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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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Conception immediately following the ceremony.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny My friend's sister was to be married on short notice but still wanted an elaborate wedding. The invitations were ready to be mailed when someone noticed that there were no inserted cards inviting guests to the reception. Undaunted, the mother of the bride typed up a note, made 280 copies and enclosed one with each formal invitation.

Packed schedule made President unable to meet Jap. envoy

The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s office said yesterday that she had not been able to meet Japanese Envoy Yasushi Akashi on Thursday because of a packed schedule of political meetings which went on till 11 pm.

VoT broadcast: LTTE must keep within conditions — GL

The Island:The cabinet spokesperson on Thursday said that giving space to the LTTE to broadcast Voice of Tigers was acceptable as long as it kept within the boundaries of the terms and conditions set out in the licence issued to the group.

Thai-based rebels behind the Protest – Burmese Officials.

Bangkok, Jan. 18: Two Buddhist nuns arrested while demonstrating in front of Rangoon City Hall were incited to protest by anti-government dissidents based in Thailand, a Burmese official said yesterday.

SET to organize roadshows in UK and US

Bangkok, Jan. 18, (TNA): The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance and Merill Lynch Phatra Securities is to woo entrepreneurs from the United Kingdom and the United States during a series of roadshows in both nations.

Indian professor makes breakthrough in medical research

New York, (PTI), Jan. 17: A young Indian professor's basic research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a potential for a large number of medical applications that could significantly improve outcomes for patients undergoing major operations including heart bypass surgery.

Swu, Muivah meet Brajesh

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 17: Top leaders of major insurgent outfit NSCN(I-M) today met National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra here as part of the ongoing negotiations to take the Naga peace process forward.

Foreigners and hill tribes to tie knot up mountain

Bangkok, Jan. 17, (TNA): – For some people a remote mountaintop in Thailand’s northernmost province is a romantic adventure into the wilderness – for others, it is part of everyday life.

THAI signs Burma deal

By Choosak Jirasakunthai Bangkok, Jan. 18: Thai Airways International and Myanmar Airways International yesterday signed a code-sharing agreement for the Bangkok-Rangoon route. The agreement takes effect next month.

Lt-Gen Soe Win, Lt-Gen Ye Myint present New Year gifts to heads of Naga nationals in Lahe

Yangon, 16 Jan: Members of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Soe Win and Lt-Gen Ye Myint of the Ministry of Defence attended the Naga Traditional New Year Festival for 2003 in Lahe on 15 January morning and presented gifts to Naga national race leaders.

Win Aung, Myanmar foreign ministerWould arrive in India on 19.

Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 17: - Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung will go to neighboring India next week for bilateral talks to improve warming relations between the two countries, an official said.

Thaksin plans Myanmar visit to seek cooperation in drugs suppression

Bangkok, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 17: - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra plans to visit Myanmar next month for talks on building cooperation in the war against drugs.

Enemies of Iraq would face suicide at the gates of Baghdad – Saddam Hussien.

Baghdad, Jan 17: A defiant Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq, called on his people yesterday to rise up and defend the nation against a new U.S.-led attack and promised that Iraq's enemies would face "suicide" at the gates of his capital. The 40-minute televised address, delivered on the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War, revealed no sign that Saddam was prepared to step down or bow to demands of the United Nations, which has sent inspectors to determine if Iraq has given up its weapons of mass destruction.

Media not allowed at question time with diplomats: Positive results will ensue from next round — GL

by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island: The peace process has been satisfactory and is likely to achieve positive and fruitful results during the next round of talks, head of the Government Peace delegation Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said addressing ambassadors yesterday. He was briefing them on the progress the two parties, the government and the LTTE had made during the peace talks.