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

Monthly archive

Shrimp Farmers Ends in Jail failing to cultivate paddy in Saline lands.

Shrimp Farmers who failed to cultivate paddy in the saline lands where shrimp is grown and propagated, ends up in jail in the Arakan State in Burma.

DPM hails Myanmar Cabinet shake-up as positive move

Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh hailed Monday night’s cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar as a positive move, saying that the replacement of Prime Minister Than Shwe with senior official Khin Nyunt would encourage the international community to see that Myanmar was sincere in its intention to make changes in its domestic political situation.

Kinniya camp: Yes turns to no

By Sunimalee Dias

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission officials were not allowed to enter the LTTE's controversial Kinniya camp despite assurances that they would be allowed unlimited access.

Demerger of North, East: 'Tamil parties oppose'

by Franklin R. Satyapalan

Tamil parties have opposed the idea of President Chandrika Kumaratunga to demerge the north-east.

Two remanded over disappearance of two Muslim youths

by M. A. Kaleel, Kalmunai Corr.

Two youths from Oddamavady arrested in connection with the disappearance of two Muslim youths from Sainthamaruthu were produced before Kalmunai Magistrate M. P. Mohideen and remanded till 8, September.

Mars-Earth close encounter today

It is happening after 60,000 years and if you don't see it now, you will have to wait thousands of years more.

Govt-LTTE dialogue essential to develop North-East - GL

by Manjula Fernando and Rajmi Manatunga

The Government emphasised the need to resume a direct dialogue and reach a consensus between the Government and the LTTE to develop the war ravaged Northern and Eastern provinces.

About 30 killed, 50 injured in stampede during Kumbh

About 30 pilgrims were killed and nearly 50 injured in a stampede during a holy bath at the ongoing Kumbh festival, Nasik Commissioner Vimlendra Mishra said.

Vajpayee arrives to open Inter-State Council meet in Kashmir

By Faisal Ahmed : Indo-Asian News Service

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived in Jammu and Kashmir with his deputy, L.K. Advani, to inaugurate the 8th Inter-State Council meet beginning here in the afternoon.

'CEO envoys' to kick off in October, say PM

The government will kick off its initiative on applying the chief executive officers (CEO) administrative style to all Thai ambassadors and consuls overseas in October, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thailand hails reshuffle as ‘positive development’

Thailand, which has proposed a roadmap for democracy in military-ruled Myanmar, welcomed the recent shakeup at the top in Yangon and said the move could help Myanmar better deal with the outside world.

Myanmar’s new premier to be junta’s fall guy’

By Sarah Stewart

A political reshuffle in Myanmar, where a moderate general has been installed as prime minister, is a bid to shift blame over the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and serious economic woes.

Outsourcing jobs in India to increase 10 times by 2008

The number of workers in India performing computer jobs for U.S. companies will increase seven-fold from 177,000 in 2002 to 1.2 million in 2008, says a new study.

Opium Cultivation Starts in Burma with a bang.

Drug Bosses are busy making preparation for the cultivation of opium crops for the new season. Already the cultivation season has started and though the planting is expected begin by the end of this month but some have already sown the poppy seeds.

Vietnam: Supreme Court Should Overturn Cyber-Dissident's Conviction

Pham, 35, the writer is Among the Three Vietnamese Honored With the prestigious Hellman/Hammett Award grants this year. He was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment and three years of house arrest after a trial in
June 2003, that did not meet international fair trial standards.

Experts to discuss links between migration and development in the region

Globalization has brought about a widespread phenomenon of internal and international migration in the Asian and Pacific region and this is posing numerous challenges to countries in the region.

India facing no obstacles in its nuke programme: Chidambaram

India is facing no obstacles in its nuclear weaponization, the country's top scientist Dr R Chidambaram said, asserting that both plutonium and enriched uranium were equally suitable for weapon grading.

Mulayam trap on BJP menu

By Radhika Ramaseshan

The BJP is veering round to the view that the Uttar Pradesh Assembly should be placed under suspended animation, rather than dissolved and elections called within the mandated six months.

Tamil Tigers aim to keep disputed camp

A leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said on Tuesday the rebel group wanted to keep control of a controversial guerrilla camp that has become a sticking point in reviving stalled peace talks with the Colombo government.

U.S. Fails to Convince Russia to Halt Nuclear Cooperation With Iran

The top U.S. diplomat for arms control left Moscow empty handed Tuesday after reportedly failing to convince Russia in two days of secretive talks to halt or even slow down its nuclear cooperation with Iran.