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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Companies go for sexual harassment cover <br>

Infosys had $3-million additional expenses following
a legal action by an overseas employee while Coke had to
shell out over Rs 1 crore to its former model Sushmita
Sen after the actress sued the cola giant.

Burma accuses US of working to destabilise Asia<br>

Burma has accused the United States of attempting to destabilise Asia over the past 15 years and urged its most vocal critic to join with it in helping to shift the country towards democracy.

<font size = 2>Two LTTE men arrested:</font><br> Who attacked two policemen and escaped with a service pistol<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Wellawatte Police in Colombo, Sri Lanka, arrested two suspected intelligence operatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who bolted away, after attacking and stealing a service pistol from two policemen, who were walking back to the station after duty. They were arrested after locating them hiding in a ceiling of a LTTE safe house in the same area.

BJP, AIADMK firm up alliance for Lok Sabha polls<br>

After a gap of about five years, the BJP and AIADMK today struck an alliance to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls.
A decision to this effect was taken at a 45-minute meeting between BJP president Venkiah Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence here.

Bangkok declared 'danger zone' as bird flu spreads<br>

Bangkok has been declared a 'danger zone' with the bird flu spreading to an additional 12 provinces in the country, including the capital which today hosts the international conference on the avian disease which has affected ten countries.
Bangkok's Deputy Mayor Prapan Kitisin said Bangkok was a "danger zone" after the avian disease was detected in a fighting cock, chickens and ducks.

Myanmar rebels threaten to attack Indian gas firms <br>

By Krittivas Mukherjee - Indo-Asian News Service

Pro-democracy advocates in Myanmar have threatened violence against Indian and South Korean energy firms exploring gas in their country, saying that the activities were "exploitative".

Summit will argue against travel bans <br>

Asian nations suffering an epidemic of avian influenza will hold crisis talks in Bangkok today.

SLFP-JVP pact promotes chauvinism, says CP <br>

Observing that the agreement between the SLFP and the JVP has strengthened the hands of the chauvinists and racists, the Sri Lanka Communist Party, a PA constituent party, said yesterday it had decided not to join the new alliance, though it would offer its support from outside for its progressive programmes.

<font size - 2>Magistrate tells Ministers SB and Mahinda :</font><br> Advise your sons to behave properly in public <br>

by Sarath Malalasekera

Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge Sarath C. Karunaratne yesterday told Agriculture, Livestock and Samurdhi Minister S. B. Dissanayake that as a person holding a very important position in the country he should advise his sons to behave properly in public.

US soldiers killed in Iraq<br>

Three US soldiers have died in a roadside bomb attack on a military convoy south of Baghdad.

Bird flu lands in China amid pandemic fears<br>

The bird flu rampaging through Asia has made a leap into China as a second Thai boy died of the disease and countries tightened defences against a potential SARS-like epidemic.

Union Cabinet recommends to dissolve Lok Sabha on February six<br>

The Union cabinet tonight decided to dissolve the Lok Sabha on February six.

Catholic church attacked in escalating hate attacks in Sri Lanka<br>

Armed police were deployed at a Roman Catholic church in this suburb of the capital Colombo after it was attacked amid worsening assaults on Christian places of worship.

Pastor Melhite honored for the discovery of tallest paddy in the world<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The Guinness World Record holder and the recipient of the Governor's Gold Medal 2002, Pastor Melhite Kenye of Chumukedima for his discovery of the tallest paddy plant in the world, has been honored by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Nagaland by conferring him a "Certificate of Appreciation" along with cash amounting to Rs 25,000 (twenty five) thousand here in Local Ground in a closing function of the two-day Agri Fair.

Major reconciliation between Sri Lanka's main political rivals <br>

By P. Jayaram - Indo-Asian News Service

In a development that could have far reaching implications for Sri Lanka's fractured polity, the country's two main political parties seem to have decided to put behind their bitter rivalry and share power.