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Thursday, January 06, 2005
Allawi firm amid calls to put off poll
MANAMA, JAN. 5. There has been no let-up in the pre-election violence in Iraq, as guerillas mounted a spate of attacks across the country, causing multiple casualties. At least 15 persons were killed during an attack at a police station in ...
Sri Lanka's loss put at $1.3 billion
COLOMBO, JAN. 5. Last week's Indian Ocean tsunami could cost Sri Lanka about $1.3 billion during the year, according to preliminary estimates made by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. At a special press conference on the economic impact, Sunil ...
Hope and despair
BERUWALA, JAN. 5. Along Sri Lanka's shattered southwestern coast, fishermen salvage their smashed boats and their broken livelihoods. A giant crane is at work inside a fishing harbour, pulling out the wreckage of a mechanised fishing boat. Inch ...
Europe pays silent homage
LONDON, JAN. 5.A hushed silence fell all over Europe at noon on Wednesday as millions of people across the continent stopped work and stood still for three minutes as a mark of respect to the victims of the tsunami disaster. Traffic came to a ...
KATHMANDU, JAN. 5.More than 150 Maoist rebels were killed and over 100 injured in a gunbattle with security forces in western Nepal today. The three-hour gunfight took place at Bankhet area near Musrai of Kailali district. ...
Concrete proposals expected at tsunami summit
JAKARTA, JAN. 5. The one-day emergency summit on tsunami relief being held here tomorrow under the auspices of the Association of South East Asian Nations is expected to generate "concrete proposals," given the wide spectrum of participation ...
India & World
French Minister hails India's decision
PARIS, JAN. 5. The French Defence Minister, Michelle Alliot-Marie, today attributed criticism of India's decision to refuse international aid to "a lack of knowledge about India and the country's economic, technological and financial ...
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