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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Siamese twin in Mangalore to be operated soon

By Stanley G. Pinto

The ‘cranioplasty’ procedure to replace the bone cover in the front portion of the head of two-year-old baby girl Soudha, the surviving conjoined Siamese twin after the operation in December last, may happen within a fortnight, according to Dr Murlidhar Pai, neurosurgeon at the University Medical Centre here.

A historical celebration on the birth of the Iraqi rule council

Baghdad witnessed yesterday the birth of the promised Iraqi "rule council" by an American "midwife" represented by the American administrator of Iraq, Paul Bremer, whose contribution was limited to applause and monitoring of the new council, while confirming that Saddam Hussein's regime has ended and declared the day when Baghdad fell on April 9th as a National Day in Iraq.

India finally says 'no' to troops for Iraq

India Monday finally decided against sending troops to Iraq after pondering for nearly two months the pros and cons of the proposal.

Sri Lanka peace monitors say rebels not cooperating

Nordic monitors overseeing Sri Lanka's truce said Tamil Tiger rebels were not complying fully with the terms of a peace agreement with the government and they would demand an explanation.

TN oppn to raise dismissed employees cause in parliament

Major opposition parties in Tamil Nadu today decided to raise the cause of the dismissed state government employees in the monsoon session of the parliament, scheduled to begin on July 21.

Myanmar accuses West of meddling - state media

Myanmar's military rulers, under growing international pressure to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused Western nations on Monday of ''blind and prejudiced meddling'' in its internal affairs.

BJP, DMK rift widens over Vaiko

MDMK leader Vaiko has spent exactly one year in Vellore prison under POTA.

Bhopal gas tragedy widows beg for survival

By Rohit Ghosh: Indo-Asian News Service

They lost their husbands to the deadly 1984 Bhopal gas leak, and years later two widows of the tragedy find themselves ill and begging for survival.

Likelihood of Indian troops to Iraq under US further recedes

The likelihood of India sending troops to Iraq under U S command receded further with Samata Party, headed by Defence Minister George Fernandes, on Sunday night joining other major political parties in opposing such a move on the eve of the meeting of Union Cabinet's Committee on Security, which will take a decision on the issue tomorrow.

Govt. compensates Muttur victims of Tiger violence

The government over the weekend paid compensation to about 600 families affected by the recent Muttur violence triggered by the abduction of several Muslim youth by the Tigers.

CBK wants compensation for all

President Chandrika Kumaratunga wants the government to compensate victims of violence in the run-up to the last parliamentary elections in December, 2001 and the period immediately following.

Drastic drop of career diplomats in foreign missions

by Shamindra Ferdinando

There has been a drastic drop in the number of career foreign service officers heading high commissions and embassies as the foreign ministry continues to pick non-career diplomats and retired diplomats on contract to head overseas missions.

Unrest In The North: Gunmen attack Lao border post

by Supalak Ganjanakhundee

An armed group attacked an immigration post in the northwestern Lao province of Xayabouli, injuring one child, a Lao official said yesterday. He immediately ruled out any link between the incident and reports of an armed uprising by anti-government troops.

Opposition party plotted rebellion: Myanmar junta

By Grant Peck

Members of detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party were planning a violent revolution, the leader of the country’s ruling junta said in a recent letter.