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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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Gopal freed, gets SC notice <br>

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the editor of Tamil magazine Nakeeran, R.R. Gopal, who was detained under the anti-terror law on a petition filed by Tamil Nadu government challenging a Madras High Court order granting bail to him

Coming up for Laloo - a doctorate degree <br>

Soon you can meet "Dr" Laloo Prasad Yadav.

DMK ministers hand over resignations to Vajpayee <br>

A day after DMK snapped ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), two party ministers -- T R Baalu and A Raja -- today met Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and handed over their resignations and said like TDP their party would support the coalition from outside on issues.

Secret ceremony gives CBK presidency till 2006 <br>

By Ranjith Ananda Jayasinghe

A hitherto undisclosed swearing-in ceremony of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on November 11, 2000, by Chief Justice Sarath N. de Silva will enable her to remain in office until the same date in 2006. Accordingly, the next presidential election is not due until January 2007.

Report on SL situation sent to Oslo <br>

By S.Selvakumar

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo has filed a comprehensive report to Oslo on the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka after her withdrawal as facilitator following the political impasse in Colombo, well informed diplomatic sources revealed.

Forced labor for harvesting paddy in Northern Arakan, Burma <br>

The Military Operation (MOC-15) Commander ordered to the villagers of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State, to harvest the 10 acres of land under the forced labor scheme.

Goodwill Mission Burma - Our Activists’ Contingent <br>

By Assistant Professor Jaran Dita Apichai

On August 7, 1998, it was noontime, we the 18 Human Rights activists, later known as the "Rangoon 18," met for the first time at a hotel in Bangkok. This meeting was arranged essentially to ensure that every one of us understand the overall itinerary and the proposed plan of action inside Burma.

Activists demand details of drug deaths <br>

The Campaign for Popular Democracy yesterday called on police to release additional details on the deaths resulting from the government's war on drugs.

UK offers guarded support for Burma push <br>

Britain expressed support for a Thai initiative to nudge Burma towards dialogue with the world community but said it would engage itself only in a process that advanced sincere rapprochement among all sides in the military-ruled country.

Sri Lanka sends new Buddha relics for Thais to pay respect during New Year <br>

Thai people can visit Intara Viharn Temple in Bang Khun Prom area here to pay homage and respect to relics of the Lord Buddha specially sent for them from the Sri Lanka government and people.

Iraqi Opposition Leader’s Daughter Sues Saddam <br>

Noura, the daughter of Iraqi opposition leader, Taleb Al-Suheil Al-Tamimi, is demanding justice. She accuses Saddam Hussein of being responsible for the death of her father who was killed on April 12, 1994, reports Al-Sharq Alawsat.

DMK marriage on the rocks <br>

By M.R. Venkatesh

The DMK today pulled out its two ministers from the Union cabinet and withdrew from the central coalition, ending a four-and-a-half-year-old relationship with the BJP that had come under increasing strain over a series of developments.

Pakistan Security system Impregnable - Minister <br>

The security and the nuclear facility of Pakistan are impregnable and no body could be able to break into those well-guarded systems. A Pakistani Minister made this confidential disclosure.