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Major civilian exodus: Colombo
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government on Thursday claimed that till date, 45,519 civilians had crossed into government-controlled areas from the LTTE-held territory. The figures made public by the government suggest the exodus of civilians ...
French denounce job, wage cuts
Paris: An estimated three-million-plus people struck work and marched through the streets of Paris and major French towns on Thursday to protest against low wages, job insecurity and rising unemployment. This impressive general strike was the ...
Recognition from U.K. for Pattanam research
Formation of international research group accepted
Petition seeks review of ban on Sharifs
Premier Gilani vows to strengthen Parliament
NGOs under scanner
DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has started scrutinising activities of NGOs approved during the rule of the BNP-led four-party alliance government to see if they have any involvement with funding militant activities. Finance Minister ...
Obama’s stress on Indian standards
Washington: U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Americans to raise their standards of education as they have to compete with students from India and China. At a town hall meeting in California on Wednesday, Mr. Obama emphasised the ...
Fritzl gets life sentence
ST. POELTEN (Austria): Josef Fritzl was convicted of homicide, enslavement, incest, rape and other charges on Thursday and sentenced to life in a psychiatric prison for holding his daughter captive for 24 years and fathering her seven ...
CEOs raise H-1B visa issue with U.S.
Washington: India’s corporate leadership raised the issue of H-1B visa restrictions during their first high-level interaction with Obama Administration officials and was assured that there would not be a serious setback to the programme ...
SINGAPORE: A Singapore judge ruled a senior Wall Street Journal Editor was in contempt of court on Thursday for two editorials and a letter to the Editor published last year about the city-state’s ...
Not protectionism, says China
BEIJING: China’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC) on Thursday denied that its refusal to approve Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Huiyuan Juice Group was protectionist. MoC spokesman Yao Jian said the decision would have no effect on ...
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