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Syria ceasefire: Emergency aid expected soon for Aleppo

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Aid trucks are waiting to deliver supplies to besieged Syrians amid a nationwide ceasefire that largely appears to be holding on its first full day, the UN says. It is hoped that emergency aid...

MPs attack Cameron over Libya ‘collapse’

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A UK parliamentary report has severely criticised the intervention by Britain and France that led to the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The foreign affairs committee accused the...

Use underground water with care, CM requests Northern Farmers

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I request that, the farmers should be careful in using underground water , reaping high harvests, using technologies like sprinkling and drop irrigations and help our people to get good, clean water,...

6 Irrigation Tanks to be renovated at a cost of Rs.24,611,000/= : Thunukkai ASDO

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Under the funds allocated by the Central Ministry of Agriculture, 6 tanks under the Agrarian Services Department of Mullaitheevu District, are to be renovated at a cost of  Rs. 24,611,219.37, said...

Not an inch will be released from the balance 4419 acre, bows Commander SF, Jaffna

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The Commander of the SF, Jaffna District, Major General Mahes Senanyake said to a Colombo daily, that, not an inch of land will be released from the 4419 acre land within Palaly HSZ and under the...

Group led by CM visits Iranaimadhu Tank. Blockade to renovation removed

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A group led by the CM had visited Iranaimadhu Tank area and inspected the renovation work in progress and the factors blocking the progress of work. The CM who visited Iranaimadu yesterday evening...

India nod for duty concessions exchange to increase trade with Lanka

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The union cabinet in India has approved the exchange of duty concessions under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) towards increasing trade among the six member nations including Sri Lanka of the...

SL Navy snaps fishing nets of TN fishermen?

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More than 3,000 fishermen from India were forced to return today without a catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 50 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu, the PTI...

JVP urges holding of local govt polls next year beginning

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The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva has urged government to hold the local government polls at the beginning of next year. He has stated that the polls be held as the President has already...

New single-dose treatment shows promise in anti-malaria battle

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Scientists have discovered a series of a novel compound (bicyclic azetidine series) that shows great promise in the battle against malaria. Four candidate agents were characterised and one compound...

Finally! Simbu completes his long time pending project

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Simbu starrer film Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada which is being directed by Gautham Menon has finally wrapped up its shooting. The shooting of the film was earlier stalled as the dispute arose betweem...

Vijay to fight shirtless for Bairavaa

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Actor Vijay’s upcoming movie Bairavaa is getting good buzz among all the fans, and the shooting for the film is going on in good pace and the makers are planning to release the film for Pongal...

Mahesh Babu’s role in Murugadoss’ film revealed

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Director Muragadoss’s recent bollywood outing Akira didn’t do well in the boxoffice and the director is now busy in a Tamil-Telugu bilingual film with actor Mahesh Babu. The shooting of...

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ellie Simmonds, Sascha Kindred & Susie Rodgers win gold

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Great Britain’s Sascha Kindred, Ellie Simmonds and Susie Rodgers won gold medals in the pool on day five of the Rio Paralympics. Kindred and Simmonds both swam a powerful final 50 metres to...

Syria war: Cessation of hostilities ‘holding’ as it enters first full day

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The cessation of hostilities in Syria that came into effect at sunset on Monday appears to be holding, reports suggest. The deal, brokered by Russia and the US has been described by the US Secretary...

Russia’s Norilsk Nickel admits ‘red river’ responsibility

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The world’s biggest nickel producer has admitted a spillage at one of its plants was responsible for a river in the Russian Arctic turning blood-red. Norilsk Nickel says that heavy rains on 5...

Tamil Lawyers ask UN to set up team to examine allegedly poisoned ex-LTTE cadres

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The Tamil Lawyers’ Forum (TLF) has petitioned the Office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner to set up a committee of scientists and medical professionals to examine allegedly poisoned ex-LTTE...

Lack of transparency has led victims and human rights defenders to express frustration: Amnesty International accuses

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Amnesty International, in a written statement to the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which begins this week, says slow progress in delivering on many aspects of the ambitious agenda of...

Chandrika, Sirisena’s attendance at UNP Convention, a betrayal:Mahinda

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Kurunegala Sri Lanka Freedom Party Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that the attendance by former President Chandrika Kumaratunge and President Maithripala Sirisena at the United National...

National Schools Foot ball under 15 – Northern Schools sweeps the board, Patrick’s winning Gold

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In the National Schools Foot ball Championship for under 15, Northern schools swept the board with Patrick’s, Henry’s and St. Lucias winning Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. This is...

Youth threatened showing pistol by Police man at a Jaffna Theatre

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An altercation had occurred in Jaffna Theater between the Theater Staff, who were selling tickets for a new show in the black and some youth who pretested the selling of tickets in the black at a...

Some more lands to released in Paravipanchchan on Wednesday

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It has been announced by the army that 1.5 acre of the balance land not released so far as promised to the Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan, will be released by them on Wednesday to the...

6,533 million allocated for Development Northern Education

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The State Minister for Education, V.Rathakrishnan said yesterday that, Rs.5,533 million has been allocated for the Development of Education in the North. The State Minister who is currently in Jaffna...

Rajinikanth lauds Mariyappan for making India proud

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Thangavelu Mariyappan (21) of Tamil Nadu has won Gold medal in the men’s high jump event at the Paralympics. Also, Varun Singh Bhati of Noida has retained bronze in the same event. They have...

Is Gautham Menon really playing Villain role in Atharva’s film?

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There was a report doing rounds in the media claiming that director Gautham Vasudev Menon will be a playing Villain in Atharvaa and Nayanthara starrer upcoming movie Imaikaa Nodigal. The director of...

When will Kamalhaasan return ‘ Completely fit’?

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Despite being bedridden due to the fracture, actor Kamalhaasan has already started the scripting work for the next schedule of shooting for Sabash Naidu. Now the latest update about his health is...

CM picks holes in draft Dam Safety Bill

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Indicating several aspects, which she claimed have not been covered by the Draft Dam Safety Bill, 2016, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking him to direct...

Bangladesh v England: Eoin Morgan & Alex Hales will not tour over security fears

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales have opted out of October’s tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns. No international side has toured Bangladesh...

Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor says, after she was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony. Dr Lisa Bardack said she was diagnosed with...

War in Syria: Cessation of hostilities due to start at sunset

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A cessation of hostilities is due to start in Syria at sunset on Monday, after a weekend of air strikes. The 10-day truce is due to be followed by co-ordinated US-Russian air strikes against jihadist...

The Bicentenary Celebrations of the Jaffna Central College

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The Bicentenary celebrations of the first college to be established in the Northern Province, took place recently, under the hegemony of the Principal of the College Mr. S.K.Ezhilventhan. President...

Promote development of Tamil computing: Anandakrishnan

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Former Chairman of IIT-Kanpur M. Anandakrishnan has urged that the development of Tamil computing must be promoted. He made these observations addressing the International Forum for Information...

Vaiko demands recall of Lankan envoy in Malaysia

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Indian Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko has made a strong case for the recall of Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, alleging that he was...

Former President Accuses Present Sri Lankan Government of ‘Dictatorship

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the present Government of being dictatorial. He made this observation while speaking at a meeting held in Homagama. The Government lied to the people in...

Govt must deliver promises to Tamils: Vijayakala at UNP convention

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Jaffna District UNP Parliamentarian State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran appealed to the government to deliver the promises made to the Tamils since they supported the defeat of the Rajapakse regime...

Northern Schools in strong positions in National Schools Championships – 2016

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The Northern School boys and girls are continuing their unprecedented dominance the National Schools Championships in various games held in different venues. Details are given below: Game School Vs ...

Funds allocated for renovation of 2 major irrigation Tanks under Pandiyankulam Agrarian SC

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Under the funds allocation by Central Agricultural  Ministry, Rs 891,676.50 has been allocated for the renovation of two major Irrigation Tanks coming under the Pandiyankulam Agrarian Service...

Army vacates Vanni Vilankulam Maveerar Thuyilumillam

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The Vannivilankulam Maveerar Thuyilumilla land has been released from Army use. The land which was earlier used as the Maveerar Thuyilumillam, which is located at the Vannivilankulam Junction falling...

All barriers across Northern development will be removed , Maithri promise to hold discussion soon

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While saying that, he will call all factions for a discussion in an attempt to solve all problems and deficiencies in the North, the President, Maithripala Sirisena also said that all blockades...

Tamil Political Prisoner wins State Literary Award and Tamil Sangam Award for Novel written in prison

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A Tamil political Prisoner Sivalingam Arooran was awarded the State Literary Award for the novel he had written in the Prison and published out. His Novel “ Yalisai”  depicting the constructive...

Paravipanchchan people give Fast and struggle for their lands on promise by Wijekala Maheswaran

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The Paravipanchchan people who were staging a continuous struggle and the “Fast unto Death” demanding that all their be released, yesterday gave up their struggle temporarily after the State...

Kanagapuram Maveerar Thuyilumillam ( Martyr Cemetery), Kilinochchi released yesterday

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The Army had left the Kanagapuram Maveerar Thuyilumillam completely yesterday, but only around 10 acre was handed over to the Divisional Secretary. The Maveerar Thuyilumillam which was handed over...

Jaffna police station blasted  by LTTE opens at the original location after 30 years

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The Jaffna Police Station which was attacked and demolished by the LTTE, nearly 31 years ago, is to be opened by President Maithripala Sirisena, today. The former Police Station which was located...

No Security threat from 275 former LTTE-ers  living without being rehabilitated , says Northern Army Commander

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The Norther Army Commander Major General Mahes Senanayake said that there are 275 former militants living in Jaffna without any rehabilitation and there are no security threats from them.   He was...

Swathi murder case: Final charge sheet in a week

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Police is likely to file a final charge sheet within a week after completing the investigation process in the case relating to the gruesome murder of S.Swathi in Nungambakkam Railway Station. In...

Rajini Watched Mohanlal’s Oppam

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Superstar Rajinikanth watched Mohanlal’s latest Malayalam crime drama “Oppam” at a special screening at his residence, a source said.“Rajini sir was eagerly looking forward to the release of...

Nadiya is part of Dhanush Film ?

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Veteran actress Nadiya, last seen on screen in Telugu romantic-drama “A…Aa” has been roped in to play the leading lady in actor Dhanush’s upcoming Tamil directorial debut “Power Paandi....

Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova in US Open semis

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For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh U.S. Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday that also ended her long reign...

Bangladesh v England: Eoin Morgan will not tour if ‘distracted’ by security

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says he will never again go on a tour where security concerns may affect his game. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is satisfied with security for the...

Syria conflict: Senior militant leader ‘killed’ near Aleppo

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A senior commander of the Syrian militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed near Aleppo, rebel sources say. The group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham said on its Twitter account that...