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UN expert on transitional justice to arrive in SL

UN expert on transitional justice to arrive in SL

Colombo, Oct 7 (UNI) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, would undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from October 10 to 23, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said. In a statement here, the OHCHR said Mr de Greiff would arrive in Sri Lanka to examine the progress made in redressing the legacies of massive past violations and abuses, including those that resulted from the conflict, the Daily Mirror reported today. In 2015, the Government of Sri Lanka committed itself to designing and implementing a comprehensive transitional justice strategy. “My visit aims to review the progress made thus far, to identify obstacles and bottlenecks in the implementation of the transitional justice and reform process and to discuss opportunities with the Government and Sri Lankan society to overcome these,” Mr de Greiff said. He is scheduled to meet Government officials at central and provincial levels, representatives of the legislature, members of the judiciary, the armed forces, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, political parties, the Human Rights Commission, civil society, victims’ groups, academics and representatives of the international community. The human rights expert would present his preliminary findings and recommendations at a press conference to be held on Monday 23. The final report on the visit would be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2018. UNI XC-SNU 1212

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PM Modi defends demonetisation,GST ; says economy is on right track

PM Modi defends demonetisation,GST ; says economy is on right track

Bhavnagar, Oct 22 (UNI) In his third visit to his home state Gujarat this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday defended his government’s decision on demonetisation and Goods and Service Tax and said that the economic indicators show that India is moving in the right direction.

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22 Oct 2017 | 8:48 PM
India defeat Malaysia 2-1 in finals; lift Asia Cup

India defeat Malaysia 2-1 in finals; lift Asia Cup

Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNI) The Men's Indian Hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in Finals of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 here on Sunday clinching the coveted cup.

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22 Oct 2017 | 7:25 PM
Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath, Jaitley among BJP's star campaigners for Himachal assy polls

Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath, Jaitley among BJP's star campaigners for Himachal assy polls

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley are among the star campaigners of the BJP in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh.

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22 Oct 2017 | 4:49 PM
India, Bangladesh determined to fight violent extremism and terrorism together: Sushma

India, Bangladesh determined to fight violent extremism and terrorism together: Sushma

Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNI) Expressing the resolve of India and Bangladesh to fight terrorism, extremism and radicalisation, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that both the countries were determined to protect their societies from the threat of ideologies of hate, violence and terror by adopting a zero tolerance policy and a comprehensive approach in fighting violent extremism and terrorism at all levels.

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22 Oct 2017 | 8:32 PM
Rahul slams Raj Govt for Ordinance putting restrictions on media publishing names of public servants guilty of corruption

Rahul slams Raj Govt for Ordinance putting restrictions on media publishing names of public servants guilty of corruption

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed the Vasundhara Raje Government in Rajasthan for bringing an ordinance that provides for punishment for mediapersons publishing names of public servants guilty of corruption.

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22 Oct 2017 | 3:21 PM
Cong releases final list of candidates for Himachal, Virbhandra's son Vikramsditya named from Shimla Rural

Cong releases final list of candidates for Himachal, Virbhandra's son Vikramsditya named from Shimla Rural

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) The Congress on Sunday released the third and final list of candidates for the Assembly polls in Himachal, with Mr Vikramaditya Singh, son of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, being named as a candidate from Shimla Rural.

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22 Oct 2017 | 8:32 PM
Mehbooba grieved over Gurez fire incident

Mehbooba grieved over Gurez fire incident

Srinagar, Oct 22 (UNI) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the massive fire incident in Kilshey village of Gurez sector of Bandipora.

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22 Oct 2017 | 7:54 PM
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