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July 22, 2017 1:18 pm gmt |
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Gunshots were fired at the Vehicle in which Jaffna High Court Judge M.Ilancheliyan traveled today it is learnt. The shooting took place at Nallur South Street our regional journalist stated. The Preliminary investigation shows, that two police officers were injured....
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July 22, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake has ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to submit a report over the alleged attempt to arrest a member of the Medical Faculty Student’s Association. The attempt by plain clothed Police officers had taken place at the Organization of Pro...
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July 22, 2017 11:32 am gmt |
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With the Office of Missing Persons Act becoming operational, the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will meet next week to discuss the appointment of officials to this office, an official said. The Act became operational after President Maithripala Sirisena placed his sign...
In India
July 22, 2017 11:23 am gmt |
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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in New Delhi on Friday (July 21) and held talks on boosting financial ties between the two countries. During his three-day visit, Shanmugaratnam will also meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a...
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July 22, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Qatar’s emir called for dialogue on Friday (July 21) to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty. In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sa...
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July 22, 2017 11:15 am gmt |
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Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran his first sub-10-second time of the year to win the 100m at the Diamond League in Monaco. The 30-year-old Jamaican clocked 9.95 in his final Diamond League race to beat America’s Isiah Young (9.98) and South African Akani Simbine (10.02). Britain’...
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July 21, 2017 7:42 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has taken a good step forward in an aim to solve the issues related to the missing people hailed the Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting. Shelley Whiting stated the above soon after the president Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette on the Office of Missing Person...
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July 21, 2017 7:09 am gmt |
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Opposition leader R.Sambanthan has said that Permanent peace must be established by forming a new constitution with the consent of the people. He stated the above when he held talks with the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the official residence of the Australian High Commissioner yesterd...
In India
July 21, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure Presidential assent to two bills on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test passed in the Assembly, Tamil Nadu ministers expressed hopes of getting exemption from NEET this year. Ministers D Jayakumar, C V Shanmugam, K P Anbalagan and C Vijaya B...
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July 21, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people on the island of Kos and injured 200 in Greek and Turkish coastal towns. The quake struck near major tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Around 200 people have ...
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July 21, 2017 4:54 am gmt |
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli says his top-ranked side will not take Sri Lanka lightly in the upcoming series despite the host’s poor form and controversies. The island nation lost one-day series to minnows Zimbabwe and survived a scare this week to win a one-off Test. To make the matter worse, Fo...
In Jaffna
July 20, 2017 4:06 pm gmt |
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The Trial-at-bar that hears the rape and murder case of Sivaloganathan Vidya at Jaffna High Court today (July 20) called Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal to testify on 24th of July. The case earlier was heard at Kytes before Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal. The hearing will commence on the 24th of Jul...
In Colombo
July 20, 2017 3:44 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 20) signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a move which drew praise from the international community. “I signed the Office of Missing Persons Gazette today. This marks another step forward in Sri Lanka’s path to sustained peace,” Presiden...
In India
July 20, 2017 3:40 pm gmt |
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Ram Nath Kovind, lawyer, former MP and governor, was elected India’s next President on Thursday. The government-backed candidate, a Dalit leader, won nearly 66 per cent of the votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers on Monday. He will be sworn in on July 25. “I reali...
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July 20, 2017 3:27 pm gmt |
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Germany’s foreign minister has announced a significant “reorientation” of its policy towards Turkey after a human rights activist became the latest German citizen to be detained for alleged terrorist activity. “We need our policies towards Turkey to go in a new direction … we can’t continue as ...
In Cricket
July 20, 2017 3:18 pm gmt |
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In what will be India’s first full tour to Sri Lanka in eight years, the Virat Kohli-led team arrived in Sri Lankan soil to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. The tour begins with India playing their first Test on July 26. The first Test will be played at the Gal...
In Jaffna
July 19, 2017 2:51 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran said economic development alone would not be the right choice for political crisis. Mr. Wigneswaran made these remarks during the discussion with the visiting Foreign Minister of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan today at his office in Ja...
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July 19, 2017 2:40 pm gmt |
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Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said the lands which had been scheduled to be released today (July 19) would be released later. The minister, who paid a visit to the site today, said that the lands were full of trees and not suitab...
In India
July 19, 2017 2:01 pm gmt |
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Tamil Nadu has announced almost 100 per cent hike in salary of MLAs of the house. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy in the state assembly. MLAs will now get Rs 1.05 lakh per month from Rs 55,000 earlier. According to reports, the chief minister also announced that MLA ...