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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2829

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ARIC Website Gets a New Name, New Look, Expands Coverage

The Asia Recovery Information Center (ARIC) web site became the Asia Regional Information Center at a launch held today at ADB headquarters.

Sethusamudram implementation to begin this year; feasibility study dropped

India has put on the fast track the century-old Sethusamudram proposal linking its east and west coasts around the southern peninsula by dropping the feasibility study.

Myanmar journalist abducted in Malaysia

A Myanmar journalist and political activist was abducted by unknown men in Malaysia on Tuesday as he tried to cover a visit by Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, his wife said.

Nepal grinds to halt, king in no rush to name PM

Nepal ground to a halt on Tuesday after Maoist rebels called a three-day public transport strike, two days after they planted a powerful bomb on a bus in Kathmandu wounding 22 people.

Advani elected BJP Parliamentary Party leader

Former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani will be the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha following his election today as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party while former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was chosen as its Chairman.

Patrons just next door

Thailand's war on drugs launched last year has little effect up in northern Shan State, as China is soaking up all it can get from Burma.

India is committed to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the unity of Sri Lanka in a Federal System – India’s Prime Minister.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

India is committed to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the unity of Sri Lanka in a federal system - said India'se Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh.

Manhunt Continues for the Three Escaped Terrorists

The hunt was on yesterday for three terrorists who escaped a massive security cordon after a bloody rampage that left 22 people dead, amid fears of even worse terror to come.

Sri Lanka seriously affected by food shortage - FAO

United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), in its recently release reports reveals that Sri Lanka is one of the thirty-five countries now face serious food shortages.

MDMA gets another year to probe Rajiv's death

The Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) _ probing the larger conspiracy behind the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi _ was on Monday given an extension of one more year by the Home Ministry.

PM orders crackdown on football gambling during Euro 2004

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday ordered a clampdown on football gambling during the upcoming Euro 2004 tournament.

Establishment of Liverpool purchase company to change hands

The government was yesterday forced to admit that its plans for the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) to establish a subsidiary company to oversee Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's proposed purchase of a 30% stake in the Liverpool Football Club had run into difficulties, and that the establishment would now have to be undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.