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Release political prisoners before Nov 7 :Viyalendran

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Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa Parliamentarian S.Viyalendran has sated that the government must release all political prisoners before November 7 as promised by President. He was delivering an...

MR responds to summons by Presidential Commission

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Kurunegala Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse reappeared before the PRECIFAC responding to being   summoned by it. He was summoned to inquire to the alleged failure to settle bills to a State owned...

Killinochi Conference on Flood Control

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A conference was held to discuss measures for flood control in Killinochi. Killinochi Government Agent Sundaram Arumainayagam chaired. A committee has been appointed to take appropriate measures in...

New bus service time table in Jaffna to be effective from Nov1

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A new bus service time table has been drawn up for Jaffna district under the patronage of the Provincial Transport Ministry. This to become operative from November,01. This was revealed at a meeting...

Govt addresses only Tamil issues :Wimal Weerawanse

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National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Aeerawanse has charged that the government only addresses the concerns of the Tamil people. Addressing a media meeting, he went on that Tamil National Alliance...

Taapsee turns down liquor brand endorsement

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Taapsee Pannu, who is a teetotaler in real life, has turned down an offer to endorse a liquor brand. She says she refused to be associated with the brand as she doesn’t want to propagate...

Iraq violence: Iranian exiles hit by intense rocket fire

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A former military base in Iraq housing exiled Iranian opposition members has come under intense rocket fire, Iraqi and Iranian officials say.The People’s Mujahedin of Iran says 23 of its...

Ram Charan’s on a break with wife Upasna

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Ram Charan is finally free from all the post release promotions of his latest film Bruce Lee. And after shooting non-stop for the last six months, the young hero has decided to take a much needed...

Syria conflict: UN’s Ban Ki-moon urges ‘flexibility’ in Vienna talks

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for “flexibility” at talks in Vienna between the countries backing rival sides in the Syrian civil war.He urged the five main participants...

Have become more conscious about myself: Gayathrie

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Gayathrie Shankar, who was last seen in Rummy, has wrapped up the shoot of her next film, Mellisai in which she plays the role of a violin teacher. Talking about the film, she says, “This is my...

China ends one-child policy after 35 years

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China on Thursday said it would formally end its notorious one-child policy, which was intended to curb a surging population but has since been blamed for looming demographic problems in the...

Rajapaksa persecuted critics – Samantha Power

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United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power Wednesday blasted the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for governing largely through divisiveness and fear. She alleged that...

Women in the North and East affected by the conflict can’t be left behind: US ambassador Russel

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“The United States believes it’s in everyone’s best interest to advance gender equality,” said U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell.  “When women do...

Heavy rains hit normal life in East

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The heavy rains lashing East for the last five  days had inundated and submerged several roads and areas. Transport had been badly affected. The road connecting Kalmunai and Navithanvelly is...

Baton raised, the shocking moment a Sri Lankan cop brutally beats a mother in the street

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Baton raised, this is the shock moment a Sri Lankan police officer unleashes a savage beating on a mother in the street. The unnamed officer had reportedly demanded Weerasinghe Arachchilage...

Today’s Cartoon

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Nazeer , EPC Health Minister

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Eastern Provincial Council member L.N.Nazeer has been appointed Eastern Province Health Minister. He took oaths before Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando. Eastern Province ministers Ariyawathy...

Mystery space junk WT1190F heading for Earth

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An object, which is according to some, is a spent rocket body or part of a lunar-bound spacecraft, will be making a fiery come back to the planet Earth on November 13, 2015. Dubbed WT1190F by...

Hearing of JVP’s writ petition on KP put off

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Justice Malagoda, President of the Court of Appeal has put off further hearing of writ petition filed by JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath on Kumaran Pathmanathan to November 12.  In this writ...

Investigate from 1983: Somavansa demands

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The Secretary of the Janatha Sevaka Party Somawansa Amarasinghe said if there is a genuine need to find the truth, the government should focus the Truth Commission on the war from the Black July...

Govt. mulls bail for Tamils held under terror act: Mano

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The Ranil Wickremesinghe government is open to the idea of allowing Tamils held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to get bail, the New India Express quoted the Minister for National...

India Always For and With Africa: Sushma Swaraj

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NEW DELHI:  India has always stood “for and with Africa”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday in her opening address at the Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS)...

Vijay sings for his 59th film by Atlee

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s next, Vijay59, directed by Atlee has music by GV Prakash. Interestingly, Vijay has sung a song in the film called ‘Chellaakutty’. Interestingly, this is the...

Vijay’s father to play Dhanush’s father

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One top hero’s real-life father is all set to play reel dad for another top actor. We are talking about Vijay’s father SA Chandrasekhar (often referred to as SAC), who has been signed on...

Udhayanidhi-Amy Jackson’s Gethu wrapped

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The shooting of of Udhayanidhi starrer ‘Gethu’ directed by Thirukumaran of ‘Maan Karate’ fame has been wrapped. Touted to be an action entertainer, Gethu has Amy Jackson...

Reconciliation is not what the Govt. forces on us, CM says to Ms.Russel

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The NPC CM Wigneswaran had told the visiting American Ambassador at Large, Ms. Russel, that Reconciliation is not forcing some thing the Govt. wants and asking us to accept it. Both faction should...

News Bits

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*Report regarding ‘KP’ with 193 charges submitted to Appeal Court by Attorney General. * Underground palace was constructed for security reasons -Gota. *Ranil and Sampanthan try to send...

Death certificates to be issued for persons killed or missing during war

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Two Committees had been formed under the leadership of Ministers D.M.Swaminathan and Thilek Marapone, for inquiring into and issuing immediately death certificates to persons killed and missing...

Cabinet approve construction of 65,000 houses in the North, Construction to begin around end of February :Sivagnnasothy

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Re-settlement, Sivagnnasothy said that, a cabinet paper submitted by the Minister of Re-settlement D.M.Swaminathan to construct 65,000 houses for the war affected had...

Release of TPPs and Resettlement – Bishop of Jaffna Insists with Russel for American pressure on Sri Lanka

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The New Jaffna Bishop, Rt.Rev. Justin Bernard Gnnapragasam insisted with the visiting Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s issues at US State Department, Catherine Russel, that America should...

General Amnesty to TPPs is a political matter : the CM,NPC

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The CM, NPC, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran said that the granting of political amnesty to the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) s is political matter. If their affair is to be approached legally, granting...

Wigneswaran in Analaitheewu, Eluvaitheeewu

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Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran visited Analaitheewu and Eluvaitheewu recently and discussed the people’s problems. Pradesa Sabha Secretary Elilarasi Anton Yoganaygam was also...

Sports Minister in Jaffna

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Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera visited Jaffna to develop sports in the district. He also visited the Duraiyappa Stadium and held talks. State Minister Vijakala Maheswaran was also present.

Google’s Project Loon internet balloons to circle Earth

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Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year.It told the BBC the move would let it trial a continuous...

Alavetty North Rural Secretariat declared open

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The Rural Secretariat of Alavetty North was declared open recently. The Rural Secretariat was constructed by the government under the 100 day programme. Jaffna Government Agent N.Vethanayagam was the...

Kerala unit has a bone to pick with VHP

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There are signs of differences between the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and its Kerala unit on beef-eating, in the context of the police “raid” on Kerala House in the capital for allegedly serving beef...

Interim order on KP extended

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Court of Appeal has extended the interim order restraining Kumaran Pathmanathan from leaving the country. Court of Appeal President Jusice Malalagoda heard the case. The case was is put off for...

Sri Lanka to free 120 Indian fishermen

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Sri Lanka on Wednesday began the process to release 120 Indian fishermen detained for allegedly fishing in its waters and India will also free dozens of Lankan fishermen as humanitarian gesture, an...

TN fishermen issue; India must engage constructively: Karunanithy

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DMK Patriarach Dr.M.Karunanithy has told the India’s Central Government to engage constructively to resolve the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue constructively. In a statement issued on Wednesday, he...

Next National Sports Festival in Killinochi: Dayasiri

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The next National Sports Festival is to be held in Killincohi, according to Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera. He discussed details during his recent visit to Killinochi. He discussed steps to be...

Release of political prisoners will lead to another Ealam war: Amarasekera

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National Patriotic Organization President Gunadasa Amarasekera has observed that the release of political prisoners can pave the way for another Tamil Ealam war. He added that the National Patriotic...

Mahinda faction seeks confrontation among communities: Yogeswaran

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Batticaloa Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran has charged that the Mahinda Rajapakse and his faction are trying to create confrontation among communities and jeopardize reconciliation efforts. He was...

Do you Know?

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A 1934-series gold certificate in the denomination of $10,000. This bill depicts Salmon P. Chase and was signed by Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and W.A. Julian. This denomination was never released...

Indrani Mukerjea may be suffering from dengue, court told

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Byculla women’s prison authorities on Wednesday informed a metropolitan magistrate court here that Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, might be suffering from...

US signals shift in Syria-Iraq campaign

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Defence Secretary Ash Carter said there would also be more air strikes against “high-value targets”.Observers say his comments reflect acknowledgment of the lack of progress in defeating...

Volkswagen pushed into loss by emissions scandal

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The first set of accounts published by VW since the scandal broke show it put aside €6.7bn ($7.4bn; £4.8bn). As a result, VW reported a €3.48bn operating loss for the third quarter of the year,...

Beauty queen Aditi Arya strives for a social cause

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BIO Age: 21 City: Delhi School: Amity International School College: College of Business Studies, Delhi University Profession: Research Analyst Interests: Writing and painting Crowned: Miss...

If TPPs are not released, Civil groups will perform Satyagraha: Senaka Perera

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The Civil Organizations have warned that either Satyagraha or fasting protests will be held, if the Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) are not released before Nov. 7th . The Organization for Protecting...

No common amnesty for fasting Tamil prisoners: Mano

There will be no common amnesty for over 200 prisoners, mostly Tamils, who staged a hunger strike in jails throughout the country, the Sri Lankan government said today. The prisoners went on a...

Douglas Devananda to stand trial for Chennai murder

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Former Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda is set to stand trial, through video conferencing, before a Chennai court in a 28-year-old murder case. As all 10 accused in connection with the Diwali-...