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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2857

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Forensic report proved that Monorama was raped by AR personnel

In a major breakthrough in controversy raging over alleged rape and killing of Th. Monorama by the Assam Rifles personnel on July 11, forensic test on the victim’s cloths confirmed she was raped.

Bomb explodes in South, injuring over a dozen people

A busy market place in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat became the target of a bomb attack this morning, injuring over a dozen of people, some of whom were reported in critical conditions.

Sri Lanka Government warns the LTTE- "Don't draw us to war directly or indirectly."

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security, Law and Order and the Acting Defence Minister exhorted the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, "Don't draw us to war directly or indirectly since the Government has no intention to get back to war."

Tamilselvan clarifies LTTE’s position

If in case President Chandrika Kumaratunga deploys Sri Lankan armed forces, to the region under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, from that very moment Ceasefire Agreement would cease to exist, said S.Paramu Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

India is concerned about Maldives Situation

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India has said it is “naturally concerned” that those who have been detained during the recent unrest in Maldives receive “fair and humane treatment.”

"Utrop" Editor ready to fight F.Ruvik - "- to fight him whatever form it takes."

The “Asian Tribune” received a letter allegedly from the editor of “Utrop” in Norway in which the writer has made vague references to an “Aryan fanatist” who organized the “Sinhala chauvinist conference in Oslo lately”.

BJP to Fully Exploit Arrest of Uma Bharti in Polls

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Uma Bharti, the ochre-clad maverick politician and the fierce face of BJP’s female power, surrendered before a court in a small town in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka less than two days after she had resigned as chief minister of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Sri Lankan NPC announcement to ensure disciplinary control of police a welcome move

The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the recent announcements of the Sri Lanka National Police Commission

Barbaric killings of students by the underground United Liberation Force of Asom are condemned.

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Journalist & Writer Asian Tribune

The rage is slowly but surely building up among large sections of the people of Assam against the senseless violent activities of the underground United Liberation Force of Asom (ULFA). The dastardly bomb attack, which killed 14 school children and maimed over 40 others, has almost overnight turned even the hard core sympathizers into opponents of the underground outfit.

Bangladesh: Journalist killed

Kamal Hossain, the local correspondent for the Bangla-language daily Ajker Kagoj, was abducted and brutally murdered by unknown assailants in the early morning of Sunday, August 22, in Manikcchari, eastern Chittagong District, according to local news reports. The newswire service the United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reported that police discovered Hossain's decapitated body nearby hours later.

Gen. Chaisit Shinawatra Burma trip: Rebel activities to be discussed

Army chief Gen Chaisit Shinawatra will leave for Burma next week to discuss ethnic minority groups' problems with Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt.

Mark Thatcher faces court showdown over coup plot

Former PM's son, Sir Mark Thatcher protests innocence after arrest in pyjamas. Police said they had "credible evidence" that he was involved in backing a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea.