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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 11:37)

Netas Natter, Tamil Nadu Fishermen Suffer

Sri Lanka is an overwhelming presence here, as in every fishing village in the southern TN coast.

(DHANUSHKODI Times of India) - Dhanushkodi The sea at Dhanushkodi is a sheet of grey. With hardly any waves, it's quiet, merging with the bleak landscape that nurses the wounds of a cyclone that devastated Dhanushkodi town in 1964.

All that remains are the ruins of buildings that survived the storm and sea — an old church, railway terminus, port and jetty, a post office. Nearly 250 fishermen families live a bare existence, fishing near the shores or selling shell handicrafts to tourists...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 13:55)

Statement from GTAJ (Global Tamil Association of Journalists)

"Currently there are very few credible journalistic associations, and with the many Tamil websites emerging with the development of technology there was a need to have a consistent approach to media coverage across the World Wide Web..." - Secretary of GTAJ Mr K.Kannan

(LONDON) - GTAJ (Global Tamil Association of Journalists) The World Tamil Web Conference 2014 (WTWC 2014) took place on Friday 4th April 2014 in London. With the aims of discussing the future of Tamil Media across the World Wide Web. The conference was attended by numerous Tamil Web based media.

With a diverse range of participants ranging from Tamil web-based editors, media journalists, researchers, analysts and activists and even artificial intelligence developers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 02:41)

Joint Statement on UNHRC Resolution 25/1 on Sri Lanka By 8 Organisations

... the resolution comes short of adequately recognizing the Sinhala military occupation of Tamil areas and the urgent need for demilitarization of the North and East.

(MELBOURNE) - UNHRC Chief Navi Pillay This is a joint statement by 8 Tamil Organisations to congratulate the success of the US Resolution in UNHRC on 27 March 2014.

They were full of praise for the 23 countries for having taken such a firm step in voting for the resolution. Of course India was a disappointment; they only downgraded themselves in the eyes of every Tamil in the world.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2014 11:09)

Demilitarisation, Human Rights, and Indo-US Interests

This balancing act of managing legitimate security concerns of Sri Lanka with human rights and interests of India can be complex.

(LONDON) - Sri Lanka The US is reported to have requested a military installation in Sri Lanka as part of its “Pivot Towards Asia”. The Pentagon stated that approximately 60% of U.S. Navy assets will be involved.

Sri Lanka is currently under increasing international pressure for violations of international law and views the continued U.S. sponsored resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the island nation as interference in its domestic affairs...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2014 20:17)

Visit to the Brahmasthan

People too have Brahmasthans, a transcendental center out of which activity manifests.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Brahmasthans sunset I recently visited the ashram that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi built at the central point of India, the Brahmasthan. Two thousand Pandits live there, meditating and performing Vedic ceremonies.

I've been doing Transcendental Meditation for many years and have had wonderful results in my active life -- clearer thinking, more energy, more success -- but I've had very few experiences while meditating.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-16-2014 17:18)

Gender and Caste Discrimination in India

Although all women in India face discrimination and sexual intimidation, according to the UN the “human rights of Dalit women are violated in peculiar and extreme forms.

(London Redress News & Analysis) - India caste system A suffocating patriarchal shadow hangs over the lives of women throughout India. From all sections, castes and classes of society, women are victim of its repressive, controlling effects.

Those subjected to the heaviest burden of discrimination are from the Dalit or “Scheduled Castes”, known in less liberal democratic times as the “Untouchables”.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-09-2014 20:03)

India Needs to Eliminate Gender Inequality: Zed

Continuing indifference to the maltreatment of women is not acceptable in the 21st century world. India needed to focus on urgent upliftment of women, forgetting her political battles.

(RENO) - Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed India needed to take urgent steps to make women as equal partners in the society and eliminate gender inequality, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) in his International Women's Day message.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that lesser gender gaps would also bring prosperity and economic competitiveness to the country besides fairness. Men and women were equal in the eyes of God, Zed noted.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2014 00:34)

Indian Christians for Narendra Modi as PM in 2014 Poll

The Forum of Indian Christians, PCLM, and UCDF - wants to create better cordial relations between Hindus and Christians, the joint statement concluded.

(NEW DELHI) - Narendra Modi A nationwide preliminary sample survey by Christian organisations indicates that Christians have “no objection to Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India through legitimate democratic procedure.”

"If a political party recognised by the Election Commission of India chooses Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate, there is no reason why Christians will have any objection".

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Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2014 12:27)

An Open letter to the President of India

Please take legal opinion on AP Re-organisation Bill, 2014 and return it to Parliament to make it Constitutionally and Legally Valid.

(MUMBAI) - Shri Pranab Mukherjee photo: tribune.com.pk The entire country wants you to take a legal opinion on the undemocratic, illegal, un-constitutional and draconian Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Bill, 2014.

The bill was arbitrarily passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha last week, before giving a final nod on it.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2014 15:06)

India Likely to Back UN War Crimes Investigation of Sri Lanka

Rajapakse will in the end, have an impossible task; that is explaining the countless atrocities that were carried out against Tamils in the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war.

(SALEM) - Sri Lankan President Majinda Rajapakse A leaked report from India states that the government will back the inquiry into war crimes against Sri Lanka when the case reaches the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) next month.

Sri Lanka was convicted of Genocide The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal – Session II 7th – 10th December 2013, in Bremen, Germany.

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