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சட்ட விரோத மண் அகழ்விற்கு எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்து மக்கள் போராட்டம்

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சித்தாண்டியின் சந்தனமடு ஆற்றுப் பிரதேசத்தில் நடைபெறுகின்ற சட்ட விரோத மண் அகழ்வினால் மக்கள் பல்வேறு வகையான பிரச்சனைகளை எதிர் நோக்குக்கின்றனர்.

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பாதை மோசமாக பாதிக்கப்படுத்தல், ஆறு அகலமாக்கப்படுத்தல் , வெள்ள நீரினால் மக்கள் உயிர் ஆபத்தினை எதிர் கொள்ளுதல், உள்ளக மண் வளத்தினை உள்ளக தேவைக்குப்  பயன்படுத்த முடியாதென்று பல விதமான சவால்களுக்கு மக்கள் முகம் கொடுக்கின்றனர்.

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இதனை எதிர்த்து பிரதேச சபை உறுப்பினர் முரளிதரன் தலைமையில் இன்று விவசாயிகள் , பொதுமக்கள் என்று பலர் கூடி எதிர்ப்பை வெளியிட்டனர்.

இதன் போது மக்களால் மகஜர்கள் கையளிக்கப்பட்டன.

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காணாமல் போனோர் உயிரிழந்திருப்பார்கள் என்பது உறுதி – ஜனாதிபதி!

1 month ago
யுத்தத்தில் உயிர் இழந்தவர்களை இவ்வாறு கூறி தப்பித்துவிடலாம் ஆனால் கையில் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்டவர்கள் எங்கே?? அவர்கள் கொல்லப்பட்டிருந்தால் அதற்கு இவர் தான் பொறுப்பு.

காணாமல் போனோர் உயிரிழந்திருப்பார்கள் என்பது உறுதி – ஜனாதிபதி!

1 month ago
யுத்தத்தில் உயிர் இழந்தவர்களை இவ்வாறு கூறி தப்பித்துவிடலாம் ஆனால் கையில் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்டவர்கள் எங்கே?? அவர்கள் கொல்லப்பட்டிருந்தால் அதற்கு இவர் தான் பொறுப்பு.

Sri Lankan worker at Swiss embassy arrested over kidnap claim

1 month ago
Sri Lankan worker at Swiss embassy arrested over kidnap claim EPA The Swiss embassy employee (L) says the men who kidnapped her forced her to disclose embassy-related information A Sri Lankan employee of the Swiss embassy in Colombo, who says she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and forced to disclose information, has been arrested. Sri Lankan officials allege she made a false accusation. She said she was taken on 25 November - a day after a police chief reportedly sought asylum in Switzerland. He had been probing alleged political killings when the newly elected president was defence secretary. Switzerland summoned the Sri Lankan ambassador at the time of the alleged kidnapping and demanded an inquiry. Who is Sri Lanka's controversial new president? Brothers who led in war revive grip on Sri Lanka What is alleged to have happened to the woman? Swiss officials said unidentified men detained the woman against her will last month and tried to force her to "disclose embassy-related information". They said at the time this was "a very serious and unacceptable attack on one of its diplomatic representations and its employees". The abductors allegedly forced her to unlock her mobile phone data, which contained information about Sri Lankans who have recently sought asylum in Switzerland, and the names of Sri Lankans who aided them as they fled the country because they feared for their safety after Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidency, the New York Times reports. The woman was subsequently questioned over several days by police and subjected to medical tests. The attorney general's department told the criminal investigations department on Monday that there was no evidence to support her allegation that she had been abducted, subjected to coercion or sexual harassment, Associated Press reports. Mr Rajapaksa had said the alleged abduction was "a total fabrication". "Irrefutable evidence such as Uber reports, telephone conversations and CCTV footage point to this fact. The embassy official must have been compelled by some interested parties to bring myself and my government into disrepute. It is not clear why the alleged victims acted in such a manner," he told the Swiss ambassador, according to the presidential office. Later on Monday, the Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) criticised what it called a "lack of due process in the case". "In particular, the FDFA has criticised the 30-hour interrogation to which the employee was subjected over three days despite being in poor health and the public statements by senior Sri Lankan officials questioning her account before the investigations had been completed," it said in a statement. The ministry called on Sri Lanka's judicial authorities to "ensure better protection of its employee's personal rights in any further proceedings, and compliance with national law and international standards". It said the Swiss ambassador in Colombo had met Mr Rajapaksa on Monday to discuss the case. What led up to the incident? Leading police officer Nishantha Silva had fled the country last month, reportedly to seek Swiss asylum. It is widely believed he feared for his safety after the election of Mr Rajapaksa. Mr Rajapaksa, a former wartime defence chief, is accused of human rights abuses, which he denies. Mr Silva had earlier been involved in official investigations into criminal allegations, including some against Mr Rajapaksa, which he also denies. The allegations date to the 2005-2015 presidency of Mr Rajapaksa's brother, Mahinda, who was a key figure in the election campaign and has since been appointed prime minister. How the army finally crushed Tamil Tiger rebels after 25 years of bloody war The Rajapaksa family is one of the most powerful in Sri Lanka. Supporters hail Gotabaya Rajapaksa for playing a crucial role in crushing the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels and bringing to an end Sri Lanka's long-running civil war in 2009, when he was defence secretary. Opponents fear the return of the dynasty could spark a new crackdown on critics.

Sri Lankan worker at Swiss embassy arrested over kidnap claim

1 month ago
Sri Lankan worker at Swiss embassy arrested over kidnap claim EPA The Swiss embassy employee (L) says the men who kidnapped her forced her to disclose embassy-related information A Sri Lankan employee of the Swiss embassy in Colombo, who says she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and forced to disclose information, has been arrested. Sri Lankan officials allege she made a false accusation. She said she was taken on 25 November - a day after a police chief reportedly sought asylum in Switzerland. He had been probing alleged political killings when the newly elected president was defence secretary. Switzerland summoned the Sri Lankan ambassador at the time of the alleged kidnapping and demanded an inquiry. Who is Sri Lanka's controversial new president? Brothers who led in war revive grip on Sri Lanka What is alleged to have happened to the woman? Swiss officials said unidentified men detained the woman against her will last month and tried to force her to "disclose embassy-related information". They said at the time this was "a very serious and unacceptable attack on one of its diplomatic representations and its employees". The abductors allegedly forced her to unlock her mobile phone data, which contained information about Sri Lankans who have recently sought asylum in Switzerland, and the names of Sri Lankans who aided them as they fled the country because they feared for their safety after Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidency, the New York Times reports. The woman was subsequently questioned over several days by police and subjected to medical tests. The attorney general's department told the criminal investigations department on Monday that there was no evidence to support her allegation that she had been abducted, subjected to coercion or sexual harassment, Associated Press reports. Mr Rajapaksa had said the alleged abduction was "a total fabrication". "Irrefutable evidence such as Uber reports, telephone conversations and CCTV footage point to this fact. The embassy official must have been compelled by some interested parties to bring myself and my government into disrepute. It is not clear why the alleged victims acted in such a manner," he told the Swiss ambassador, according to the presidential office. Later on Monday, the Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) criticised what it called a "lack of due process in the case". "In particular, the FDFA has criticised the 30-hour interrogation to which the employee was subjected over three days despite being in poor health and the public statements by senior Sri Lankan officials questioning her account before the investigations had been completed," it said in a statement. The ministry called on Sri Lanka's judicial authorities to "ensure better protection of its employee's personal rights in any further proceedings, and compliance with national law and international standards". It said the Swiss ambassador in Colombo had met Mr Rajapaksa on Monday to discuss the case. What led up to the incident? Leading police officer Nishantha Silva had fled the country last month, reportedly to seek Swiss asylum. It is widely believed he feared for his safety after the election of Mr Rajapaksa. Mr Rajapaksa, a former wartime defence chief, is accused of human rights abuses, which he denies. Mr Silva had earlier been involved in official investigations into criminal allegations, including some against Mr Rajapaksa, which he also denies. The allegations date to the 2005-2015 presidency of Mr Rajapaksa's brother, Mahinda, who was a key figure in the election campaign and has since been appointed prime minister. How the army finally crushed Tamil Tiger rebels after 25 years of bloody war The Rajapaksa family is one of the most powerful in Sri Lanka. Supporters hail Gotabaya Rajapaksa for playing a crucial role in crushing the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels and bringing to an end Sri Lanka's long-running civil war in 2009, when he was defence secretary. Opponents fear the return of the dynasty could spark a new crackdown on critics.

Sackler family 'transferred $10bn out of Purdue'

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Sackler family 'transferred $10bn out of Purdue' Reuters The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, is accused of fuelling the US's opioid crisis The billionaire Sackler family started to take far more money out of Oxycontin-producer Purdue Pharma after the firm pleaded guilty to misleading marketing in 2007. The family transferred about $10.7bn (£8bn) out of Purdue Pharma from 2008 to 2017, court documents reveal. This dwarfs the $1.3bn taken between 1995 and 2007. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, which is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis through drugs like OxyContin. Purdue and three executives pleaded guilty in 2007 to misleading the public about the risks of addition to powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin. As scrutiny intensified over the US opioid crisis over the following decade, Sackler family members took billions from the company and distributed among trusts and holding companies, the New York Times reported. The drugmaker filed for bankruptcy protection in September to put thousands of lawsuits on hold while it tries to build support for a proposed settlement it estimates is worth $10bn. A lawyer for one branch of the Sackler family told the LA Times that more than half of the money outlined in the audit was "paid in taxes and reinvested in businesses that will be sold as part of the proposed settlement." "The Sackler family hopes to reach a productive resolution where they contribute Purdue for the public benefit and provide at least $3bn of additional money to help communities and people who need help now," lawyer Daniel Connolly told the LA Times. Lawsuits filed by state and local governments allege Purdue and the Sacklers contributed to a health crisis in the US that has claimed the lives of nearly 400,000 people since 1999 by aggressively marketing opioids while downplaying their addiction and overdose risks. The firm is facing legal action brought by more than 2,800 plaintiffs, including two dozen US states. What are opioids and what are the risks? Why opioids are such an American problem Are the Sacklers the most hated family in America? In the early 1950s brothers and New York doctors Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler bought a medicine company called Purdue Frederick which would become Purdue Pharma. The Sackler family members have argued they were passive board members of Purdue Pharma, who approved routine management requests and were not involved with the marketing of OxyContin.

Sackler family 'transferred $10bn out of Purdue'

1 month ago
Sackler family 'transferred $10bn out of Purdue' Reuters The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, is accused of fuelling the US's opioid crisis The billionaire Sackler family started to take far more money out of Oxycontin-producer Purdue Pharma after the firm pleaded guilty to misleading marketing in 2007. The family transferred about $10.7bn (£8bn) out of Purdue Pharma from 2008 to 2017, court documents reveal. This dwarfs the $1.3bn taken between 1995 and 2007. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, which is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis through drugs like OxyContin. Purdue and three executives pleaded guilty in 2007 to misleading the public about the risks of addition to powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin. As scrutiny intensified over the US opioid crisis over the following decade, Sackler family members took billions from the company and distributed among trusts and holding companies, the New York Times reported. The drugmaker filed for bankruptcy protection in September to put thousands of lawsuits on hold while it tries to build support for a proposed settlement it estimates is worth $10bn. A lawyer for one branch of the Sackler family told the LA Times that more than half of the money outlined in the audit was "paid in taxes and reinvested in businesses that will be sold as part of the proposed settlement." "The Sackler family hopes to reach a productive resolution where they contribute Purdue for the public benefit and provide at least $3bn of additional money to help communities and people who need help now," lawyer Daniel Connolly told the LA Times. Lawsuits filed by state and local governments allege Purdue and the Sacklers contributed to a health crisis in the US that has claimed the lives of nearly 400,000 people since 1999 by aggressively marketing opioids while downplaying their addiction and overdose risks. The firm is facing legal action brought by more than 2,800 plaintiffs, including two dozen US states. What are opioids and what are the risks? Why opioids are such an American problem Are the Sacklers the most hated family in America? In the early 1950s brothers and New York doctors Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler bought a medicine company called Purdue Frederick which would become Purdue Pharma. The Sackler family members have argued they were passive board members of Purdue Pharma, who approved routine management requests and were not involved with the marketing of OxyContin.

Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf sentenced to death

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Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf sentenced to death Reuters General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former military leader, has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad. The three-member court sentenced him over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013. Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country's president from 2001 to 2008. He is currently in Dubai after being allowed to leave the country for medical treatment in 2016. The charge relates to Gen Musharraf's suspension of the constitution in 2007, when he imposed emergency rule in a move intended to extend his tenure. He issued a video statement from a hospital bed earlier this month, describing the case against him as "baseless". Gen Musharraf is the first military ruler to ever stand trial in Pakistan for overruling the constitution. The verdict was announced Tuesday with a 2-1 majority. What's the case about? In November 2007, Gen Musharraf suspended the constitution and imposed emergency rule - a move which sparked protests. He resigned in 2008 to avoid the threat of impeachment. Handout via Getty Gen Musharraf resigned from office in 2008 When Nawaz Sharif - an old rival whom he deposed in a coup in 1999 - was elected prime minister in 2013, he initiated a treason trial against Gen Musharraf and in March 2014 the former general was charged for high treason. Gen Musharraf argued the case was politically motivated and that the actions he took in 2007 were agreed by the government and cabinet. But his arguments were turned down by the courts and he was accused of acting illegally. According to the Pakistani constitution, anyone convicted of high treason could face the death penalty. Gen Musharraf has been living in Dubai since 2016 and he has steadfastly refused to appear before the court, despite multiple orders. Why is it significant? The indictment of Gen Musharraf in 2014 for treason was a highly significant moment in a country where the military has held sway for much of its independent history. Many of Pakistan's army chiefs have either ruled the country directly after coups, as Gen Musharraf did, or wielded significant influence over policymaking during periods of civilian rule. AFP Gen Musharraf is known internationally for his support of the US "war on terror" But Gen Musharraf was the first army chief to be charged with such a crime and it is believed that the powerful military has watched the case carefully. Analysts say the institution is deeply aware that how the case proceeds could set a precedent. Who is Gen Musharraf? He was appointed to lead the Pakistani army in 1998. The army's involvement in the Kargil War in May 1999 caused a major rift between him and then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and the army general seized power in a coup in 1999. Serving as president until 2008, Gen Musharraf survived numerous assassination attempts and plots against him during his time in power. He is best known internationally for his role in the US "war on terror", which he supported after the 9/11 attacks despite domestic opposition. Gen Musharraf left the country after relinquishing the presidency in 2008, but returned in 2013 to contest the general elections, when he was barred from standing by the courts and was embroiled in several cases. He appeared only twice in hearings for treason and earlier spent time at an army health facility or on his farm in Islamabad. He subsequently moved to Karachi in April 2014, where he lived until his departure two years later.

Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf sentenced to death

1 month ago
Pakistan ex-leader Musharraf sentenced to death Reuters General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former military leader, has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad. The three-member court sentenced him over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013. Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country's president from 2001 to 2008. He is currently in Dubai after being allowed to leave the country for medical treatment in 2016. The charge relates to Gen Musharraf's suspension of the constitution in 2007, when he imposed emergency rule in a move intended to extend his tenure. He issued a video statement from a hospital bed earlier this month, describing the case against him as "baseless". Gen Musharraf is the first military ruler to ever stand trial in Pakistan for overruling the constitution. The verdict was announced Tuesday with a 2-1 majority. What's the case about? In November 2007, Gen Musharraf suspended the constitution and imposed emergency rule - a move which sparked protests. He resigned in 2008 to avoid the threat of impeachment. Handout via Getty Gen Musharraf resigned from office in 2008 When Nawaz Sharif - an old rival whom he deposed in a coup in 1999 - was elected prime minister in 2013, he initiated a treason trial against Gen Musharraf and in March 2014 the former general was charged for high treason. Gen Musharraf argued the case was politically motivated and that the actions he took in 2007 were agreed by the government and cabinet. But his arguments were turned down by the courts and he was accused of acting illegally. According to the Pakistani constitution, anyone convicted of high treason could face the death penalty. Gen Musharraf has been living in Dubai since 2016 and he has steadfastly refused to appear before the court, despite multiple orders. Why is it significant? The indictment of Gen Musharraf in 2014 for treason was a highly significant moment in a country where the military has held sway for much of its independent history. Many of Pakistan's army chiefs have either ruled the country directly after coups, as Gen Musharraf did, or wielded significant influence over policymaking during periods of civilian rule. AFP Gen Musharraf is known internationally for his support of the US "war on terror" But Gen Musharraf was the first army chief to be charged with such a crime and it is believed that the powerful military has watched the case carefully. Analysts say the institution is deeply aware that how the case proceeds could set a precedent. Who is Gen Musharraf? He was appointed to lead the Pakistani army in 1998. The army's involvement in the Kargil War in May 1999 caused a major rift between him and then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and the army general seized power in a coup in 1999. Serving as president until 2008, Gen Musharraf survived numerous assassination attempts and plots against him during his time in power. He is best known internationally for his role in the US "war on terror", which he supported after the 9/11 attacks despite domestic opposition. Gen Musharraf left the country after relinquishing the presidency in 2008, but returned in 2013 to contest the general elections, when he was barred from standing by the courts and was embroiled in several cases. He appeared only twice in hearings for treason and earlier spent time at an army health facility or on his farm in Islamabad. He subsequently moved to Karachi in April 2014, where he lived until his departure two years later.

வடக்கு ஆளுநராக சார்ள்ஸ் ; அவர் விரும்பினால் நியமிப்போம் என்கிறார் ஜனாதிபதி

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வடக்கிற்க்கு யாரோ ஒருவர் ஆளுனராக உள்ளார். கிழக்குபோல வடக்கிற்க்கும் சிங்களவர் ஒருவர் நியமிக்கப்படவில்லை என்பது சேதி. சகோதரி சாள்ஸ் நல்ல நிர்வாகியாக செயல்பட்டால் போதும்.

வடக்கு ஆளுநராக சார்ள்ஸ் ; அவர் விரும்பினால் நியமிப்போம் என்கிறார் ஜனாதிபதி

1 month ago
வடக்கிற்க்கு யாரோ ஒருவர் ஆளுனராக உள்ளார். கிழக்குபோல வடக்கிற்க்கும் சிங்களவர் ஒருவர் நியமிக்கப்படவில்லை என்பது சேதி. சகோதரி சாள்ஸ் நல்ல நிர்வாகியாக செயல்பட்டால் போதும்.

காணாமல் போனோர் உயிரிழந்திருப்பார்கள் என்பது உறுதி – ஜனாதிபதி!

1 month ago
போரில் ஒரு இராணுவ வீரர் இறந்தால் அவருக்கான இழப்பீட்டையும், மாதம்தோறும் அந்த வீரரின் குடும்பத்திற்கு வாழ்வாதாரத் தொகை வழங்குவதும் அரச மரபு. இதனைத் தவிர்ப்பதற்காக, போரில் கொல்லப்பட்ட ஏராளமான சிங்கள இராணுவ வீரர்களின் சடலங்களை ஏற்கமறுத்து அவர்களையும் காணாமல்போனோர் பட்டியலில் இணைத்துத் தன் இனத்தையும் ஏமாற்றும் சனாதிபதி கோத்தபாய.

காணாமல் போனோர் உயிரிழந்திருப்பார்கள் என்பது உறுதி – ஜனாதிபதி!

1 month ago
போரில் ஒரு இராணுவ வீரர் இறந்தால் அவருக்கான இழப்பீட்டையும், மாதம்தோறும் அந்த வீரரின் குடும்பத்திற்கு வாழ்வாதாரத் தொகை வழங்குவதும் அரச மரபு. இதனைத் தவிர்ப்பதற்காக, போரில் கொல்லப்பட்ட ஏராளமான சிங்கள இராணுவ வீரர்களின் சடலங்களை ஏற்கமறுத்து அவர்களையும் காணாமல்போனோர் பட்டியலில் இணைத்துத் தன் இனத்தையும் ஏமாற்றும் சனாதிபதி கோத்தபாய.

உள்ளேன் ஐயா... : டாப்பு; வருகைப் பதிவேடு

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பிறருக்கென்றால் சரியும் தவறுதான்😏 “இவர் பத்து பைசாவுக்கு பிரியோஜனம் இல்லாம இப்படி ஒக்காந்துட்டு இருக்கும்போது ரஞ்சிதா அப்போதைய டாப் ஹீரோயின்ல ஒருத்தி . இதுல இருந்து என்ன தெரியுது ? பல அதிசயங்கள் நிறைந்ததுதான் மனிதனின் வாழ்க்கை . எவன் எப்போ மேல வருவான் எப்போ கீழ போவான்னு யாராலுமே கணிக்க முடியாது” நான் வீடியோவை பார்த்த போது ரஞ்சிதா மேலேதான் இருந்தா😌

உள்ளேன் ஐயா... : டாப்பு; வருகைப் பதிவேடு

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