardhol...
13.06.2014 - 08:48 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Delft Pradesha Sabaha Chairman Murder: Remand of Kamal and other Two Others Further Extended
In the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan murder case, Kayts Magistrate further extended the remand of Kamalendran and two other suspects when the case came up for hearing yesterday. Kayts Magistrate S, Leninkumar extended the remand period by another 14 days. Earlier on 26 November...
13.06.2014 - 08:06
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Shaikh’s Murder – Is this the start of a sinister plan in Modi’s India?
A 28-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death in Pune, India on Monday night (June 2) by Hindutvadi zealots with suspected links to a Hindu fundamentalist outfit over a Facebook message they found offensive, according to police. The victim - Mohsin Mohammed Sadique Shaikh - had been living in Pune...
13.06.2014 - 07:21 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Burma: Religious Conversion Law Threatens Religious Freedom
Over 80 organizations from civil society worldwide today call on Burma to scrap proposed legislation that would unlawfully restrict the right to freely choose a religion. If adopted, this law would violate fundamental human rights and could lead to further violence against Muslims and other religio...
13.06.2014 - 07:09
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Sri Lanka wins Second Place among 84 Nations in one of the largest cultural Pageants in Europe
The Sri Lankan Association in Berlin has achieved one of the most prestigious place among the nations in the international city of Berlin by achieving the Second Place at the Carnival of Cultures, which was held on the 8th June 2014 in the streets of Berlin. This event is viewed by millions alongsid...
13.06.2014 - 06:56
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Fate of Article 371A is hanging in balance
If one studies carefully as to how the Nagaland State came into being, it is rather complex. The Nagas, particularly under the banner of the Naga National Council (NNC), had been engaged in series of political talks with Delhi before and after India attained her Independence. The NNC leaders had...
13.06.2014 - 06:46 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Research study to test anti-HIV gel for gay men and transgenders commences in Chiang Mai
Overall new HIV infection rates have dipped by 26% in Asia and the Pacific region since 2001, but not for key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (source: UNAIDS Asia Pacific report, November 2013). According to estimates, between 15% and 25% MSM of this region...
13.06.2014 - 06:38 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Chief of Staff of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force Calls on President Rajapaksa
Admiral Katsutosi Kawano, the chief of staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning. The discussion centered mainly on enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the area of maritime security and ot...
12.06.2014 - 20:22
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We should move forward to resolve unsettled matters, Nawaz Sharif tells Modi
Taking observers by surprise, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a ‘Thank You’ letter to Narendra Modi for the invitation to his oath taking and for his hospitality. Dispelling the talk in sections of Pakistan media that he was unhappy with Delhi visit, Prime Minister Sharif wrote th...
12.06.2014 - 18:50 By Malladi Rama Rao
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US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots case
A US court here has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a 13-page order, US...
12.06.2014 - 08:01
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Erik Solheim, A Disgruntled Peace Maker?
Erik Solheim, the Norwegian facilitator, has stated that he would go before the War Crimes Tribunal on Sri Lanka initiated by the U.N. Human Rights Council and give testimony as to how many people were killed in Sri Lanka. In Erik Solheim’s recent statements, he argues that the war could have been...
12.06.2014 - 07:51
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Sri Lankan President Condemns Karachi Terrorist Attack
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last Sunday which killed several security forces personnel and civilian employees. "I am deeply shocked to learn of th...
12.06.2014 - 07:30
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