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Manipur: The Crown Jewel On Fire

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Jounalist & Writer Asian Tribune

Manipur is on the boil and not for the first time and not without good reason. The most obvious and visible reason is the alleged rape, torture and murder of 33-year-old Thangjam Manorama by security forces.

US Urge LTTE to Stop the Killings and Go Forthwith to Talks with the Government of Sri Lanka

United States of America one more time has urged the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to stop the killings with impunity forthwith and go forward to negotiate with the Government of Sri Lanka without any further delay.

Burmese Junta shelters North East Indian rebels

Rebels of North East India are allowed free access within the region of Maung-daw Township, in western Burma, despite the Burmese Military Junta's repeated assurance to the New Delhi government, of the non-existence of these Indian insurgents within the Burma territory, according to local sources.

More criticism for Norway's peace brokers

Norway 's peace-making role in the difficult conflict in Sri Lanka comes under fire yet again as the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) promises to produce evidence that Norway has indirectly supported terror actions carried out by the Tamil rebel group LTTE, newspaper Dagsavisen reports.

Maldives: Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of online publishers.

In a letter sent today to President Maumoon Adbul Gayoom of the Maldives, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned the recent arrest of the online publishers of Sandhaanu magazine Ahmed Didi and Mohamed Zaki, and their secretary Fasthimah Nisreen, and called for their immediate and unconditional release.

Legal fight between Manipur Government and Assam Rifles

Government of Manipur would face the challenges put forth by the Assam Rifles in the courtroom in matter pertaining to Monorama Death Enquiry Commission, disclosed yesterday a senior cabinet minister in the ruling Secular Progressive Front ministry.

One thousand Tanks Renovation Project Ceremoniously Launched at the old Yapahuwa kingdom

The ceremonial inauguration of Dahasak Maha Wev or one thousand tanks renovation and reconstruction project was launched yesterday at Yapahuwa, by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Land and Irrigation.

Kyi Maung - Burma's NLD Leader died of heart failure

Kyi Maung, a former Myanmar opposition leader who led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a sweeping election victory in 1990 elections, has died from heart failure in Yangon, party officials said. He was 86.

A Brief on Sri Lanka’s Proposed Anti-Conversion Legislation

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and scholars on the Sri Lankan studies last Friday 13 August met the State Department officials at the South Asian Desk to brief anti-conversion bill in Sri Lanka.

Tamil National Force claims the killing of the Three LTTE cadres in Batticaloa.

Thamil Thaesiya Padai - Tamil National Force (TNF) a hitherto an unknown para -military group has claimed the killings of the three cadres from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – Vanni group this afternoon at Kayankerni in the Batticaloa district.