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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Irom Chanu Sharmila to continue her fast unto death even after release

Irom Chanu Sharmila, icon of the protest against Armed Forces Special Powers Act wished to continue her fast unto death even after she was released from judicial custody on Thursaday by authorities.

Bangladesh Arrests Two Indians with Explosives

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Bangladesh

Paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) has claimed to have arrested two
Indians along with a Bangladeshi accomplice from the Naokat village in
Companyganj. The BDR recovered four packets Indian-made plastic
explosives and five fuses from them.

IMF alarmed at spiralling inflation in Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated at the 9th and final review of Pakistan’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) that the rising nflation in the country was a grave concern.

India Will Help Nepal Fight Maoist Insurgency

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India has told Nepal that it will render all possible help and assistance to its tiny, Himalayan neighbor in fighting the Maoist insurgency.

Subramanian Swamy Demands Ban on Tamil National Alliance

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The Tamil National Alliance in Sri Lanka is a terrorist outfit just like LTTE and it should be banned in India, Dr. Subramanian Swamy former Indian Law Minister and an advocate of peaceful solution to the Tamil issue, has demanded.

JVP opposes North and Eastern provinces remained merged.

Chandrasekhar Ramalingham, National List Member of Parliament representing the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna and a party spokesman told “Asian Tribune” that majority of the people in the Eastern Province has told that they do not want either interim or subsequently the permanent administration of the Eastern Province handed over to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eealm - the Tamil rebel outfit.

Pakistan denies rebut IAEA's charges

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

Islamabad has categorically denied of sending some nuclear equipment abroad. Foreign Office Spokesman Masood Khan while speaking to IRNA news agency while speaking on a report of the International Atomic Energy Agency cast off the allegation of Islamabad's role in this connection.

CWC is an independent Political Party and we will not be dictated by anyone - V.Puththirasigamoney MP

“Ceylon Workers Congress is an independent political party. We are not being dictated by anybody and also we will not be dictated by anyone. We take all decisions independently,” said V.Puththirasigamoney MP and Administrative Secretary.

Who will be the next Military Intelligence Chief?

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Drug Warlords and business associates of Prime Minister Khin Nyunt are circulating rumors that Major-General Kyaw Win will be fired as the Deputy Military Intelligence Chief.

Indian Air Force Will Train With Israeli Counterpart - Says IAF Chief

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Chief of Indian Air Force(IAF) Srinivaspuram Krishnaswamy has said Indian Air Force will train with their Israeli counterparts and expressed satisfaction with the military hardware procurements made by India from Israel, saying they are "cost effective" and operationally unique.

Letter to Putin: CBK Puts Foot In

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Has President Kumaratunga done it again? Or is she about to? I refer to her utterly gratuitous reference to root causes in her letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin, in the wake of the massacre of schoolchildren by separatist terrorists – and the total absence of any mention of the need to combat terrorism and defeat it.

Chandrika invites Ranil to join a National Advisory Council for Peace & Reconciliation

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has invited the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe to join the proposed National Advisory Council for Peace & Reconciliation. President explained that such a Council would be a forum for an informal discussion on matters of national interest.

Pakistan is now corruption free - PM Shaukat Aziz

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said in an interview that Pakistan was not fighting the war on terrorism for the United States but was fighting for its own stability.

Hong Kong: Elections Marred by Intimidation: ‘Climate of Fear’ Before Polls Open in Vote for Legislators

Human rights conditions in Hong
Kong have deteriorated in the run-up to the legislative elections, Human
Rights Watch said in a report released today. Elections for the 60-member Legislative Council will take place Sunday, September 12.

Sri Lanka: Two CWC Parliamentarians sworn in as Ministers.

Two Parliamentarians of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) were sworn in as Minister and Deputy Minister this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.