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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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U.S. delivers 'Firefinder' radars to India

The United States Thursday delivered the first two of 12 "Firefinder" weapon-locating radars ordered by India for use along its western border with Pakistan.

Myanmarese Foreign Minister meets Vajpayee

The Myanmarese Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, who has come in his capacity as ``special envoy'' of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Chairman, Than Shwe, called on the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Govt. offers basic structure to the LTTE

In a fresh bid to revive the stalled peace process, the government yesterday said it was finalising a "basic structure" to offer wider political and financial powers to the North-Eastern administration in which the LTTE will play a key role.

Iran to honour Ladan, Laleh with war dead

They will be included in a ceremony for victims of Iran-Iraq War; surgeon sheds light on what went wrong in operation

India, Pak resume bus service

Restoring passenger transportation after a gap of 18 months, India and Pakistan resumed bus service between Delhi and Lahore today, with hopes of normalisation of relations and resumption of other snapped links.

Britain to levy charges for immigration services

Foreign nationals living in the UK will have to pay the costs of the immigration services they use from August 1, resulting in an annual saving of 90 million pounds.

Indian conjoined twins don't want separation

By Krittivas Mukherjee - Indo-Asian News Service

Distressed over the death of the Iranian twins in Singapore, India's conjoined twins, Ganga and Jamuna, said they would never opt for a life-threatening operation to lead separate lives.

Bodies of Laleh, Ladan taken to their village for burial

Residents in this provincial capital city in the southern Fars province on Friday bade farewell in tears to once
conjoined twin sisters Laleh and Ladan Bijani, whose separated bodies
were flown in from Tehran Friday morning for burial in their home

Condemning the SPDC activities in Burma leading to continuing Bloodshed

National Council of the Union of Burma in a media release points out the atrocities committed by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) since May 30 after the Dae-pae-yin attack.

Tigers refuse to budge, will quit only if navy pulls out from G’puram

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Tigers on Wednesday reiterated that they will not pull out from Manirasakulam, Kinniya (Kurankupanchan) as they have established the new base within the area under their control, Hagrup Haukland, the deputy head of the truce monitoring mission said.

Citizenship to 168,141 persons of Indian origin

By M. Ismeth

A total of 168,141 persons of Indian origin are to be given citizenship once approval is sought from Parliament, when the Bill is presented shortly.

PM agrees to CBK proposals

By M. Ismeth

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting agreed to a proposal by President Chandrika Kumaratunga that the government proposals for an interim administration in the north east should be presented to the Cabinet.

Shan and Karen conclude lobby season: Declare London, Rome trip a success

A lobby trip to London and Rome, by two non-Burman representatives, Shan and Karen, had been summed up as a successful one, according to a report.<

New Pak High Commissioner presents credentials to Kalam

Pakistan's new High Commissioner Aziz Ahmed Khan today presented his credentials to President A P J Abdul Kalam and immediately called for restoration of "normal level" relations, including reviving the full strength of their missions in both the countries.

SAARC summit to be held in January in Islamabad

A SAARC meeting of foreign secretaries ended on an optimistic note here Thursday with an announcement that the postponed 12th summit of the grouping would be held in January in Islamabad.

We Have Got Problems in Iraq : Bush

by Naseer Al-Nahr • Asharq Al-Awsat

US President George W. Bush yesterday admitted his government had security problems in Iraq but pledged US forces would be “tough” and stay the course after two more soldiers were reported killed there.

Media 'should ignore separatist songs'

Prime Minister Thaksin Shina-watra accused the media of fuelling resentment and separatist tendencies among Muslims in the South with reports about the distribution of nationalistic Malay songs about the Pattani Sultanate.

'No hope' for Burmese born here

by Pravit Rojanaphruk

At least 50,000 children of Burmese migrant labourers have been born in Thai hospitals and denied rights or proper birth certificates.

Exiles oppose relocation

by Rungrawee C Pinyorat

A group of Burmese exiles voiced their objection to the government's decision to send them to border camps, saying they could be attacked and killed by Burmese soldiers if relocated.

Marriage stifles men's creativity: New Zealand study

New Zealand psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, post-doctoral fellow at the Canterbury University has found men's creativity stifled by being married with children.