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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Krishnamurthy new CEC

T.S Krishnamurthy, who has served as India's Election Commissioner for more than four years, on Sunday took over as the country's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Free chicken meals to battle bird flu fears

Free chicken curry and rice anybody? The meals are part of efforts by poultry traders in West Bengal to counter bird flu fears that have hit their sales.

Sri Lanka PM's party says poll call undemocratic

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party said on Monday:
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's dissolution of parliament was undemocratic and uncertainty during the snap election would hurt flows of aid.

Norway - Stop entertaining two Independent political entities within Sri Lanka

Norway had begun to entertain the formula of two independent governmental entities existing within one country called Sri Lanka. From day one, this policy had been put to force, effectively practiced and implemented secretly and publicly.

Bird Flu: Authorities claim the worst is now over

With the government proclaiming that the bird-flu outbreak is under control, many chicken sellers have returned to their stalls hoping to woo back consumers who have shunned chicken dishes since reports of the outbreak appeared last month.

6th BIMST-EC ends with agreed FTA deal

Thailand yesterday pledged to expedite trade negotiations with countries in the regional BIMST-EC grouping following the signing of a free trade area (FTA) agreement among member states of the grouping, aimed at abolishing taxes on intra-regional trade.

More Cabinet heads to roll?

SLFP general secretaryMaithripala Sirisena told a gathering at Minneriya yesterday: More Cabinet Ministers are to lose their portfolios soon.

\"Our aim is to safeguard rights of all ethnicities within one country\" - D. M. Jayaratne

The dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was to stop the sell out of the country by the UNF government in the name of peace and safeguard it for the younger generation enabling them to live, keeping their heads high.

Myanmar junta to lift crackdown on opposition, Suu Kyi could be freed

Myanmar's crippled pro-democracy opposition will be allowed to operate normally before a national convention this year and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arres - Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

SC reserves verdict on Jaya's petition for transfer of cases

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's plea seeking re-transfer of disproportionate assets cases against her from Bangalore to either Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala saying the atmosphere in Karantaka was "hostile" to her making free and fair trial impossible.

Myanmar junta to lift crackdown on opposition, Suu Kyi could be freed

Myanmar's crippled pro-democracy opposition will be allowed to operate normally before a national convention this year and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arres - Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

SC reserves verdict on Jaya's petition for transfer of cases

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's plea seeking re-transfer of disproportionate assets cases against her from Bangalore to either Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala saying the atmosphere in Karantaka was "hostile" to her making free and fair trial impossible.

Free chicken meals to battle bird flu fears

Free chicken curry and rice anybody? The meals are part of efforts by poultry traders in West Bengal to counter bird flu fears that have hit their sales.

Sri Lanka PM's party says poll call undemocratic

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party said on Monday:
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's dissolution of parliament was undemocratic and uncertainty during the snap election would hurt flows of aid.

Norway - Stop entertaining two Independent political entities within Sri Lanka

Norway had begun to entertain the formula of two independent governmental entities existing within one country called Sri Lanka. From day one, this policy had been put to force, effectively practiced and implemented secretly and publicly.

Bird Flu: Authorities claim the worst is now over

With the government proclaiming that the bird-flu outbreak is under control, many chicken sellers have returned to their stalls hoping to woo back consumers who have shunned chicken dishes since reports of the outbreak appeared last month.

6th BIMST-EC ends with agreed FTA deal

Thailand yesterday pledged to expedite trade negotiations with countries in the regional BIMST-EC grouping following the signing of a free trade area (FTA) agreement among member states of the grouping, aimed at abolishing taxes on intra-regional trade.

More Cabinet heads to roll?

SLFP general secretaryMaithripala Sirisena told a gathering at Minneriya yesterday: More Cabinet Ministers are to lose their portfolios soon.

\"Our aim is to safeguard rights of all ethnicities within one country\" - D. M. Jayaratne

The dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was to stop the sell out of the country by the UNF government in the name of peace and safeguard it for the younger generation enabling them to live, keeping their heads high.

SC reserves verdict on Jaya's petition for transfer of cases

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's plea seeking re-transfer of disproportionate assets cases against her from Bangalore to either Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala saying the atmosphere in Karantaka was "hostile" to her making free and fair trial impossible.


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