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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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India, Norway to discuss ways to enhance ties; sign accord

India and Norway will tomorrow sign an agreement here for establishing a Joint Commission at the Foreign Ministers' level and discuss ways to further consolidate bilateral ties with special focus on enhancing cooperation in the energy and oil sector.

Yet another international organization honors Sarvodaya Leader A.T. Ariyaratne.

The leader of the Sarvodaya Movement Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne has been awarded a international award in recognition of the services rendered by him during the last five decades.

Government takes appropriate steps on the security in the Eastern province

A special discussion on the security situation in the East was held in Batticaloa this morning chaired by the Army Chief of Staff Major General Chula Seneviratne.

New Myanmar-foreign joint venture airline to launch int'l flight

One more new Myanmar-foreign joint venture airline will launch international flight soon to reinforce the country's international air transportation.

Magistrate grants bail to Ravi Karunanayake and orders to surrender passport.

The Fort Magistrate ordered the release on bail of former minister Ravi Karunanayake who is facing charges under the Public Property Law.

India and Pakistan leaders want peace -Musharraf

India's premier and opposition leader want peace with South Asian arch foe and fellow nuclear arms power Pakistan, whose leaders also seek an end to the long conflict, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan said.

Tiger cadre responsible for the shooting of Maheswaran MP is under police custody.

A Tamil Tiger cadre was arrested yesterday, alleged as the person responsible for the shooting and critically injuring during the last parliamentary general election, T.Maheswaran, a former Tamil Minister in the United National Front Government and at present the Member of Parliament from the Colombo district.

Rice festival to be revived

Thailand is preparing to revive a world rice contest in an attempt to encourage sustained industry development, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry said.

Joint opposition Group's attempt to convene Parliament session before 20th July, fizzled out

Jeyaraj Fernandopulle - Chief government whip and Minister said that an attempt by the joint opposition group to convene the parliament session before the 20th of this month has failed.

Burma - Message to Foreign Investors

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Advocates of "constructive engagement" fantasize that trading and investing by foreign companies will precipitate political freedoms in countries ruled by dictators.

Sri Lankan government is on alert about the prevailing situation in the East

Government Of Sri Lanka is concerned over the two shooting incidents that took place in Batticaloa yesterday morning, resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to some others.

US launches deadly air strike on Fallujah

At least 12 people were killed in a United States air strike on a suspected militant hideout in Fallujah late on Monday as Iraq's interim Government put the final touches on emergency security measures.

Norway to brief India of the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka.

Jan Petersen, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit India today accompanied by a high ranking 5 member official delegation and he is expected to discuss with the Indian leaders the deteriorating situation fast unfolding in Sri Lanka.

Former general leads landmark Indonesian election

Retired general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono took the lead on Monday in Indonesia's first direct presidential election that strengthened democracy in the world's most populous Muslim country after decades of authoritarian rule.

Lalu presents populist rly budget; No increase in fares

In a populist budget for 2004-05, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad today spared passengers of all classes from any increase in fares and the industry from freight rates while making adjustments in parcel rates to net an additional Rs.50 crore as he announced introduction of 15 new Express trains.