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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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India to send troops to train Burmese forces for joint operations<br>

General N.C.Vij, Chief of the Indian army, said: India has sent troops to Burma to train Burmese forces for joint operations against anti-Indian rebels.

Registration Scheme: 100,000 say they're poor <br>

Trying to survive a mountain of debt and being landless are two of the main problems faced by poor people, it was revealed on the first day of |the government's registration scheme.

Southern Violence: Pattani hit, martial law declared <br>

The government imposed martial law in the three southernmost provinces yesterday as a second day of suspected separatist-inspired violence claimed the lives of two policemen in Pattani.

Terrorism serious threat to S. Asia, Islamabad draft says<br>

The leaders of the seven SAARC member countries who attended a three-day summit in Islamabad are to declare Tuesday that terrorism cannot be justified on ideological, political, religious or any other grounds and is still a serious threat to South Asia, international peace and security.

Jaffna Commander threatened <br>

by Ranil Wijayapala

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission office in Jaffna has begun investigations into a complaint by Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Susil Chandrapala regarding a threat to his life made by a member of the LTTE.

LTTE will not go for talks with government : TNA MP <br>

The LTTE will not go for talks with the Government as its destiny could be determined by a third party, said Jaffna District Parliamentarian Appathurai Vinayagamoorthy representing the Tamil National Alliance which supports the incumbent United National Front (UNF) Government in Parliament. He said the Sinhala leadership that gets a mandate to form a stable government will be a position to negotiate with the LTTE for talks.

Minister wants US ban on LTTE lifted <br>

By Munza Mushtaq

Hindu Religious Affairs Minister T. Maheswaran urged the United States to lift the ban imposed on the LTTE. The Minister made this appeal to President George W. Bush, through a memorandum, which was handed over to US Ambassador Jeffrey Lunetad, when the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on the Minister.

PM under pressure to stop Mano-Malik talks <br>

By M.Ismeth and Ranga Sirilal

A top Minister has criticised the Mano-Malik round of talks aimed at defusing the present constitutional crisis, describing them as a joke and urging Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discontinue the talks.

U.S. keeps Libya sanctions in place<br>

By Adam Entous

The Bush administration said on Monday it was keeping U.S. sanctions against Libya in place but promised to take "tangible steps" to improve relations if Tripoli follows through on its pledge to get rid of its weapons of mass destruction.

Islamabad declaration adopted as SAARC summit concludes<br>

By Ashok Dixit

Curtains came down on the three-and-a-half day 12th SAARc summit on Tuesday morning with Pakistan Prime Minister Mir Zafaullah Khan Jamali announcing the adoption of the Islamabad Declaration at 11.10 a.m.

Tourists told not to worry about southern unrest <br>

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) yesterday sent out a clear message to visitors to Thailand’s southern border region to continue coming, stressing Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s pledge that the unrest which rocked southern border provinces early this week would die down within a week.

US Starts Fingerprinting Visitors <br>

Barbara Ferguson - Arab News Correspondent

The United States yesterday began fingerprinting and photographing most foreign visitors. The Department of Homeland Security said its new program, US-VISIT, was now in effect for most foreign visitors with non-immigrant visas at 115 airports and 14 seaports.

AHRC condemns deplorable conditions of mortuaries in Sri Lanka <br>

Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong, points out that in recent months many reports coming from Sri Lanka reveal careless neglect of preservation and refrigeration of dead bodies in hospital mortuaries.

India to send troops to train Burmese forces for joint operations<br>

General N.C.Vij, Chief of the Indian army, said: India has sent troops to Burma to train Burmese forces for joint operations against anti-Indian rebels.

AHRC condemns deplorable conditions of mortuaries in Sri Lanka <br>

Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong, points out that in recent months many reports coming from Sri Lanka reveal careless neglect of preservation and refrigeration of dead bodies in hospital mortuaries.

Mars Rover Hits Sweet Spot <br>

A robotic explorer beamed stunning images of the bleak Martian surface back to Earth, showing on Sunday it had made a safe landing in what NASA scientists said could be a dry lake bed ideal for finding signs of life on the red planet.

Sonia Gandhi convenes Congress Working Committee meeting on Jan 7 <br>

Amidst talks of early Lok Sabha Polls, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee on January seven to finalise strategies and preparations for the elections.

Pakistan hopes Vajpayee-Musharraf meeting will lead to dialogue <br>

Pakistan has expressed the hope Monday's meeting between President Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will lead to resumption of the ruptured dialogue between the two countries.

Nagaland hunt for runaway rebels<br>

By nishit dholabhai

Assam Rifles teams have fanned out into the interiors of Nagaland to trace Ulfa militants suspected to have sneaked into the state after being forced to flee their hideouts in Bhutan.

Bombs sent to EU parliament deputies, no one hurt<br>

By Sebastian Alison

Letter bombs sent to prominent European Parliament members exploded in Brussels and the British city of Manchester on Monday, and Belgium said a further seven suspect packages were intercepted.


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