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Madras High Court bans film on slain LTTE news presenter Isaipriya

Madras High Court bans film on slain LTTE news presenter Isaipriya

Chennai, October 8 (NIA): The Madras High Court has upheld the decision of the Indian Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to deny certification to Bengaluru-based filmmaker K. Ganeshan’s Tamil film Porkalathil Oru Poo (A flower in a battlefield), based on the life of slain LTTE journalist Isaipriya, who was allegedly raped and killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces during the final...

Canada will celebrate the Thai Pongal festival month of January every year as “Tamil Heritage Month”.

Canada will celebrate the Thai Pongal festival month of January every year as “Tamil Heritage Month”.

Colombo, October 8 (NIA): Canada will celebrate the Thai Pongal festival month of January every year as “Tamil Heritage Month”. The House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament unanimously adopted a motion in this regard earlier this week, much to the delight of the strong Tamil community there. The motion was moved by Canadian politician of Tamil origin, Gary Anandasangaree,...

Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Seeks Probe Into Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s complaint about threat to Life From South Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council Seeks Probe Into Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s complaint about threat to Life From South Sri Lanka

Colombo, October 6 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on Thursday passed a resolution seeking an investigation into Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s charge that he has been continually receiving information about a plot to assassinate him and put the blame on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). “The resolution asked the Inspector General of Police to...

In M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story, the cricketer breaks out of his shell – but only just

In M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story, the cricketer breaks out of his shell – but only just

Kanishkaa Balachandran Some of the best literature in cricket can be found in biographies and autobiographies of its most legendary players. Yet, cricket has somehow failed to lend itself successfully to cinema, when compared to other major sports like football and boxing in capturing the drama and intrigue that sport usually brings. In Bollywood, there have been a few exceptions...

Indian and Sri Lankan officials to meet in New Delhi on November 5 to sort out fishery issues

Nudged by Wickremesinghe, Modi sheds his reserve about quickly negotiating an Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka

New Delhi, October 6 (NIA): India has shed its reserve about quickly negotiating the Economic and Technological Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka and has yielded to Sri Lankan pressure to conclude the deal by the end of 2016. This is one of the important outcomes of the talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra...

SAARC Summit Is Not Possible Even If One Member Is Absent

Indian Prime Minister Modi cautions ministers against getting hysterical over surgical strike

New Delhi, October 5 (NIA): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned his cabinet colleagues against creating a “hysteria” over the recent surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday here, Modi said that only authorized people should speak on the issue...

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