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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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New York mayor declares Sikh Parade Day

Over 10,000 people participated at a Sikh parade here that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said recognised the contributions of the community

India to contribute USD 20 million for Iraq

India would contribute 20 million US dollars, including 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat, to the World Food Programme for providing humanitarian assistance to Iraq, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Saddam’s Horrors Surface

Uday, Saddam Hussein’s feared elder son and president of the Iraq National Olympic Committee, tortured footballers who played below par, Time magazine reports in its latest issue.

Garner tours Kurdish areas; another Iraqi commander captured

As occupying United States forces continued with arrests of the top brass close to ousted President Saddam Hussein, his de facto successor Jay Garner toured Iraq to see the situation first hand.

Opposition seeking urgent session of parliament

Opposition leaders who held a special meeting yesterday called for an emergency session of Parliament to dicuss the LTTE's decision to temporarily pull out of the peace talks.

PM calm, monitors confident

By Ranga Sirilal and Sunimalee Dias

In the first official government reaction to the LTTE's temporary withdrawal from the peace talks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday he had noted the concerns of the Tigers and appreciated the reiteration of their commitment to a negotiated solution.

President dissatisfied at the unilateral decision of the LTTE.

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday expressed deep dissatisfaction at the LTTE’s unilateral decision to suspend negotiations with the government and said that it was clear for sometime now that it was the LTTE, which was responsible for a series of violations of the Ceasefire Agreement.

LTTE gun down man, woman, take away head of the man.

by Norman Palihawadane

The LTTE yesterday shot dead a woman and a man near the Selvanagar, Serunuwara in the Trincomalee district last morning.

LTTE pursuing Eelam - JVP

The JVP yesterday said that the LTTE’s suspension of participation at the peace talks was a clear indication that they were not interested in negotiations and pursuing their ultimate aim of achieving Eelam.

S.Korean Iraq-bound troops to be deployed near Nasiriya

South Korean non-combat troops for the US-led rehabilitation in Iraq will be deployed at Talil Airbase near the Iraqi southern city of Nasiriya, South Korean Defense Minister Cho Young-kil said on Tuesday.

China interested in attending ASEAN SARS summit

Beijing has expressed its interest in attending an ASEAN summit on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to be hosted by Thailand later this month, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai announced yesterday.

More than 110 bodies recoverd in twin ferry accidents

More than 110 bodies have been recovered today after the twin ferry accidents in Bangladesh after one of the sunken vessels was partly lifted from water, even as the death toll is expected to be over 200, with hundreds still missing.

Gopal remanded to police custody till April 29

A designated POTA court today remanded R R Gopal, Editor of Tamil bi-weekly magazine Nakheeran, who has been charged with sedition and possession of an unlicenced revolver, to police custody for a week.

UN Commission on Human Rights: Universality under threat over sexual orientation resolution

The imminent vote on a ground-breaking resolution on human rights and sexual orientation at the UN Commission on Human Rights will be a crucial test of the commitment of UN member states to the universality of human rights, Amnesty International said today.

Interim police chief begins work in Baghdad

Baghdad's interim police chief started work Tuesday, discussing plans for the force, but US troops made clear they are still in charge of the city.