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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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PM's statement on temple construction sets off controversy

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statement on the construction of temple in Ayodhya, set off a fresh round of controversy, with NDA constituent DMK expressing "shock" and the Opposition parties accusing him of deviating from the ruling coalition's agenda.

Japan urges Sri Lanka rebels to resume peace talks

By Lindsay Beck

An envoy from Japan, Sri Lanka's biggest aid donor, urged the Tamil Tiger rebels to resume peace talks to end two decades of ethnic war, and reminded them that billions in aid money was at stake.

Apang sworn in as Arunachal CM

United Democratic Front leader Gegong Apang was sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, along with a 35-member council of ministers, ending a week-long political crisis in the state.

IMF praises Thailand for early loan repayment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sent a letter praising Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, his economic team, and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) for their expert handling of economic policies.

Tigers tighten grip on govt functions in N/E

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Tigers have tightened their grip on the state machinery in the army-controlled Jaffna peninsula as the government and the opposition haggle over the newest proposals on the setting up of an LTTE-dominated provisional north-east administration.

Refugees to be relocated

About 16,000 displaced people from Burma living in Mae Hong Son's Mae Sarieng district will be relocated to a site nearer the Thai-Burmese border in October.

Cambodia's king backs down on vow not to intervene in politics

Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk has reportedly backed down from his vow not to step into post-election political brawling, saying he will intervene if asked.

Snub-Modi missives to Mandela

Nelson Mandela is being flooded with letters from India, urging him not to accept Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's invitation to attend Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary function on October 2.

Tamil tigers keen to mend fences with India

The Tamil Tigers are keen to "mend fences" with India, a top leader of the LTTE has said, while assuring that the rebels would not engage in any confrontation with New Delhi or work against its interests.

Bin Laden aide warns the US

A new audiotape purported to be from Osama bin Laden's top aide threatened that the United States and its allies will pay a "very high price" if any of the men held at Guantanamo Bay are harmed.


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