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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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Sonia on the need to work for the people of India

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said a coalition government led by her party will be in place very soon.

Two Unidentified LTTE Cadres Robbed Motorbike in Akkaraipattu.

Two unidentified armed LTTE cadres have robbed a motorbike belonging to member of the rival LTTE faction, at Panamkadu about 3 km southwest of Akaraipattu.

Liverpool deal to be clinched tomorrow

A jubilant Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today predicted that his bid to purchase a 30 percent stake in Liverpool Football Club would prove to be plain sailing, and that concrete developments would be made by tomorrow evening.

New government to be sworn in on May 19

The new government at the Centre is likely to be sworn in on Wednesday. A Congress-led government is likely to be installed after successfully sealing deals with allies and new partners.

Extra-judicial killing in Jaffna by Tamil Tigers - reintroducing fear psychosomatic tactics

Another arm of the Liberation Tigers - called itself as Ellalan Padai (Army), in the name of Ellalan (145 – 101 BC) - the righteous king of Sri Lanka, had restarted the extra-judicial killings in the Jaffna district, the region supposed to be under the control of the Sri Lankan armed forces.

Myanmar under fire for talks without Suu Kyi

Military-ruled Myanmar kicks off constitutional talks on Monday hailed by the junta as a key step towards democracy but dismissed by critics as a whitewash in the absence of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Karunanidhi calls on Sonia Gandhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence.

Congress to discuss CMP with allies

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is meeting her allies today to work out the modalities of a common minimum programme (CMP), in the run up to the formation of Congress-led coalition government.

John Howard must apologize for his uncalled for comment about Muralitharan

"Asian Tribune" condemns Australian Prime Minister John Howard for poking his nose into an unknown territory - Cricket and calling Muralaitharan, Sri Lanka’s bowler – World No. 1, as “Chucker,” and “Asian Tribune” demands apology for his uncalled for comments.

Prabakaran and LTTE – The Choice Is Yours

A group of Tamil and Sinhalese expatriates living in Europe and North America are involved in lobbying, to get George Bush, President of the United States of America and the United States get involved headlong, with the peace process of Sri Lanka, once and for all, to bring about a permanent peace in the country.

Myanmar's sham National Convention

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Myanmar's sham National Convention is being held at the Burma Army's Officer Training School near the Hmawbi military base. The convention delegates will be housed in "government guest houses" and will be essentially under house arrest until the sham National Convention approves at gun-point their constitution to legitimize military rule of Burma.

Tiger Militant Arrested with Grenade

A Tiger militant named Kirupan Ramanan, aged 22 years, was arrested yesterday morning by the Police in Batticaloa, in connection with the throwing of grenade and attacking with the intent to kill a joint police army patrol unit.

Refugee campaigner calls Australian PM a zombie

The man leading a flotilla of boats to the island nation of Nauru to highlight the plight of asylum seekers in detention there says the Prime Minister, John Howard, has a dead heart when it comes to humanitarian concerns.

UN: Israel must stop orgy of destruction

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned Israel's continued destruction of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip.

Left parties, Congress allies ask Sonia to form government.

Congress' pre-poll allies and Left parties tonight unanimously asked Sonia Gandhi to form the next government at the Centre.