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Subramanium withdraws candidature for Supreme Court judge, attacks govt- PTI

June 26, 2014 at 11:24 am

Gopal Subramanium

Gopal Subramanium

Lawyer Gopal Subramanium on Wednesday withdrew from being considered for Supreme Court judge, accusing the Modi government of “brazenly” ordering the Central Bureau of Investigation to “scrounge” for “dirt” against him to stop his elevation.

Subramanium, who had assisted the Supreme Court in the Sohrabuddin encounter case in which Amit Shah, an aide of Prime Minister Narender Modi is now an accused, said he was being “targeted” because of his independence and integrity.

ICC: Narayanaswami Srinivasan ratified as new chairman

June 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

Narayanaswami Srinivasan

Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been confirmed as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council, despite ongoing investigations against him.

Srinivasan was suspended as chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pending an inquiry into corruption charges over the 2013 IPL, although he denies any wrongdoing.

National Herald case: India court summons Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

June 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi accepting defeat on 16 May 2014 The Congress party has denied allegations against its leaders

A court in India has summoned top Congress party leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi for allegedly “misappropriating assets” of a newspaper.

Iraqi PM welcomes Syria air strike on border crossing

June 26, 2014 at 11:10 am

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki of Iraq has told the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria.

Military and rebel sources say the strike took place inside Iraq, at the Qaim crossing, although Mr Maliki said it was carried out on the Syrian side.

Mr Maliki also said the militants’ advance could have been avoided if US jets had been delivered more quickly.

Editorial- Island.lk

June 26, 2014 at 12:06 am

Executing judges

June 25, 2014, 8:33 pm

No one seems to be able to halt the escalation of violence in  Iraq. Those who bombed that country ‘back to the Stone Age’, killing hundreds of  thousands of people in the process and hanged Saddam Hussein promised the  hapless Iraqis a better future. But, democracy has remained pie in the sky for  them ever since, and there is no end in sight to their suffering. They are  without anyone to turn to.

Tata-Swiss company tie-up to make aircraft parts in Hyderabad+

June 26, 2014 at 12:03 am


June 25, 2014, 7:38 pm

By S Venkat narayan our special correspondent

NEW DELHI, India’s youngest state Telangana bagged its maiden  industrial investment on Monday from a Tata group company that will manufacture  the fuselage and wings of Dornier 228 aircraft produced by Switzerland-based  RUAG Aviation AG.

Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), the aerospace and defence  subsidiary of the $96.79- billion Tata group, will set up a manufacturing  facility at the aerospace and precision engineering special economic zone (SEZ)  in Adibatla on Hyderabad’s outskirts that already houses TASL’s three other  aerostructure units.

Ban all forms of extremism

June 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm


June 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

An interview with Azath Salley

“I made a request to Basil Rajapaksa to remove the police and the STF and  deploy the army. I told him that we have full confidence in the army. We met  Basil at about 5.30pm on Monday. In about an hour the army was sent in. From the  time the army went in till today there have been no incidents.”

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen given time to file objections

June 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm


June 25, 2014, 9:55 pm

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Court of Appeal yesterday gave time till August 29, to respondents,  Cabinet Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, the District Secretary of Mannar, and a few  others, to file objections to a Writ application filed by the Green Movement of  Sri Lanka.

The petition said that instructions had been given to the District  Secretariat to clear nearly 2,339 acres of forest land in Mannar, Mullaitivu and  Vavuniya Districts to re-settle displaced Muslims. It said that the destruction  of forest would cause environmental hazards as the vegetation and the animals  would be destroyed.

Controversial monk remanded till July 2

June 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm


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By Norman Palihawadana

Controversial Buddhist monk and Chairman of Jathika Bala Sena (JBS)  Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera had been arrested after being discharged from the  national hospital, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

Army to take legal action against Mangala – Spokesman

June 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm


June 25, 2014, 10:49 pm

 By Madura Ranwala

 The army is planning to take legal action against UNP  Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera for divulging the names of three top  intelligence officers at a press briefing in Colombo on Tuesday.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that the  army would first consult the Attorney General on the issue.

 He said the lives of the officers concerned were at risk due to  the MP’s statement.

 If those officers had violated the law as claimed by the MP,  then he should have dealt with it by making complaints against them to the  police, the military spokesman said.


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