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Colombia mudslides kill 254, including 43 children

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY The body of a woman identified as Katherine Valencia is pictured after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains in Villagarzon, Colombia April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll. Santos, who...

Only 10% of Clean Ganga Fund from private firms

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The government’s push for additional resources to clean the Ganga seems to have had a limited impact. Over the last two and a half years, more than 80 per cent of donations to the Clean Ganga Fund...

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Sushma Swaraj

External minister Sushma Swaraj during passport seva divas and passport officers conference at JNB office in new Delhi on Friday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey 24 june 16 *** Local Caption *** External minister Sushma Swaraj during passport seva divas and passport officers conference at JNB office in new Delhi on Friday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey 24 june 16

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year.“I am happy to inform that Iran has released...

PM focus on technology use of judiciary, CJI talks about triple talaq

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the use of technologies to ease judicial processes and Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar spoke about expeditiously dealing with cases related to...

Mullikulam lands belong to the state, says the Navy Spokesman

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The Navy spokesman, Chamintha Walakuluge had said that the lands occupied by the Navy belong to the state. The people of Mullikulam in Mannar have gone into a continuous struggle demanding the...

Arts Faculty Students Of Jaffna University give up Fasting protest following general amnesty by  VC

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Following a written assurance of granting amnesty to 13 Arts students suspended from classes, by VC, the Arts Faculty Students’ Federation have announced that they are giving up their fasting...

Chandrika should leave the post, insist Suresh Premachandran

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The Leader of EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran had said that the former President and the Head of the Reconciliation Task Force for creating Unity among the Races, should leave that post immediately. A...

Unusual catch of Stingrays by Kurunagar Fisherman- 8 large stingrays between 150 – 175 Kgs each worth 150,000/=

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Kurunagar Fisherman Muralee had netted an unusual catch of 8 large stingrays each weighing about 150 – 175 kgs. yesterday. He had with the help of his colleagues spiked them while diving for sand...

30 Indian fishermen released by Court

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Thirty Indian fishermen who had been on remand allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters were released by Kayts Acting Magistrate R.Sabesan when they were produced before him. They were...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 6 Indian fishermen for allegedly having cocaine, seizes boat

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The Sri Lanka navy arrested six Indian fishermen and seized a boat near Nainatheevu, on Sunday. The navy alleged to found Cocaine with the fishermen during a search that led to their arrest, reported...

Army vehicle hit a youth, then change the number plate publicly before taking it to police station

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An Army cab vehicle going behind a youth on Motor cycle hit the motor cycle breaking the leg of the youth. Subsequently the youth was taken to the hospital in an auto. Nagarasa Payutharan (19) of...

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Liberation Tigers are the war criminals. We will now allow to punish Military: Admiral Sarath Weerasekara. Multinational contribution a must for war crimes investigation: AAL Lal Wijenayake ,...

If the lands are not released, TNA will rally people against the Government : promises Mawai, to people on protest

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The activities for the release of lands will be undertaken through continuous non-violent people’s protests. If it is not successful we will also join you, the people and struggle for it...

468 acre will be released in Kepapulavu on May 15th: says Minister Swaminathan

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Minister of Resettlement D.M.Swamynathan assured yesterday that 468 acre lands will be released on May 15th. Speaking to the Media he further said, that in the discussion he had with Secretary to the...