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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

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Gilligan Resignation Statement<br>

“I am today resigning from the BBC. I and everyone else involved here have for five months admitted the mistakes we made. We deserved criticism. Some of my story was wrong, as I admitted at the inquiry, and I again apologise for it. My departure is at my own initiative. But the BBC collectively has been the victim of a grave injustice.

BJP values partnership with AIADMK: Vajpayee<br>

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today took further steps to cement the BJP and the NDA's ties with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, saying that a partnership with her All Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party (AIADMK) would add definitive value to the ruling alliance at the Centre.

<u>Burma: Dr. Myint Naing MP</u><br><font size = 2>Quietly released from Prison, after languishing 14 Years</font><br>

By Zin linn

Dr. Myint Naing an NLD Member of Parliament from Kant-ba-lu Township constituency (2), was quietly released on 30 January from Thayet Prison situated in middle Burma after serving 14 years prison term.

Sri Lanka: Michael Anthony Fernando attacked <br>

Attack on the life of Mr. Michael Anthony Emanuel Fernando near the Kalubowila Hospital Road , this morning by an assailant describe as 'One with a beard,' was serious and condemnable.

Over 200,000 out of work after avian flu shuts farms in Thailand <br>

The bird flu situation in Thailand has put over 200,000 poultry farm workers out of job.

More Indian 'lenders' arrested <br>

Another 45 Indian nationals have been rounded up on charges of loan-sharking and overstaying their visas.

PM calls special meeting of security agencies before visiting southern region <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called a special meeting of authorities of security agencies here this morning, as he has planned to visit to the country's southern region next week.

LTTE keen on peace<br>

The LTTE has expressed a keen interest in taking forward the peace process in a bid to provide "urgent humanitarian assistance" to their people.

Five more parties join Alliance today <br>

by Anura Maitipe

Another five political parties will join the newly formed SLFP-JVP alliance today.

AQ Khan confesses N-proliferation<br>

By Rana Qaisar

Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has confessed that he proliferated nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

Tragedy Strikes Jamrat <br>

By Saeed Haider & Siraj Wahab - Arab News

According to the Sri Lankan ambassador, he had received inquiries about many missing pilgrims. He felt that this was a reaction to the panic and he was hopeful that many of those reported missing would turn up at their camps later in the night.

United by Common Bond of Faith <br>

By Saeed Haidern - Arab News Staff

The Plain of Arafat was a unique embodiment of unity amid diversity Saturday with people of different races and cultures gathered together with a single aim — to seek God’s mercy.

BJP fires Saddam 'bribe' salvo <br>

The Bofors gun ricocheted in the 1989 elections. In 2004, it looks like the political waters will be muddied by the "petro-bribe scandal" that the BJP has raised to unsettle the Congress.

New chief for Sri Lanka's truce monitoring team <br>

The new chief of the Nordic truce monitoring team in Sri Lanka supervising the ceasefire between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels officially assumed his duties Sunday.

Sri Lanka unity talks to resume tomorrow<br>

The stalled talks to end the political power struggle between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resume tomorrow.