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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Nuns are not spinsters, they are married to God.

Compiled by - V. Rajeny

A man was brought to Mercy Hospital and taken in for
coronary surgery. The operation went well, and, as the
groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured
by a Sister of Mercy, who was waiting by his bed.

AIADMK wins Sattankulam seat

Sattankulam, (PTI), March 01: The ruling AIADMK today won the by-election to Sattankulam assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu defeating Congress by a margin of over 14,000 votes, officials said.

Sri Lanka, an island of optimism says Bush

Sri Lanka stands out as an island of optimism in this troubled world". were the observations made by U.S. President George W. Bush at the formal credential presentation ceremony of Sri Lanka s ambassador to the US. Devinda R. Subasinghe. The ceremony was held in the Oval Office of the White House, on Wednesday February 26. 2003.

Indo-Lanka base for Asia new giant : PM outlines economic vision for 21st century

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday called for the exploiting of synergies and strategic alliances in a rapidly growing South Indian-Sri Lankan sub-regional economic centre which could become a major catalyst to economic growth throughout India and the larger South Asian region.

SLMM head meets LTTE

Tryggve Tellefsen, the new head of Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and a group of monitors met members of the LTTE at the Vavuniya SLMM office on Thursday, the pro-LTTE Tamilnet website reported.

UN Special Rapporteur on corruption in judicial system

By Sanjeevi Jayasuriya

Corruption in the judicial system is on the increase and only those of the highest calibre should be appointed as judges as well as for leadership in the related institutions. I am surprised that the highest court in the judicial system has committed it, said the UN Special Rapporteur, Param Cumaraswami addressing the media yesterday.

Secretary 1, reassures public that private banks in Myanmar are safe

By Win Kyaw Oo and Moe Zaw Myint

Secretary 1, General Khin Nyunt, last Friday reassured the business community and hundreds of thousands of bank customers nationwide that their money was safe despite some short- term concerns within the private sector financial institutions.

Myanmar urge US to ‘roll up sleeves’ and help

By Diplomatic Editor Thet Khaing

The government has called on the United States to lift its sanctions and start an open and constructive dialogue with Yangon as a means of promoting economic and political development in Myanmar. "We urge the United States to roll up its sleeves, open its heart, and join with us to bring a better life to the people (of Myanmar)," said a press statement released in Yangon last Thursday.

Thaksin sets up 2 panels to monitor drug war

Bangkok, March. 01: Moving to quell criticism of the government's aggressive war against drugs, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has appointed two committees to counterbalance the jurisdiction of police and anti-drug officials.

Sri Lanka prime minister warns Tamil rebels against breaking cease-fire

By Neelesh Misra - Associated Press Writer

New DelhiI, India, (AP), Feb. 28: Sri Lanka's prime minister warned that the Tamil Tigers rebels will be "in trouble" if they break their cease-fire with the government, and said the peace process had prevented the collapse of the nation.

World Bank given formal control over donations for rehabilitation of Sri Lanka northeast

By Joe Ariyaratnam, Associated Press Writer

Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, (AP), Feb. 28: - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels signed an agreement Friday formally giving the World Bank control over aid aimed at rehabilitating the island's war-torn northeast

Israel offers India know-how for Arrow anti-ballistic missile

Jerusalem, (PTI), Feb. 28: Israel has offered India know-how in manufacturing parts of Arrow anti-ballistic missile and is in talks with Indian defence officials on the possibility of New Delhi investing as much as 100 million dollars in the project.

India: Opposition, allies slam Budget

New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 28: The Opposition and some key allies of the BJP today slammed the Union Budget as "anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-development" which has failed to address the "real crisis" in agriculture and industry.

Rice prices in world market become stable, says FTD

Bangkok, Feb 28 (TNA): – Rice prices in the world market have become stable following concrete cooperation by major rice-exporting countries in trade and production, according to a senior official at the Foreign Trade Department.

International Community should suspend all aid and assistance to Burma forthwith.

Washington, Feb. 26: International organizations and agencies are urged to suspend all forms of aid and assistance the ruling junta in Burma until a political change towards genuine democracy in Burma is perceived.

PM blasét about drug killings

Bangkok, March 1, (TNA): – The prime minister today brushed off rumours that the US might discontinue providing aid to Thailand due to its heavy-handed crackdown on the drug trade, urging the public not to be alarmed about the huge number of drug-related murders in the past month, and insisting that Thailand could stand on its own feet without outside assistance.


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