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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Plight of Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed still not known: Already 16 killed in the grenade attack.

Ahmede Hussain from Dhaka Reporting for the Asian Tribune

While the plight of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed still not known, but already Sixteen people have died so far and hundreds injured when 5 grenades were thrown at the podium, where Bangladesh Opposition Party Awami League (AL) was holding a public rally yesterday evening.

Sheikh Hasina Escapes Unscathed, 16 killed in Dhaka Blasts 200, Top Party Leaders Injured

Ahmede Hussain from Dhaka - Reporting for the Asian Tribune

Sixteen people died while former Bangladeshi prime minister and leader of the opposition Sheikh Hasina Wajed survived an assassination attempt here yesterday. Her personal security staff Mahbub Alam died while saving Mrs Wajed when about 15 grenades were thrown at the podium when she was addressing a meeting.

US AC-130 gunships pound Najaf

Eyewitnesses in Najaf are reporting that explosions have rocked the old section of the city, as US AC-130 gunships strike at al-Mahdi Army defences.

PM to tour southern provinces next week

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday that he would make an inspection tour of 14 southern provinces between 23-27 August.

Where Are Mahatma Gandhi’s Siblings?

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

“Mahatma Gandhi had more sons and more grandchildren. Where are they, what are they doing now? One hardly hears about them in the Press or in public,” I wonder.By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka's Main Opposition Political Party UNP is Bent on Reforming the Party

The United National Party has decided to introduce new
posts under its re-organisation programme.

State BJP warns north east India becoming part of Bangladesh by 2050

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Nagaland BJP Unit has warned that the Northeast India would be under the map of Bangladesh by 2050 if immediate strategy to combat the spurt of Bangladeshi infiltrations is not taken up.

Sri Lanka: Parliament Select Committee to be mooted to explore ways to combat Crimes

The need to take prompt action to combat crime wave in the island has been emphasized by Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.

Indian Truck Drivers Complete One Month in Captivity

From R.C. Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The three hapless Indian truck drivers abducted in Iraq have completed one month in captivity, 32 days on Saturday to be exact, with the impasse showing no signs of ending. Their employer KGL maintained that negotiations to secure their release continued to be stalled.

LTTE's Claim To The Status Of Sole Representatives Of The Tamils Of Sri Lanka

Prabhakaran, Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam knows very well that only the status of sole representatives of the Tamils will give him the tool to manipulate the Sri Lankan Government and the international community, including India, to ultimately recognizing an independent authoritarian state off the southern flank of India- Eelam People’s Democratic Party submitted the paper at the one day conference held on 21 August at Oslo, Norway by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka - "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka”

Indian Army forced the villagers to stage a rally in favour of draconian laws

It was a clever plan that gone awry. When all of the Manipur is burning over the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and atrocities of Indian Army, about 300 people staged a ‘peace rally’ in support of the army and AFSPA in Senapati district, but later confessed that they were forced to organize the rally by the Indian Army.

Killers of Plote Mohan Nabbed

Three suspects who were allegedly involved in the assassination of Kandaiah Yogarajha allias "Plote" Mohan have been taken into custody at a house at duplication road in Colombo, by the police on Friday

Doyen of ultra modern Oriya poetry Sachi Routray is no more

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa

Enfant terrible of Oriya literature and Jnanpith award winner Sachi Routray died on Saturday at the age of 89 in a private nursing home in Cuttack. Routray was ailing for quite some time and was admitted to the hospital a couple of days ago with renal complications. He breathed his last at about 12 o' clock Saturday noon.

Indian mother swims home from Sri Lanka

A 34-year-old Indian mother of one has fulfilled her dream to swim seven seas after crossing the Palk Strait dividing India and Sri Lanka in a marathon 14-hour feat, officials said.