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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2371

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Pakistan’s Peoples Party warns of civil war in South Waziristan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

Commenting on the continuing situation in South
Waziristan, Rahimdad Khan, Provincial President
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) warned
the federal government of a civil war in the country
if army operation in South Waziristan Agency was not
stopped.

LTTE arrest and detain Pasyur fishermen

According to Sri Lanka Army’s official website: Three fishermen went for fishing from the Pasayur on 15 September on a dinghy had been arrested by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE ) men while they were in Kalmunai Point area.

The Pakistani Opposition stage a token walkout of House

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad to Asian Tribune

There is a raging debate on the issue of whether the
Pakistani President's should or should not take off
his uniform. There was a ruckus in the Upper House
today, when members belonging to the opposition
parties staged a token walkout from the house today,
when they were not allowed to speak on President's
uniform on a point of order.

Sri Lanka: Three new envoys present credentials

Three new envoys to Sri Lanka including Nirupama Sen presented their Letters of Credence to President Chandrika Kumaratunga today at President’s House.

Sri Lanka President expressed frustration over the dilatory measures adopted by the LTTE.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga expressed her frustration over the dilatory tactics adopted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam regarding the recommencement of the Peace talks and termed it as, ‘unsatisfactory,’ and urged the Tamil rebels to come forward for talks without any further delay.

My remarks on Sonia’s Italian origin not a personal attack, says Jayalalithaa

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The enigmatic Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. J Jayalalalithaa, has said her remarks about Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origin should not be taken as “a personal attack”.

Nepalese 'untouchables' face ban over rights demand

Caste discrimination has risen its ugly head in Nepal where the families belonging to Chamar group are being deprived of using public facilities by the so called high caste Hindus in the district.

Dhaka-Delhi Home Secretary Level Bi-annual Talks Begins

From Ahmede Hussain Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

India presented a detailed list of 195 Indian insurgent camps, which it believed were operating on Bangladesh soil, at the Bangladesh-India home secretary level bi-annual talks that started here in Dhaka on Thursday.

Indian government repeals draconian anti-terror law

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The Indian cabinet on Friday decided to repeal the draconian anti-terrorism law – Prevention of Terrorist Activities (POTA) Act. At the same it has paved the way for legislative measures to deal with various aspects of global terrorism and to take care of India's global obligation.

Pemba: Fastest Mt. Everest Climber

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting for Asian Tribune from Nepal

Royal Government of Nepal has officially declared that Pemba Dorje Sherpa as the fastest Everest climber after the cabinet meeting.

LTTE arrest and detain Pasyur fishermen

According to Sri Lanka Army’s official website: Three fishermen went for fishing from the Pasayur on 15 September on a dinghy had been arrested by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE ) men while they were in Kalmunai Point area.

The Pakistani Opposition stage a token walkout of House

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad to Asian Tribune

There is a raging debate on the issue of whether the
Pakistani President's should or should not take off
his uniform. There was a ruckus in the Upper House
today, when members belonging to the opposition
parties staged a token walkout from the house today,
when they were not allowed to speak on President's
uniform on a point of order.

Pemba: Fastest Mt. Everest Climber

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting for Asian Tribune from Nepal

Royal Government of Nepal has officially declared that Pemba Dorje Sherpa as the fastest Everest climber after the cabinet meeting.

Indian government repeals draconian anti-terror law

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The Indian cabinet on Friday decided to repeal the draconian anti-terrorism law – Prevention of Terrorist Activities (POTA) Act. At the same it has paved the way for legislative measures to deal with various aspects of global terrorism and to take care of India's global obligation.

General Strike against AFSPA in whole North East India on 05 October

The North East Student’s Organisation have decided to call a 12 hour general strike from 5 am to 5 pm on October 5, 2004 demanding removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the region.

Indonesia: CPJ condemns guilty verdict in libel case

The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the guilty verdict and sentencing of Indonesia's Tempo magazine Chief Editor Bambang Harymurti. The journalist received a one-year prison sentence for publishing an allegedly libelous article in the weekly last year.

Sri Lanka to study implications of India’s Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Foreign Ministry to study the implications of the proposed Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project of the Indian Government to create a canal linking eastern and western coasts of India.

Pak-China deal on frigates after finalising loan

During the ongoing IDEAS-2004 Defence Exhibition being
held in Karachi, Pakistani Chief of the Naval Staff
Admiral Shahid Karimullah while talking to journalists
said the Pakistan Navy was endeavoring for a $750
million non-commercial loan from China and talks were
under way to finalize the loan agreement for building
four frigates with Chinese collaboration.

India test fires the air force version of Trisul missile

BY Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa, India

India successfully test-fired the air force version of its short-range surface-to-air ‘Trishul’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, in Balasore district of Orissa on 15 September (Wednesday) after noon.

Solheim's efforts to revive talks to end in a fiasco one more time

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

Norwegian Special Peace Envoy Eric Solheim is
scheduled to leave Sri Lanka on Friday ,
following yet another failed attempt to bring the
Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan Government to the
negotiation table to end ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.


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