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Dhyan Chand — immortalised by achievements

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Fear or awe reflected in a rival’s eyes towards a sportsperson is a mark of respect for every top-flight achiever. Dhyan Chand simply floored the Germans with his full package of hockey skills at...

India decimate West Indies in series opener

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India’s supremacy remained unrivalled as they rode on Ravichandran Ashwin’s 7/83 to outplay the West Indies by an innings and 92 runs, their biggest win outside Asia, in a lopsided first Test to...

Vijay spotted in Koyambedu Bus Terminus

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As we all know Ilayathalapathy Vijay is presently busy with his yet to be titled 60th film directed by Bharathan of ‘Azhagiya Tamil Magan’ fame.After completing a lengthy schedule in...

‘Theri’ Box office status after the 100 day mark

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Producer Kalaipuli.S.Thanu will be the happiest man on earth. His big production venture ‘Kabali’ starring Superstar Rajinikanth and Rathika Apte in lead roles has got a humongous opening...

WOW!!! ‘Kabali’ creates new record in opening weekend collections

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Despite getting mixed reviews, ‘Kabali’ has been making history in the box office. We had earlier reported that the first day collection of the film in Chennai city alone, has exceeded...

Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight

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The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its global tour. The aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi, UAE – the place it...

‘Theri’ Box office status after the 100 day mark

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Producer Kalaipuli.S.Thanu will be the happiest man on earth. His big production venture ‘Kabali’ starring Superstar Rajinikanth and Rathika Apte in lead roles has got a humongous opening...

Baghdad bomb blast: ‘Islamic State behind attack’ that kills 20

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So-called Islamic State has said it was behind a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, that has killed more than 20 people and injured at least another...

Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker killed by own bomb

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A failed asylum seeker from Syria killed himself and injured 12 other people after setting off a bomb near an open-air music festival in the German city of Ansbach. Bavaria’s interior minister...

India informally protests to Lanka about Pakistani demo on Kashmir?

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India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, the New Indian...

Sri Lanka starts talks with Chinese investors on Hambantota project

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Sri Lanka has started talks with Chinese investors on the $10 billion Hambantota Economic Project to be implemented in the southern region of the island nation. The project would encompass the...

Northern Unemployed Graduates hold a protest Rally

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The Prime Minister is saying that there are 8,000 vacancies in state services. The Un-employed Graduates of the North held a protest rally yesterday and demanded that these vacancies be filled with...

Army asks money to shift camps in areas to be released

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The Army had asked for money to shift its camps located in areas selected to be released to the people. The Ministry of Resettlement had accepted this at policy level. A meeting was held at the SFHQ...

140 Kilogram Kerala Ganja valued at 14 million rupees captured In Alli Rani Fort in Mannar

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140 kilos of Kerala Ganja hoarded near Alli Rani Koddai in Mannar were captured yesterday, although no body was arrested. Following a tip-off received by the police, they undertook a search and...

500 acre land to be released tomorrow in Vadamaradchchi East

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The Divisional Secretary, Vadamaradcchi East K.Kanageswaran said that, 500 acres of land including coconut plantations will be released on Monday 25th. The hereditary lands of the people were under...

Ranil slams media for backing former President

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Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country’s print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power. Addressing his...

73 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody released

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Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera says that the 73 Indian fishermen who were in the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities have been released. The Minister added that at present, no Indian...

Jana Satana Paada Yathrawa an articulation against Govt: Dinesh

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MEP Leader UPFA Parliametarian Dinesh Gunawardena has observed that the five-day Jana Satana Paada Yathrawa organised under the patronage of the Joint Opposition is an articulation against alleged...

Govt suffers from phobia of Jana Satana

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UPFA Parliametarian Udaya Gammanpila has stated that the government suffers from a phobia of the Joint Opposition, members of the Rajapaksa family and the “Jana Satana Pada Yathra” movement....

Sri Lanka to release 73 Indian fishermen

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At least 73 Indian fishermen held by Sri Lanka for allegedly fishing in their waters will be released, fisheries ministry officials said today. The ministry has made the necessary recommendations for...

Army! Get out of the North …Protest  march from Vavuniya to Jaffna by Northern Youth

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Youth from all Districts of North undertook a protest from Vavuniya to Jaffna demanding the Army to get out from the North. This protest was first undertaken in front the army occupied Cultural hall...

Jaffna University’s Abiharan leaves National University team due to injury

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Abiharan , a member of the Jaffna University Basketball team, representing Sri Lanka National University Team had to  leave the Basketball series among National University teams. This series is...

We cannot just act like henchmen of the centre, we are waiting for power devolution, CM to WB

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While saying that the Tamil faction is waiting for power devolution, the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran  told the World Bank representatives, that, ” We cannot just act like henchmen of the...

8,000 outside; Closing of welfare centres does not mean the resettlement is complete: Kunabalasingam

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The problems of the resettlement could not be solved only by closing the Welfare Centres to satisfy International countries. There are 8,000 refugee families living out of the Welfare Centres. There...

Kabadi-Indian Railway women’s team falls to Jaffna selected

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In a Kabadi match organized by the  Jaffna District Kabadi Federation, held at Kabadi Court of St.Thomas Sports Club,   at Point Pedro , the Jaffna Women’s team had beaten the Indian Railway...

Three Tamil players from North to be included in the National Football Squad

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The president of the Sri Lanka Foot Ball Federation, Anura de Silva had invited 3 players from North to participate in the poll for selecting the National Team of Sri Lanka. The Final Match of the...

India has asked for permission to fish in Northern seas, from Defence Ministry

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India asked earlier permission for fishing in Northern waters for 75 days in a year. But the Sri Lanka Government refused the request. But India has asked the same permission from Defence Ministry,...

Police have no power to encroach lands by force: District Secretary, Jaffna

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Police cannot encroach land and roads released for re settlement. this will be taken to the attention of relevant people , said the District Secretary, Jaffna, N.Vethanayagan. It was accused that...

Resettlement Task Force for Sinhalization: warns CM, Wigneswaran

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The Resettlement Task Force which had been appointed in connection with the resettlements in the North , excluding NPC, will act in favour of sinhalization , warned the CM, NPC, Wigneswaran. He also...

Sri Lanka seeks to expand trade ties with China

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The Sri Lankan government will look to expand trade ties with China in the future, the Sri Lankan president’s office said. The President’s office quoted foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera as...

National Govt will last for another five years:Duminda

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary, Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanyake yesterday said that the national government would continue for five years and no one would be able to topple it. He...

National Govt will run its full term: PM in the House

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has observed that the national government would run its full term of five years. The expectation of certain sections for it to collapse is only wishful thinking....

Amala Paul & Vijay – heading for a split?

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Yup! you read it right. The marital life of this couple, who tied the knot just two years ago, is hit by differences and they may reportedly be split soon.Amala Paul’s recent release...

Sasikumar with Three writer stars

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After the success of ‘Vettrivel’, Sasikumar has finished his next film ‘Kidaari’ which reunites him with his ‘Vetrivel’ leading lady Nikila and his ‘Easan’ and ‘Nadodigal’ girl...

OMG! ‘Vijay 61’ with the same Blockbuster combo

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Illayathalapathy Vijay is busy shooting for his ‘Vijay 60’directed by Bharathan with Keerthi Suresh as his lead pair with Telugu star Jagapathy Babu and popular Malayalam actor Vijayaraghavan...

No fresh taxes, populist schemes in revised budget

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The revised budget for 2016-17 presented by Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam in the Assembly on Thursday did not impose any fresh taxes.However, it lacked populist announcements, disappointing those...

Nice truck attack: Five suspected accomplices charged

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Five suspects have appeared in court in France charged with terror offences in relation to the Nice truck attack. The four men and one woman, aged between 22 and 40, are accused of helping driver...

Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for ‘plotting ‘terror’

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Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games. They were not members of so-called Islamic State but...

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: No private party can claim damages, Union Carbide tells SC

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Asserting that no private individual can lay a claim against it for damages, the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) has moved the Supreme Court against letting the victims’ organisations intervene in...

Syria conflict: Exclusive BBC report from inside IS-held Manbij

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The BBC’s Feras Kilani gets exclusive access to the Syrian town of Manbij, where an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters are fighting to drive out the so-called Islamic State (IS). The Syrian...

The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week

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After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is...

Protest demo held in Colombo against Indian Army brutality towards Kashmiris

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The Kashmir Study Forum Sri Lanka along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community staged a protest demonstration today in Colombo against the brutality and inhumanity of Indian forces in Indian Held...

Sri Lanka to respond to India after consulting its fishermen: Fisheries Minister

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Sri Lanka has received a number of proposals from India to try and resolve the fishing row, but Colombo will take a decision only after consulting its fishermen, the Fisheries Minister said on...

Sinhalese traditions deliberately forced on Tamil Areas, accuses Suresh Premachandran

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After the war, The Government talking about Reconciliation is silently undertaking Sinhalization of the Tamil areas, accused Suresh Premachandran, a former MP for TNA . The EPRLF will never accept...

Bail granted to President of the Student Council

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The President of the student’s Council, T.Sisinthran  appeared yesterday through his attorneys at Law in the Jaffna Magistrate Court, where the Kopay police had filed a case against him in...

The dispute of Economic Centre location persists, CM objects Colombo’s decision

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The decision of the Center cannot be implemented. The meeting of the District Coordination Committee also need not be convened to decide the location of the Economical Center. The decision of the...

Rights of Tamil Fishermen Established at Kokkilai

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The power regarding the state lands are rested with Divisional Secretaries and Police cannot interfere in this matter. Kokkilai Fishermen will construct the Vadis in the area allocated to them today....

TN fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan Navy?

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Fishing nets of six boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly cut by Sri Lankan naval personnel, who also chased away more than 400 fishermen off Katchatheevu islet today. The Lankan naval...

Jaffna prison inmates end their hunger strike

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Jaffna prison inmates who commenced the protest fast yesterday morning had ended their hunger strike. Thirty-six inmates commenced the protest fast, however 18 of them had left the stir earlier,...

India vs West Indies: Will the core for India’s future emerge from this tour?

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While the tempest rages at home and established players study their options, India’s cricketers in the West Indies will find life a little more tranquil. The waters are turquoise, the sea is calm,...