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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Dying statement accuses husband of injecting HIV

By Debabrata Mohanty

Rajani Rao, a 32-year-old housewife in Orissa's Nabrangpur town who had tested positive for HIV, died on Sunday after a two-year battle against the "lethal virus" allegedly injected into her by her husband of 12 years.

Sri Lanka navy destroys Tamil rebel boat off northern coast

By Shimali Senanayak - Associated Press Writer

The Sri Lankan navy exchanged fire Monday with a Tamil Tiger boat off the northern coast, sinking the rebel vessel and likely killing all 10 people on board, a navy officer said.

Two sons of Khalid Sh detained in US

Two young sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, are being held by the CIA in the US to force their father to talk, Washington Times reported.

JS passes 3 bills: Massive reforms in banking sector

The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed three bills seeking to bring about massive reforms in banking sector including granting autonomy to Bangladesh Bank to deal with macro economic policies.

Presidential Commission summons Retd. DIG Kotakadeniya

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Former Senior DIG H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya will appear tomorrow (11) before a Special Presidential Commission to probe last year’s police raid on a Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI)-run safehouse in the Millennium City, Aturugiriya, commission sources said

Police on high alert for joint opposition rally

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Police, under fire for using excessive force to break up a series of protests over the past few months in Colombo and Balangoda, plan to deploy approximately 5000 officers and men for today’s anti-government demonstration in the city, authoritative policemen said.

Mannar farmers ask for Israeli-built paddy storing containers

A TULF Mannar activist, P. A. Anthony Mark has urged Agriculture Minister S. B. Dissanayake to provide at least ten Israeli-built paddy storing containers on priority basis to farmer organisations in the Mannar district.

War On Drugs: Scholars plead for restraint

By Nantiya Tangwisutijit & Subhatra Bhumiprabhas

About 100 leading Thai academics pleaded yesterday for society to think twice before giving all-out support to the government's violent anti-drug crusade.

Public say no to govt control of media

The prime minister suffered a setback today in his attempts to place an effective gagging order on the media, with a poll showing that the majority of the public calling on the prime minister to continue allowing media interviews.

Beware of African scam: Ignore tempting offers.

A South African Engineer, Zulu Makaleni, who claims to be the Director of Project Implementation (MEMR) has come forward to part with 30% of USD 14 million, for simply providing your bank account detail (Bank details -Name and address / Account no/ Beneficiary name) and the contact coordinates (Private Telephone and Fax number of Beneficiary).

Benazir urges West not to confuse Islam with terrorism

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Saturday urged non-Muslims, and more particularly the Western world, not to confuse Islam with terrorism.

Myanmar raps its inclusion in US religious freedom blacklist

Myanmar’s inclusion on a US blacklist for abuses of religious freedoms is unfair, the military government said Saturday.

Report: Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels seek Russian weapons in Laos

Tamil Tiger rebels have attempted to procure sophisticated Russian-built missiles and other military items in Laos, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Nagaland ministry expansion on Monday

The 28-member Democratic Alliance of Nagaland coalition ministry will be expanded on Monday even as portfolios of the ministers, sworn in on March six, are yet to be allotted.

Sri Lanka sinks suspected rebel arms boat, 11 dead

By Lindsay Beck

The Sri Lankan navy sank a Tamil Tiger rebel ship suspected of smuggling weapons on Monday, killing 11 on board after an exchange of fire off the island's northeast coast that also wounded four sailors.