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CBI should probe Goa’s land mafia, politician nexus: NCP


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Politicians, land mafia and revenue officials in Goa have formed a criminal nexus involved in peddling coastal land to foreigners with dubious records, an official of ... Read more...

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BJP demands probe into Goa seaside project


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa Tuesday demanded a probe into the controversial seaside project being developed by a firm co-promoted by the ... Read more...

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Over 2,400 deaths confirmed in Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Japan's National Police Agency said 2,414 deaths had been confirmed by 8.00 a.m. Tuesday, after Friday's catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami, according to Xinhua.The magnitude-9 earthquake ... Read more...

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Sale of Goa land to foreigners, mafia in 2010 RTI hall of fame


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 22 (IANS) Goa politician Rajan Ghate's expose of a multimillion rupee scam involving the purchase of high value coastal land by foreigners, including the Russian mafia, has made it ... Read more...

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ISRO launches PSLV-C-15, successfully places Cartosat-2B, four other satellites in orbit


July 12th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 12 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C-15), which was carrying the remote sensing Cartosat-2B and four ... Read more...

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35 killed as troops break through LTTE defence line: Sri Lanka


May 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 35 Tamil Tigers were killed when Sri Lankan troops successfully smashed through an earth bund built by the rebels in their last stronghold after days of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects Canada’s call for ceasefire


May 4th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday rejected a call by Canada for a ceasefire in the island's north, where the army has cornered Tamil Tigers in its ongoing fight-to-finish military campaign. Sri ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader’s family flees Tiger zone


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) The widow and three children of former deputy leader of the Tamil Tigers, executed in 1994 on charges of being an Indian spy, have fled Sri Lanka's war ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa asks civilians to cross over to government areas


May 1st, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday appealed to thousands of Tamil civilians trapped in Tamil Tigers-held no-fire zone in the country's northeast to cross over to areas controlled ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka: Foreign minister


May 1st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has said that LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran is still in the small strip of coastal land the rebels hold in the ... Read more...

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Britain, France fail to halt Sri Lankan war against LTTE (Fourth lead)(With images)


April 29th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Visiting foreign ministers of Britain and France Wednesday said they failed to get Sri Lanka to halt its military campaign in the island's north where thousands of ... Read more...

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British, French foreign ministers arrive in Colombo (Lead)


April 29th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 29 (IANS) British and French foreign ministers arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a day-long trip to discuss with Colombo the humanitarian situation in the island's north where ... Read more...

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Troops capture more LTTE-held areas, UN official reaches Colombo (Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Troops Sunday captured more LTTE-held areas as a senior UN official arrived in Sri Lanka to assess the needs of tens of thousands of civilians who fled the ... Read more...

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Plight of trapped Sri Lankan civilians worsens (Lead)


April 24th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 24 (DPA) The plight of civilians trapped in a narrow coastal land strip in northern Sri Lanka worsened Friday amid shortages of food and medicine and ongoing fighting between troops ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, over 95,000 flee war zone (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two second-rung leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the civilians fleeing the no-fire-zone in the rebel-held ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, 95,000 flee war zone (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two second-rung leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the number of civilians fleeing the no-fire-zone ... Read more...

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Over 81,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka war-zone (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Over 81,000 civilians have fled Sri Lanka's war-zone since Monday with the advancing troops cornering the Tamil Tigers into a 14 square kilometre coastal land strip ... Read more...

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52,000 flee rebel-held area as LTTE ignores surrender deadline (Fourth Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Men, women and children, some sick and some too old to even walk... It was a mass exodus from the Tamil Tigers held area in Sri Lanka's north ... Read more...

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Over 49,000 flee LTTE-held area as deadline to surrender ends (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Men, women and children, some sick and some too old to even walk... It was a mass exodus from the Tamil Tigers held area in Sri Lanka's north ... Read more...

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LTTE fails to meet Sri Lanka’s ultimatum to surrender (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Tigers Tuesday failed to meet the noon deadline set by Colombo to surrender, as the terror outfit faces an unprecedented military thrust in its last stronghold in ... Read more...

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Vaiko blasts UPA, Karunanidhi over Sri Lanka


April 20th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko Monday said the Indian government was also to blame for the killings of Tamils in Sri Lanka, and described Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s holiday truce begins, LTTE kills soldier (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's temporary truce with the Tamil Tigers began Monday to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year even as the rebels killed a soldier in a sniper ... Read more...

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Be defensive during Sinhala, Tamil New Year: Rajapaksa tells troops (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 12 (IANS) Confident of defeating the Tamil Tigers in the near future, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday ordered his troops to adhere to "defensive operations" against the ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran agrees to rescue mission by a Western country: Report


April 12th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, who is said to be facing a military rout at the hands of the government troops, has "agreed to a rescue ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka co-chairs want pause in fighting: US


April 10th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 10 (IANS) Expressing an "urgent concern for safety of over 100,000 people" trapped in fierce combat between the military and the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka's donor co-chairs stressed "the importance ... Read more...

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Terrorists planning aerial attacks: Air chief


December 4th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): The Union Government has received intelligence inputs about a possible 9/11 type terror strike from the air. Terrorists'' plans to carry out a 9/11-type aerial attack on targets ... Read more...

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Port project threatens Kanyakumari’s fishermen


April 24th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
By Papri Sri Raman Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), April 24 (IANS) Kanyakumari is the last district in southern India, sitting on a 36,000-year-old coral reef at the very tip of the subcontinent. But it ... Read more...

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Tourist accommodation shortfall by 2010: report


April 2nd, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India will face a shortfall of 1,50,000 rooms for tourist accommodation by 2010, says a government report. It wants more hotels, even on the beaches, to meet ... Read more...

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