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Flood of worries over township

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The once lush greenery that spanned as far as the eye could see from the Chennai-Bangalore Highway has almost vanished and has been replaced with a kutcha road, which leads to the construction site...

Willing to work with India, says Xi

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India and China must be “sensitive to each other’s concerns”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping, when the two leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here...

England v Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed & Shoaib Malik seal Cardiff win

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England missed the chance for a series whitewash as Pakistan earned a consolation four-wicket win in the fifth one-day international in Cardiff. Chasing 303, Pakistan slipped to 77-3 before Sarfraz...

Syria-Turkey border cleared of IS – Turkish PM Yildirim

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Turkey’s PM has said Syrian rebels backed by its military have driven out “all terrorist organisations” from a strip of Syrian land bordering Turkey. Monitors said the presence of...

Hungary award returned after ‘racist’ writer honoured

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The daughter of a former US congressman who survived the Holocaust has returned a distinguished award to Hungary in protest at its decision to honour a writer accused of anti-Semitism. Katrina Lantos...

Medals for North in the National School Weight Lifting

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Venue: Kandy Sri Dilan MV Age/ weight group Name School Total Lift Place under 17 under 46 Kgs V.Abinayan Jaffna Hindu College 151 kgs. Gold under 62 Kgs. S.Sivapriyan Jaffna Central College 165 Kgs....

ADB to grant US$ 65 million for Development of Fisheries in the North

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Asian Development Bank has consented to grant US $65 million for the sustainable Fisheries Development Projects to be carried out in Jaffna, Mullaitheevu Kilinochchi and Mannar Districts. The needs...

Only 8 families allowed to resettle in Paravipanchchan & Others are not handed over

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In a context where 8 acre belonging to 23 families were released recently only 8 families were granted permissions day before yesterday. One of the person owning land in the released lot had said...

We will go into Vali North within 3 Months: Vali North people warns the Government

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The Good Governance Government is also cheating us who were subjected to atrocities by Mahindha’s government, People’s Organization for Vali North Resettlement accused yesterday. We will...

Hindrances in former militants getting Medical advice

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When the Medical Services intended for the former militants commenced yesterday, only few former militants were present to avail themselves of the services, due to the face the movement of state...

Thikkam Distillery will be re-commissioned, says Minister Swaminathan

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The Thikkam Distillery will be renovated with the funds of the Palmyrah Development Board, and handed over to Palmyrah and Coconut cooperative Society, said the Minister of Rehabilitation,...

War crimes Investigations will be acceptable to the affected, Moon assures Wigneswaran

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The Secretary General of the UN, Ban – ki –Moon  assured yesterday to the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council,C.V.Wigneswaran that the War Crimes Investigations will be held in a way...

Northern Carrom players in semi and Quarter finals Carrom Nationals

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Carrom National Championships are being held at the internal Stadium of the Sports Ministry in Colombo. Posana – Bavatharini duo which represented the North in the above championships had qualified...

U.N. made “big mistakes” during the final war in Sri Lanka: says UN Chief

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the world body has failed to protect civilians in conflicts despite repeated commitments, and the killings at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war...

UN chief holds discussion with NPC CM

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, who is on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka, today met the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister Justice CV Wigneswaran. During this short...

Hundreds of people protest in Jaffna drawing the attention of Ban Ki-moon

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A large number of  people staged a demonstration in front of the Jaffna District Secretariat  demanding justice to draw the attention of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The protest...

Shraddha Srinath to pair Gautham Karthik in ‘Thanthiran’

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Kannada superhit film ‘U Turn’ fame actress Shraddha Srinath, now enters kollywood with director Kannan’s next movie starrring Gautham Karthika as the lead hero. The shooting for...

Is Shah Rukh unfit for Romantic films? Murugadoss gives you the answer

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  Director A.R.Murugadoss, is currently promoting his film ‘Akira’ which is hitting the screens today. The director has already worked with Aamir Khan in Ghazini & Akshay Kumar...

Shruthi Haasan’s initiative to help the poor

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Actress Shruthi haasan, has now taken a initiative to help the underprivileged. Named as “Chennai Gives” the initiative will bring together the people of Chennai to donate clothes and...

Attempt to disturb race proportion by adding voters in Weli Oya with Nedunkerni

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The TNA MP, Sivasakthy Anandan said that attempts are being made to disturb the race proportion by adding 3,696 voters from Weli Oya to Paddikudiyiruppu village in Nedunkerni. He spoke of this in a...

Cabinet approves allocation of 623.32 million for the construction of Jaffna Prison

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The Cabinet has approved proposals by the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M.Swaminathan for undertake the second stage of the construction of...

The details of TPPs who are to be released will be publicized soon : D.M.Swamynathan

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The details of TPPs who hav been detained for a long time under PTA and are to be released will be made public before the 15th of this month, said the Minister of Prisons, D.M.Swamynathan. A meeting...

Moon in Jaffna today for finding out the stance of the Tamil faction

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The UN Secretary General, Ban-ki-Moon who is on a visit to Sri Lanka met yesterday several factions in Colombo including the President Maithripala Sirisena, will proceed to Jaffna and meet several...

Bandula hands petition at UN office

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Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena handed a petition to the UN Office urging UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to ensure that there is no foreign interference in the internal affairs of the country...

CRPF camps in Kashmir facing attacks

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There have been attempts at intrusion into more than one-third of the camps of the Central Reserve Police Force in the Kashmir Valley in the past 50 days, a senior Home Ministry official said on...

Jayalalithaa, leaders slam fuel price hike

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Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday criticised the hike in petrol and diesel prices and emphasised the need for revising the price fixation model for petrol and diesel. She also sought rollback...

England v Pakistan: Ben Stokes & Jonny Bairstow fifties set up Headingley win

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Half-centuries from Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow led England to a four-wicket win over Pakistan and a 4-0 lead in the one-day series. Stokes made 69, the recalled Bairstow 61 and Moeen Ali an...

Syria conflict: Warplanes bomb Hama amid rebel offensive

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Syrian government warplanes are reported to have bombed several areas in the central province of Hama in response to a major rebel offensive. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at...

Venezuela: Hundreds of thousands take part in rival marches

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Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in rival demonstrations. Opposition supporters, staging their largest rally for two years, called for President...

Florida storm upgraded to hurricane

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Tropical Storm Hermine has strengthened into a hurricane, threatening to bring a dangerous storm surge to Florida.Hermine is expected to make landfall on the northern Florida Gulf Coast early on...

China won’t allow anyone to use Colombo Financial City project to spoil Sino-Sri Lankan relations: Envoy

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The Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka ,Yi Xianliang, has said that the Colombo Financial City to be built by Chinese firms, will be a transparent commercial venture in which companies from any part of...

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa charged with corruption

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One of Sri Lanka’s most controversial politicians has been charged with corruption involving the illegal transfer of state-owned weapons. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is charged with allowing a private...

Medical Consultations for the former militants commence tomorrow

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The activity of granting medical consultations to former militants, who had undergone rehabilitation and integrated in to the society,  regarding their health  is being commenced tomorrow. The...

People of Paravipanchchan go into their struggle again

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The people of Paravipanchchan   have gone into their struggle, for their lands, yesterday night, saying that the promise by the TNA Leader that the all lands of people occupied by the army released...

Destroyed Buddha statue replaced by “Sinha Le” at Kanagarayankulam

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The Buddhist extremist group “Sinha Le” (Blood of the Lion) which came to Kanagarayankulam yesterday had installed a Buddha Statue in place of the Statue damaged day before yesterday,...

War Exercise ” Cormorant” to start on Saturday on the Eastern coast

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Local and foreign military men will take part in a Military Exercise named ” Cormorant” will be held from 3rd Saturday to 25th Sunday on the Eastern cost from Kokkilai to Panamai. 3,458...

Is Ileana Secretly Married?

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Sizzling actress Ileana, who was rumoured to be in relationship with photographer Andrew Kneebone, has been said to have entered wedlock secretly last year. Reports say that they have married in a...

Rajini’s Kabali and Jackie Chan’s SkipTrace – What’s in common?

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Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali has turned out to be the highest money spinner in Kollywood this year, with total collections already crossing the 600 crores mark. Meanwhile, Jackie Chan’s...

Reach out to new social groups, Modi tells BJP MPs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told BJP members in the Rajya Sabha that they needed to do more to expand the reach of the party among new social groups, and raise consciousness about the...

7 killed as heavy rain lashes Hyderabad

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Heavy rains claimed seven lives in Hyderabad, four from a family in Ramanthapur at Uppal and three of another family at Bholakpur in Musheerabad..The city witnessed heavy downpour that reached up to...

Australia beat Sri Lanka to secure ODI series victory

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Aaron Finch equalled the Australian record for the fastest one-day international half-century to help his side complete a 3-1 series victory over Sri Lanka in Dambulla. Opener Finch took just 18...

Three Russians among six disqualified by IOC over failed Beijing 2008 drugs tests

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped more Russian athletes of medals for failing drugs tests at the Beijing 2008 Games. Silver and bronze-winning weightlifters Marina Shainova and...

Israel ‘approves 464 settlement homes in West Bank’

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Israel has approved the construction of 285 new homes at Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to the settlement watchdog Peace Now. A 234-unit nursing home in Elkana, 30 houses in...

Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall, ‘100%’

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has insisted Mexico will pay for a border wall “100%”, in a major immigration speech. He told a cheering crowd in Arizona that he would...

Transfer deadline day: Premier League spending reaches £1.165bn

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Premier League clubs spent more than £155m on transfer deadline day as the summer window outlay reached a record £1.165bn. Teams had already spent a combined £1.005bn as of 08:30 BST on...

IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

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A Russian air strike in Syria killed the chief strategist of so-called Islamic State (IS), the defence ministry in Moscow has said. The Amaq news agency, linked to IS, earlier acknowledged that Abu...