Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed the possibility of appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to a top defence-related position to work alongside the country’s security forces. Addressing the cabinet press briefing today (26), he said that attention was drawn to appointing Fonseka to this position mainly with the intention of building discipline in several sectors ...

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Amid Jallikattu Demands In TN, Protests Begin In Karnataka For Lifting Ban On ‘Kambala’

With the decks seem to be getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional annual buffalo race in marshy fields, held in the coastal districts of Karnataka. Spurred by the Jallikattu agitation in Tamil Nadu, Kambala committees have decided to meet in Mangaluru on Sunday to strategise their agitation. "By co ...

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Bangladesh claim historic Test win over England as collapse ensures tied series

Bangladesh have beaten England in a Test for the first time and drawn the series 1-1 after winning in Dhaka by 108 runs. Mehedi Hasan was the hero as England, chasing 273 to win, collapsed from 100-0 to 164 all out after tea. The spinner took six wickets including four of the tourists’ top five, while Shakib Al Hasan took the other four to bowl the tourists out in a remarkable two hours in the evening sessi ...

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Wayne Parnell bowls over his new bride

South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell who is now Waleed, tied the knot at a masjid in Cape Town on Saturday. The 26 year old, who converted to Islam in 2011, married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at the Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six, Cape Town as the wedding ceremony was attended by more than 400 guests. We wish Waleed @ Wayne Parnell a very happy life. ...

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Caribbean Premier League – CPL 2016 Teams and Fixtures

Fourth Season of Hero Caribbean Premier League 2016 Players draft are happen yesterday on 11th february thus all 6 Participating Teams Players are confirm. AB de Villiers (Barbados Tridents), Kumar Sangakkara (Jamaica Tallawahs), Martin Guptill (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Brendon McCullum (Trinbago Knight Riders), Shane Watson (St. Lucia Zouks) and Faf Du Plessis (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots) are the marquee ...

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WATCH VIDEO – Turkish MPs brawl in parliament during vote on constitutional change!

Scuffles broke out between members of Turkey’s ruling AK party and the pro-Kurdish opposition party during a debate on whether politicians’ immunity from prosecution should be lifted.   [mfb_video url="https://www.facebook.com/ECHO.TAMIL/videos/543222902517446/" size="500" mbottom="50"] Turkey’s parliament descended into chaos on Sunday during a debate on whether politicians’ immunity from prosecution ...

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Alyssa Healy and Mitchell Starc are the first Australian married couple to play Test cricket

They were team-mates at the Under-10 level, battling for the wicketkeeping gloves. One kept the gloves, and became Australia's No. 1 keeper. The other turned to fast bowling and eventually took the new ball for Australia. On Friday, Alyssa Healy and Mitchell Starc were married at an undisclosed waterfront location in Sydney, and were quick to coin the hashtag #stealy. In attendance were a number of players ...

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Nine Interesting Facts About Sarfaraz Khan

1:  Sarfaraz scores record 439 In November 2009, Sarfaraz was just 12 years old, when he came into the limelight by scoring 439 runs in 421 balls in a Harris Shield match for Rizvi Springfield against Indian Education Society (Kandivali). That knock beat the tournament record of 427 not out by Ramesh Nagdev  in 1963-64. Subsequently, Armaan Jaffer scored 498 to break to break Sarfaraz’s record. 2:  The budd ...

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British cricketer shot dead in Trinidad

A young British cricketer has died after reportedly being shot during an armed robbery in Trinidad. Adrian St John, 22, is understood to have died following an incident on Sunday night. Local media reports say that a 24-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of murder. St John, who played for Alleyn Cricket Club in south London and for his university squad at the University of Hertfordshire, was capta ...

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AMAZING! THIS PLANT CAN CURE DIABETES, ASTHMA, KIDNEY DISEASES AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL!

This plant is usually cultivated in warm and tropical regions. It can be consumed throughout the whole year and it can be eaten fried, cooked and boiled.     We’re talking about the powerful okra. Okra contains 7.6g. carbs, 80 micrograms folic acids, 2g. protein, 3g. dietary fiber, 0.1 g fat, 21 mg. vitamin C and 60mg. magnesium and it is low in calorie. THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OKRA: Prevents kidne ...

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