Congress says it wants the best for Tamils

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Both the Centre and Congress have taken various measures to protect the rights of Tamils there, he said. The Centre and Congress want Tamils to live safely and lead a secure life with equal rights in Sri Lanka, Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan said today.Vasan evaded a direct reply when asked about the ban on the conference of Tamil Eelam Supporters Association, convened by the forum’s founder leader and DMK chief M Karunanidhi tomorrow at Chennai, but said his party wanted all Tamils across the globe to be protected. Replying to a specific question on the conference, Vasan told reporters at the city airport on his way to Erode that the association also has the similar goal and fighting for the cause of well-being of Tamils in the Island Nation. Congress, a key ally of DMK in the ruling UPA, has dissociated itself from the conference. Police have refused permission for the TESO meet.To a question on corruption and agitation by Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev, Vasan said people saw “the real face of Team Anna and they would also know the intention of Ramdev soon”. (PTI) read more

Cork Man arrested following armed robbery of bank

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first_imgA MAN HAS  been arrested by gardaí following an armed robbery of a bank in Cork today.Gardaí say they have arrested a man aged in his 30s following an armed robbery at North Main St, Cork.At approximately 4.05pm, a lone male entered a bank at North Main Street and threatened staff with a handgun before escaping on foot with an amount of cash.No shots were fired and there were no reported injuries during the incident.During a follow-up operation, a man aged in his 30s was arrested a short time later in the Shandon St area. He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Bridewell garda station.Gardaí are now appealing for information on the incident. In particular they are appealing to anyone who was in the North Main St area between 3.45pm and 4.15pm today who can assist with their inquiries to contact Bridewell garda station on 021 4943330, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.last_img read more