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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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"Kaya Taran" : From 1984 Delhi Sikhs to 2002 Gujarat Muslims

By Mukundan C. Menon

What is the relation, or the absence of it, between the anti-Sikh riots unleashed by the Congress goons in Delhi in post-Indira assassination in November 1984, and the anti-Muslim pogrom carried out by the Sangh Parivar in post-Godhra train burning in February 2002?

India for a Dialogue with Pakistan to Resolve issues

From R C Rajaman - Political Editor,

India today said it favored a "purposive" dialogue with Pakistan to
resolve all outstanding issues and a return to a multi-polar world that took care of every nation's concern.

India Watching Maldives Situation with Concern

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor,

India, a close ally and fellow SAARC member, has said it is
maintaining a close watch, with concern, on the
developments in the Maldives, where a state of
emergency was imposed by President Maumoon Abdul
Gayoom following pro-democracy protests on Friday.

Sick comforted by Pope in Lourdes

A hunched and frail Pope Jean Paul II was cheered by his fellow sick, many in wheelchairs, who lined the streets of Lourdes yesterday to witness the pontiff's visit to the Catholic pilgrimage site.

Who are the enemies of the ‘Real Peace in the country?’ – JVP to explain to the masses.

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna has begun conducting series of seminars under the theme of "Who Are the Enemies of real peace? " and it has kicked-off on 10th August at Galle, where General Secretary Tilvin Silva and in Badulla, Wimal Weerawansa, party’s Propaganda Secretary participated and launched the political campaign.

George Fernandes, Socialist Who Speaks Many Tongues

R C Rajamani, our Political Editor meets with George Fernandes MP, and writes his profile and interview. George Fernandes, a veteran political leader, once a firebrand socialist and a Minister of Defence in the last Government is an unassuming political leader, who always dressed simply in kurta pajama. He was once stopped at the gates of the Rail Bhavan, on the first day of his ministerial work. “Who are you? Who do you want to see? Do you have a pass?” Asked the man at the gates. “I am George Fernandes, the new Railway Minister. "

People’s views are called for the - First Budget of the People’s Government

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government which intends to present its first budgetary proposals by the end of this year, has called for the people’s suggestions to incorporate in their annual income and expenditure statement.

Norway and Sri Lanka Premiers expressed hope that the direct peace talks would soon be resumed

Mahinda Rajapakse, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka met with Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian Prime Minister, yesterday in Athens. Prime Minister Bondevik believed that the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are committed to the process.

No Progress in Hostage Crisis, Indian Government Mum.

BY R C Rajamani - Political Editor,

For nearly a week, New Delhi has been silent on the progress being made in its efforts to secure the release of three Indian truck drivers being held hostage by an Iraqi militant group.

LTTE's Campaign to Eliminate Dissidents Must Be Stopped

Sri Lanka Democracy Forum, a human rights organization of expatriate Tamils based in Europe and North America, slams the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the recent sudden escalation killings spree launched by them especially in the Eastern region of Sri Lanka.

LTTE reiterates that Government should response to recommence Talks based on ISGA Proposal.

S.Paramu Tamilselvan told yesterday that they are waiting for a positive response from the Government of Sri Lanka to recommence the stalled peace talks based on the Internal Self –Governing Authority (ISGA) proposal, the Tamil rebel outfit put forward on 31 October 2003.

Thailand Press Fair 2004

Thai journalists and media organisations are planning to hold the country’s first-ever press fair next month. The Thai Press Association is holding the event as part of the organisation’s 50th anniversary celebrations, according to Phusadee Keetavaranat, President of the Press Association of Thailand.