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Rajinikanth’s unusual reaction after watching ‘Kabali’ with public

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Yesterday the first ever public screening of ‘Kabali’ took place in the USA. It was a screening for a group of select audience in which Superstar Rajinikanth watched the film along with...

Effigy of Rajinikanth Burnt! A group protests against Kabali in Chennai

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Several cases have already been filed in courts against Rajinikanth’s Kabali for different reasons, including the costs of movie tickets which are sold for monster prices.Now a Chennai based...

Official! Allu Arjun and Sneha expect their Second Child

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Actor Allu Arjun has now made it official, that he is eagerly awiting for the second child. Bunny and Sneha Reddy got married in 2011 and have a child already.Meanwhile, some reports started to...

Oldest litigant in Ayodhya dispute dies

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Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute who was associated with the case since 1949, died at his home here Wednesday morning at the age of 96. Ansari had been...

Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

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Turkey’s president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night’s failed army coup. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed...

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras HC disposes of Nalini’s petition for early release

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The Madras High Court Wednesday declined to direct Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah to consider Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini’s plea for premature release. It said the home secretary...

IS ‘operatives’ had differences over picking India chief: NIA

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WHO WILL head the Islamic State (IS) in India? It was this question that led to differences within members of the terror group, claims a chargesheet filed by the NIA in a special court in Delhi.The...

Dubai fire: Blaze engulfs more than 30 floors of Sulafa Tower

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A fire has engulfed more than 30 storeys of a residential skyscraper in Dubai, but there are no reports of any casualties. Firefighters tackled the blaze at the 75-storey Sulafa tower in the...

Islamic State conflict: US allies discuss ‘final push’

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The US and its allies in the coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS) have agreed on a strategy to defeat the group, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has said. They will corner the militants in...

Kepapulavu elders give up fast unto death on promise by Sampanthan

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6 elders from Kepapulavu who were planning to go on a fast unto death from today had given up the idea on a promise from Sampanthan, Leader the TNA. The Kepapulavu villagers had engaged in several...

TN fishermen to stage a series of protests against Sri Lanka

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Fishermen of Rameswaram today decided to hold a series of agitations from July 22, pressing for a charter of demands including the release of their 77 colleagues held by Sri Lanka. A resolution to...

 One arrested with 55 Kgs. Kerala Ganja at Mathagal, Jaffna

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The Crime Prevention unit of the Jaffna Police Station, arrested a person with 55 kgs of Kerala Ganja in Mathagal area in Jaffna today morning.  The estimated value of the cannabis is about...

Tamil Fishermen not allowed into their traditional fishing areas (Padu) in Kokkilai

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We tried to put up wadi at the location allocated to us by Fisheries Department in accordance with promise given in the meeting at District, but the Sinhalese fishermen did not allow us. The Thero at...

Proposed Office of Missing Persons betray the country and the armed forces: says Mahinda

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  in a issued today said the draft legislation to set up an “Office of Missing Persons” is meant to be an integral part of the judicial mechanism to deal with...

If you are obstinate, reconciliation will not be created : Hackeem in Jaffna

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If reconciliation is to dawn in the country, both sides should come to a moderate stance. It is not possible to be obstinate about solutions to past incidence. There is no need for investigation...

Turkey coup: Crackdown toll passes 45,000

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At least 45,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey’s government in the wake of last week’s failed coup. The purge of those deemed less than loyal...

WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended

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WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.The third suspension in two years lasted for a...

Syria conflict: Rebels ‘filmed beheading boy’ in Aleppo

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Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter. One video shows five men posing with the...

JKCA defies Supreme Court, elects state sports minister Imran Ansari as its president

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A day after the Supreme Court accepted Lodha committee recommendations barring ministers and bureaucrats from becoming part of cricket administration, Jammu and Kashmir sports minister Imran Ansari...

A Vaasthu Fish to play lead in Sibiraj’s next movie

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Good time continues for the versatile actor Sibi Sathyaraj. After receiving huge positive reviews for his sleeper hit Naaigal Jakiradhai and the recent hit Jackson Durai, Actor Sibi Sathyaraj is all...

Court’s latest ruling on ‘Kabal’ release

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The Madras High Court has refused to issue a stay on the release of Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ which is all set to hit the screens worldwide on July 22.A person named Devaraj...

The ‘Kabali’ effect of Kannada films

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As we all know, Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ will have a huge solo release on this Friday (July 22). No other Tamil film has dared to compet with this Superstar outing directed...

Hiranandani hospital kidney racket: Accused says an illegal transplant took place in May, cops to verify claim

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BARELY two months before an illegal kidney transplant was stopped by the Mumbai Police at the LH Hiranandani Hospital last Thursday, another illegal kidney transplant allegedly took place at the same...

1.96 lakh new HIV infections in India last year, says study

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In India, 1.96 lakh new HIV infections were reported last year according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, 2015 that was released at the International AIDS meeting in Durban. The GBD-2015...

BJP plans big for August 15

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The BJP is planning to mark the 70th year of India’s Independence with a grand celebration stretching over a week from August 15 to 22, with rallies of two-wheelers called Tiranga Yatra in every...

Govt won’t interfere in the Jaffna University incident: Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

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Sri Lankan government Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who visited Jaffna today to look into the clash that took place in the Jaffna University said that the government will not get involved in the...

Indian MPs seek Govt intervention to get fishermen released

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Members in India’s Rajya Sabha today sought government intervention in ensuring the release of a large number of Indian fishermen, arrested by the Sri Lankan navy in the recent past. Vijila...

 Jaffna prison inmates on hunger strike

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Jaffna Prison inmates have begun a hunger strike  demanding their release on bail. A protest fast has been launched by several inmates of the today (19). This fast has been started by suspects...

Singapore, Sri Lanka aim for trade deal

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 Singapore and Sri Lanka have started talks for a free trade pact, including measures to free up trade in goods and services as well as investments, the city-state’s trade minister says. Sri...

U.S.-Led Trade Pact Will Fail Without China: Sri Lanka PM

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A U.S.-led trade pact that would cover about 40 percent of the global economy won’t be successful unless it includes China and India, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Speaking...

Three member to committee to probe Jaffna University clash

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Jaffna University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wasanthi Arsharathnam has said a three-member committee has been appointed to investigate into student clash at the University last week and a report will be...

Bombay High Court issues notices to BCCI, MCA for breaching noise pollution norms

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The Bombay High Court Monday issued notices to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Maharashtra Cricket Association, seeking their response on a PIL alleging violation of noise...

‘Mary Magdalene’ – One more retelling of the Jesus Christ story

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There have been many films about Jesus Christ from Hollywood like ‘The Ten Commandments’, ‘Passion of the Christ’ and most recently ‘Last Days in the Desert’ and ‘Risen’. Now a new...

‘Kabali’ creates yet another ‘First South Indian Film’ record

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Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ will be hitting the screens on July 22 and the advance booking for tickets have already begun. With three days to go for the release, the film is...

‘Vijay 60’- When is the wrap up and when is the release?

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As we had reported on Monday, Ilayathalapathy Vijay has resumed shooting for his 60th film in Chennai after a brief gap. The shooting of this film directed by Bharathan of ‘Azhagiya Tamil...

North Korea ‘fires three ballistic missiles into sea’

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North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, say US and South Korean military officials.The missiles were launched from the western city of Hwangju, said South Korea’s...

Bihar: Ten CRPF commandos killed in Naxal IED blast

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At least ten CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion were killed and five others injured in a Naxal IED blast in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad...

Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

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Morocco has formally announced its wish to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after leaving the organisation. In a message to the AU summit in Rwanda, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI said the time had...

Third regiment of T-72 tanks to be moved to Ladakh soon

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As the winter night wraps itself around remote mountains along the disputed border with China, the personnel of the Indian army start their T-72 tanks. The winter drill is not an inimical action...

Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg

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A teenage Afghan refugee armed with an axe and knife injured four people on a train in southern Germany before being shot dead by police, officials say. Three people were seriously hurt and one...

Flood alert issued in Uttar Pradesh following heavy rainfall

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A flood alert has been issued in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, in view of heavy rains for the last two days.All major rivers are in spate and have inundated large swathes of land.As Sharda and...

Basil Rajapaksha Arrested Over Suspicions of Financial Crime

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Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development...

Economic pact with India will lead to job crisis:Weerawanse

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The NFF leader Wimal Weerawanse has observed that there will be a job crisis in Sri Lanka if the proposed economic pact is signed with India as scheduled next month. Addresing a media briefing in...

128 sovereigns of stolen Gold jewelry worth Rs. 7 million, recovered by police & two arrested

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Two suspects supposed to be involved in robberies in Jaffna Peninsula were arrested by the police on suspicion. 128 sovereigns of gold jewellery that had been robbed by them were captured and they...

Jaffna University closed indefinitely

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The Jaffna University yesterday announced that all faculties of the University are being closed until further notice following the fighting between Tamil – Sinhala Students of the Science Faculty....

Released land re-grabbed by the police

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An accusation has risen that the Police had refused the use of lands released for people at Kankesanthurai erecting fences around people’s land. While we were clearing our lands, police came in...

Priyanka of Thadchana Maruthamadu MV establish Record of Records in Provincial Schools Meet

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P.Priyanga of  Thadchanamadu GTMS of Madhu Educational Zone, established three new records in three days which is also a new record, in the Provincial level Schools Track and field meetwhich is in...

Baton Rouge shootings: Obama calls for calm after three police officers killed

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President Obama has called for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana.The gunman, Gavin Long, an African-American who had served for five years...

Nice attack: Sarkozy blames government for failing to prevent attacks

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In the wake of the attack in Nice, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has criticised the government for not doing enough to provide security.The centre-right opposition leader called for any...

China woes dent Singapore exports, more stimulus may be needed

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Singapore’s exports skidded in June as shipments to China and Europe continued to contract, suggesting the trade-reliant economy may need more stimulus to support a fragile recovery in the face of...