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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2905

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Fernandes receives unusual fax; security agencies clueless

Defence Minister George Fernandes continues to get unusual one-line fax messages at his official residence but security agencies are still clueless about the origin of document and the mastermind behind it.

Nepal takes Pashupatinath temple online

By Sudeshna Sarkar : Indo-Asian News Service

You can order pizzas online, sell your house online and get married online. And now you can get salvation at a click as well, thanks to Nepal launching a website to offer online prayers at the Pashupatinath temple.

Laloo demands the arrest of former CBI official.

By Imran Khan : Indo-Asian News Service

Bihar strongman Laloo Prasad Yadav has demanded the arrest of a former federal investigator who had zealously pursued corruption cases against him.

Sri Lanka Raises Flood Death Toll to 300

Sri Lanka's rehabilitation minister said Tuesday that at least 300 people died in the nation's worst flooding in five decades and appealed for international assistance.

Indian military joins Sri Lanka relief operation

Indian army doctors and navy divers today joined a major search operation in southern Sri Lanka after devastating floods left at least 200 feared dead.

Former DMK minister killed, tension in Madurai

Former DMK minister and two-time MP, T Kiruttinan, was killed early Tuesday while he was returning home from a morning walk.

Thailand receives 35 million dollars to fight Aids

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has signed a contract for the transfer of an initial 1.5 billion baht (35.7 million US dollars) from the Global Fund to Fight Aids,TB and Malaria.

Vajpayee to inaugurate celebrations marking Evrest conquest

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will inaugurate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the first ascent of Mt Everest here today.

Floods: Over 200 dead, 700 missing

by Kesara Abeywardena, Norman Palihawadana and Kalinga Weerakkody

The number of persons missing was as high as 700 to 800 due to flash floods and landslides in the South Western region of the country.

Main suspect in killing of Hamer family arrested

by Kalinga Weerakkody

Dehiwala police investigating the triple killing of the Hamer family on April 7 have arrested the main suspect identified as Harrison Jayawardena (56) and produced him before the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate, who remanded him till May 31.

Sri Lankan Marxists in deal with president to topple government

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s party is set to clinch a long-awaited deal with a Marxist party in a bid to topple the cohabitation government as the country was locked in a constitutional crisis, officials said Monday.

New bridge to link Mae Sai and Tachilek , Burma.

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

Thailand and Burma yesterday signed an agreement to build a second "friendship bridge" across the Mae Sai River to facilitate trade and tourism in the upper Mekong region.

Burma says yes to deal on repatriation

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

rma and Thailand will soon sign an agreement on repatriation of illegal Burmese workers, said Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai yesterday.

Poosana arrested at airport

Poosana Premanoch, former managing director of cellular firm TAC, was arrested yesterday on his arrival from overseas, but promptly denied embezzlement and car-smuggling charges.

UN labour agency, Myanmar reach accord to help victims of forced labour

The United Nations labour agency has negotiated a formal understanding with Myanmar for the establishment of a facilitator to assist possible victims of forced labour in the south Asian country

India Rejects Mediation by Third Party to Solve Kashmir Dispute

By Nilofar Suhrawardy - Special to Arab News & Agencies

India has once again rejected third party mediation to resolve its longstanding bloody dispute with archrival Pakistan over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Saddam brother-in-law arrested; Former Iraqi generals say Saddam plans to return to power

The U.S. military said Monday that Saddam Hussein's brother-in-law, an Iraqi intelligence agent who is on a U.S. blacklist of former Iraqi officials, had been in U.S. custody since Friday.

Fearing terror attacks: U.S. closes missions in Saudi Arabia

The U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would close some missions in the kingdom on Wednesday over fears of more attacks against unspecified targets.