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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Narasimha Rao admitted to AIIMS for checkup

Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, 83, has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a checkup.

Authorities, diplomats heed warning of Tigers' bomb-laden message

The discovery of high-powered land mines and suicide bomb kits in the Sri Lankan capital is seen by security authorities and diplomats as a message from Tamil Tiger rebels not to take a truce for granted.

Sri Lanka Top Choice for Weddings

Sri Lanka has emerged as the top wedding destination for Britons marrying abroad.Plagued in the past by civil war, the now peaceful Sri Lanka pipped the US and Mauritius to come top of a wedding destination table.

School children in government held areas forced to attend protest march by LTTE

A large number of uniform clad school children were seen marching in protest campaign organized by the LTTE in Jaffna on Thursday (17) morning.

ANCSF for early lifting of ban on NCDC schemes in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The All Nagaland Cooperative Societies' Federation (ANCSF) has expressed serious concern on the discontinuance of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) schemes for the last five years in the State

Big Blow to Al-Qaeda

The Interior Ministry confirmed yesterday that Al-Qaeda’s suspected leader in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, was one of four militants gunned down Friday night.

Tk 36.33 lakh in Myanmar currency seized, 6 held

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel on Friday seized Myanmar currency and Hilsha fish worth about Tk 41 lakh and arrested six Myanmar nationals from a fishing trawler in Teknaf.

Clinton recalls sleeping on couch

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says in his new autobiography that his wife looked as if he had punched her in the gut when he finally confessed to his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and he slept on the couch for at least two months after that.

'Priyanka has the most beautiful horoscope. She will be the queen'

So, who will be the next Congress prime minister? “Oh! Priyanka has the most beautiful horoscope,'' says 82-year-old Lachman Das Madan, among India's well-known astrologers, who is recuperating from overwork and exhaustion a hospital bed in a city suburb. “It makes her a queen.

EU Election Observation Mission Sri Lanka 2004 - Final Report on the Parliamentary Elections of 02 April.

During the 2004 elections the major incidences of violence originated with the LTTE, whereas in the earlier elections, the primary source of the violence (although not all) were the country's two largest political parties. However, tension between them still resulted in some violence this time, especially in Kurunegella and Digamadulla at the end of the election campaign.

UN seeks homes for millions of refugees

The United Nations is marking World Refugee Day on Sunday by calling on countries to resettle millions of refugees, especially from Asia and Africa, and to break down barriers that have sometimes led to a hostile welcome.

Pinning their hopes on success of peace process, Tamil refugees return home to Sri Lanka

As day breaks in northern Sri Lanka, a small boat slips onto the beach near the tiny fishing village of Pesalai.

'Positive' start to India, Pakistan nuclear talks

Six years after stunning the world with tit-for tat nuclear tests, India and Pakistan Saturday launched two days of crucial talks aimed at reducing an accidental conflagration and reassuring the world that their arsenals are in safe hands

Sri Lanka rules out sabotage in peace dove's untimely death

A Sri Lankan probe has ruled out sabotage after a dove to be freed as a symbol of peace turned out to be dead as a dodo in the hands of the de facto Defence Minister.