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Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for third time

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Amidst a pall of gloom following Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death, senior AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was elected the leader of the Legislature Party shortly after Monday midnight and sworn...

Jayalalitha: some rare photos

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Courtesy: BBC

Jayalalithaa: a political career with sharp rises and steep falls

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June 5, 1982: Jayalalithaa joins the AIADMK saying that Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran was instrumental in introducing her to politics. She made her first speech on “Pennin Perumai”...

Amma no more: Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies

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Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, leader to many Tamils and ‘Amma’ to millions, J Jayalalithaa died on Monday after undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for 73 days. She was...

Political solution on the basis of sovereignty: Sampanthan

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The solution should be found based on the sovereignty of the Tamil people. We are never going accept meaningless solutions, and at the same are not going kick away just solutions, said the leader of...

Gnnasarathero is trying to create race riots: condemns Minister Rishad

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The hidden agenda of  Gannasara Thero is to create race riots, said Minister Rishad Badi-ud-deen . He said this after making a complaint with the IGP on Saturday . He further said that, Gnnasara...

Heartfelt thank you to Tamil and Muslim People who kept to Law and order from Eastern CM

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The Eastern Chief Minister, Seinulaptheen Naseer Ahamed said that, he wish to thank the Tamil and Muslim people, for keeping peace, respecting the law and order of the country, in the face of...

All expectations of Tamils will be realized through President Maithri: MP, Ankajan express hope

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The SLFP Jaffna District MP, Ankajan yesterday expressed hope that all the aspirations of Tamil people will be realized through the President, Maithripala Sirisena. The election of the Jaffna...

Keaton Jennings marks England Test call-up with century for Lions against UAE

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Keaton Jennings celebrated his Test call-up with an unbeaten century as England Lions beat the United Arab Emirates by eight wickets in Dubai. The opener, 24, was this week added to the Test squad...

Steve Smith: Australia thrash New Zealand as captain hits SCG top score

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Australia captain Steve Smith hit the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a 68-run win over New Zealand. Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in a blistering 164 from...

IS group to step up attacks on Europe – Europol

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Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East. The European police force says more...

Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

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Syrian government troops have gained control of 50% of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo, says a military spokesman. Gen Samir Sulaiman told the BBC he hoped all of Aleppo would be in government hands...

Raid in Mulliyawalai jungle, 15,000 Milileter Kassippu captured, one arrested with equipment

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An illegal Kasippu production den in the Muliyawalai police coming under the Mullaitheevu District Police Superintendent Office was raided yesterday, and 15,000 milliliters of Kassippu, and equipment...

4 out of 9 Irrigation Tanks under Iranaimadu Irrigation Department spilling

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The Irrigation Engineer of Iranaimadu Irrigation department has announced that 4 of the 9 large irrigation Tanks are spilling and others have received considerable water. He announced the following...

Special police unit formed in Mannar to prevent Ganja smuggling

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As a part of the 150th Anniversary of the Police Force, a security observation post was opened in Mannar Town. further a Special Police unit was inaugurated to prevent Ganja and heavy drugs smuggled...

Sumnarathna and Gnnasara Theros’ out rage in Batticaloa, Tension prevailing in Batticaloa

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The court yesterday issued orders preventing the Bodu Bala Sena and Its Secretary Gnnasara Thero entering Batticaloa and especially into Mangalaramaya. Police blocked all paths leading to...

Othiyamalai Massacre victims remembered yesterday

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The 32nd commemoration of 32 victims of the Mulaitheevu/Othiyamalai Massacre that was committed in 1984 was held yesterday. The commemoration was held under the aegis of Othiyamalai Rural...

Army occupies additional 70 acre in Thayiddi and KKS areas

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The Army which said that when the lands of the people are released, the existing army camps will continue to remain among them has now occupied 70 acre in addition to the amount the claimed for their...

Grapes cultivation in Peninsula declined & farmers to be instructed

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The Grapes cultivation has declined seriously in the Jaffna Peninsula. Therefore the farmers should be given adequate training said the Agricultural Instructors. In the Pre-1990 period approximately...

North-East merger not possible: TNA Spokesman, Sumanthiran

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The spokesman for TNA, and MP, M.A.Sumanthiran said that the merger of the North and East is not immediately possible. If a mechanism of both provinces working together on the basis of cooperation is...

Extreme cold accompanying Cyclone Nada wracked the Jaffna Peninsula after 35 years

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After 35 years extremely cold weather prevailed in the Jaffna Peninsula yesterday. The cold was caused by the cyclone Nada, said N.Pratheebarajah, the senior Lecturer Geography Department, Jaffna...

Cyclone Nada loose strength and disperse. 1 dead, 4 missing, houses damaged and trees uprooted

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The Nada Cyclone which originated in Bay of Bengal due to depression had affected the Jaffna peninsula; Strong winds prevailed with unprecedented cold weather. As prior warning was given on the...

NPC CM’s Ministry collecting data, to raise the livelihood of Woman-leadership Families

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A  Project to collect data of war affected and Woman Leadership families and drafting a project to raise the Livelihood of has been started by the CM’s Ministry, it is reported. The basic...

Agreement for Parts of Kepapulavu to be released

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The people of kepapulavu reported that the Army has announced to them parts of the lands of people occupied by them. The Kepapulavu who are being housed in temporary camps for the last 7 years has...

Chapecoense plane crash: Minute’s silence to be held before all games this weekend

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A minute’s silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football’s world governing body Fifa also...

Syria conflict: Russia proposes safe corridors for Aleppo

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Russia has indicated it is ready to discuss opening four safe corridors to the besieged, rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says. Humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said they might be...

IS conflict: 1,950 Iraq security forces killed in November

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At least 1,959 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed across the country in November, the UN says. It is almost three times the figure for October, when the government launched a major...

Place no Buddah statues outside the Army Camps in the North, directs Defence Secretary

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The Defence Secretary, Karunasena Hetiarachchi has directed that no Buddha statue outside Army Camps. This direction has been sent to Commanders of all three forces in the North, he has said. He...

Changes in underground water due to excessive Fertilizer usage : Agricultural Instructors

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The Nitrate-ion  concentration in wells in areas where Concentrated Agriculture is undertaken. Soil testing centres should be set up to bring this under control. Further, recommendations should be...

Depression in Bay of Bengal – Cyclone alert issued

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The depression positioned around 400 Kilometers, from Mullaitheevu, in Bay of Bengal is increasing in strength towards Cyclonic level, the Metrological Department has alerted. They have also issued a...

Note Ban: Why pay day is no joy day for working class

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Raju PN, who works as a helper in a small Udupi restaurant in Indiranagar, Bengaluru, eagerly waits for the first day of every month as he gets his salary on the day. However, this December, Raju...

Formula 1 calendar 2017: German GP dropped & Brazil in doubt

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Germany has been dropped from next year’s Formula 1 calendar and the Brazilian Grand Prix is also in doubt. The calendar contains 20 races with Brazil listed as provisional. F1 commercial boss...

Syria war: Aleppo risks becoming giant graveyard – UN

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A top UN envoy has warned the Syrian city of Aleppo risks becoming “one giant graveyard” as the government advances on rebel-held areas. Stephen O’Brien pleaded with UN Security...

Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link

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Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. Civil aviation chief Alfredo Bocanegra said an...

Armed struggle separated Tamil and Muslim peoples: NPC Member Asmin

The Tamil people and Muslim people of North and East were separated by armed struggle. Muslim people linked themselves to the struggle for rights undertaken by the Tamil leaders. It is old history....