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India’s maverick ‘frog man’

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“Without this frog, I would be a nobody,” says Sathyabhama Das Biju, sitting in his laboratory in Delhi University, on a cold overcast afternoon. The phones haven’t stopped ringing...

Google agrees £130m UK tax deal with HMRC

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Google has agreed to pay £130m in back taxes after an “open audit” of its accounts by the UK tax authorities. The company had been accused of “not paying its fair share” of...

Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania

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Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to eight more countries or territories amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects. On Wednesday, Brazil said the number of babies...

China finds restaurants using opium poppies in food

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Thirty-five restaurants across China have been found illegally using opium poppies as a seasoning, officials have revealed. Five are being prosecuted while 30 are under investigation, the China Food...

Pakistan court lifts Houbara bustard hunting ban

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Pakistan’s supreme court has lifted a ban on the hunting of a rare bird, the Houbara bustard. The bird is prized by hunters in the Middle East, who consider the bird’s meat an...

Canada school shooting, Five killed in Saskatchewan

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Five people have been killed and two seriously wounded in a school shooting in Saskatchewan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. What unfolded at La Loche Community School in the...

Vattu Youths assist war victim

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A victim of war who lost both eyes during the conflict was given livelihood assistance under the patronage of Vaddukoddai Hindu Youth Association. They donated motorized Water pump to the victim...

6 Lankan refugees arrested for illegal journey abroad

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Six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have been taken into custody in Tiruchi allegedly for planning to embark on an illegal boat journey to New Zealand, reports say. The six Lankan refugees are said to be...

Sri Lanka hosts Indian carrier after 3 Chinese ships leave Colombo

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n the ongoing strategic power-play in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), two frontline Indian warships, including aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, entered Colombo just after three Chinese warships left...

EU, Sri Lanka disscuss UNHRC resolution implementation

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The EU has highlighted the need to address human rightsissues in Sri Lanka as the two sides discussed the full-implementation of the UNHRC resolution on alleged rights abuses during the final...

President wants ‘internal’ war crimes court

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The president of Sri Lanka has said foreign judges and prosecutors should not be involved in an investigation into allegations of war crimes. In a BBC interview, President Maithripala Sirisena said...

Jaya challenges Karnataka’s locus standi to appeal against her acquittal

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has challenged the locus standi of the Karnataka government to appeal to Supreme Court against the judgement acquitting her in a disproportionate assets case....

Lady GS abducted at Varany rescued by Police in a ‘thriller chase’ at Puthukudiyirruppu

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A young Lady Grama Niladhari abducted at knife point from Varany was rescued at Puthukudiyiruppu safely in a “Thriller Chase” by Police. 3 persons were arrested with the van in which the...

Heavy accusations by Sivagnanam and Sumanthiran against Wigneswaran

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When the coordination meeting of the TNA with the MPs and Members of Northern and Eastern Provincial Councils taking part in it was held at the Kilinochchi Cooperative hall, Leader of the NPC,...

TNA’s solution will be based on “Federalism” also TPC’s proposals will also be considered :Sumanthiran

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The TNA’s MP Sumanthiran said to media persons in Kilinochchi that, the TNA will submit its Political Solution proposals, after considering the Political Solution Proposals of all factions...

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We will not allow to establish Chinese base in Hambanthotta Harbour : Ranil Major General Nanthana Uduwathe, Jaffna Commander, transferred to Colombo Balance lands will be released in two or three...

What happened to the vehicles abandoned during the war ? Government is answerable : MP, Shanthy

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The Government is answerable as to what happened to the large number of vehicles abandoned by Tamil People during the final phase of the war insisted Vanni TNA MP, Shanthy Sriskandarajah. All the...

Death Certificates to be issued to missing persons: the Government announces

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The Minister of Health and the spokesman for the Cabinet, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne announced yesterday, the Government had decided to issue death certificates to the missing persons of the North. The...

Forest Department refuse to hand over Peoples lands in Thuvarankulam, Mannar

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The Forest Department had acquired agricultural lands of the people in Thuvarankulam in Manthai East, Mannar, it is reported. Although, several attempts were made to get these lands for the people,...

Resettlement in the North: UN Officials meet CM in Jaffna

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The Officials of UNHCR had met the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran  and discussed  about resettlement in the North. The UNHCR representatives, Layori Wiseberg and Mirak Rahim met the CM at his residence...

‘Thala 57’ confirmed

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Ajith’s next movie after the mega hit ‘Vedhalam’ gets an official status as producer Thiagarajan of Sathyajyothi Films has given an advance signing amount to Siruthai Siva who now has the...

Flint Water Poisoning Scandal Stokes Panic

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In the past few weeks Flint has made headlines. That has incensed a lot of residents. Not because they don’t want America’s attention, but because they think it’s come way too late....

Attempts to grab powers from Provincial Council: accuses the CM

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Intensive attempts are being made to detach powers from the Provincial Council under the guise of “Grama Rachchiya” (village kingdom) scheme of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe,...

Zika Virus Leads To Two-Year Pregnancy Warning

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Health officials in El Salvador have warned women against falling pregnant as authorities struggle to control the spread of a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects.Vice-minister of...

Bangladesh detains Singapore deportees over terror links

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Bangladesh authorities say 14 of its nationals deported from Singapore are being held over links to a group blamed for attacking secular writers.The men were part of a larger group of 26 construction...

102 Indian fishermen repatriated

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102 Tamil Nadu fishermen who have been released by the Sri Lankan government recently were repatriated today. Sri Lankan Navy engaged in the repatriation. The Indian fishermen were handed over to the...

TNA Coordinating Committee meets in Killinochchi

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A meeting of the Tamil National Alliance Coordinating Committee is being held at the Co-operative Hall in Killinochchi currently. It commenced with the lighting of traditional lamp by TNA Leader...

The demand by NPC members: Get out from the TPC, and the firm refusal from the CM

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The NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran has firmly refused a demand by certain NPC members, to get out from the Co- Leadership of TPC immediately. A special meeting of the NPC’s  TNA Members to find a...

Accusation on me is absurd: Wigneswaran expresses doubt on the stance of TNA on self determination

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  While stating that the accusations against him regarding Tamil People’s Council are absurd, NPC CM Wigneswaran said that he is still operating as TNA. Earlier, few NPC members had submitted a...

Six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees held in India

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The Indian “Q” branch police have arrested six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on the charge of planning to embark on an illegal boat journey to New Zealand. They were secured when they assembled near...

Ex ITAK Leader Rasamanicam remembered

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The 103 rd birth anniversary of late S.M.Rasamanicaam, former Leader Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi was remembered at a simple event held at his native village, Pattiruppu. His statue was garlanded. His...

Respect Tamil aspiration for political solution : Wickramabahu

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New Left Front leader Dr.Wickramabahu Karunaratne has observed that the aspirations of the Tamil people must be met resolve the ethnic issue and find a political solution. Speaking to the media, he...

Former Maldivian President meets British envoy

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Former President of Maldives Nasheed met British envoy James Dauris during his stayover in Colombo on his way to UK for treatment He is serving 13 year imprisonment and was released by the Maldivian...

Govt tries to make Elam dream a reality : Weerawanse

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National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawanse has charged that the government through its moves tries to make the Elam dream a reality. It dances to the tune of the minorities. He was speaking at a...

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The pro-LTTE organizations had not abandon Eelam dream : President. The new constitution is a precursor of War crimes Investigation : G.L.Pieris. No Political prisoners in Sri Lanka : Ranil in Swizz....

Important Discussion of TNA in Kilinochchi today

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The TNA MPs, the CM,NPC, the Ministers and members of the Northern and Eastern Provincial councils and other  members will participate in this meeting, to be presided by the Leader of TNA,...

Why is Sampanthan keeping silent about TPPs: Association for the Release of TPPs

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The Association for the release of TPPs had queried in a letter to TNA and Opposition Leader Sampanthan as to why he is keeping silent on the Release of TPPs.  They have stated that the Department...

A struggle of siege of TNA offices to be undertaken by Group for finding missing persons

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A siege of TNA offices insisting that TNA clarifies its stance on their relatives, who had been forced to, abducted and made to disappear, is to be undertaken by them, said the Leader for Vavuniya...

Maharashtra first state to grant 180 days maternity leave in surrogacy cases

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Maharashtra will be the first state in the country where women employees in government jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy. While several courts...

Lloyd Rudolph: a tribute

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Lloyd Rudolph, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, died January 16, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. of prostate cancer. He was 88. He had a long and distinguished career almost entirely in...

Netanyahu aide calls US envoy ‘little Jew boy’

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The U.S. State Department has moved to back America’s ambassador to Israel in a febrile and escalating row over his remarks on Monday that Israel applied law in the occupied West Bank differently...

Another member from Vijay’s family acting in ‘Theri’

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As we all know Nainika, the daughter of actress Meena is making her acting debut in playing Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s daughter in the star’s upcoming film ‘Theri’ directed by...

Pongal Festival at Yarl Chinmaya Ashram

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Special poojas and prayers were held at the Yarl Chinmaya Ashram to mark the Thai Pongal festival.Resident Acharya Jagrat Chaitanya graced the event. Eleventh issue of Chinmaya Natham magazine was...

Hafees resigns Parliamentary seat

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Dr. Abdul Rauff Hafeez resigned his post as a UNP Member of Parliament. The resignation comes to effect from January 19. He submitted the resignation letter to Secretary General of Parliament...

Bill on code for Bhikkus is a demon:Udaya Gamanpilla

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General Secretary of Pivithuru Hela Uramaya Parliamentarian Udaya Gamanpilla has condemned the proposed bill on Bhikku conduct as a demon. Speaking to the media, he stated that there is a move to...

Persuade SL to restore Tamils in their lands: Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu Governor Rosaih has observed that the Tamil Nadu government seeks the Centre to persuade Sri Lanka to restore Tamil families in their original lands from which they had been displaced. It...

Bhikku Bill at the behest of Maha Sangha: Sambudddhatva Jayanthi Committee

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Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthy Committee has observed that the Therava Kethikavatha Bill is to be presented following a request by the Maha Sangha. One should not therefore blame the government on this...

Karnataka challenges exoneration of Jayalalitha

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Karnataka State has filed in the Supreme Court a seven page document listing 16 points of contention challenging the May 11, 2015 judgment of Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy exonerating Jayalalithaa and...

Sampanthan Meets with the EU Mission

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The Mission from the EU Head Quarters comprised with MS. Paolo Pampaloni Head of Unit European External Action Service (EEAS) Mr. Nikos Zaimis Deputy head of Unit, GSP, Ms. Alina Boiciuc GSP Plus...

Valalai fisheries harbor not renovated, unable to engage in fishing: Valalai villagers

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The vallalai fisheries harbor which was damaged in the monsoon rains had not been renovated even after two months. We are economically affected by this, said the fishermen of Valalai village. This...