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Panneerselvam heads back to Chennai as adamant protestors stop him from celebrating Jallikattu Madurai (TN) [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam is set to head back for Chennai from Madurai this afternoon without inaugurating the Jallikattu event, as protestors blo... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:00:12 +1100

Battle for Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Govt. files caveat in SC New Delhi [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): After the promulgation of an ordinance in the Jallikattu case, the Tamil Nadu Government on Sunday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court. Advocate, Raja Raman, who is t... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:02:53 +1100

Madurai: Locals furious against 'temporary' solution, assert won't let Jallikattu happen Madurai [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): One would think that all is well with the ordinance being approved to resume Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, but the locals in Alanganallur in Madurai, where Chief Minister O... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:02:11 +1100

Jallikattu row: Govt. has to bend before will of people, says BJP Bengaluru (Odisha) [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): Hailing the decision of the Tamil Nadu Government to issue an ordinance permitting Jallikattu, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said government has... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:44:06 +1100

Jallikattu row: TN Guv promulgates ordinance titled 'The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance' Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): In the wake of protest against ban on Jallikattu and considering the sentiments of Tamil people, it has been decided to promulgate an ordinance titled The... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:32:06 +1100

Proteas enter Bullring clash with confidence Cape Town - The Proteas head into the second T20 international against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers on Sunday with confidence and one eye on a series victory. The Proteas hold a 1-0 lead in the three-m... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:01:39 +1100

Ordinance on Jallikattu won't resolve problem, need permanent solution: Congress New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Congress leader and senior advocate Salman Khurshid on Saturday asserted that the current ordinance on the bull-taming festival of Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:36:22 +1100

TN Guv approves Jallikattu ordinance, Panneerselvam to inaugurate sport tomorrow Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao approving the ordinance by the state government allowing Jallikattu to be held today, Chief Minister O Panneers... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:50:06 +1100

Ngidi: Id never heard people scream my name Pretoria - Man of the match in the first T20I against Sri Lanka and Proteas debutant Lungi Ngidi has admitted to feeling a little emotional after his match clinching second over. Ngidi bowled the eig... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:34:36 +1100

Mona Meshram named in Indian squad for ICC Women's WC Qualifiers Mumbai [India], Jan.21 (ANI): All-rounder Mona Meshram has been called in the Indian squad as a replacement for injured Smriti Mandhana for the ICC Womens World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:46:06 +1100

Ngidi overjoyed with dream debut Centurion - David Miller hit 40 off 18 balls to set up a South Africa win by 19 runs in a rain-shortened first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Friday. Millers power hi... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:35:11 +1100

Jallikattu: PM Modi says efforts made to fulfil cultural aspirations of Tamil people New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): After the Centre gave its nod on Jallikattu ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspiration... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:58:21 +1100

Jallikattu row: Govt. assures of bringing legal solution to protect cultural heritage of TN New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Amid the ongoing chaos in Tamil Nadu over ban on Jallikattu, the Centre on Saturday assured of bringing constructive legal solution to the problem. The central gover... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:20:22 +1100

Proteas win rain-affected Centurion T20 Cape Town - The Proteas went 1-0 up in their three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka after victory at a wet SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. As it happened: South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:36:21 +1100

Ball in President's court, as Centre clears Jallikattu ordinance Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): In a major boost to the people of Tamil Nadu, the Centre on Friday gave approval to an ordinance revoking the ban on Jallikattu. The ordinance was proposed... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:04:06 +1100

TN Govt. can promulgate ordinance revoking ban on Jallikattu: Rohtagi New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Friday said the Tamil Nadu Government has the authority to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on Jallikattu and added that the... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:56:53 +1100

Will keep people's sentiments in mind: Govt. on Jallikattu row New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Attempting to pacify the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu over the Jallikattu row, Environment Minister Anil Dave on Friday said the government wants to ensure that the... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:00:52 +1100

Sri Lanka aim to plug losing streak against dominant hosts Start time 1430 local (1230 GMT) Theunis de Bruyn was one of five debutants for South Africa in the rain-hit first T20I match in Centurion Sri Lanka: LLLLL Angelo Mathews tasked himself with the No.... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:06:02 +1100

Sri Lanka bowl in 10-over thrash, South Africa hand out five debuts Liven and ball-by-ball details Six new caps across both teams had to wait more than two hours as summer rainfall fell at SuperSport Park and kept the sell-out crowd waiting for home boy Farhaan Behar... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:42:02 +1100

Miller, Ngidi power Proteas to victory in 10-over clash against Lanka Centurion [South Africa], Jan. 21 (ANI): South Africa on Saturday defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the rain-hit first T20 of the three-match series here at the Super Sport Park. Chasing a target of 12... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:01 +1100

Jallikattu row: DMK takes a sigh of relief after TN CM's announcement Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): After being released from preventive custody, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin on Friday said the statement of Tamil Nadu Chi... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:40:01 +1100

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu government files caveat in SC to defend its Ordinance New Delhi: Anticipating challenge to its ordinance allowing bull-taming sport Jallikattu in the state, Tamil Nadu government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court. ...... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:52:09 +1100

Why Lanka Can’t Be Another Singapore? Members of the so called Joint Opposition and some of the 'Laptop Journalists' of the former regime take much delight in riling government MPs about the slow progress made towards... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:46 +1100

EU Delegation And Wigneswaran Discuss Power Devolution A delegation from the European Union (EU) met Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran and discussed calls for devolution of powers to the provinces. Wigneswaran's o... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:30 +1100

Kabir Reveals Attempts To Disregard Weliamuna Report Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Kabir Hashim has revealed attempts to disregard a highly controversial report on SriLankan Airlines. Hashim said on Friday he is determin... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:22 +1100

India Says No Talks To Take Over Trinco Port Indian official sources denied Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka's contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbor, the N... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:14 +1100

CTF And Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s ‘Lack Of Confidence’ Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister in charge of Justice, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has declared that he has "no confidence" in the government appointed Consultation... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:02 +1100

New Details Emerge In Prageeth’s Disappearance by Ashanthi Warunasuriya New details have emerged in the investigations over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The Criminal Investigations Department (... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:01 +1100

A movement to reclaim Tamil pride As the protesters had a sniff of victory on Saturday night, with the State passing an ordinance to allow the recommencement of jallikattu, the movement to reclaim the sport as the symbol of... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:50:53 +1100

Sirisena Must Be Nominee For Next President: SLFP The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) asserted that President Maithripala Sirisena is suitable to contest the next Presidential election. SLFP member Chandima Weerakkody said that the... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:50:46 +1100

MS Approves MR – Chief Ministers Meeting President Maithripala Sirisena has approved a scheduled meeting between seven Chief Ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Source... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:50:12 +1100

UFO hovers across the country An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) hovering in the skies had been spotted in several areas of the country on Saturday night. Witnesses said the ro... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:27:02 +1100

Three children disappears in the Mahaweli A group of five children bathing in the Mahaweli River at Dunhinda in Gampola yesterday got into difficulty and three of them disappeared while others managed to escape unhurt. ...... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:26:59 +1100

Date of enforcement of RTI Act published The Extraordinary Gazette has been published on Friday (20) announcing the date of enforcement of the Right to Information Act as from 3 February, 2017. <... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:26:48 +1100

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake near Solomon Islands A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck near the Solomon Islands, but has not caused any tsunami threat for New Zealand. The earthquake was 153km deep and struck 47km west... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:21 +1100

Heavy traffic on Old Galle Road due to protest Heavy traffic congestion has been reported in Sarikkamulla area in Moratuwa on the Old Galle Road due to a protest, Ada Derana reporter said. The residents of the area a... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:20 +1100

Three teenagers missing while bathing near Dunhinda falls Three teenagers have gone missing while bathing in Mahaweli River near the Dunhinda falls last evening, police said. The three youths, all 13-year-old, were among a grou... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:20 +1100

President Sirisena sends greetings to China President Maithripala Sirisena has sent his greetings and good wishes to everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year in China and around the world. In a letter, Sirisena... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:19 +1100

Govt. to implement RTI Act from February 3 The Gazette has been published announcing date of enforcement of the Right to Information Act as from 3 February. The Cabinet has approved the proposed Right to Informat... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:19 +1100

Vidura changes mind about giving up MP seat UPFA MP Vidura Wickremanayake says that he reversed his decision to resign from his parliamentary seat after taking into consideration the overwhelming requests from supporters. Wi... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:23:18 +1100

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM thanks PM Narendra Modi for support Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support to Jallikattu, an emotive issue which triggered mass protests across the state. <... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:55:15 +1100

Jallikattu row: Tamil star Suriya issues legal notice to PETA, demands unconditional apology Chennai: Tamil star Suriya has issued a legal notice to animal rights advocacy group PETA for its claim that the actor was supporting Jallikattu to promote his upcoming movie "Si3", saying t... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:55:04 +1100

Jallikattu will be held across Tamil Nadu tomorrow: Panneerselvam Jallikattu, the bull taming sport banned by the Supreme Court, will be conducted on Sunday after the Tamil Nadu government passed an Ordinance, making amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:52:46 +1100

Don’t ‘ignore’ Tamil aspirations: AIADMK tells Centre AIADMK MPs, led by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai, coming out of the North Block after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with Jallikattu issue, in New Del... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:52:35 +1100

Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu tomorrow, Panneerselvam thanks Modi Chennai: As Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao promulgated the ordinance on Saturday for lifting the ban on Jallikattu, people who have been protesting for the last six days across the state have so... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:34:18 +1100

Protesters refuse to accept Tamil Nadu ordinance on Jallikattu Rejecting the Tamil Nadu government's ordinance to facilitate Jallikattu, people holding protests in support of the bull-taming sport demanded a "permanent" and not temporary solution.T... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:32:40 +1100

Donald Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor. His proclamation ordered agencie... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:28:12 +1100

Dengue outbreak: 11 deaths, 3,500 affected in three months Some 3500 dengue patients have been found during the past three months of this year throughout the country of which 11 patients had died, Coordinator of the... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:27:28 +1100

Over 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests in Washington Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump';s... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:27:26 +1100

We welcome Trump’s non-interventionist foreign policy: MR Congratulating US President Donald Trump, former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a twitter message that he would welcome the non-interventionist f... Pubdate: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:27:23 +1100








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