Monthly Archives: November 2013

Canada supreme court redefines who is a terrorist

Canada supreme court redefines who is a terrorist

   The unsteady sand of who is considered a terrorist in Canada has once again shifted in favour of a Tamil woman living in Toronto, whose politician husband was assassinated in Sri Lanka while attending Christmas Eve mass in 2005. Weeks after Joseph Pararajasingham, a …

Ten Steps You Can Take Against Internet Surveillance

Ten Steps You Can Take Against Internet Surveillance

   One of the trends we’ve seen is how, as the word of the NSA’s spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. But where to start? The bad news is: if …

Chidambaram opposes PM’s Lanka visit for CHOGM

Chidambaram opposes PM’s Lanka visit for CHOGM

   There is a divide within the Congress and the government over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15 in Sri Lanka. Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a Tamil MP feels that the government must …

India, Australia back CHOGM in Sri Lanka

India, Australia back CHOGM in Sri Lanka

  Australian and Indian foreign ministers say they will not follow Canada in boycotting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka due to concerns over the country’s human rights issues. Speaking at a press conference with her Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid in Perth on …

Aussies detained in Sri Lanka fly home

Aussies detained in Sri Lanka fly home

    Two Australians detained in Sri Lanka since Wednesday are on their way home, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says its Asia-Pacific director Jacqui Park and her deputy Jane Worthington have been “extensively” interrogated since they were taken …

Manmohan Singh presence at CHOGM: MEA hints at possible presence

Manmohan Singh presence at CHOGM: MEA hints at possible presence

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may visit Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ( CHOGM) on November 15-17, the Official Spokesperson  at the Indian ministry of external affairs  Syed Akbaruddin indicated at its Media Briefing on October 31. The chief minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern …