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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

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Bank closure hits Indo-Myanmarese trade

New Delhi, (IANS), March 04:: The closure of a bank in Myanmar has dealt a severe blow to the country's trade with India.

Sri Lanka arrests more Indian fishermen

Colombo, (PTI), March 05: Sri Lankan authorities today arrested 42 Indian fishermen allegedly poaching in the island's territorial waters even as another 75 were still in custody, local officials said.

DMK-SP clash in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, (PTI), March 05: Members belonging to DMK and Samajwadi Party almost came to blows in the Lok Sabha today over the language issue during Question Hour forcing Speaker Manohar Joshi to adjourn the house for 15 minutes.

I did not flee country — Anandasangari !

by Kesara Abeywardena
TULF leader V. Anandasangari told parliament yesterday that he did not flee from the country and there is no threat to his life from anybody.

Govt-LTTE MoU needs to be revised – LSSP

The General Secretary of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Batty Weerakoon has claimed that the present ceasefire agreement (MoU) needed comprehensive revision if the peace process was to be taken forward in a manner that gained confidence of the Tamil people themselves, the Muslims and the Sinhalese.

Indian and Lankan fishermen clash

by Norman Palihawadana
Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen had clashed in the seas off Pesalai in Mannar on Monday night, Mannar police said.

His Majesty hospitalised

Bangkok, March 05: His Majesty the King was yesterday admitted to Siriraj Hospital in preparation for a right inguinal hernia repair operation, the Royal Household Bureau announced.

PM sees need to promote Thai restaurants overseas

Bangkok, Mar 5 (TNA): Buoyed up by the increased popularity of Thai restaurants overseas, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday instructed state agencies concerned to work out a plan to promote the restaurants owned by Thais.

Sri Lanka army to allow some deserters to rejoin while discharging others

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 04: - With 51,000 soldiers in Sri Lanka's army having deserted during years of civil war, military commanders Tuesday said they would allow many former troops to rejoin the ranks while others would be discharged without facing charges.

Ties with Burmese junta in the interest of India: George

New Delhi, (PTI), March 04: Defence Minister George Fernandes, a supporter of pro-democracy movement in Myanmar, today asserted that India's engagement with the Myanmarese military junta would continue in the national interest though his convictions on the human rights and democratic situation there remained unchanged.

Review committee on POTA to be considered: Singh

New Delhi, (PTI), March 04: Government Tuesday said in Rajya Sabha that it would actively consider the opposition's demand for setting up a review committee on POTA cases to prevent misuse of the law.

Process of govt formation in Nagaland postponed by a day

Kohima, (PTI), March 04: The process of government formation in Nagaland was postponed by a day today with the crucial Democratic Alliance of Nagaland meeting to elect its leader to be held on Wednesday, as NDM, which pledged support to the four-party DAN increased its tally to five and JD(U) three.

PM bans media from party political interviews

Bangkok, March 4, (TNA): The prime minister today signalled increasing irritation with the media, placing a blanket ban on all party political interviews without prior clearance from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Engagement with Myanmar to go on: Fernandes

New Delhi, March 05:Defence Minister George Fernandes is known to keep an open house, despi New Delhi, March 05:Defence Minister George Fernandes is known to keep an open house, despite it having brought infamy upon him in the recent past.