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Big Bash League: Mitchell Johnson stars as Perth Scorchers reach BBL final

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Mitchell Johnson took three wickets for just three runs as Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by seven wickets to reach the Big Bash League final. Johnson, 35, dismissed openers Rob Quiney and Luke...

Trump’s voter fraud claim ‘based on evidence’

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President Donald Trump believes that millions of people voted illegally in the US election based on “studies and evidence”, the White House has said. Press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr...

UN condemns Israel’s West Bank settlement plans

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The United Nations has condemned Israeli plans to build more settlements in the occupied West Bank. A UN spokesman said “unilateral actions” were an obstacle to peace based on a two-state...

Hopes fade for justice for dead, lost Sri Lankan journalists

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Hope is fading fast that Sri Lanka’s government will take action against those responsible for the deaths and disappearances of dozens of journalists during and after the country’s long...

Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead

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Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their...

Jallikattu: Why is the judiciary silent on police excess at Chennai?

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The judiciary off late has been accused of being overzealous when it decides to hear some matters which ideally should be under the purview of the legislature. In the Jallikattu matter, there have...

Gv Wife Saindhavi Particpated Rotary womens Club Fahion show

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RAFTS – ROTARY ATTITUDE FASHION TALENT STAR- is a signature project in its third year, for the ROTARY CLUB OF CHENNAI SPOTLIGHT, an all women’s club. This is our major fundraiser, with...

All decks cleared for Jallikattu! Here is how Celebs reacted

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After a week long agitation, the state government has passed an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu in Tamilnadu. The announcement has just been made that Jallikattu event will be held tomorrow in...

India v England: Trevor Bayliss says tourists’ bowling ‘a little disappointing’

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England’s bowling during their one-day international series defeat in India was “a little disappointing”, says coach Trevor Bayliss. The tourists won the final game to lose the...

Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

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The Syrian government’s lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart’s “provocative” comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said...

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal

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President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The 12-nation trade deal was a linchpin of former President...

Houses for Sinhalese people in Navatkuli: Foundation to be laid this month end

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Beneficiaries of the 250 houses to be built for the Sinhalese people, on a subsidy basis, in the land belonging to the Housing Authority has been selected. It was announced that the foundations will...

No chance of reducing Army from Jaffna : Commander SF- Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Mahes Senanayake

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The opportunity for reducing the number of Army Soldiers stationed in Jaffna Peninsula. On the contrary, we are gradually handing over the lands of people which are under the control of the Army, the...

De-salination plants constructed by Navy at Eluvai Theevu and Nainatheevu at a cost of 3 Million

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The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Raveendra Wijegoonewardene, declared opened the desalination plants at Eluvaltheevu and Nainatheevu, built by the Navy, at cost of 3 Million, yesterday. The...

Time has riped for global Tamils rally together to form a Global Alliance : CM, NPC

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While saying that a Tamil Global Alliance should be formed by Global Tamils, the CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran also said that, the time has come to form that organization. The Farmers Day was celebrated...

Sponsors for Jallikattu? Kamal warns people

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Actor Kamalhaasan has yet another advice for the Tamil people. It may be rather a warning. He quoted that Jallikattu is now popular worldwide and American aerated drinks makers like Pepsi will try to...

You should be ashamed! DD slams Radha Rajan

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An insensitive and abusive comment by animal welfare activist Rajan on protestors in Marina has recieived her flak from everyone. Now popular TV anchor DD has slammed her for her derogatory remarks....

Tamil Nadu: Two dead, 28 injured in jallikattu

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Two persons were killed and 28 suffered minor injuries during jallikattu in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district on Sunday. One man died due to dehydration in Madurai during protests demanding a...

Jallikattu: Police start removing protesters from Marina Beach, Chennai

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The police on Monday began removing protesters from Marina Beach in Chennai. A large number of people protesting to allow hosting of Jallikattu had assembled at Marina Beach. [Also Read: Jallikattu-...

India v England: Ben Stokes stars at Eden Gardens

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England held on to win the third one-day international against India by five runs as Ben Stokes found redemption at Eden Gardens. Stokes, hit for four successive sixes in Kolkata in the World T20...

Trump team in fresh war of words with US media

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Key figures in Donald Trump’s administration have become embroiled in a fresh war of words with the media. On Saturday the president had condemned media reporting of the number of people...

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

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More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said...

Printing of Counterfeit notes: Main suspect surrenders to the police

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The main suspect who was being searched by the police, on suspicion the he printed and used counterfeit notes, has surrendered to the Nelliyady Police Station, the police circles said. Six person...

Mangala opening his Consular section in Jaffna on 26th

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The Consular section of the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry, established in the Jaffna District Secretariat is to be opened on forthcoming 26th, by the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. All these...

Livestock are being sold to fend off prolonged drought: People of Delft express concern

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Because of the dry weather prevailing in Delft they are being forced to sell their livestock to outside the people of Delft expressed concern. The 4,000 cattle which are available in Delft are...

Should not demonstrate against Maithri- Army warns people of Kepapulavu

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Kepapulavu people said that the Army had warned that they should not engaged in attention drawing demonstration when the Head of the government visits Mullaitheevu or Kepapulavu. They further said...

Ezhuha Thamizh in East to be held on February 10th in the East, announces TPC

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The Ezhuha Thamizh event, which is a democratic uprising of the people, where people rally together to reveal the basic aspirations of the Tamil people and the oppressions on a daily basis had been...

Gang printing Counterfeit 1,000 rupee notes Arrested in Vadamaradchchi

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Nelliady Police arrested a gang in Vadamaradchchi with evidence, who had been printing counterfeit 1,000 rupee notes. Following a tip off received by the police, when a person tried to change a fake...

Stop arresting former militants, they need acknowledgement to live: NPC CM insists with EU reps

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While insisting European Community representatives that the Police and Army should stop the practice of arresting former militants for crimes perpetrated anywhere in the country, the Chief Minister...

Relatives of missing persons to go on Fast unto death on 4 demands

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The Society of Families for finding persons handed over and abducted and made to disappear sent a letter on Friday, informing the President, Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, that,...

A Constitution for Tamils rule themselves will be enacted: assures Sumenthiran

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We will create a constitution in which will fulfill the aspirations of Tamil people and the Tamil people could rule themselves, said the TNA’s Jaffna District MP, M.A.Sumanthiran. He was...

Appropriate opportunity for Political solution, We will utilize it completely: Sampanthan

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We should utilize fully the opportunity made available to us to find a political solution, said the Leader of the Opposition of the Parfliament and the Leader of the TNA, Era Sampanthan. The 4th...

“Neduntharahai” to be handed over service today

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The Boat Nedunthatrahai built with financial contribution from World Bank will be handed over today for the service of the people, by the Northern Chief Minister and the Minister of Local Government....

Jallikattu row: Protesters to continue agitation till ordinance is passed

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Protesters on Friday rejected the call of Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam who urged protesters to withdraw their protest immediately. However, they vowed to continue the stir until the...

Jallikattu row: Tamil Nadu shuts down in protests as government mulls a way out

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Most of Tamil Nadu is expected to remain shut on Friday as a mark of solidarity with the pro-Jallikattu protesters. However, no organisation has called for a formal bandh in the state in this regard....

India v England: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni seal series in Cuttack

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Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni gave India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second one-day international. India were reduced to 25-3 in Cuttack before...

Tehran fire: Twenty firemen killed as high-rise collapses

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At least 20 firefighters were killed when a high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed, the mayor of the Iranian capital has said. Two hundred had battled the blaze in the landmark...

Syria: Islamic State group ‘kills 12’ in Palmyra

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So-called Islamic State militants have beheaded four people and shot eight dead in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a monitoring group says. Some of the killings took place in a museum yard near the...

One quarter of the Northern residents badly affected by the drought

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The Ministry of Disaster Management has announced yesterday that one quarter of the total population has been affected badly by the drought. 236, 346 people of the five Districts of the Northern...

Support to the struggle of the Medical students

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The New Democratic Marxist Leninist party has pledged support to the struggle of the Medical Students of the University of Jaffna. The secretary of the Party, K.Senthivel has issued a media report in...

Omanthai camp was not removed, says the Army

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The weekly Media conference for announcing the cabinet decisions was held yesterday in the State Information Department. Speaking in the conference, Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said...

Military personnel connected to massacre and abductions, government accepts

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If human slaughter has been perpetrated during war we are not going to object arrest of Military personnel. Similar to some Military personnel fighting the war some Military personnel had committed...

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Kashmiri Pandit exodus: Convert, leave or be killed, the dreaded sermon haunts 26 years later

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It has been 26 years since the Kashmiri Pandits living in Jammu and Kashmir faced one of their worst nightmares. January 19, 1990, changed everything for them. On that day, mosques issued...

Jallikattu protests continue on day 3

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From the rural hamlets to the headland, students have taken over the Jallikattu protests. Even as Panneerselvam is scheduled to meet the prime minister seeking an ordinance on Jallikattu, the...

Raghava Lawrence donates 1 Crore for Jallikattu

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Actor Raghava Lawrence who has personally participated in the protests for Jallikattu in Chennai Marina has now donated 1 crore rupees for the expenses such as food, medications etc for the...

Just In! Nadigar Sangam announces protest in support of Jallikattu

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The protests in support of Jallikattu is getting tense day by day. Already the youngsters from several regions are staging peaceful protest asking the government to revoke the ban on Jallikattu. Now...

Dean Elgar: Somerset sign South Africa opener as overseas player

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Somerset have signed South Africa opener Dean Elgar as their overseas player for 2017. The 29-year-old left-hander, who has previously played for Surrey, has hit six centuries in 32 Test matches and...

Islamic State group ‘lost quarter of territory’ in 2016

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So-called Islamic State (IS) lost almost a quarter of its territory in 2016, according to new analysis.The group gave up almost 18,000 sq km (6,900 sq miles), its territory being reduced to some...

Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal. Adama Barrow is due to be inaugurated as the new president...