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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Coke courts disfavor all around in Kerala <br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala.

Coca Cola Company is ordered to maintain status quo till January 12, when it's writ petition will be heard by the High Court of Kerala.

Dozens of US troops injured in Iraq attack<br>

Thirty-five US soldiers have been wounded after resistance fighters fired mortar rounds at a US base.

Sri Lankans reel under price rise in new year <br>

As Sri Lanka's war-weary population protests tax hikes on petrol, diesel and a slew of household goods in the new year, the government says it's a bitter pill the sick economy urgently needs.

Sonia reaches out to DMK<br>

By K. Subrahmanya

Taking the alliance-building process forward, Sonia Gandhi has deputed senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh to initiate formal talks with DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on sharing of seats in Tamil Nadu.

Political talks soon with Government of India: NSCN (K) <br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The much awaited political talks between the Government of India and the NSCN (K) is likely to take place this year and the date and venue of the talks are yet to be finalized soon.

Mongla pulling through<br>

Mongla, 240 km north of Mae Sai and opposite Daluo of China's Yunnan province, is slowly recovering from the hard times following border closure last July, that had reduced the bustling city into a ghost town, according to sources coming to Mae Sai.

India, Pak likely to ink extradition pact <br>

Pakistan and India have agreed to finalise an extradition treaty entailing provisions regarding handing over of "terrorists and criminals" wanted in each other's countries.

Hillary Clinton regrets Gandhi joke at fund-raiser<br>

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized for joking that Mahatma Gandhi used to run a gas station in St. Louis, saying it was "a lame attempt at humor."

Border Security forces mint money on taking photographs of the Rohingyas<br>

Nasaka (Border Security Force) for the third time in the year has started taking photographs of Rohingya families of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships in Northern Arakan, since December 19, 2003.

Holy Kaaba Washed Ahead of Haj <br>

P.K. Abdul Ghafour : Arab News Staff

Makkah Governor Prince Abdul Majeed yesterday led the ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba ahead of Haj as thousands of pilgrims lined up inside the Grand Mosque to watch the ritual.

Nauru hunger strike ends <br>

Refugee support group "A Just Australia" says asylum seekers on Nauru have suspended their hunger strike.

Burma - There will be political change in 2004<br>

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

It is a common practice of the Burmese military government to resort to assassination after failed peace talks. It is in this historical context that the assassination attempt on May 30th took place after the failed peace talks between Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Chopper crash west of Baghdad kills eight<br>

A US Black Hawk helicopter made an emergency landing in Iraq killing all eight people on board.

Nedumaran released from jail <br>

Tamil nationalist leader Pazha Nedumaran was released from the central prison in Cuddalore Thursday morning after being held for over a year under a tough anti-terror law.

Thai government official says separatist behind attacks in south<br>

Thai government's new security adviser said that a well-trained separatist group linked to extremists fighting for a regional Pan Islamic state was behind the attack on an army barracks and widespread arson last Sunday.

PM receives visiting Swedish leader <br>

Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson has paid an official visit to Thailand as the guest of the Thai government during 7-9 January.

Tamil parties express concern<br>

By Uditha Jayasinghe

Tamil political parties yesterday raised concern over the Prime Minister's statement calling on the President to take over the entire Peace Process and the ceasefire agreement with the LTTE.

<font size = 2><u>Save Sangaree Campaign:</u></font><br><font size = 2>Conscientiously taken up by Tamil Expatriates in the West.</font><br>

It was "Asian Tribune," which understood the political implications of the threat on the life of. V. Ananandsangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front and the Jaffna District Member of Parliament.

Thais need no Visa to India<br>

By Vaikom Madhu

Thai citizens holding passport need no Visa to enter India and can stay in this country up to 3 months.

A Stitch in Time - an opinion about Dr. Subramanian Swamy <br>

By Eric A. B. Fernando

Eric A. B. Fernando A.T.F.A, A.C.M.A, 25/28A, Weerakoon Gardens, Kandy, Sri-Lanka - 0814-471136, 077-7258146. This is his opinion piece, with regard to the news item that appeared in the Asian Tribune of 07 Jan.