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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2560

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Vajpayee, Advani, Joshi had no role in demolition: Centre

In an apparent rebuttal of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh's charges, Centre today asserted before the Liberhan Commission that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi did not have any role in the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya.

Sri Lanka arrests over 200 would-be illegal immigrants

In their biggest ever crackdown on people smuggling, Sri Lankan Navy today detained a cargo ship that was trying to illegally ferry more than 200 people, mostly Pakistanis, to Europe.

Attack fear sparks embassy security boost

Police in Thailand are increasing security patrols around the Australian embassy in Bangkok, citing fresh intelligence reports of an increased risk of a terrorist attack.

At least 10 Iraqis killed in Fallujah mosque blast; Report: Cause of explosion - US missiles

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 15 injured in three explosions in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, including one at the town's main mosques.

PM:Myanmar dissidents to be sent home

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed yesterday that Myanmar students who do not follow the Thai government's policy, but act as dissidents will be definitely sent back home.

Meetings leave UN envoy encouraged by latest visit

By Thet Khaing

THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, left Yangon last Tuesday following a visit that included meetings with senior government leaders and the secretary-general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

LTTE killing of opponents since MoU exceeds 108

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The LTTE’s killing spree against its opponents has claimed lives of over 108 persons to date since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka government in February 22 last year.

Lankans picket in England against LTTE violence

by Kalinga Weerakkody

Sri Lankans in England on June 27 held a picketing campaign in front of the Norwegian Embassy in London to condemn political assassinations carried out by LTTE against their rival parties.

Killing of Dehiwela Police Intelligence chief: Tiger confesses he photographed police officers and sent them to his boss in the Vanni

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The Tiger who shot the Dehiwela Police Intelligence Unit OIC Sunil Thabrew on June 23 has confessed that prior to the killing he photographed the officer and several other officers and showed them to his superior in Vanni identified as Thiyavan.

16,000 Burmese may be moved from national park

By Piyanart Srivalo

The government is considering relocating at least 16,000 Burmese displaced persons from the Salween National Park to a district in Mae Hong Son to prevent further encroachment on the park.

Only police show up at rally

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

More than 100 police cordoned off the Burmese Embassy yesterday while a police car with a mobile prison cell stood ready to take away any Burmese demonstrators calling for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burma Refugees: Govt wants UN to alter label policy

The government will meet officials of the UN High Commission for Refugees tomorrow to discuss the status of Burmese exiles living in Thailand and revamp the way the agency labels them.

Laos court jails foreign journalists for 15 years

A court in Laos has handed down 15-year prison sentences to two European journalists and their American translator who had been reporting in a conflict zone where a security guard was murdered.

Standard & Poor's reaffirms India's negative outlook

Global credit rating major Standard and Poor's Monday reaffirmed India's negative outlook, saying the government continues to face problems in addressing its fiscal problems and structural reforms.

PM defends decision on Myanmar refugees

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today defended his decision to expel Myanmar dissidents, reiterating that Thailand must preserve its sovereignty; while calling on the west to house Myanmar asylum seekers, rather than forcing Thailand to take on the entire burden, as representatives of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) asked to postpone talks with the Thai government on the issues until tomorrow.