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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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BBC launches public attack on Murdoch 'imperialism'

By Vincent Graff - Media and Culture Editor

The controller of BBC1 launched an unprecedented attack on Rupert Murdoch, calling the media billionaire a "capital imperialist" who wants to destabilise the corporation because he "is against everything the BBC stands for".

BJP had been giving trouble from day one, says Mayawati

Saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been causing trouble for her from "day one", outgoing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati claimed she was stepping down to prove that she was not power hungry.

Mayawati quits

In a swift and dramatic development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today tendered her resignation to Governor Vishnu Kant Shastri

Sri Lanka banks on peace and begins spending war savings

The Sri Lankan government announced it was spending 181 million dollars to build roads and expand the electricity grid, from money saved as a result of a ceasefire with Tamil Tiger rebels.

US to train Iraqi police volunteers in Hungary

By Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and Ian Traynor in Zagreb

The Pentagon, facing charges that it has too few US troops on the ground to bring security to Iraq, it plans to send as many as 28,000 Iraqis on intensive police training courses at a makeshift academy in eastern Europe.

All delegates in Beijing ready for Korean nuclear talks

With the arrival of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) delegation Tuesday morning, all delegates attending the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue have now gathered here in Beijing.

PM witnesses signing of cooperative pacts with South Korea

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra witnessed the signing of two cooperative agreements with South Korea.

Official announcement of the Myanmar’s new Prime Minister and Ministers

Myanmar State and Peace and Development Council officially announced the appointments of a new Prime Minister, two new Secretaries, retirements of five ministers and of the appointments of five new ministers.

Myanmar's military leader gives up PM post

By Aung Hla Tun

Myanmar military leader General Than Shwe has given up his post as prime minister to General Khin Nyunt, a reputed reformer, in a major cabinet shakeup that saw five ageing ministers retire.

Woman carrier used in blast operation

Police are on the lookout for two persons, including a woman, who had hired the taxi that blew off in an explosion near the Gateway of India here on Monday.

Land bridge useful to India & Lanka: Ranil

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the proposed land bridge between Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Talaimannar in Sri Lanka would be a major step for sub-regional economic integration even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had opposed it.

LTTE willing to compromise on Kinniya camp?

By Sunimalee Dias

In the face of the present crisis situation in the East, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission is likely to takeover the Kinniya camp, with the LTTE promising unlimited access to the monitors, starting today.

Negotiators face unpopularity if talks drag on: Finnish ex-president

By Poorna Rodrigo

Finnish ex-President Martti Ahtisaari said that the present peace negotiators - the Norwegians - will either become unpopular with the government and the LTTE or with both parties if the negotiations drag on.

Tehran Tells London It Will Defend Ex-Diplomat \"In Every Way\"

Iran has warned Britain that the arrest of its former ambassador to Argentina will have a very bad impact on bilateral relations and that Tehran will defend him "in every way".

General Khin Nyunt sworn in as the New Prime Minister of Myanmar.

General Khin Nyunt is sworn in as the New Prime Minister of Myanmar.The powerful intelligence chief, General Khin Nyunt, Who remained No.3 in the Mynamr’s power hierarchy, had been promoted as prime minister to run the day-to-day business of the country.

Burmese Nasaka and MI Jointly Checks Madrasa continuously.

The Nasaka (Border Security Force) and Military Intelligence (MI) were jointly checking the Madrasa of Kowarbill ( Redwin Byin) village of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State.

Indian cabinet approves legal cooperation pact with China

The Indian cabinet cleared the signing of an agreement with China for cooperation in legal affairs.

Burmese Junta forcing planting of new variety of rice seeds.

Despite farmers' fear of ending up with no rice to eat, Burmese military commanders in northern Shan State have been pressing them to grow Hsin Shweli rice seeds, a new strain from China.

Thailand to sell 160,000 tonnes of rice to Russia

A Thai trade delegation to the Russian city of St Petersburg has proved extremely successful, resulting in a deal to sell 160,000 tonnes of rice to Russia.