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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Iraq forms new spy agency, car bomb kills 10

Iraq's interim prime minister announced the formation of a new spy agency to tackle insurgents on Thursday, hours after a car bomb killed 10 people including several policemen and two children northwest of Baghdad.

Chief ministers of Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces took their oaths.

Chief ministers of the Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces took their oaths of their respective offices in three separate ceremonies held today.

At least 50 children were charred to death in a major fire at a private middle school In Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

According to a news item received today at least 50 school children were killed in a fire in a school in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on Friday.

Britain welcomes Sri Lankan attempts to restart the peace process.

Mike O’ Brien Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs welcomed Sri Lanka’s attempts to restore the peace process.He also said there is much potential in Sri Lanka for British investments.

Thailand: PM gives greenlight for prosecution of TRT MP

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Thursday gave the greenlight for the prosecution of one of his ruling Thai Rak Thai (TRT) Party's members for rebel charges.

Sri Lanka: The Prime Minister will visit India tomorrow.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse will leave for India tomorrow on an official visit.

UK likely to release the second tranche of direct budgetary support to Orissa

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

British High Commissioner to India, Sir Michael Anthony Arthur said, yesterday that the UK Government is actively considering to release second tranche of its direct budgetary support to Orissa.

Annan asks regional nations to accelerate democracy in Myanmar

U.N Secretary General Kofi Annan underscored the responsibility of Southeast Asian nations to accelerate democratic reforms in military-ruled Myanmar and obtain the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during talks this week with Thai leaders, a U.N. statement said.

CWC delegation to meet the President today.

Ceylon Workers Congress delegation led by its leader Arumugan Thondaman is expected to meet President Chandrika Kumaratunga today evening to discuss matters connected with CWC joining the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government.

Certain young parliamentarians of Jathika Hela Urumaya have been criticized for disregarding advice by party seniors.

Some young parliamentarians of the Jathika Hela Urumaya have come in for criticism for ignoring the advice of party seniors. Former leader of the party Thilak Karunaratne warned that the people would lose faith in the party if this trend continued.

6 nations to jointly develop research on AVR drugs

Six developing countries have agreed to jointly develop research on antiviral (AVR) drugs, vaccines, and AIDS prevention products, according to a senior official of the Public Health Ministry.

Sampanthan was stopped, stripped and checked by the US immigration.

Reports emanating from Toronto, Canada, unfolds with a news that R.Sambanthan, Parliamentary leader of the Tamil National Alliance who was on his way from Washington Dulles airport to Toronto, on 09 July, was stopped, stripped and checked at the airport.

Change needed to half African poverty in 150 years

Halving poverty in Africa, even in the next 150 years, will not be possible if present trends continue, said a U.N. report released on Thursday.

Orissa ignored in the Union Budget: Naveen Patnaik

By Hemanta Kumar Rout- Asian Tribune

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decried the Union Budget stating that it is disappointing. He described the budget as yet another instance of neglect to the State and its people by the Centre.

Jayantha Dhanapala- Chief of Government Peace Secretariat is currently on a visit to East.

The chief of the Government Peace Secretariat, Jayantha Dhanapala is currently on his visit to the East.