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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2836

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Final agreement between Brus and Mizoram government already drafted

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune -

It has been learnt from an impeccable source from outside the state that a final draft agreement between the Bru militants and the Mizoram government was written during the last week of April this year and that an accord would be signed after May 25, after a new government has been established at the Centre, despite the fact that the MNF government had publicly announced that all further talks with the BNLF would be deferred to after vote counting was over.

Norwegian foreign Minister meets Tamil National Leader

The Norwegian Foreign Minister Mr. Jan Petersen met with the Tamil National Leader Mr. Veluppillai Prabakaran and Political Advisor Mr. Anton Balasingham in Wanni today the 11th May 2004. The discussions covered a wide range of issues regarding the Ceasefire Agreement and the basis for restarting the peace talks.

Andhra Pradesh verdict sounds alarm bells for BJP

India's fears of a hung parliament gained wider currency Tuesday as exit polls proved true about Andhra Pradesh, where nine years of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) rule was wiped out in state elections.

Cong ends TDP's decade-long rule in Andhra Pradesh

In a landslide victory that terminated TDP's 10-year rule in Andhra Pradesh, Congress was close to an absolute majority on its own and was headed for a two-third support in the 294-member assembly forcing Chief Minister N Chandrabau Naidu to resign.

Norway Foreign Minister arrives in Kilinochchi

Norway’s foreign Minister Jan Peterson and his delegation arrives in Kilinochchi this morning and were received by C.Paramu Thamilselvan, Political Commissar of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam.

Slow count of Philippine vote amid anger over alleged fraud

The manual counting of votes from the Philippine elections has entered a second day, amid widespread anger over flawed polls overshadowed by fraud, incompetence and violence.

Protest in Cambodia against alleged Ankor Wat claim ends: MFA

A new wave of protest by Cambodian people against an alleged claim over Ankor Wat has ended, as all parties have known that the ancient temple belongs to Cambodia, not Thailand, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sihasak Phuangketkeow.

Chadti Jawani girl loses her top in Norway

Explicit pictures of actress Negar Khan in a Norwegian magazine have surfaced on the Internet, leading hundreds and thousands of fans to clog the popular website for a sighting.

Supporters consider court action to keep Thai girl in Australia

Court action may be taken to ensure that a 12-year-old Thai girl can stay in Australia permanently.

Norwegian Foreign Minister to meet Prabakaran today in Kilinochchi

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen who arrived in Colombo yesterday afternoon with his deputy Vidar Helgesen for talks with the Sri Lanka Government and the LTTE would be flying to Killinocchi today morning to hold talks with Velupillai Prabakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

JHU Monk’s Controversial Trip to aTemple in Japan was linked with UNP and Ranil.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Allegedly most politicized Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in the world outside Sri Lanka, Lankaji Temple in Japan and it added more controversy to its Sri Lankan party politics by inviting the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian, the Rev. Uduwe Dhammaloka as the chief guest for its Vesak day celebrations.

Bangladesh Police arrested fleeing Burmese Muslim

Bangladesh police arrested a group of Burmese Muslim numbering about two dozen who were fleeing Burma by an engine boat and accosted within the territorial waters of Bangladesh.

Sri Lankan Supreme Court gives go-ahead on TB torture case

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has today granted leave to proceed in a fundamental rights case where a police officer forced a tuberculosis patient to spit into the mouth of another detainee, who then contracted the disease, reports Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong.

India's ruling coalition left gasping as election ends

India's long and thrilling elections ended Monday with the ruling coalition predicted by exit polls to slide further in the tight race for power, as an uncertain future dragged the markets to a six-week low.

Pakistani exile returning home after crackdown

The younger brother of exiled former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that a government crackdown on his supporters made his flight back to Pakistan on Monday urgent.

Following Rain Failure Sri Lankan Farmers need Emergency Food Aid – United Nations

Nearly 80,000 Sri Lankan families need international emergency food, seeds and fertilizer following poor rainfall in the Indian Ocean island's rice paddies, according to a United Nations report released today.

Norway expresses optimism of reviving the \"Peace Talks\" in the near future.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen had expressed a high degree of optimism regarding the revival peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.