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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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India among 15 countries to work together on hydrogen energy

Inaugurating the four-day ministerial meeting of
International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy
Wednesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
said the partnership has taken shape over the
last year.

25 injured in a blast at mosque in Maharashtra, curfew imposed

Five days ahead of Id-ul-fitar, unidentified youths today hurled crude bombs at a mosque in Parbhani in Marathwada region of Maharashtra injuring 25 people, forcing authorities to clamp curfew in the district township.

Myanmar rejects US charge of money laundering

The Myanmar government on Friday rejected the United States government for its charge against the country with money laundering.

Sri Lankan President Set 15th December, as Deadline to End Political Crisis

President Kumaratunga had informed a time frame and set 15th December, as the deadline for talks to conclude with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, to end the present political crisis, as well as for the formation of a Government of Reconstruction and Reconciliation.

Baghdad hit by rocket attacks

At least two people have been wounded, one of them seriously, when three rockets slammed into the main hotel housing foreign journalists and contractors in Baghdad.

Clinton charm intact as he starts India visit

The boyish grin is still there and so is his capacity to charm - all of which was in abundance Friday when former U.S. president Bill Clinton met girl students from a rural institution as he kicked off his two-day India visit.

Al-Qaida, Turkish group behind blasts

By Jonathan Gorvett - in Istanbul

A Turkish Islamist group has claimed joint responsibility with al-Qaida for Thursday’s twin blasts in Istanbul that killed 27 and injured 450 even as Turkish security forces were placed on high alert.

Michael Jackson booked in California molestation case

By Dan Whitcomb

Michael Jackson surrendered to authorities to face accusations of child molestation as television networks broke into regular programming to show the "King of Pop" -- once one of the world's most popular entertainers -- in handcuffs.

Sri Lanka not alone on its road to peace - Chris Patten

Chris Patten, Commissioner-in-Charge of External Relations of the European Union, who will visit Sri Lanka from the 25-27 this month in an article says Sri Lanka is not alone on its road to peace.

Govt willing to forge MoU with President

by Manjula Fernando

The Government expressed yesterday that it was willing to go for a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the President on "issues of utmost national interest" such as economic policies and the peace process in order to clear the present political uncertainty in the country.

Speaker has no powers to bind President's powers - Opposition Leader

Making a statement in the House at the beginning of the proceedings, Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse, MP told Parliament that the Speaker has no power or jurisdiction to make any ruling or pronouncement that seeks to bind the plenitude of powers vested in the President of the Republic under the present Constitution unless expressly conferred thereunder.

Money Laundering: US puts Burma, 2 banks on blacklist

The US moved to tighten its financial squeeze on Burma, accusing two of its banks of involvement in the illegal narcotics trade and designating the country as a "primary money laundering concern".

Thai-Cambodian police in joint drugs patrol operation

The Thai and Cambodian police forces agreed to participate in joint narcotics suppression programmes in the shared border region, during talks between the director-general of the Cambodian police force and senior officials from the western provinces of Sa Kaeow, Chantaburi and Trat.

Thai Financier Saxena to Fight Canada Extradition

Financier Rakesh Saxena will fight a Canadian decision to extradite him to Thailand where he is wanted in a bank fraud case that battered the Thai economy in the mid 1990s.

Ceasefire leader upset by Rangoon’s Condition

Leaders of Mongla have been worrying over recent instructions from Rangoon concerning its representation at the impending reconvening of the 'National Convention' that has been adjourned since 1996, according to Mongla sources.

Spiritual reality for transformation: Nagaland Chief Minister

By Oken jeet Sandham

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said transformation couldn't be merely a "social or political agenda" but "a spiritual reality."