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M K Stalin threatens to launch anti-Hindi movement

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Taking offence to English language being replaced with Hindi on highway markers, M K Stalin has threatened the centre of a new anti-Hindi movement. Deeming the move an attempt by the centre to push...

Will Nazriya ever return to acting?

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Actress Nazriya bid goodbye to acting while she was at peak of her career, as she got married to actor Fahadh Faasil in 2014. Many of her fans want her to make comeback into bigscreens and now her...

Shankar slashes Rumours about 2.0

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Few days ago, a report claiming Rajini playing dwarf role in 2.0 started to spread and the diretor has now slashed it as a rumour. It was said that Rajini will be seen in five roles while Akshay...

2024 Olympics: ‘Time is right’ for cricket bid – ICC chief Dave Richardson

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The “time is right” for cricket to apply for a place at the Olympics, according to International Cricket Council chief Dave Richardson. Cricket has not been played at the Summer Games...

Removing Assad no longer a priority – US

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The US representative to the United Nations has said that the US is no longer prioritising the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters on Thursday “we...

NPC sitting without both the CM C.V. Wigneswaran and the Leader of the House, CVK

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Although the sitting of the NPC was held yesterday, the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran and Leader of the House, C.V.K. Sivagnanam did not attend the sitting. They were both indisposed. In a context that the CM...

We are giving pressure with regard to missing persons : Sumanthiran

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The matter regarding people forced to disappear is on top of the agendas of UN and the TNA, said TNA MP, M.A.Sumanthiran. The struggle of the relatives of the missing persons at the Kilinochchi...

Will Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva be summoned to court for Habeas Corpus on missing persons?, Court to announce decision next month

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The Mulaitheevu court will announce its decision next month as to whether Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva who led the 58 Division to court in connection with the Habeas Corpus filed with regard to the fate...

Highest Sentence in the History of High Court – Triple hanging to Atchuvely Triple murder accused

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The accused in the Atchuvely Triple murder case of the Jaffna High Court, Ponnampalam Thanancheyan was condemned to triple hanging for causing death to three persons and to 14 years RI and 20,000/=...

Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

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Israel has approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than two decades. A statement issued after a meeting of the country’s security cabinet said the...

Only 27,230 acre land with the Security Forces : the Reconciliation Task Force

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The National Reconciliation Task Force of Chandrika Kumaranathunga, has said in an official publication that only 27,230 acres of state and private lands under the Armed Forces. As per the data in...

Navy refuse to release state land to construct fuel Tank

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“The Navy has refused to release state lands in Kankesanthurai even for Governments Development project. Hence, it has been decided to construct the tanks in 10 acre land belonging to Cement...

Accused Kanagasapathy Thevathsan in the Fort railway station suicide attack, sentenced to 20 years

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Colombo High court sentenced Kanagasapapathy Thevathasan, who was accused as an accomplice in the Fort Railway Station suicide attack, on 2008 February 3rd ,  to 20 years imprisonment yesterday. In...

Number of Jaffna Electoral District MPs for Jaffna Electoral District raised to 7 again

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The commissioner of Elections, Mahindha Deshapriya has announced that the number of MPs for Jaffna Electoral District (Jaffna and Kilinochchi ) has been raised to 7. On the basis of the voters’...

GST bills passed: An explainer about what the new tax reforms mean

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On Wednesday the Lok Sabha cleared all the four bills for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax. It is the country’s biggest tax reform since 1947. The aim of the GST is to unify India into...

Yuvan’s next release! Details here

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Yuvan , one of the sought after music composers in South Indian Cinema, is working on several projects simultaneously. His recent albums connected well with the music lover and the details of...

Suriya as Gemini Ganesan in Savitri Biopic?

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The biopic of Nadigaiyar Thilagam Savithri is on cards and it will feature Keerthy Suresh in titular role and Samantha in a pivotal role. Now the kollywood is abuzz that Suriya will be playing a...

All is not well between Tamannaah and Rajamouli?

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Actress Tamannaah who played a significant role as warrior princess Avanthika in Baahubali: The Beginning, is reportedly involved in an altercation with director Rajamouli who helmed this magnum opus...

Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan fast bowler suspended for a year by PCB

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been banned for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing. The 7ft 1in bowler was one of...

New Zealand v South Africa: Rain helps tourists to series win

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South Africa sealed a 1-0 series win in New Zealand after rain washed out the final day of the third Test. The tourists – on 80-5 at the start of the day and 95 runs short of making New Zealand...

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

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Turkey says it has “successfully” ended its seven-month Euphrates Shield military campaign in northern Syria. But Prime Minister Binali Yildirim did not rule out new military operations...

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces edge closer to key mosque

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Iraqi forces say they are pushing into the Old City of Mosul and closing in on a key mosque despite fierce resistance from Islamic State (IS) militants. Federal police chief Lt-Gen Raed Jawdat said...

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We will not allow international Investigation to be possible. We are ready to finish everything internally :  Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs. I am not rejecting the possibility of...

What is the progress relevant to UN resolutions, UN should monitor : CM, C.V.Wigneswaran

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The Northern Chief minister has said that, in the context of two years’ time being granted to the Sri Lankan Government, to implement the UN’s resolution of 2015, he is to request the UN...

‘Good Things Will Happen’: Rajinikanth’s Open Letter To Sri Lankan Fans

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Four days after he pulled out of a trip to handover houses to displaced Sri Lankan Tamils, superstar Rajinikanth has reached out to Tamils across the Palk Strait to make up for his absence. The...

Jaffna Hindu’s Abinanthan hit the top spot in O/L Islanwide, Vembadi 52– 9As and 56- 8As, Jaffna Zone 110– 9As

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Arulanantham Abinanthan of Jaffna Hindu College has secured the 5th Rank Island wide all mediums and the 1st rank in Tamil Medium Island wide. The results of the GCE (OL) – 2016 were published in...

Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmuai Brilliant in spectacular wins in FA Cup series

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The Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navbanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmunai Brilliant  teams won their matches in a spectacular way, in Foot-Ball series for FA Cup conducted by the Sri Lanka Football...

Oppo India to take strict action against staff for insulting Indian flag

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Chinese handset maker Oppo India said that it will take serious action against those responsible for the alleged incident, in which a Chinese national reportedly tore a picture of the Indian flag and...

Rajini and Kamal come together for a grand event

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We have already seen Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamalhaasan together in several occasions and these two legends will be seen together yet again in an upcoming event. It is to lay the foundation stone...

This is why Vijay Sethupathi quit Dhanush’s film

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Actor Vijay Sethupathi was earlier said to be playing a important role in Dhanush’s upcoming movie Vada Chennai. Though the shooting of this film has started last year it was stalled due to...

After Rajini, Ajith’s statue becomes the new sensation

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Earlier last year when Rajini’s Kabali got released, the 3D printed statue of Rajinikanth has created buzz among his fans. Producer Thanu has used this as a marketing strategy. Now it is the...

Video technology was used to correct two wrong decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly in Paris.

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France striker Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out by a video assistant referee for offside. And Spain’s second goal, scored by Gerard Deulofeu, was awarded by the video official after an...

Virat Kohli: India captain says friendships with Australia players are over

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India captain Virat Kohli says his friendships with Australia players are over after their heated Test series. India won the final match of the four-Test series to secure a 2-1 victory. Prior to the...

Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. The president said this would put an end to the “war on coal” and...

Mosul battle: US ‘may be responsible’ for civilian deaths

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A US army general has said coalition forces “probably” played a role in the 17 March air strike on west Mosul which may have killed more than 100 people Lt Gen Stephen Townsend said the...

Housing scheme for 190 families at a cost of Rs.90, 050,000/=

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While Rs. 90,050,000/= has allocated at Rs.500,000/= per family for a housing scheme for the 190 families  living in the Government employees housing scheme in Omanthai area. Further action has been...

This is a government that ignores the struggles of the people: NPC CM to the Swiss Ambassador

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We cannot accept the stance of the government which behave like nothing is happening while the struggles of the people are growing ever stronger. The president or the ministers should provide due...

The cold war within TNA is not positive : Dr.N.Kumarakuruparan of Democratic People’s Congress

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The Cold War that is occurring currently within the TNA is not a healthy aspect as far as Tamil are concerned, said the General Secretary of the Democratic People’s Congress, Dr.Nallaiah...

4,000 acre in Jaffna will be released : Major General Mahesh Senanayake

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20,000 acre lands were acquired by the Security Forces Head Quarters of the Jaffna District. Out of them 2,000 acre had been already released. Further 4,000 acre will be released soon, said the...

Justice Katju reveals he had a crush on Jayalalithaa

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Justice Markandey Katju is known for his bold statements. He is always in the news for his outspoken and very often controversial views. This time around he is making news after posting on Facebook...

Actor Suriya converts to Islam?

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Earlier today a video of actor Suriya has gone viral in the social media. He was spotted visiting a Dargah and performing prayers there. This has lead to the spreading of a news that Suriya has...

Soori’s father Passes Away

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Actor Soori who has made each one of us laugh with his witty comedy is having the most sadest night in his life. His father R.Muthusamy aged 65 has passed away at 10.15 PM yesterday ( 27th March...

Keerthy suresh gets chance again with suriya

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In Tamil film industry more heroins are come day by day from neighbouring regions. From That keerthy suresh already came from malayalam industry. She had been acting in many tamil films. Now she...

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro, Garbine Muguruza retires

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Roger Federer took his 2017 record to 15 wins from 16 matches as he beat Juan Martin del Potro at the Miami Open. The Swiss, 35, won 6-3 6-4 to reach the last 16, where he will face Spanish 14th seed...

India v Australia: Jadeja puts hosts close to Test series victory

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India need 87 runs to win the series-deciding fourth Test against Australia after dominating the third day. The hosts resumed on 248-6 and, helped by Ravindra Jadeja’s 63, reached 332 – a...

IS conflict: Syria force pauses assault for dam checks

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US-backed Syrian fighters paused their offensive near the Tabqa dam on Monday to let engineers check it and fix any damage affecting operations. The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling...

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm makes landfall in Australia

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A powerful cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has reached the coast of Queensland, Australia. More than 25,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie. The category four...

Sri Lanka wants to reduce China’s stake in strategic port deal

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Sri Lanka’s government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political...

New controls on people who went into HSZ for worship

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All the telephones were taken over the army before allowing the people who went into Vali North HSZ, for worship at the Mother Mary’s church inside HSZ. Army had earlier allowed for the people...

Mannar Unemployed graduates to hold Attention drawing protest demanding state employment

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The unemployed graduates of Mannar District who have been frustrated of not getting a state employment will undertake a continuous attention drawing protest, announced the Mannar District Un-employed...