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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Nightmarish Life for 200,000 Illegal Immigrants in Bangladesh

Forced into prostitution, crime and underpaid labor, around 200,000 illegal immigrants from Myanmar are struggling for survival in a border district in southeastern Bangladesh because the government and UN refuse to recognize them as refugees.

'I am proud to be a RSS man'

Uttar Pradesh governor Vishnu Kant Shastri, who was sacked on Saturday, says he is proud to be a RSS worker. Prof. Shastri indicated that he is exploring the possibility of filing a case against the Centre, as a governor is appointed for a fixed term. The action of the Union Home Ministry and the President of India is a gross constitutional impropriety, he added.

LTTE’s Edict: No one should listen to Thamil Broadcasting Corporation.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam yesterday proclaimed a ban on the villagers located in the areas under their control, that they should not listen to the programs of the London based Thamil Broadcasting Corporation. Proclamation went on to declare that defiance would be a punishable offence.

New Indian Government called for the extradition of LTTE leader Prabakaran and Intelligence Chief Pottu Amman.

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor, Asian Tribune

The new Indian Government had already called for the extradition to New Delhi of the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Velupillai Prabhakaran and his intelligence chief Pottu Amman for involvement in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Maldivians Crying for political freedom

"We strongly believe that we have rights to register as a political party" say group of parliamentarians and members of the Maldivian Democratic Party yesterday, at a press conference held in Colombo.

Who Killed S-2 Tin Oo?

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

In a country where students are given 15 year jail sentences for handing out a pamphlet, no one was arrested for the assassinations of Secretary -2 , Tin Oo, a regional army commander and the third ranking officers in the Navy and Air Force.

Sri Lanka: Torture victim's right to seek redress in court sparked concern

An army officer in Sri Lanka, who claimed to have been tortured by two superiors, has accused his lawyer of depriving him of the right to seek redress by withdrawing his case from court, against his wishes, the Asian Human Rights Commission said.

NSCN (K) offers its services to reach Meetei underground leaderships

By Oken Jeet Sandham- Asian Tribune

The NSCN (K) has expressed regrets on India's attempts to go "Bhutan Type" to crush the Manipur insurgents holed up in Manipur's "Sajik Tampak" areas bordering Myanmar and offered its (NSCN-K) services to reach Meetei underground leaderships to come forward for talks.

\"Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka\" - WAPS organised conference in August in Oslo

The World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) would hold an international conference "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka" on Friday the 20th August, at Kongressenter, Folkets hus, (Peoples House) located at Oslo Norway.

Troops unearth Iraq 'bomb factory'

United States soldiers have discovered a car bomb production site and detained 51 people for questioning during a two-day search for illegal weapons in Baghdad.

Home minister justifies removal of governors

Home Minister Shivraj Patil Saturday justified the removal of governors affiliated to different political ideologies on the ground this would have made it difficult for them to discharge their duties.

Removing governors unconstitutional - Vajpayee

The manner in which the four governors were sacked has reduced the constitutional post to that of a "daily wage workers", Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Saturday. He termed the UPA government's move as a "big blow to democracy".

U.S. doctor recalls Saddam in helmet, goggles

After his handcuffed patient stepped out of a helicopter in a helmet, flak jacket and black goggles, the American doctor was eager to ask many questions.