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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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AHRC expresses deep concern over Nepal's situation

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has expressed deep concern over the devastating security situation in Nepal and warned of possible humanitarian catastrophe triggered by the Maoists' siege of Kathmandu

PM in denial over approval of 962 million-baht-loan for Myanmar.

Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra denied on Monday that his government has approved a 962 million-baht-loan to Myanmar for its major telecommunication development projects, saying it was still a borrowing proposal Rangoon made to the Export and Import Bank of Thailand.

Eric Solheim speaks of Norway’s actions and limits with WAP delegation.

Erik Solheim, told a delegation of World Alliance for Peace invited to meet him at the Foreign Office in Oslo, that the LTTE must stop killing and the Sri Lankan government must stop colluding with Tamil para military groups. Ms. Lisa Golden, Adviser, Foreign Office, was also present at this meeting.

Asia, Africa, Linked by Land, Ocean, United by Spirit, says India

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India has said that it is time that Asia and Africa openly declared, “We are one people, living on a giant Afro-Asian continent, people who have always felt the joy and the pain of the other, their hearts beating together.

Peace within a Framework of Sovereignty Territorial Integrity, Democracy, and Human Rights

By Neville Ladduwahetty

Every state is a conglomeration of groups with distinguishing characteristics such as race, ethnicity, language, and religion living within a defined territory.- States Neville Ladduwahetty in a paper submitted at the one day conference held on 20 August at Oslo, Norway by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka - "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka

Bangladesh in Crisis : Sheikh Hasina survived with impaired hearing – Total 19 died in the blast.

From Ahmede Mainul Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka

Former prime minister and president of Bangladesh Awami League (AL), Sheikh Hasina Wajed met the press for the first time after the mayhem. Sheikh Hasina has suffered internal injury in her ear.

Buoyed by unprecedented success, BJP ready for next Assembly with full gear

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Buoyed by the successful participation in the last Nagaland assembly election with seven of its candidates elected, the Nagaland State BJP Unit said it would contest the next assembly elections in the State in full strength.

Flash flood in Subarnarekha: 20 villages affected in Orissa

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa

Flash floods on Saturday in Subarnarekha and its tributaries in the northern part of Balasore district in Orissa have inundated large areas of riverside villages, forcing people to take shelter in school buildings and cyclone shelters. Meanwhile, several road links, electricity and telecommunication facilities have been disrupted.

Ongoing Terror in the Military Junta Ruled Burma

By Mats Henriksson - Sweden

How long are the Burmese going to be forced to grin and bear it? Since 1962 the country has suffered under the heavy boots of the armed forces. The cry for freedom from brutality and terror is suppressed with an iron fist and repression. Terror, mass rape and drug trafficking has become the hallmark of the Military Junta unauthorizedly running the country today.

Bangladesh: Voices of the Injured

By Aasha Mehreen Amin and Ahmede hussain - Reporting from Dhaka

Lying on the floor in Ward 32, Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) is 19 year old Suman from Shiddirganj, who hasn’t woken up since the afternoon of August 21. When the grenades started going off, Suman was standing near the truck from where Hasina had just finished her speech.