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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 2994

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Cuba's Castro ridicules gaffe-prone Bush

Cuban leader Fidel Castro resorted to humor on Saturday to defend himself from U.S. hostility, ridiculing President George W. Bush for his gaffes.

Tamilchelvan to fish in the muddled waters

Tiger Supremo Velupillai Prabakaran had ordered S.Paramu Tamilchelvan to rush back to Vanni, cutting short his recent tour to European capitals, which he launched on 27 January from Colombo. It was reliably learnt that the recent travel program of Tamilchelvan and his delegation was a secretly organized and arranged by Norway.

Talks On Troubles: Tanks, snipers guard PM in deep South

Thaksin slips into Narathiwat under a blanket of security for secret meeting with military chiefs; three more attacks.

Laos spurns Valentine

Thailand is not the only country in the region where people worry that St Valentine's Day is an undesirably alien concept. Neighbouring Laos also frets that the romantic Western celebration is tainting its culture. The government there is warning its young people not to express their love with indulgence.

Thailand in investment promotion deal with Sri Lanka

Thailand’s Board of Investment secretary-general Somphong Wanapha announced: Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) and its Sri Lankan counterpart have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on boosting bilateral trade and investment.

Sri Lankan link to nuclear deal is free

Officials denied knowledge today of whether a Sri Lankan businessman under scrutiny for helping Libya and Iran to develop nuclear programmes was in Malaysia, but said B.S.A Tahir was free to come and go.

Bribery battle booms : UNF, PA lawyers trade charges

The two major parties yesterday continued hurling allegations of high level bribery and corruption against each other - with a UNF delegation going before the Bribery and Corruption Commission yesterday to make more than a hundred allegations against President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the former PA government.

Interim order on TULF from holding Central Committee meeting

Colombo Additional District Judge, G. A. D. Ganepola on Wednesday issued an interim order restraining the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) from holding the Central Committee meeting scheduled to be held at Ampara December 25, 2003.

LTTE prepared to talk with any elected Govt - Karuna

Colonel V. Karuna, LTTE Leader of the East said: We are ready to talk to any government that is elected at the forthcoming general election in this country. We will not abandon the peace talks at any cost. We wish that those who understand and accept the aspirations of Tamil people become leaders of this country.

People Warned Against Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Saudi religious authorities have warned the public against celebrating Valentine’s Day or selling gifts related to the feast.

Valentine's Day not a universal love celebration

Today is Valentine's Day, honouring a third-century Christian martyr who became the patron saint of lovers, but the celebration is not universally popular.

Cauvery dispute will be resolved, Sonia Gandhi tells Karunanidhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday promised Tamil Nadu that a lingering dispute over the sharing of river waters with neighbouring Karnataka would be resolved if her party came to power after the upcoming parliamentary poll.

Valentine's Day perverted form of western culture: Uma Bharati

Valentine's Day celebrations were a perverted form of western culture that had crept into Indian society, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharati said here Friday.

Former Chechen President killed in bomb blast in Russia

Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev-- a seperatist leader who was linked to al Qaea network by UN Security Council and wanted by Russia for a terrorist strike in Dagestan-- was killed today in a car bomb blast in Doha in the Gulf state of Qatar, along with his two bodyguards.

Powell and Musharraf spoke 82 times in two years

US Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to President Pervez Musharraf 82 times over the phone in just over two years discussing issues concerning Pakistan, Kashmir and the subcontinent, a process that contributed to the present detente.

Indian firms to hold industrial show in Myanmar

Indian companies will hold a four-day industrial show here from Feb 19 to 22 to promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Goodwill Mission Burma: The Due Process of SLORC Law

By Assistant Professor Jaran Dita Apichai

August 4, I actually got up earlier than usual; it was little after four in the morning, but some how or other I must have dozed off again for a little while. I suddenly woke up again, as I was able to feel some movements near the place where I was sleeping; I saw the Supervisor and his men coming near my bedside to wake me up. When I saw them, I got up and was told that we all should be ready as fast as possible, as we have to be present promptly in the court by 7 a.m.

Sonia gives clean chit to DMK

After her first meeting with DMK president M Karunanidhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today gave a clean chit to the DMK on the Jain Commission report, which probed the assassination of her husband and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur, near here, on May 21, 1991.

Iraqi police hit in daring resistance raid

An estimated 21 people have been killed and 35 wounded after suspected anti-occupation fighters attacked a police station and local government building in the Iraqi town of Falluja.

Cuba's Castro ridicules gaffe-prone Bush

Cuban leader Fidel Castro resorted to humor on Saturday to defend himself from U.S. hostility, ridiculing President George W. Bush for his gaffes.