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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Mystery Deaths on London Flights <br>

A 19-year-old British woman died Monday on board a Virgin Atlantic flight from Miami to London's Heathrow Airport, the airline said. A day earlier, two passengers on a British Airways flight from Miami to Heathrow died, including one from suspected viral meningitis.

Asking separate funds for sustenance while talks on wasn’t the correct move: Dr Lotha<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The Nagaland Home Minister Dr TM Lotha called upon the different Naga underground factions to sink their differences and work together for their common goal.

Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar<br>

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Drug Money accounts for annual hard currency income for the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar writes Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance . He enunciate the four measures so far adopted by the State Peace and Development Councils' Army Generals to manipulate the smuggling of drug for narco-dollar.

Plight of children in armed conflict reaches watershed stage – UN official <br>

Children positions in the regions where they are generally exposed to armed conflicts continue to remain grave. The general situation is unacceptable according to UN Under-Secretary General Olara Otunnu.

Updated E. U Visa Ban and Assets Freeze List of New Officials in Burma / Myanmar.<br>

The European Union in its latest news release has announced that it: "continues to remain concerned at the situation in Burma/Myanmar and announces that it has updated its visa ban and assets freeze list."

Hakeem tells Akashi : Separate Muslim representation required <br>

Ports Development and Shipping Minister Rauf Hakeem yesterday told the Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi that a representation of a separate Muslim delegation should be included at the next round of talks to be held between the Government and the LTTE.

'Outlaw' schools to be reined in <br>

Prime Minister said: The Education Ministry wants to apply draconian measures to prohibit the opening of any more Islamic boarding schools in the southernmost provinces as they are "breeding grounds for Muslim militants."

EPDP Catalogue Human Rights Violations by LTTE After Signing CFA<br>

Douglas Devananda catalogued the human rights violations by the Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the Government of Sri Lanka, since February 2002.

Secular front seals DMK divorce<br>

By M.R. Venkatesh

The DMK, which is shaping a front including the Congress, today christened it the Democratic Progressive Alliance, ruling out a post-poll return to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

The Memorandum of Understanding between SLFP and JVP <br>

The full text of the Memorandum of Understanding sign between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Janata Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP or People’s Liberation Front) at a ceremony held on January 20, at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Conference Centre Colombo is given below:

Nagaland University to launch Journalism course from next month: Prof Sharma <br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The growing importance of mass media in the North Eastern region and cost factor involved in pursuing higher studies in electronic and print media by going outside the region, the Nagaland University under the initiatives of its Vice Chancellor, Prof GD Sharma, has decided to launch a regular "course" in journalism---both electronic and print---soon in Kohima.

<font size = 2>Bangladesh to Build a Bridge Over Karnaphuli to connect Bangla – Burma – Thai Asian Highway </font><br>

After Bangladesh adopting 'Towards East Policy, its' Roads and Highway Department had almost finalized the decision to build a bridge over the Karnaphuli River in Bangladesh, on concrete pillars.

Krishnamurthy appointed chief election commissioner <br>

The President is pleased to appoint T.S.Krishnamurthy,
Election Commissioner as Chief Election Commissioner
in the Election Commission of India.

Norway to be shown the door <br>

In the first press conference of The United People's Freedom Alliance held in Colombo, it was pointed out that there is a growing opposition to the Norway’s role in bringing the Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the negotiation table.