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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Hurriyat leaders meet Aziz Khan; hold talks with US diplomats

A three-member Hurriyat Conference delegation led by its Chairman Maulana Abbas Ansari met the newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner Aziz Ahmed Khan besides diplomats from other countries in a bid to strengthen peace process between India and Pakistan.

Hunger Strike for the Right to Read Printed Materials inside Burma's Prison

Twenty political prisoners, including three women activists are on hunger strike, since 21 July, in the Mandalay Prison, located in the Upper Burma.

Arab League members not recognize Iraq's Council; Annan says U.N. should establish mission in Baghdad

Arab League members decided not to recognize Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council, saying they will wait until a government is elected.

Cambodia royalist leader hardens deadlock stance

Cambodian royalist leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh said he would stand down from his neutral post as National Assembly head, signalling a hardening of his stance in a post-election political deadlock

Trade unions outraged at Supreme Court verdict

By Minu Jai : Indo-Asian News Service

Trade unions and opposition parties reacted with anger and shock to a Supreme Court ruling that government employees had no legal or moral right to strike work.

Coke, Pepsi sale banned in Parliament

The sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been discontinued in the Indian Parliament complex, after a study revealed they contained dangerously high levels of pesticides.

Sri Lanka to arm politicians

The Sri Lankan Government plans to issue permits to politicians to carry automatic pistols and revolvers in a bid to have greater control over the use of firearms.

Govt employees have no right to go on strike: SC

In a major judgement to rid the society of the menace of strike, the Supreme Court ruled that Government employees have no "fundamental, legal, moral or equitable right to go on strike" and hold the state machinery and citizens to ransom.

Rupavahini makes Prabhakaran a hero — Mangala

By Rohan Mathes

Southern District PA parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera at a press briefing accused the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) of treason by the screening of a tele-drama in which Prabhakaran was portrayed as a hero and the head of state with the President of the country ridiculed in a most humiliating manner.

Govt’s IA proposals, a threat to Lanka’s unity — SU

by Saman Indrajith

"The government’s Interim Administration proposals have raised a serious threat to the unity of the country as they legalise the LTTE’s de-facto administration in the North and East," Sihala Urumaya Leader Tilak Karunaratne said.

Myanmar needs national debate on a democratic form of governance

By V Jayanth

The future of Myanmar and the pro-democracy movement led by the Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, remains at a crossroads despite years of intermittent efforts for a return to the democratic path.

Minister Dismissed: Charter court bans Pichate from politics

Deputy Transport Minister Pichate Satirachaval went down in political history as the first Cabinet member to lose his job through a Constitution Court verdict after being found guilty of giving false asset reports.

Swiss court sentences Benazir Bhutto, husband

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari have been sentenced to six months jail by a Swiss court in a corruption case.

After bottled water, pesticides test lists drinks dirty dozen

A study of 12 brands of soft drinks marketed by Coca-Cola and Pepsi has alleged that all of them contain pesticides at least 30 times higher than international standards.

China sticks to its stand on Arunachal \"intrusion\" by India

China stuck to its charge that the Indian military "intruded" into its territory last month and said it has proposed border talks with India.

Cambodian canvassers send families across border amid fears of violence

Canvassers from Cambodia’s two opposition parties are sending their wives and children across the border to Thailand, while traders are carting their belongings to store them in Thai markets, amid fears of violence following Cambodian premier Hun Sen’s warning on a crackdown on anyone protesting against the results of last week’s general election.