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India : NDA partner Decides its Constituency<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala

For the first time since the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has called for Parliament Election, an alliance partner declared its intention to contest in a particular Constituency in Kerala. Parliament is not yet dissolved, nor the date of election notified.

Church torched in Sri Lanka amid mounting religious strife<br>

A Roman Catholic church was set on fire near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo amid mounting inter-religious tension in this Buddhist majority island.

China arrests North Koreans and aid workers<br>

It has been revealed that China has carried out further arrests of North Koreans and aid workers.

Super-power intervention may be needed in Burma <br>

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in her recent book "Madam Secretary" stated that she had a meeting with Khin Nyunt during her 1995 visit to Burma. Khin Nyunt assured her that the "military was saving Burma" and said "the junta saw Aung San Suu Kyi as a younger sister they needed to protect". Khin Nyunt also told her that the movement towards democracy "these things take time" (Page 201).

Work child work, Rosy days ahead! <br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Toil my child, toil. A bright future awaits you…er..your younger brother or sister to be exact.

Jayalalitha trial will be fair, Karnataka tells Supreme Court <br>

The Karnataka government Thursday assured the Supreme Court it would ensure the free and fair trial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha in a corruption case.

Haj Preparations in Full Swing; Health Care Measures in Place <br>

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour - Arab News Staff

Makkah Governor Prince Abdul Majeed yesterday inspected preparations made by various government departments for the annual Haj pilgrimage, the largest gathering of people in the world.

SLMC - LTTE MOU: Conveniently forgotten by Rauff Hakeem<br>

From our Special Correspondent – Sri Lanka

The Memorandum of Understating (MOU) signed between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) which gave much hope to the Tamil and Muslim communities in the East and North, has suddenly seen an abrupt end in December last year, when the Tiger’s political wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan announced that the LTTE-SLMC agreement signed in April 2002 has been annulled.

WHO confirms no outbreak of bird flu in Thailand <br>

Thailand is free from bird flu, as there have been no outbreak and cases of bird flu in the kingdom so far, according to a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Protection plan for giant Mae Mo fossil <br>

The Cabinet will be asked to protect one of the world's biggest fossilised freshwater shellfish sites, believed to be 13 million years old, in Mae Mo district, Lampang. The proposal will also call for it to be developed as a tourist attraction.

10,000 girls in Sri Lanka face incest: Study <br>

Every year a staggering 10,000 girls in Sri Lanka face sexual abuse by relatives in families where the mother has taken up overseas employment, with most rapes committed by fathers.

India : NDA partner Decides its Constituency<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala

For the first time since the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has called for Parliament Election, an alliance partner declared its intention to contest in a particular Constituency in Kerala. Parliament is not yet dissolved, nor the date of election notified.

Sri Lanka president insists on extended term<br>

The party of Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga insisted her term of office would be a year longer than expected and challenged her rival, the prime minister, to settle the matter in court.

Church torched in Sri Lanka amid mounting religious strife<br>

A Roman Catholic church was set on fire near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo amid mounting inter-religious tension in this Buddhist majority island.

China arrests North Koreans and aid workers<br>

It has been revealed that China has carried out further arrests of North Koreans and aid workers.

Super-power intervention may be needed in Burma <br>

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in her recent book "Madam Secretary" stated that she had a meeting with Khin Nyunt during her 1995 visit to Burma. Khin Nyunt assured her that the "military was saving Burma" and said "the junta saw Aung San Suu Kyi as a younger sister they needed to protect". Khin Nyunt also told her that the movement towards democracy "these things take time" (Page 201).

Work child work, Rosy days ahead! <br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Toil my child, toil. A bright future awaits you…er..your younger brother or sister to be exact.

Jayalalitha trial will be fair, Karnataka tells Supreme Court <br>

The Karnataka government Thursday assured the Supreme Court it would ensure the free and fair trial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha in a corruption case.

Haj Preparations in Full Swing; Health Care Measures in Place <br>

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour - Arab News Staff

Makkah Governor Prince Abdul Majeed yesterday inspected preparations made by various government departments for the annual Haj pilgrimage, the largest gathering of people in the world.

SLMC - LTTE MOU: Conveniently forgotten by Rauff Hakeem<br>

From our Special Correspondent – Sri Lanka

The Memorandum of Understating (MOU) signed between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) which gave much hope to the Tamil and Muslim communities in the East and North, has suddenly seen an abrupt end in December last year, when the Tiger’s political wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan announced that the LTTE-SLMC agreement signed in April 2002 has been annulled.


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