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Dreams of Liberation Tiger becoming reality: Northern Minister of Agriculture P.Ainkaranesan

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Several development projects planned by the Liberation Tigers are implemented now, said the Minister of Agricultuer P.Ainkaranesan. Cattle breeding training Centre was opened by the Ministry of...

“Mamanithar” Taraki Sivaram commemorated in Kilinochchi

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The 12th commemoration of the Journalist Mamanithar Tharmaratnam Sivaram (Taraki) who was assassinated has been sentimentally at the Kilinochchi town. It was held at 3.00 p.m. at the Bharathy Star...

Memorandum requesting inquiry on the attack by prison officials on a Tamil Political Prisoner

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“An impartial inquiry should be held regarding a Tamil political Prisoner being attacked by prison officials. Action should be taken against the officials who attacked the Tamil Political...

Mulikulam lands released by Navy & request 8 months to away from area including 27 houses

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Land hitherto occupied by Navy were released yesterday. The Navy has asked for 8 months’ time to release a remaining area with 27 houses. The people are to enter the released area after...

Pineapple harvest festival in Vavuniya

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The harvesting of Pineapple cultivated at the Vavuniya Agricultural Department’s Muruganoor Farm was held yesterday. This Pineapple plants were cultivated as intermittent plants in between...

Is police a part in the stolen jewellery trade? Inquiries starts

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Police senior officials have commenced an inquiry to find out whether the police had any part in the sale of stolen and robbed  jewellery. Three  jewellery  traders in Jaffna being investigated...

Amparai muslims rise up against the Vihare at Mayakalmalai

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Several protest rallies were held in several parts Amparai against the erection of Buddhist statue at Mayakalimalai in  Manikamadu, Irakkamam of Amparai and the attempt to construct a vihare there....

Prof.R.Wigneswaran appointed a the New VC of the University of Jaffna

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Prof. R.Wigneswaran , the current Dean of the Science faculty has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, by the President. The Secretary to the President, P.P. Abeykoon...

4Kgs Kerala Ganja recovered by Police At Malu santhy, Vadamaradchchi

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Neliady Police said that they have captured 4 Kgs of Kerala Ganja which was to be smuggled from Vadamaradchchi to Colombo and arrested a person with it. On a tip-off received by KKS region police,...

10 arrested for digging for the gold buried by the LTTE

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Mulaitheevu police has arrested 10 Southerners while attempting to dig gold buried by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, at a spot where an Army Camp was earlier located. This had occurred...

It is dangerous if the Government will fail to pay attention on the tribulations of the affected people: says CM

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The governments of International Countries and the Sri Lanka Government have to understand each other first. It is not proper if the grieves and the demands of our people are continued to be ignored....

Unprecedented Hartal-Motherland in NE paralyzed

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An unprecedented Hartal was held yesterday for the loved ones forcefully made disappear and demanding the release of lands of people occupied by Armed Forces. This hartal has gone record as the first...

Court slams political party for case against Kamal Haasan

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K.Bala, the district secretary of the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) had filed a case on March 24th seeking the highest punishment to Kamal Haasan for alleged derogatory remarks about the Mahabharatha in...

Vinu Chakravarthy Passes Away

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Veteran actor Vinu Chakravarthy (74) has passed away at his home at 7 PM on (April 27, 2017). He had been suffering from age related ailments for the past three years. Vinu Chakravarthy has been...

Happy Birthday Samantha

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Today is the birthday of Samantha, the top heroine of Tamil and Telugu film industries.Last year has been the greatest for Sam with the blockbuster success of ‘Theri’ and ‘Janatha...

Coming soon on Mumbai roads: Buses without conductors

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MUMBAI WILL soon become the first city in the country to operate public buses without conductors. The city is set to launch an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that involves smart card-based...

Jharkhand passes GST Bill, govt says revenue concerns will be resolved within 5 years

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das flashes victory sign as he comes out from the House moments after state Assembly passed the GST bill. PTI Photo 
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The Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Jharkhand Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, becoming the third state after Telangana and Bihar to ratify the Bill, clearing the decks for...

Jet Airways passenger tweets ‘hijack’ to PM Modi after flight diversion, delay

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After a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight was diverted to Jaipur reportedly due to bad weather conditions and air traffic congestion, a passenger on board tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra...

Lewis Hamilton says inspired by Serena Williams’ response to Ilie Nastase

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Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has hailed Serena Williams as an inspiration after the world’s top female tennis player hit back at comments made by former men’s number one Ilie...

FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting

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Brazil were hit hardest today by FIFA for homophobic chanting by its supporters during World Cup qualifying, with Argentina and Mexico also fined. Nine football associations were punished in all by...

Pakistan’s ISI supporting terrorist groups including Al Qaeda and Taliban, US lawmakers told

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Pakistan’s ISI is supporting terrorist organisations inside the country, US lawmakers were told by a newly formed Muhajir (refugee) group which alleged terror outfits like Taliban and al-Qaeda are...

No vote on healthcare bill this week in US House

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US House leaders have decided against holding a vote on a reworked healthcare system overhaul this week after failing to find the necessary support, congressional aides said on Thursday. White House...

China needs to boost economic pressure on North Korea: US

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China needs to step up economic pressure on North Korea, after Pyongyang “upped the ante” in its nuclear testing in recent months, the US State Department has said. Beijing “frankly has to put...

Full shut down today in Homeland

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A complete hartal was observed today  in the  North and Eastern provinces. Political parties, Public Organizations, Religious dignitaries, students teachers and traders extended their full support...

Jaffna sweeps the Board in Hammer throw in Youth Sports Festival

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Northern athletes swept the board in under 20 Hammer throw  and under 18 Pole Vault events winning all three places in the respective events. The results received up to yesterday are given below:...

Large impact on politics due to the Hartal in North and East: Minister Hisbullah

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Today’s  Hartal in North and East will make a big impact in the political level. In such contexts, the problems of the Muslim people of the Eastern Province  also should be put forward, said...

Expected Power Devolution will not be granted to Tamil people: Get ready for compromise: Chairman of Constitutional Council

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Power Devolution aspired by Tamil People will not be granted to them. Hence get ready for compromises and conciliation, said, the Chairman of the Constitution council and a senior Attorney at Law,...

Hartal in North and East- more pledge support

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A complete hartal will be held in the motherland in North and East today. Political parties, Public Organizations, Religious dignitaries, students teachers and traders have pledges their support for...

All three places grabbed by the North in under 18 Pole-Vault

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More medals were won by the Northern Athletes in the National Youth Sports Festival, now in progress at the Mahindha Rajapakse Stadium, in Diyagama. Shown below are the details: Age Gp. Event Name...

8,332 persons afflicted with Dengu in 4 months in North and East

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During the first 4 months of 2017, more than 8,332 persons have been affected by Dengu in North and East. As per the data regarding Dengu for last week , from the Infectious Disease Division of the...

Court Order Torn to pieces & Excitement at the Unemployed Graduates Struggle in front of Eastern Provincial Council

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While the sitting of the Eastern Provincial Council was in progress, Eastern unemployed graduates held struggle blocking the Road and shouting loudly. An order of the Trincomalee court judge ...

Full Hartal in North and East Organized by Relatives of Missing persons. Support galore from all around

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In a context where several pain bearing struggles are being undertaken widespread in North and East, A full hartal is to be staged tomorrow 27th under the organization of the relatives of Missing...

Ajith film to compete with ‘Baahubali 2’

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The Thala Ajith fans are getting ready to celebrate the star’s birthday falling this Monday (May 1, 2017). And this year many theater owners have planned to cash in on the Ajith fan frenzy on...

Director-Cinematographer N.K.Vishwanath passes away

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Veteran director and cinematographer N.K.Vishwanath has passed away last night in Chennai due to prolonged illness and sudden heart attack. Vishwanath started his film career as a cinematographer. He...

PM Modi Shimla visit: Clean-up drive in full swing as BJP leaders chip in

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Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Shimla visit, senior BJP leaders, led by Union Health Minister J P Nadda and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Tuesday joined the clean-up drive...

I’m ready to sell my ‘pyjama’ to buy MS Dhoni, says KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan

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MS Dhoni may be well past his prime, as is seen from his dismal run with the bat in the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, but the former Indian captain remains one of the biggest...

Maria Sharapova to be handed wildcard for French Open qualifying, claims report

FILE - This is a Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School while she serves a two-year doping ban. Representatives for Harvard and Sharapova didn't immediately comment Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Maria Sharapova, who is set to make a comeback after 15 months of ban, faces a set back as Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) organisers have refused to give her a direct entry into the main...

Ajax’s home stadium to be named after Johan Cruyff

-FILE- In this Friday Dec. 7, 2012 image football legend Johan Cruyff puts his Golden Ball award on a display as he officially opens the exhibit entitled Johan & Ik (Johan & Me) at the Amsterdam Museum. On the day Johan Cruyff would have turned 70, his home city has agreed to name Ajax's stadium after the Dutch football legend. Amsterdam Municipality says it has agreed with the stadium and Ajax to change the name of the Amsterdam Arena to the Johan Cruijff Arena, using the Dutch spelling of the Ajax and Barcelona star, who died last year.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

On the day Johan Cruyff would have turned 70, his home city has agreed to name Ajax’s stadium after the Dutch football great. Amsterdam Municipality says it has agreed with the stadium and Ajax to...

Japan reconstruction minister quits after inappropriate comment on disaster zone

Masahiro Imamura speaks to journalists after submitting his resignation from his post, disaster reconstruction minister, to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Imamura resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo. Abe accepted Imamura's resignation. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)

The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster resigned on Wednesday after saying it was better the disaster struck the...

Donald Trump picks trade fight with Canada

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Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being “very rough” on its southern neighbor and threatened to retaliate against new restrictions on...

Pope Francis urges powerful leaders to act humbly in surprise TED talk appearance

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Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging powerful leaders “to act humbly” and said he hoped technological innovation would not leave people behind. The...

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremsinghe to meet PM Modi in New Delhi today

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe waves to media as he arrives at the airport in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Wickremesinghe arrived Tuesday on a five-days visit to India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is expected to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday. Wickremsinghe, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday to begin a...

Let’s prevent the attempt to destroy the Civil Organizations: A plea to the High commissioners for the International Countries

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The Council of Non-Governmental Organizations (CNGOS) Jaffna is an Alliance which is in operation for more than 25 years. It is operating as an organization, integrating 28 Voluntary Service...

All around support for Hartal on 27th

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In a context of the Government taking no notice of the struggle undertaken by the relatives of the missing persons, which has gone on for more than two months, they have called for full hartal on...

1,863 Woman leadership families in Puthukudiyiruppu DS Division

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As per the Statistics published by the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat, 1,863 women are living with all sort of crises after losing their husbands. 39,823 people belonging to m12,820...

Meeting with Security Forces Officers not positive: Conditions from the Army

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The Navy has announced that the release of Mullikulam lands not possible immediately and the Army has indicated that they will need 8 years to release even non-security related lands, in a high-level...

Napthaly Joison , a Record in Pole Vault

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Napthaly Joison of Arunothaya, Alaveddy Pole vaulted to a height of 4.61 meter establishing a new Record in the under 20 group of the  National youth Sports meet held at Mahindha Rajapakse Stadium...

Two film releases for the two young ‘Kabali’ Actors in May 2017

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Actors Kalaiyarasan and Sai Dhanshika got noticed for their performance in director Pa.Ranjith’s ‘Madras’ and ‘Kabali’ respectively. The duo have been acting in quite a...

Kamal takes a dig at TN Minister’s Thermocol Experiment

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A few days back a Tamil Nadu minister tried to cover the water in Vaigai Dam with thermocol sheets to prevent the water getting evaporated due to excessive heat of the sun. This experiment failed...

K Viswanath conferred the highest award for films

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K Viswanath, one of the greatest all time directors of Indian cinema has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India for the year 2016. This is the highest cinema award in...