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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Growth mantra helps remove poverty: ADB

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asia Tribune from India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has a ‘mantra’ to help South Asian countries where two-thirds of the people earn less than dollars two per day.

"Proof Reading Patriotism"

From Mukundan C. Menon – Asian Tribune

What was the exact compulsion for BJP National President Venkaiah Naidu and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to suddenly take up the issue of national anthem in a school textbook of Kerala in which the 'Gujarat' word was missing?

Villagers take on authorities over Burma forced labor case

Though forced labor in Burma was prohibited in the country in 1999, the practice of forced labor continues uninterruptedly. Those Burmese who failed to submit themselves for forced labor end up in jail.

There is only one force in Pakistan, and that is Pak-Armed forces – Musharraf

By Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

The President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Friday,
calling upon the West, said, "The sense of
helplessness and powerlessness leads individuals to
extremism. Poverty and lack of development have become
extremely explosive and unresolved disputes like
Kashmir, Palestine and Chechnya, which have given rise
to extremism."

India’s $1.09-Billion Sethu Project Runs Into Rough Weather

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India’s ambitious, 1.09 billion-dollar Sethusamudram project to construct a deep ship canal from the Gulf of Mannar to the Bay of Bengal is in the danger of being dragged into an environmental controversy involving New Delhi and Colombo.

Hindu women are celebrating "Teej"

Arjun Dhakal – Reporting for Asian Tribune from Katmandu, Nepal

Hindu women throughout the kingdom are celebrating the 'Teej' festival, also known as 'Haritalika' Friday. Both married and unmarried, large numbers of women have thronged the temples of Pashupati Nath and others lord Shiva' temple since yesterday morning

President's stay as army chief violated Constitution -Pakistani Jurists

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

If the President reneged his promise to step down as
army chief by 31 Dec, he would be violating the
Constitution of Pakistan, said a former chief justice
of Supreme Court on Friday.

LTTE agreed to meet the Sri Lanka Security forces in the East

Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission at last succeeded in
their effort to fix a date for the meeting
between the Security Forces Chiefs and Tiger leaders
in Batticaloa to put an end to the killing in the
district with LTTE conveying the message that they
were ready to fix the meeting for next Wednesday.

President by Proclamation calls for commemoration of World Peace Day.

Day of Peace 21 September - World Peace day to be celebrated in Sri Lanka and this may include a moment of silence, and public awareness activities in order to help establish a global day of peace beginning in every homes, in communities and between nations.

Tamil Declared as Classical Language

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The Indian government has declared the ancient tongue Tamil as a ‘’classical language”, thus meeting the commitment made in the Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Two Nepalese sentenced to capital punishment in Tibet

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal.

The intermediate court of Xigatse in Tibet, China has convicted four Nepalese of smuggling of arms and ammunitions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal said in a press release.

Congress to gain at BJP cost in Maharashtra, says pre-poll survey

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

As the countdown has begun for a crucial provincial assembly election in Western India’s Maharashtra, opinion polls give a landslide win for Sonia Gandhi’s Congress party and its local allies.

Sri Lanka President leaves to address the UN General Assembly session

President Chandrika Kumaratunga left for the United States today to address the 59th Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.

EPDP senior leader shot and killed – another sacrificial lamb for Country’s Peace.

Somebody should stop this killing spree - a sickening reality when Thambithurai Sivakumar alias Bavan (41 years) a senior leader of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) has been shot and killed this morning by motorcycle riding gunmen.

Fighting raging in Wana

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan.

Today , a housing compound for Pakistani
paramilitary troops in the tense tribal region of
northwestern Pakistan was bombarded by five mortar
shells, but no one was hurt, intelligence officials
said on Saturday.

Growth mantra helps remove poverty: ADB

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asia Tribune from India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has a ‘mantra’ to help South Asian countries where two-thirds of the people earn less than dollars two per day.

Bangladesh-India Home Secretary Level Talks End

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh and India agreed to coordinate patrols in their own
territories at the home secretary level talks that ended here in Dhaka
yesterday.

"Proof Reading Patriotism"

From Mukundan C. Menon – Asian Tribune

What was the exact compulsion for BJP National President Venkaiah Naidu and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to suddenly take up the issue of national anthem in a school textbook of Kerala in which the 'Gujarat' word was missing?

Villagers take on authorities over Burma forced labor case

Though forced labor in Burma was prohibited in the country in 1999, the practice of forced labor continues uninterruptedly. Those Burmese who failed to submit themselves for forced labor end up in jail.

There is only one force in Pakistan, and that is Pak-Armed forces – Musharraf

By Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

The President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Friday,
calling upon the West, said, "The sense of
helplessness and powerlessness leads individuals to
extremism. Poverty and lack of development have become
extremely explosive and unresolved disputes like
Kashmir, Palestine and Chechnya, which have given rise
to extremism."


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