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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Nagaland BJP to bring out booklet for its Ministers' achievements <br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

In a significant move, the Nagaland BJP Unit has decided to bring out a booklet highlighting achievements by its (BJP) Ministers during the last eleven months in the NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government in the State.

Jaya and Sangma blip on BJP radar<br>

The BJP today left "everything open" on the possibility of an alliance with Jayalalithaa and drew restive Nationalist Congress Party leader P.A. Sangma for preliminary talks.

Mahathir Asks Muslims to Show More Tolerance <br>

By Mohammed Alkhereiji - Arab News Staff

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad yesterday attacked Muslim extremism and called for greater tolerance between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Israeli ambassador gets art attack please explain<br>

By Philip Williams - Europe Correspondent

The Israeli ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, is being asked to explain why he attacked an art exhibit in a Stockholm Museum featuring a Palestinian suicide bomber.

We wish to talk to Prabhakaran - Tilvin Silva <br>

by Frances Bulathsinghala

General Secretary of the JVP, Tilvin Silva in an exclusive interview regarding its alliance with the SLFP said the JVP would 'keep its Marxist identity and it would be 'proved' in the future when working with the SLFP for prosperity of the people.

Disabled LTTE cadres visit relatives in Batticaloa <br>

by Ranil Wijayapala

Twenty one disabled LTTE cadres; 12 males and 9 females, along with three civilians from LTTE held areas in the Wanni crossed to Government controlled areas through Omanthai entry and exit point to visit their villages in Batticaloa.

Alleged intimidation by Tigers <br>

By Munza Mushtaq

The LTTE has allegedly intimidated several North East Government Agents into telling the Elections Commissioner that the present atmosphere in the province is not conducive for a local government election in the two provinces.

Indo-Lanka defense agreement to be finalized in February<br>

Sri Lanka will finalize a defense cooperation agreement with neighboring India by the end of February.

Thailand controls movement of chicken for fear of spread of cholera<br>

The Thai government would draw up certain routes for the transport of chicken from farm to slaughterhouse in some provinces for fear of further spread of chicken cholera.

India-Myanmar ties are flourishing <br>

Ties between India and Myanmar are flourishing with Indian's Ambassador to Myanmar Rajiv Bhatia hailing 2003 as an "eventful and productive year" for ties.

Jaya-SPIC: Indian Supreme Court permits Chennai Court to pronounce verdict

The Supreme Court today permitted a Chennai Special Court to pronounce its verdict in the Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation (SPIC) disinvestment case in which Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is an accused.

<font size = 2> <u>Under the aegis of LTTE:</u></font><br> Donor Conference held to devise strategies for Northeast development <br>

The donor conference on northeast development and rehabilitation in Kilinochchi today at 11.00 am at the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s Planning and Development Secretariat to devise strategies to meet the urgent needs of Northeast development.

Sri Lanka denies spread of SARS-like flu <br>

The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has denied reports that a flu similar to SARS is spreading in the country and assured that a strict surveillance mechanism was in place to counter any outbreak of SARS.

Bangkok: Killing of Muslim official puts Thailand on edge<br>

Nerves have been further frayed in southern Thailand following the killing of a Muslim leader, as authorities pursued their search for those behind deadly violence which flared this month.

How Long the Curfew would be continued in the Arakan State of Burma?

The continued curfew paralyses the movement of Rohinyas Muslims in northern Arakan State, Burma, according to a trader from Maungdaw town.

Aid on agenda despite Sri Lanka political woes <br>

By Scott McDonald

Diplomats will try to boost humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka this week despite a political fight between the president and prime minister that has sidelined the island's peace process.

PM returns from one-day visit to Bangladesh <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has returned to Bangkok from his one-day trip to Bangladesh, which was on a focus of the Bangladeshi media.

Bangkok: Killing of Muslim official puts Thailand on edge<br>

Nerves have been further frayed in southern Thailand following the killing of a Muslim leader, as authorities pursued their search for those behind deadly violence which flared this month.

Sri Lanka denies spread of SARS-like flu <br>

The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has denied reports that a flu similar to SARS is spreading in the country and assured that a strict surveillance mechanism was in place to counter any outbreak of SARS.

Jaya and Sangma blip on BJP radar<br>

The BJP today left "everything open" on the possibility of an alliance with Jayalalithaa and drew restive Nationalist Congress Party leader P.A. Sangma for preliminary talks.


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