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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Indian Media: Divorced From Real India

By Suresh Kr Pramar : Journalist & Writer

Chief Election Commissioner T.S.Krishnamurty has slammed the Indian media for its one sided coverage of the 2004 Lok Sabha polls. He said the media, both print and electronic, gave a distorted picture. “Instead of giving maximum information about the poll, the candidates and the future of democracy, (it) carried out its own agenda.” This agenda, he said, “was governed by market considerations.”

Another slaying of a senior EPDP cadre in the name of "Peace" and "Tamil Nationalism" in Colombo.

Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) Media Secretary and a political activist - Kandasamy Aiyar (Balanadaraj Aiyar) killed this morning by an unidentified gunman belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Colombo.

JVP to counter anti-party propaganda unleashed in the midst of the Tamils.

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna – People’s Liberation Front, has decided to concentrate to counter the systematic anti-JVP campaign unleashed in the Tamil language media in the midst of the Tamils and Tamil speaking population in the country.

New Delhi Says Hostages in Iraq are Safe

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor,

Breaking a week-long silence over the hostage crisis, the Indian
government has said the captives are "safe" even as
the Kuwaiti employers of the three Indian hostages
said the abductors were not responding to their offer
to restart negotiations.

Rauf Hakeem should resign from SLMC Leadership – Muslims of Kalkudah.

A large group of Muslims from in Meerachchodai, located at Kalkudah, in the Batticaloa district staged a protest campaign yesterday.

Sri Lanka: Surgeons in Peradeniya successfully performed a kidney transplant operation on an eight year old girl child.

Surgeons at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital have successfully performed a kidney transplant operation for an eight old child – a girl.

India to Focus Risks of Unilateralism at Durban NAM Meet.

By R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

South Africa, which in its erstwhile incarnation as a racist regime
faced stiff and bitter opposition from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), will hold a NAM ministerial conference later this week.

Peace Talks dead ended as LTTE maintains an uncompromising position.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has told with finality that the Peace Talks has to be conducted in the way they wanted and not on any other format, Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga wanted.

India for better ties with China, Pakistan: Indian PM

This is a day we salute our Tiranga and feel pride and joy in watching it fly high in the blue sky. This is a day we remember and honour the leaders of our Freedom Movement for the struggle they waged under the inspiring leadership of Mahatma Gandhiji and for the victory they won against foreign rule.

FAO to help India's drought-hit farmers

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

Three Southern Indian states that are chronically drought-prone are
to receive help from UN's Food And Agriculture Organization under its innovative "business model" scheme.