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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2373

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What can be done when there are not enough criminal investigators in Sri Lanka?

The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission has pointed out that there are not enough criminal investigators in Sri Lanka and consequent to this dearth there prevalent increase of crime and the widespread use of torture.

Sampanthan woken rudely from slumber to make a statement urging the Sri Lanka President to come forward for talks with LTTE.

The media blitzkrieg launched by vested interest groups who claims themselves as media pundits belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has suddenly awoken R. Sampanthan, the Parliamentary group leader of the Tamil national Alliance to release a long statement urging the Government to come foreword for talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Hindu Population Declines in India

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

In its first ever report on “Religion Data”, India’s Census Organisation has revealed that Hindus have registered a 1.5 percentage point decline in population since the last census in 1991, a fact that radical Hindu organizations and right wing political parties are sure to agitate over in the coming days.

Pak-India score points in composite dialogue held in New Delhi – A Pakistan Perspective

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Karachi, Pakistan.

The composite dialogue process was saved, despite the hardening of positions on Kashmir and cross-border terrorism, due to the sagacity shown by the two foreign ministers.

US Dollar 570 Million Lending Program for Sri Lanka Focuses on Infrastructure and Rehabilitation

Manila based Asian Development Banks has decided to lend USD 570 million for the next two years for infrastructure and Rehabilitation.
Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors has endorsed this lending arrangement to Sri Lanka according to the Country Strategy program update for 2005 – 2006.

No dowry involved with the Love marriage with the Government – Arumugan Thondaman.

Today evening, a Ceylon Workers Congress delegation led by Arumugan Thondaman will be meeting Sri Lanks’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and they are expected to finalize the number of the ministerial slots to the CWC, at this the meeting.

Official campaign opens in Afghan presidential poll

The official month-long campaign for Afghanistan's first-ever direct presidential election opened on Tuesday in what will be a major test of U.S.-led nation-building efforts since the 2001 ouster of the Taliban.

Pakistan denies US claim of arrest of Al-Qaeda’s chief

From Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from, Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan has denied US claim that Osama bin Laden was nearing his arrest as a pre-election politicking. Pakistan’s Information Minister Sheikh Rashid stated that there was no new information even after high-profile Al-Qaeda arrests since mid-July were made in Pakistan.

LTTE Sri Lanka Army's today's meeting postponed indefinitely

The meeting fixed between Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam scheduled to be held today has been postponed without fixing any new dates in the near future.

India, Pakistan Unveil Slew of Peace Measures

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Putting the thorny Kashmir issue on the backburner, India and Pakistan Monday unveiled a slew of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) including a decision to continue the cease-fire which is in force since November 25, 2003.

Bill Clinton recovering after heart surgery

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was recovering on Monday after successful heart bypass surgery at a New York hospital, his office said.

LTTE and TNA vent their fury and anger over CWC coming forward to render unconditional support to the Sri lanka Government.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its proxy party Tamil National Alliance have expressed their anger and condemnation over Ceylon Workers Congress suddenly expressing their willingness to give unconditional support to the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government of Sri Lanka led by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

Pak-India concur on peace in South Asia

From Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from, Islamabad, Pakistan.

After two days of talks between Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and his Indian counterpart in New Dehli, Kasuri said on Monday, "I do not believe problems are intractable we can solve them, given the political will, they can be resolved and they should be resolved. That is a major guarantee for a durable peace in South Asia."

Anwar spinal surgery successful

Doctors in the German city of Munich say they have conducted successful spinal surgery on Malaysia's former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.


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