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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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Because Some Children do not laugh Anymore

By Ahmede Huissain - Asian Tribune

They travel across the world to make the children laugh. Over a decade
of its existence, performers of Clowns sans Frontières (CSF) has
"shared millions of laughter" with the children of as many as 16
countries. Last week a group of performers of CSF came to Bangladesh
and staged over 15 shows mainly for children who are deprived of their
childhood by sheer poverty and social stigma.

Dengue – will it be a disaster in Sri Lanka ?

The department of health has reported the failure of the programme to curb the spread of Dengue. Director of epidemiology Dr.Nihal Abeysinghe said that all prevention efforts have failed in urban areas, while there has been some progress in the outstations.

LTTE and Government agreed on the background for Talks - Daya Master

LTTE Media Spokesman Daya Master says that the background to resume peace talks between the government and the LTTE is being successfully prepared.

Myanmar editor freed, agrees to shun politics

A Myanmar journalist and political activist freed after more than six years in prison said he had to agree to stay out of politics in return for his freedom.

King donates over Bt70 million fund for Buddhism propagation

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has donated a fund, worth over Bt70 million, for the propagation of the Buddhism in Thailand

Israeli army helicopter targets Gaza

A two-storey building in the Khan Younis refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip has come under fire from an Israeli helicopter.

India refused to arrange direct Talks with LTTE

Union Government of India has told Mahinda Rajapakse, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka that they will not have any truck with liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil rebel outfit, which has been proscribed in India, that would tend to provide legitimacy to the activities of the Sri Lankan Tamil rebel organization.

Iraqi militants 'seize six foreign hostages'

A new hostage crisis has erupted in Iraq just a day after a kidnapped Filipino was freed, with guerrillas saying they had seized three Indians, two Kenyans and an Egyptian and are threatening to kill them one by one.

Sri Lanka's Colonial Past: A committee appointed to look into Portuguese era

A special committee has been appointed to look into the colonial rule of the Portuguese era in Sri Lanka, from the year 1505 until the fall of Mannar and Jaffna in 1658.

Pakistan: Military Torturing Farmers in Punjab

Government-Backed Forces Brutalize Farmers Into Ceding Land Rights. The 54-page report, "Soiled Hands: Pakistan Army’s Repression of
the Punjab Farmers' Movement" documents the Pakistani military's brutal repression of a farmers' movement in Okara district of Punjab,
province that provides the vast majority of recruits to Pakistan's armed

Mellowing of Dalai Lama

By Suresh Kr Pramar - Asian Tribune

One of the issues most certainly to be discussed at the Third Meeting of the Border Talks between India and China on July 26-27 is the future and status of the Tibetan Government in Exile in India. The Chinese leadership has made it clear on several occasions in the past that the Tibetan Spiritual leader must accept the fact that Tibet is an integral part of the People Republic of China and was never an independent country.

Rahman Khan unanimously elected RS Deputy Chairman

Chartered Accountant-turned- educationist K Rahman Khan of Congress was today unanimously elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha after Shiv Sena's Eknath Thakur withdrew his symbolic candidature.