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16 kg gold smuggled through sea route from Sri Lanka

New Delhi: Sixteen kilos of gold worth nearly Rs 5 crore, smuggled into the country from Sri Lanka through the sea route, has been seized in Tamilnadu by DRI officials. The smuggled gold had landed at Mandapam coast under Ramanathapuram district of the state for being delivered at Chennai. The gold was recovered on Sunday from a cargo van, which was intercepted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the Devipattinam-Devakottai road, about 30 km from the coast, an official

Rajinikanth cancels his trip to Sri Lanka - for now

Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth has announced today that he has called off his trip to Jaffna in Sri Lanka next month. He was supposed to take part in a series of events that included handing over keys of houses constructed for displaced Tamils. Remember the likes of MDMK general secretary Vaiko, DPI chief Thol Thirumavalavan and T V K leader Velmurugan had said Rajinikanth should not be visiting the island nation condemning

Rajini's Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting ‘involved’ in the emotive ethnic issue. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged the top actor not go ahead with his two-day visit starting 9 April during which he is slated to hand over 150 houses to displaced Tamils. VCK founder Thol. Thirumavalavan alleged that efforts were on

Bangladesh fans celebrate historic Test win

Colombo: Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82 runs in the second innings as Bangladesh pulled off a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo yesterday. The rare win for Bangladesh — just their fourth away from home and fi rst against Sri Lanka in 18 attempts — ended the two-Test series in a draw after the visitors endured a 259-run loss in the opener in Galle.

TN fishermen to resume fishing from today

Rameswaram: Fishermen from this island and few other districts will resume fishing operations from today, after over a week-long stir to protest the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting of Fishermen’s’ Associations here today, Rameswaram Fishermen’s Association President, S Emiret said. The decision was taken keeping in mind the livelihood of the fishing community, he said. Fishermen of 13 districts including Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and

Man held for 60kg ganja smuggling in Rameswaram

Rameswaram: Around 60 kgs of ganja meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was today seized from a house in Akkalmadam near here and one persons arrested in this connection, the police said. Based on a tip-off, a team of Q-Branch police searched the house of Gunasekaran and recovered 60 kg ganja worth Rs 60 lakh in the international market and arrested him.

Sri Lanka seeks 2 more years to deliver war probe

Colombo: Sri Lanka has sought two more years from the UN Human Rights Council to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE, the foreign ministry said. Sri Lanka was granted 18 months by a UNHRC resolution in October 2015 to initiate a credible investigation into the nearly three-decades long civil war with the LTTE. The foreign ministry said it has sought more time to deliver on accountability mechanism. “What Sri Lanka will undertake