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Lankan parliament votes to not to allow UNHRC probe team21062014 Sri Lankan parliament overwhelmingly voted not to allow the UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE. The government moved resolution was passed with 144 votes in favour, 10 against and 37 abstentions in the 225-membered house.”That this Parliament resolves that the investigation to be conducted against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be carried out on the ground that such a course of action is detrimental to the process of reconciliation and peace and that it erodes the sovereignty, dignity and stature of Sri Lanka”, the resolution said.
Two amendments moved by the Opposition were defeated. The government received a jolt ahead of the vote when a key ally, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, said they were boycotting the parliament debate on the resolution.
Party leader, …
Javadekar : TV channels time to be creative20062014
 Javadekar said that as a “trade-off” for the benefits to the broadcasting industry because of digitisation, the government wants it to think how the consumer can gain.  “Digitisation has resulted in increasing your subscriber base and revenue base….But what has been done is just 25 percent and we want to do the rest also. But what are you doing for viewers? “I am asking for a trade-off. Will you reduce the subscription of the consumer? Should I (the consumer) pay more and watch more advertisements as well? You say what you can do there,” Javadekar told the top executives present. He said those in government are representatives of the people and should work in their interest.  Javadekar said most of the Set Top Boxes meant for digitisation of cable sector and other equipment were being imported and efforts should be made to produce them in the country.  “We will not delay becasue of this but some effort should be made,” he said. Java…
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Newsline global kitPosted on June 20, 2014 by Standard NSA backdoor surveillance handed a defeat by US Congress
The US House of Representatives has approved a measure to cut off funding for programs by the National Security Agency tasked with introducing security vulnerabilities within American tech products, otherwise known as backdoors. By an overwhelming vote of 293-123, the amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2015–introduced by Republican Thomas Massie and Democrat Zoe Lofgren–also prohibits surveillance of Americans’ internet communications without a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “We took a big step tonight to ‪#‎ShutTheBackDoor on unwarranted government surveillance by passing the Massie-Lofgren amendment,” Lofgren wrote on her Facebook account Thursday evening. “The House stood up for the American people and the Constitution, and that is something we can all celebrate.”



US House votes to halt Guantanamo tra…
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FIFA WORLD CUP @The Italian Cultural Institue! Schedule of matches- 23- 27 June 2014 Cultural ProgramTo Undisclosed Recipients Today at 12:28 PM FIFA WORLD CUP 2014@ The Italian Cultural Institute! MATCHES 23-27 June 2014 MATCH DATE [IST] TIME [IST] South Korea vs Algeria MONDAY, 23-06-2014 00:30 Australia vs Spain