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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Bangladeshi vessel sinks off the coast of Burma

A Bangladeshi vessel, hit by a cyclonic storm last Friday night, capsized off the coast of Burma, near the Andaman Island.

Indians in Myanmar remain distant from India

"Indian prime minister? That's Rajiv Gandhi," says the 52-year-old paan-chewing Indian cabbie in Yangon a day after Manmohan Singh was sworn in the new prime minister of India.

Erik Solheim Norwegian special envoy arrives in Sri Lanka

Norwegian special peace envoy Erik Solheim arrived in Colombo last night on a five day official visit.

Bush tries to allay mounting doubts over Iraq

President George W. Bush tried to convince Americans on Monday he has a workable plan for Iraq as the United States and Britain asked the United Nations for a resolution endorsing the handover of power to an interim Iraqi government.

Congress feigns ignorance to the signed letter given to DMK

Did senior leader N Janardhan Reddy sign the letter after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the allocation of Ministerial berths to the DMK or did he himself take the decision?

Government troops involved in the attacks against Tigers in the East – \"Uthayan\" Tamil daily.

The Tamil language regional daily – "Uthayan" published from Jaffna had alleged in its today’s lead story that in the name of Karuna’s group, it was a section of the Sri Lankan armed forces who are involved in the sporadic attacks in the East against the Tigers.

Fratricidal war of Words from Col. Karuna's group

Batticaloa – Amparai – the Eastern region of Sri Lanka has turned out to be the epic centre of violence and violence related actives. On the heels of one killing another follows and at times a group is killed followed by abductions, threats, intimidations and the last but not the least by war of words and warnings. The latest one is the war of words that tends to spice the ongoing unending fratricidal war in the region.

New Government would further the dialogue with Naga undergrounds for desired goal: Dr TM Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Home Minister Dr TM Lotha hoped that the new Congress-led UPA Government at the Center would appreciate the ongoing "peace process and political dialogues" that had brought about a relative peaceful environment in the State.

Iraq draft gives no exit date for troops

A new US-British drafted UN Security Council resolution endorsing sovereignty for an Iraqi caretaker government approves the presence of the US-led force there but sets no date for the troops to leave.

DMK blames 'coterie' for current stand-off

Miffed over the denial of agreed portfolios, the DMK today said its continuation in the Manmohan Singh ministry would totally depend on the Prime Minister''s decision on allotting the portfolios originally agreed upon, but maintained that the party''s stand would no way affect the stability of the ministry.

Nepal's parties ask King to hand over power to people

Nepal's five main political parties today demanded that King Gyanendra agree in principle to hand over power to the people before they put forward the name of a consensus candidate for the Prime Minister's post.

Asia – Pacific Faces Acute Food Safety Risk: 'Danger just Round'

With a person dying every 45 seconds from food- and water-borne diseases in Asia and the Pacific alone, the area faces serious risks in densely populated zones, two United Nations agencies said today at the start of a regional meeting seeking to head off future threats to public health and international trade.

India ready to help in reconstruction work in Sri Lanka

Making it clear that it would not get engaged with the LTTE, India today said it was ready to help in reconstruction work in Sri Lanka rebel-held areas.