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

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NCGUB on the 14th Anniversary of Burma’s 1990 Multi-party General Election

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, - the Government in Exile has appealed to all the citizens of Burma, the governments worldwide, and the international Non Government Organizations and institutions to show their solidarity with the members of the National League for Democracy and other elected representatives by using all means available to them to pressure the Burmese generals into reforming the national convention, and to unreservedly support their demands.

UK Parliamentarians Support Burma’s Democracy Groups on Anniversary of 1990

Leading British Parliamentarians from all the major parties have today sent a strong message of support to the democracy movement in Burma, and a signal to the regime that it should mend its ways.

Thai police swoop on protestors at Myanmar embassy

Thai authorities have detained 25 Myanmar nationals who mounted a protest outside Myanmar's embassy against the ongoing detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Probe Rajiv murder: Arjun's first advice to PM

What does the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have to do with the Ministry for Human Resource Development? Obviously, little.But two days into his job and Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh is pushing an agenda far removed from IIM autonomy or history textbooks: he has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to get the probe into the "conspiracy" behind Rajiv’s assassination "back on track."

NPCC requests UPA Government for \"a clear political framework\" for a final settlement to Naga problem

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The NPCC yesterday said that it would do everything possible to create a "favorable and conducive" political environment for the unity and understanding among the Naga people who had been yearning for an "honorable and acceptable political settlement accompanied by peace and normalcy in the land."

Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Sudan

Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Sudan at ambassadorial level, official newspaper the NewLight of Myanmar reported Thursday

Thailand set to host world Visakha Puja celebrations next year

Thailand could hold global celebrations next year to mark Visakha Puja Day, the most important day in the Buddhist calendar, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced yesterday.

U.S. seeks information on seven linked to al Qaeda

Declaring the United States faces a possible terror attack in the coming months, Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI chief Robert Mueller asked for the public's help on Wednesday in providing information about seven people they said were linked with al Qaeda.

Delivery of the pledged $4.5bn aid was linked to the progress in the peace process – Akashi.

Sri Lanka Donor Conference is scheduled to meet on 01 June in Brussels, to consider matters connected with the delivery of the $4.5bn of aid pledged to Sri Lanka, at the Donor Conference held on 09-10 June 2003, in Tokyo, which was said to be linked to the definite progress in the peace process.

Tamil Newspapers fan communal disharmony - Cegu Issadeen

M.S.Cegu Issadeen, Deputy Minister of Media, of the United People’s Freedom Alliance government said that it is observed that the Tamil newspapers that are published today in Sri Lanka are bent on fanning communal disharmony in the midst of the people and more or less they could be termed as communal papers.

Subah. Ilavarasan – Tamil Nadu Separatist Rebel Leader Arrested.

Subah. Ilavarasan – Leader of Thamilar Viduthalai Iyakkam Tamil Liberation rebel outfit who was absconding for a very long period of time and his colleague Sahadevan were nabbed day before yesterday near Kulaththoor, by the Special Police Task Force.

Speculation rife over government of Iraq

A senior US official in Baghdad's occupation authority has denied speculation that Husain Shahristani was going to be Iraq's next prime minister.

Small changes separate man from ape, study shows

Tiny genetic changes add up to huge differences when human DNA is compared to that of chimpanzees, researchers said on Wednesday in a report that explains how people and apes can be so close, yet so far apart.

Bush calls up Manmohan Singh

US President George Bush on Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the two leaders pledged to work for strengthening bilateral relations.

Anti-terror law to go, talks on Ayodhya

India's ruling coalition Wednesday decided to scrap a tough anti-terror act and encourage dialogue between religious leaders to resolve the lingering Ayodhya temple-mosque row.

People in uniform tried to kill me: Musharraf

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf revealed Thursday that junior army and air force officers were involved in attempts to kill him last December and would soon go on trial, but that the mastermind remains at large.