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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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ACHR condemns attacks on the innocents in Assam and Bihar

By Oken Jeet Sandham

Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), based in Delhi on Monday condemned the assaults on the innocent North East passengers in Bihar and subsequent killings of innocent Bihari civilians by the armed opposition groups in Assam; and also the attacks on Bihari candidates in Mumbai by the Shiv Sena.

Myanmar points to low methamphetamine seizures

Thailand is likely to make fewer seizures of methamphetamines this year than in 2002, thanks to efforts to curb the transportation of chemicals used in their manufacture, according to the Myanmar government.

Thailand to open consulate in Chennai to woo tourists

Thailand is opening a consulate here and starting a Bangalore-Bangkok flight to woo tourist traffic from south India to that country.

Blunkett aims to axe asylum legal aid

By Alan Travis: Home Affairs Editor

An unexpected and draconian attempt to "choke off" the flow of legal aid to asylum seekers is to be announced by the home secretary, David Blunkett, on Thursday as part of his new "tough as old boots"immigration bill.

Judges fume but Jaya walks free

By R. Venkataraman

The Supreme Court today cleared Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa of corruption charges in the Tansi land deal cases, drawing the curtains down on a legal battle that could have ended her political career.

Army removes LTTE pandals and cutouts in Jaffna

by Sirimevan Kasthuriarachci : Divaina

Ten pandals and forty-five cut-outs erected within the Jaffna Peninsula by the LTTE, to commemorate their ‘Heroes Week’, were removed by the army.

Ramazan marks new beginning in spiritual life of Muslims - President

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in a Ramazan Day message said:- 'Ramazan is a noble festival marking a new beginning in the spiritual life of Muslims. It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to extend my warmest greetings to the Muslim people of our country who join millions of the world Muslim community to celebrate Ramazan after ending a month long religious fasting.

Arakan, Burma: Mosques Under the watchful eyes of the police during Ramadan

Mosques, during prayer times at Maungdaw Town were under constant police vigilance since November 09, and went on throughout the balance period of the month of Ramadan.

Child molester gets 42 years

A British man yesterday hurled abuse at judges after he was sentenced to 42 years in prison for child-sex offences.

Third drug bonfire to be staged

A public burn-off of seized narcotics worth some Bt2.8 billion will be staged tomorrow by the Public Health Ministry as part of the government’s high-profile war on illegal drugs.

Eid al-Fitr arrives as Ramadan ends

The crescent moon has been sighted across most of the Gulf region, marking the end to Ramadan, the month of fasting and the start of the celebration of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

India test fires ship-borne BrahMos missile

India successfully test fired the supersonic anti-ship
BrahMos cruse missile from a naval warship for the first
time , defence officials said.

Mortal remains of Murasoli Maran consigned to flames

Mortal remains of Murasoli Maran, former Commerce and Industry Minister, were consigned to flames on Monday in Chennai.

India and Pakistan to observe ceasefire.

India and Pakistan have agreed to observe a ceasefire in Kashmir from midnight on Tuesday, in the latest effort by the two nuclear-armed rivals to improve relations. The armies, which exchange fire nearly every day, will cease fire from 1830 GMT-midnight Indian time-and 11.30 p.m. in Pakistan.