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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Australian minsiter here over asylum seekers

Australian Minister for Immigration and Multilateral Affairs Philip Ruddock will arrive in Sri Lanka next week amid a worldwide thrust to tighten screws on bogus asylum seekers.

Dehorah Bull appointed as a Governor of BBC

Deborah Bull, Commander of British Empire Artistic Director for new, small-scale developmental work at the Royal Opera House, has been appointed as a Governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Thailand bans beef imports from Canada, Poland

Thailand has announced a ban on beef imports from Canada and Poland because of cases of mad cow disease detected in the two countries.

Iraq’s Governing Council Fails to Choose President; Bremer Returns to Washington

by Naseer Al-Nahr • Asharq Al-Awsat

Iraq’s American-backed administration failed in its first week to choose a president, abandoning that mission in favor of a weak, three-man rotating leadership. The top US official in Iraq — who hand-picked the governing council — returned to Washington while a violent insurgency killed yet another American soldier.

Bush slams Myanmar, Iran, Cuba, N Korea

President George W. Bush hit out six regimes on a US blacklist he said were guilty of oppression and human rights abuses in Myanmar and Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Belarus.

First campaign against Iraq's transitional governing council

Imams of the Sunni mosques in Baghdad launched a campaign against the transitional Iraqi Governing Council calling on Iraqis not to recognize it and to reject its decisions, while a commission for their scholars criticized the "sectarian and ethnic" composition of the council which "gives a certain sect a majority at the expense of the Iraqi people group and without a referendum."

Burmese Border Security Force (NASAKA) Committed Series of Robberies.

According to news emerging from Arakan State, the Nasaka ( Burmese Border Security Force) troops were engaged in a habitual night time robberies, especially in the a shrimp culture projects located in the area. Though details are sketchy, unfortunately the Burmese authorities have so failed to stem the robberies.

Congress questions Vajpayee's competence to lead the nation

A day after BJP raked up the issue of Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin and described her as inexperienced and "security threat", Congress hit back questioning "ageing octogenarian" Atal Bihari Vajpayee's competence to lead the nation

Dehorah Bull appointed as a Governor of BBC

Deborah Bull, Commander of British Empire Artistic Director for new, small-scale developmental work at the Royal Opera House, has been appointed as a Governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Thailand bans beef imports from Canada, Poland

Thailand has announced a ban on beef imports from Canada and Poland because of cases of mad cow disease detected in the two countries.

Iraq’s Governing Council Fails to Choose President; Bremer Returns to Washington

by Naseer Al-Nahr • Asharq Al-Awsat

Iraq’s American-backed administration failed in its first week to choose a president, abandoning that mission in favor of a weak, three-man rotating leadership. The top US official in Iraq — who hand-picked the governing council — returned to Washington while a violent insurgency killed yet another American soldier.

Congress questions Vajpayee's competence to lead the nation

A day after BJP raked up the issue of Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin and described her as inexperienced and "security threat", Congress hit back questioning "ageing octogenarian" Atal Bihari Vajpayee's competence to lead the nation

Burmese Border Security Force (NASAKA) Committed Series of Robberies.

According to news emerging from Arakan State, the Nasaka ( Burmese Border Security Force) troops were engaged in a habitual night time robberies, especially in the a shrimp culture projects located in the area. Though details are sketchy, unfortunately the Burmese authorities have so failed to stem the robberies.

Talks must have Muslim team: Rauff

by Franklin R. Satyapalan

SLMC leader and Minister Rauff Hakeem who also heads the 17 North-East Muslim MPs forum said the resumption of peace talks must ensure substantial changes to the structure of the dialogue enabling the participation of a separate Muslim delegation.

Govt. seeks pact with India to restore Palaly airfield

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The government is in the process of negotiating with India to restore the Palaly airfield (runaway).

PM voices concern over impact of US sanctions against Myanmar

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced yesterday that he would oversee a complete overhaul of regulations to deal with Myanmar refugees in the light of the United States decision to impose sanctions on Myanmar, warning that the US move could lead to more refugee and drugs problems for Thailand.

1997 Constitution: Academic suggests changes

An academic blamed the country's Constitution for unintentionally strengthening Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his government's position so that they were stronger than was necessary.

Sri Lanka marks bloodiest two decades with hopes of peace

Sri Lanka has been colonised by European and Asian invaders for centuries, but the past two decades have been the bloodiest thanks to ethnic riots that erupted this week in 1983.

Govt to continue operation of special powers act in Nagaland

Ignoring the demand of major insurgent groups NSCN (I-M) to revoke it, the Indian government has decided to continue the operation of the special powers act in Nagaland, giving Army enhanced authority to deal with any law and order situation in the "disturbed" state.

Rare conjoined twins at AIIMS

Even as the memory of the Iranian twin sisters' death on the operation table to separate them remained fresh, two conjoined baby boys, left by their poor parents after birth, are being looked after at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences.


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