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Norway takes serious note of President's demand

By Poorna Rodrigo and Ranga Srilal

Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik in response to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's letter demanding the removal of the SLMM Chief Tryggve Tellefsen said in a letter that he has taken her decision seriously into consideration and told Foreign Minister Jan Peterson to address the matter.

Prime Minister Vajpayee extends olive branch to militants

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended the olive branch to militant outfits in the northeast saying the Centre was ready for dialogue with those who would give up the gun culture.

Ramadan month begins with fasting and prayers

Devout Muslims across India began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday.

Prince Charles starts India visit, haunted by book

Prince Charles arrived in India to support efforts to save the former British colony's ancient heritage and promote its young entrepreneurs, but his visit is being clouded by a new book on Princess Diana.

Countdown: 30th October 2003 - 153 Days Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi & the World is Watching

Janelle Saffin, International Commission of Jurists Australian Section who is the Convenor of the Burma/Myanmar sub-committee, demanded that military strongman General Than Shwe release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, U Tin Oo, U Lwin and other NLD political prisoners.

THAI launches direct flights from Australia and Japan to Phuket

Thai Airways International launched direct flights from Australia and Japan to the southern resort island of Phuket in a bid to boost the island’s tourism industry during the coming tourism season.

Sino-Indian boundary meeting constructive: FM spokeswoman

The meeting between Chinese and Indian special representatives on the boundary question is constructive, and will promote further understanding between the two sides, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue.

Civilians killed in bomb attack in Falluja

Several people, including schoolchildren, have been killed in a car bomb attack near a police station in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Fallujah.

Ceasefire groups back Wa roadmap for Peace in Burma

According to Ceasefire Groups, “Freedom of discussion, activities in the National Convention and to lay down democratic principles were "in essence" identical to what other parties were demanding for a peace roadmap to Burma.