Most Asian Stocks Decline on U.S., Europe Debt Crisis

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San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 19 (Bloomberg) -- Most Asian stocks fell on concern US lawmakers will fail to reach a deal on the country's debt limit and Europe's worsening crisis will slow the global economic recovery. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the nation's largest ...
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The origin and growth of power sector in Tamil Nadu

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The Hindu - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tamil Nadu's electricity crisis was something that was waiting to blow up. Power shortage and the consequent load-shedding are not new to the people of the State. In fact, they have been living with the problem for quite some time. ...
Tamil Nadu plans bonds to boost TNEB Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine

S. Lanka secures better ratings ahead of bond sale

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AFP - ‎21 hours ago‎
COLOMBO — International finance agency Fitch lifted Sri Lanka's credit rating on Monday, handing a boost to the government ahead of a planned $1-billion sovereign bond sale later this year. Fitch Ratings said it upgraded Sri Lanka's long-term foreign ...
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Equal human rights for all in Sri Lanka - Ambassador Jaliya Wickremasuriya

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Sunday Observer - Ravi Ladduwahetty - ‎Jul 16, 2011‎
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickremasuriya, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Observer, said the US should be aware that human rights have been restored equally to all Sri Lankans without fear or ...
Sunday Leader - iNewsOne

Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Harder than Ever

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International Crisis Group - ‎Jul 18, 2011‎
Two years since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka is further from reconciliation than ever. Triumphalist in its successful “war on terror”, the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has refused to acknowledge, ...
Colombo Page - Daily Mirror

Probe urged into Sri Lanka TV star 'execution'

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AFP - ‎6 hours ago‎
COLOMBO — A New York-based media rights organisation Tuesday called for an international inquiry into the death of a Sri Lankan television presenter who was allegedly executed by government forces. A documentary by Britain's Channel 4, "Sri Lanka's ...
The Silence of Sri Lanka New York Times
Ministry of Defence (press release) - Sri Lanka Guardian

Jayalalithaa's letter to Prime Minister on arrested Tamil fishermen

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"It has been brought to my notice that 23 fishermen of Tamil Nadu who accidentally strayed into Sri Lankan waters while fishing were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy and taken to Thalaimannar Police Station yesterday (20.6.2011) afternoon. ...
Asian Tribune - Hindustan Times

Police among dead as two car bombs kill 25 in central Iraq

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Vancouver Sun - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Two car bombs Tuesday ripped through a group of Iraqi police near the home of the local governor in Iraq's central city of Diwaniyah, killing 25 people and wounding more than 30, officials said.
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Flaherty says no new mortgage rules despite record high household debt

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Montreal Gazette - John Morrissy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canadians fell even deeper in debt in the first quarter of this year, Statistics Canada reported Monday, as they used low interest rates to buy into the housing market.
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RIM starts handing out layoff notices, report says

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Reuters - Danish Siddiqui, Frank McGurty - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man tries to hold on to his umbrella as he walks past a Blackberry advertisement billboard in Mumbai August 30, 2010. TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has started to hand out layoff notices after it said on Friday it would cut ... - 680 News - National Post (registration)

Office of National Statistics: 'no evidence of data compromise'

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TechRadar UK - Marc Chacksfield - ‎46 minutes ago‎
There were rumours and speculation abound today that hacking collective LulzSec had managed to grab the entire Census 2011 database from the computers of the Office of National Statistics, but we have contacted the agency and it ...
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Why Summer Begins Tuesday

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Fox News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
June 21, 2010: Some 20000 revellers gathered at Stonehenge in England to watch dawn break and celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
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Much ado about Bieber, Gomez, Gaga

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eccentric stage theatrics at Sunday's MuchMusic Video Awards - but it was a surprise appearance from beloved teen-pop star Justin Bieber that really sent fans into a frenzy.
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Lack of exercise main factor in high obesity rates

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(Note:CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) Physical inactivity by Canadians is a major factor contributing to obesity, a report finds.
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Doo movie audio lunched

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Movie Name : Doo
Release Year : 2011
Starring : Sanjay, Nakshathra, Manasa, Urvasi
Music Director : Abishek-Lawrence
Producer : R Gunasekaran, KN Aadhinarayanan
Director : Sriram Padmanabhan
Banner : AG Entertainment
Label : Think Music
Lyricis : Yugabharathi, G Kumar, Na Muthukumar

The music of Sanjay's Doo, directed by Sriram (former assistant of Thirumurugan) was launched in Chennai recently. Natchathira, daughter of yesteryear heroine Sumithra, is the female lead.

According to the director, the film is a family entertainer with the right dose of romance and comedy. Interestingly, the title is inspired by the lingo commonly used among kids when they fight and squabble. The film also has Sangitha, Urvashi, Rajesh, Jegan, Jeeva and Mayilsamy in prominent roles. Music composed by Abhisek-Lawrence was launched under Think Music label.

Note: Simbu and his father T. Rajendran have sung two songs in Doo!

Andrea steps into a new controversy OKOK

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Andrea Jeremiah is pretty, confident, honest, boasts off a brilliant voice and what not. She is the perfect package for performance-oriented roles and there’s no denial to that. But things seem to be going in the wrong way for her as controversies seem to sniff her out in every project.

She opted out from Selvaraghavan’s forthcoming ‘Irandam Ulagam,’ following an issue with the team and a row with the director. Richa Gangopadhyay replaced her in no time. Now, she’s roped in to play a key role in ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’ that stars Udhayanidhi Stalin and Hansika Motwani.

Andrea wanted to bring in a renowned make-up artist from Mumbai and arrived at the set with her. But this led to a fury among our Chennai technicians as they did not want an outsider to do this and the artist did not posses a local card…

This led to a chaos and Andrea backed-up her make-up artist and supported her and the unions here didn’t back out either. Udhayanidhi had to step in and settle the issue by requesting the make-up artist to leave the set!