Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

Monthly archive

Mrs Singh opens her heart and their album

First Family: He didn’t tell his wife about it, for him a 'party secret is a secret.'

Govt prepares to set up company to mobilize Liverpool funds

The government was yesterday poised to establish a company to mobilize funds for Thailand’s bid to purchase a 30 percent stake in the Liverpool Football Club despite growing domestic opposition to the idea of launching a special lottery to allow members of the public to participate in the deal.

Manmohan returned my call, praised my work: Vajpayee

The Prime Ministerial bungalow is deserted, the security staff suddenly appears excessive and inside 7, Race Course Road, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee brushes aside a list his aide holds up for him. It’s perhaps a list of people scheduled to meet him tomorrow. ‘‘Why does he want to meet me now?’’ Vajpayee asks, referring to a senior bureaucrat.

Ellalan Padai warns old Couple in favor of street Romeos

An old couple living in Ariyalai, in Jaffna, has received a warning letter from the Ellalan Padai – Ellalan Army.

'US soldiers started to shoot us, one by one'

The wedding feast was finished and the women had just led the young bride and groom away to their marriage tent for the night when Haleema Shihab heard the first sounds of the fighter jets screeching through the sky above. Survivors describe wedding massacre as generals refuse to apologise.

Taiwan's Chen tries to please all, doubts linger

Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian tried to please everyone in his closely watched inauguration speech, but doubts linger over whether the feisty leader would put his words into action.

By Killing Rajiv Gandhi Tamil Tigers did not achieve their Tamil Eelam.

R. Narasimhan

The 13th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi falls today, at a very critical time, when the new Congress led coalition Government is to take shape, but unfortunately the alleged killers who were allegedly instrumental for the death - Tamil Tiger leader and his intelligent chief are still at large and by killing Rajiv Gandhi, Tamil Tigers has so far not achieved their Tamil Eelam. So the killing is described as a vain dastardly act of the immature Tamil terror group, who did not stand to gain anything by this killing.

Manmohan begins ministry-making exercise

A day after being appointed Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh commenced the tough task of finalising his cabinet amid pressure for key portfolios from allies one of whom, the RJD, went into sulk on being denied the Home portfolio.

TBC and its listeners condemn extra-judicial killing by the <i>Ellalan Padai</i> In Jaffna.

V. Ramarajah - Program Director of the London based Thamil Broadcasting Corporation – A radio that broadcast programs in the Tamil language, told “Asian Tribune” that TBC and its millions of listeners all over the world condemn the extra-judicial killing committed recently by the Ellalan Padai in Jaffna.

Cyclone caused immense damage to Akyab city

The cyclone that hit Akyab yesterday damaged several parts of the city, says our correspondent

US raids ally's Baghdad offices

Iraqi police and US troops have raided the head office of the party of Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi, a key US ally.

Barghouthi ruling blow to Israel govt - experts

An Israeli court's verdict against Marwan Barghouthi on Thursday dealt a blow to Israel's attempts to hold Palestinian leaders criminally accountable for militant attacks in a 44-month-old uprising, legal experts said.

India to back Muralitharan in battle with ICC

India today assured its support to Sri Lanka's beleaguered spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, whose 'doosra' delivery has been banned by the International Cricket Council, saying the bowler was a "pride and pleasure" for the Indians as well.

At Palaimunai - 7 LTTE Cadres Killed and 10 Seriously injured

Seven LTTE fighters were killed and ten seriously wounded, when a bomb exploded at Palaimunai in the Batticaloa district.