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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Importance to have a land of our own - Ilamparithy

“The dawn of our own country alone would bring about the emergence of a new life to our Tamil workers. People are struggling today to have our own land,” said S. Ilamparithy the head of the Political division of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, for the Jaffna district.

PM rules out reshuffle as no-confidence debate looms

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday denied that he was preparing to make changes to the Cabinet line-up in order to fend off a censure motion from the Opposition, while describing the main thrust of the Opposition criticism as being ‘groundless’ as the government had already submitted a request to declare its annual performance to Parliament.

'I was unemployed, BJP gave me a job'

Varun Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family and son of late Sanjay Gandhi says Vajpayee has no parallel. Varun, who was in the VIP Lucknow constituency to campaign for the Prime Minister said the BJP-led NDA can make India a super power in next 5 to 10 years. Excerpts from an exclusive interview with

AHRC Alleges: A Police officer forced a TB patient to spit into the mouth of a remand prisoner.

Asian Human Rights Commission has urged the National Police Commission to release K.P.Tissa Kumara arrested on trumped up fabricated charges and at present contacted the deadly tuberculosis, as a sub Inspector of Police has made a man infected with tuberculosis to spit into his mouth. A torture inflicted which was unheard in the international criminal history.

Police rummage Tamil journalists home for weapons

Police searched the home of a Sri Lankan journalist in the capital Colombo while he was out of town taking part in World Press Freedom Day celebrations.

Hindujas seek clarification on HC Bofors order

Justice R S Sodhi, who heard arguments from Hinduja's counsel Arvind Nigam and Amit Desai, observed "there is confusion in the judgment. Be it typographical error or an error in the thought process".