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Session for Jan Lokpal Bill to cost Rs. 50 lakh -Sowmiya Ashok

January 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

 

 

A file photo of the Delhi Assembly in session. The Delhi Cabinet on Friday decided to call a special session of the Assembly to take up the Jan Lokpal Bill on February 16, 2014 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
The Hindu – A file photo of the Delhi Assembly in session. The Delhi Cabinet on Friday decided to call a special session of the Assembly to take up the Jan Lokpal Bill on February 16, 2014 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium

The Aam Aadmi Party government will hold a special one-day session of the Delhi Assembly on February 16 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill.

With last flight, Puducherry airport runs out of steam-C. Jaisankar

January 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Passengers entering the SpiceJet flight at Puducherry Airport on Friday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
The Hindu – Passengers entering the SpiceJet flight at Puducherry Airport on Friday. Photo: S.S. Kumar

Government will talk to SpiceJet management on February 3

Just over a year after the SpiceJet introduced its flight service on Puducherry-Bangalore sector, the Puducherry airport, owned by Airports Authority of India, has once again become a non-functional airport, causing concern among tourists and residents.

‘It is in Pakistan’s best interests to help stabilise the situation in Afghanistan’

January 31, 2014 at 8:24 pm

'REALISATION: Afghans have learned that national unity is the key to our survival. So, while there are efforts to incite tensions, I think there is also a deep wisdom among the people, which will prevail.' Photo: AP
AP ‘REALISATION: Afghans have learned that national unity is the key to our survival. So, while there are efforts to incite tensions, I think there is also a deep wisdom among the people, which will prevail.’ Photo: AP

Interview with Afghanistan presidential front runner Abdullah Abdullah

Telangana birth-pangs

January 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm

By getting a resolution rejecting the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill for creating Telangana passed by the State Assembly just before the deadline set by President Pranab Mukherjee to consider the Bill ended on Thursday, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy did what little he could to protect what he saw as his political constituency: those standing for a united Andhra Pradesh in the Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions. Neither the delay nor the ultimate rejection of the Telangana Bill by the Assembly will have any bearing on the creation of the new State if the Centre stands firm on its decision on Telangana. The Chief Minister, in raising legal and technical objections to the Bill, might have managed to convey the opposition of large sections of the people in Seemandhra to the division of Andhra Pradesh, but the manner in which the proceedings of the House were conducted from the day the Bill was introduced till the day it was rejected reflects badly on his government and the democratic traditions of the legislature.

India: Buddhist artefacts found in Odisha state

January 31, 2014 at 8:13 pm

January 31, 2014, 9:34 pm

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Jan 31: Buddhist artifacts dating back to the  eighth century were discovered at Majhipara village in Odisha’s Jajpur district,  a researcher claimed on Thursday.

Harischandra Prusty, a researcher on Gautama Buddha, claimed to  have discovered the Buddhist artifacts while touring Barchana area in the  district early this week..

British Tigers call for sanctions against SL

January 31, 2014 at 8:10 pm

January 31, 2014, 9:30 pm

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The US is seeking a broad consensus on its proposed resolution  against Sri Lanka at the forthcoming UNHRC session in Geneva, while an  influential section of overseas Tigers strongly pushed for unprecedented  inclusion of a special clause to pave the way for UN sanctions in case President  Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government ignored the latest resolution.

The US led two successful resolutions in 2012 and 2013.

The tragic fate of TRO employees abducted by Karuna cadres-transcurrents

January 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm

February 3rd, 2007

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

One year has passed since the abductions and resultant disappearances of seven Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) employees took place in Welikande . Five TRO persons travelling from Batticaloa to Kilinochchi were abducted on January 29th Three were released subsequently. On the following day (30th) another TRO vehicle going from B’caloa to Kilinochchi was hi-jacked at Welikande. Five full time TRO employees and ten trainee recruits were on board. The ten rookies were released later but the other five were not. The TRO has been often accused of being a front organization of the tigers.

Ex- Law College Principal gets top post at Presidential Sec.

January 31, 2014 at 8:04 pm

 

31 January 2014 12:22

Former Law College Principal W.D Rodrigo who left the Law College under a cloud in November last year has been appointed Legal Director of the Presidential Secretariat from January 29.
Speaking to Daily Mirror Mr. Rodrigo said his appointment came as a result of, “being the most educated lawyer in the country”.

Sri Lanka Navy spoiling the ‘conducive atmosphere’ created by the talks – Tamil Nadu CM

January 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 02:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Chennai: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused the Sri Lankan Navy of deliberately spoiling the conducive atmosphere created by the recent talks by arresting 38 Tamil Nadu fishermen just days after the fishermen from the two sides held talks.

In a letter to the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today, the Chief Minister said the “environment of goodwill has been totally vitiated” by the arrest of 38 fishermen on Wednesday (January 29)  while they were fishing in their traditional waters in the Palk Bay.

Section of Sri Lanka’s main prison in Colombo to be relocated to deep south

January 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 01:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to relocate a section of the country’s main Welikada Prison located in the Colombo city center to a location in the deep south.

The Cabinet has granted approval to a proposal put forward by the Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera to relocate a section of the Welikada Prison to Eraminiyaya in Angunakolapelessa of the Hambantota district.


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