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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2760

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India-Bangladesh Joint Economic Commission to meet

The Joint Economic Commission (JEC) of India and Bangladesh is likely to meet here next month to discuss bilateral trade ties, a foreign ministry official here said.

Dates For Chile 2004 APEC Year Released: Thailand Preparing for 2003 Ministerial and Leaders Meeting

The schedule of major meetings for the APEC 2004 year hosted by Chile has been released after being presented to the meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade in Khon Kaen, Thailand, last week.

UN Envoy to Myanmar to See Detained Suu Kyi

A U.N. envoy to military-ruled Myanmar said he would see detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday morning to check on her condition and express support.

Sri Lanka gets $4.5 bln aid, but peace a condition

By Stuart Grudgings

International donors pledged more than $4.5 billion in aid to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, giving the island nation a major incentive to find a permanent end to a 20-year civil war between the government and Tamil rebels.

Bollywood a word in Oxford dictionary

"Bombay cinema" would never have made it to the Oxford English Dictionary. Bollywood has.

UN envoy says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar unhurt

U.N. envoy to Myanmar Razali Ismail met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday and said she was "in good spirits" and had not been injured.

U.N. envoy meets Suu Kyi, says she is in good spirits

A U.N. envoy met with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, and said she was ''well and in good spirits'' but gave no indication if she would be released.

"Akash" test fired

India today successfully test-fired Akash, the medium range surface-to-air missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here, defence sources said.

No word from Suu Kyi on clash casualties - envoy

The U.N. envoy who met detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she gave no details on casualties from clashes late last month in which her supporters said up to 75 people died.

China might acknowledge merger of Sikkim with India

China might formally acknowledge Sikkim's merger with India during Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to that country, removing a major irritant in bilateral ties and paving the way for resumption of trade across the state's border.

200 million year-old fossil found in Krabi

Bangkok, June 10, (TNA): A fossilised shellfish thought to be 250-355 million years old has been discovered in Khao Phanom district in Thailand's southern province of Krabi, the director general of the Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM) announced yesterday.

Australian Freed After Royal Pardon

By M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan • Arab News Staff

An Australian man sentenced to 600 lashes and two years in jail for alcohol trafficking was released here on Sunday.

Sixteen Bomb suspects set free by the Burmese Intelligence

Sixteen bomb suspects nabbed following the blasts that killed four and destroyed the King Bayintnaung statue in Tachilek last month, were released by Military Intelligence #24 on Friday (6 June), according to one of the former detainees.

India, US to broadbase military ties

Set to chalk out a new range of military exercises, India and US are to broadbase their military ties which may include high-level dialogue on an early decision requested by New Delhi for sale of Patriot anti-missile system to it as well as holding negotiations on the upgraded Arrow system.

China lashes out at US support for "Tibetan independence"

Amid sensitive negotiations between Beijing and the Dalai Lama's envoys, China's official media today slammed a recent US government report on Tibet as interference in its internal affairs and accused Washington of giving tacit support to the 'Tibetan independence' movement so as to "contain" the communist nation.

Gandhi award for South African president Mbeki

By Fakir Hassen : Indo-Asian News Service

South African President Thabo Mbeki received a special award from the Gandhi Development Trust here as the organisation marked the centenary of the Indian Opinion, the newspaper founded by Mahatma Gandhi when he spent time here.

Thailand: Bush Should Press Thaksin on Rights

President George W. Bush should use his
June 10 meeting with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to raise
concerns about the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in Thailand
and the need for pressure on the Burmese military government to
release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Human Rights Watch said in a letter
today to the U.S. president.

Tamil jailed for double murder

A Tamil from Sri Lanka has been given two life sentences at the Old Bailey for the murder of two fellow countrymen in London.

U.N. envoy reports no success on Suu Kyi after meeting with top Myanmar generals

A U.N. envoy failed to secure the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after a meeting Monday with Myanmar's two top generals, but said he was ''encouraged'' by the talks

Bangladesh blames India for water shortage

Demanding its “rightful share” in the common rivers, Bangladesh has alleged that “unilateral withdrawal” of water by India has resulted in adverse impact on its environment and economy.