Features Posts

Cricket’s Lara hints at quitting

Brian Lara, the West Indies captain, has said that he could prolong his Test career till the age of 40, at the same time also indicating that his one-day career could end after the World Cup next year. Lara, now 37, was speaking after two of Australia’s bowling spearheads – Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath – announced that they would quit Test cricket after the Ashes series concludes in Sydney. While McGrath will continue playing till the World Cup, the Sydney Test will be Warne’s last as an international player. Lara admitted that one-day cricket was starting to take a toll on him, especially since taking over the captaincy. West Indies have just completed a gruelling tour of Asia – the DLF Cup tri-series in

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and against a threatening authoritarianism. The Court sharply rebuked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration with a train of three decisions that sought to curb abuse of executive power as it declared as illegal, in a May 3 decision, a clause in Presidential Proclamation 1017 (which declared a national emergency on Feb. 24) giving her authority to issue decrees. For the first time since it slammed the brakes on the administration’s seemingly irresistible lurch toward authoritarian rule, the Court did not mince words in warning the nation that the administration was retracing the introduction of the Marcos dictatorship when the President issued the

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last week. Douglas was no ordinary police officer. He served in the elite STF in the conflict zone for ten years. After his return to Colombo, he was instrumental in seizing a large quantity of heroin and arresting many underworld kingpins. He was one of the only two police officers who had the intrepidity to take on the much-dreaded PSD under President Kumaratunga. Not only did he confront those Oprichniks but opened fire on them during an election in Colombo. The other officer who had the courage to do so was IP Samudrajeeva, who is responsible for a number of successful

Bloggers Republic

Wu Chong, a young journalist from.China Daily, started enjoying her MSN Space late last year. When her friends log in to MSN, they will find out what Wu is feeling that day in her blog. I remember the sparkle in her eyes when she recommended her blog to me: “Hey, you should have your own blog. It’s fascinating! You could write whatever you want. It’s totally your own world!” I’ve been following Wu’s blog everyday since then. I share her delights, her sorrow and get close to her innermost thoughts in her writings-—sometimes a little poem, the occasional sentimental essay, at certain times, her travel logs which I love reading the most. When asked the reason for her addiction to blog-writing, Wu said: “First, I

Most Popular

Right Now

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last

Cricket’s Lara hints at quitting

Brian Lara, the West Indies captain, has said that he could prolong his Test career till the age of 40, at the same time also indicating that his one-day career could end after the World Cup next year. Lara, now 37, was speaking after two of Australia’s bowling spearheads –

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and against a threatening authoritarianism. The Court sharply rebuked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration with a train of three decisions that sought to curb abuse of executive

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last week. Douglas was no ordinary police officer. He served in the elite STF in the conflict zone for ten years. After his return to Colombo,

Bloggers Republic

Wu Chong, a young journalist from.China Daily, started enjoying her MSN Space late last year. When her friends log in to MSN, they will find out what Wu is feeling that day in her blog. I remember the sparkle in her eyes when she recommended her blog to me: “Hey,

Trending

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last

Bloggers Republic

Wu Chong, a young journalist from.China Daily, started enjoying her MSN Space late last year. When her friends log in to MSN, they will find

Features Posts

Features Posts

Cricket’s Lara hints at quitting

Brian Lara, the West Indies captain, has said that he could prolong his Test career till the age of 40, at the same time also

Rebuffed again

In a span of two weeks, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of decisions that struck a ringing blow for political liberties and

Murder of a real cop

There has been no breakthrough in the investigations into the brutal assassination of IP Douglas Nimal together with his wife in a Colombo suburb last

Bloggers Republic

Wu Chong, a young journalist from.China Daily, started enjoying her MSN Space late last year. When her friends log in to MSN, they will find

Editor`s Pick Posts