Topic: Tamil
eu court overturns tamil tiger sanctions
October 17, 2014

EU court overturns Tamil Tiger sanctions

LUXEMBOURG - European Union judges struck down anti-terrorism sanctions against the Tamil Tigers that were imposed by the EU but said on Thursday that the assets of the Sri Lankan group should remain frozen for the time being.The court said a decision by EU leaders in 2006 to place the Liberation ...

government india tamil nadu popularity bjp
March 26, 2014, 4:21 pm

Tamil Nadu likely to shape India's next government, despite rising BJP popularity

  The politics of forming India's next government could come down to how many seats a 1960s matinee siren can wrest from a rival named Stalin in Tamil Nadu. At stake are 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu, a state known for its ancient Hindu temples, its modern auto industry - and a history ...

sworn minister chief tamil lanka first
October 07, 2013

S Lanka’s first Tamil chief minister to be sworn in

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka’s first elected Tamil chief minister will be sworn in by President Mahinda Rajapakse Monday after a bitter election campaign, despite pressure from supporters to boycott the ceremony, his party said.C. V. Wigneswaran’s opposition Tamil party won a landslide victory ...

tamil candidate flees mob landmark sri lanka poll
September 21, 2013

Tamil candidate flees mob ahead of landmark Sri Lanka poll

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka  - A Tamil candidate for landmark polls in Sri Lanka’s former warzone fled a mob attack Friday as the man tipped to become the region’s chief minister accused the army of intimidating voters.Many Tamils complain they are treated as second-class citizens and face ...

Gunmen attack Tamil newspaper in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO  - Gunmen opened fire and torched the office of the main Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of attacks on the nation's privately owned media.Three men staged the pre-dawn arson attack on the Uthayan newspaper's office and printing ...

32 Killed Tamil Nadu Cracker Shop Blaze
October 17, 2009, 7:52 am

32 killed in Tamil Nadu cracker shop blaze

A pall of gloom has descended on the Palipattu village in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu after 32 people were killed and three others injured in a blaze at a firecracker shop on Friday evening. An official of Thiruvallur collectorate on the accident spot told IANS: "Thirty two charred bodies ...

Shootatsight Orders Issued Tamil Nadu High Court
February 21, 2009, 12:37 pm

Shoot-at-sight orders issued in Tamil Nadu: High Court

In the backdrop of violent protests by lawyers, shoot-at-sights orders were issued on Friday night in Tamil Nadu against those trying to damage public properties and create disturbance to general public. A release from the DGP's office said district SPs have been empowered to carry out the order. ...

Heavy Rains Continue Tamil Nadu
November 27, 2008, 10:05 am

Heavy rains to continue in Tamil Nadu

The cyclonic storm 'Nisha' over South West Bay of Bengal remained practically stationary and lay centred near Nagapattinam coast in the early hours of the day, weather office said. The system was likely to move in the North Westerly direction and cross Tamil Nadu coast near Nagapattinam this ...

Five Killed Sri Lanka Shelling Tamil Tigers
August 31, 2008, 3:15 pm

Five killed in Sri Lanka shelling: Tamil Tigers

Five people, including two children, were killed when Sri Lankan security forces shelled a village in the island's rebel-held north, Tamil Tiger guerrillas said Sunday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said three civilians were also wounded in the Saturday evening attack on Puthumurippu, ...

46 Tamil Tigers killed in fresh Lanka fighting

COLOMBO - Sri Lankan security forces killed at least 44 Tamil Tiger rebels for the loss of two of their own soldiers in fresh ground battles in the island's embattled north, the defence ministry said Saturday. The rebels from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were killed in separate ...

33 Tamil Soldiers Killed Slanka
June 23, 2008, 6:28 pm

33 Tamil, 6 soldiers killed in SLanka

The Sri Lankan military says fighting in the embattled northern region has killed 33 ethnic Tamil rebels and six government soldiers. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara says the latest round of battles took place in the Mannar, Vavuniya, Welioya and Jaffnaareas in northern Sri Lanka ...

10 Kill Post Navy Lanka Sri Attack Tigers Tamil
June 11, 2008, 10:25 am

Tamil Tigers attack Sri Lanka navy post, kill 10

Tamil Tiger rebels overran a navy outpost in north-western Sri Lanka Wednesday, killing at least 10 sailors and losing four of their own, the guerrillas said. The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said they seized heavy weapons and radar equipment after hitting the Irukkulampiddi naval ...

Tamil Offering Lame Excuses Talks Rajapaksa
May 15, 2008, 10:03 am

Tamil offering 'lame excuses' for talks: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka has accused Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) of not reciprocating to its efforts for a dialogue while seeking global support in defeating the rebel force.  Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said in London that he did not believe in a military solution to the ethnic ...