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Myanmar reshuffles cabinet

The ruling Myanmar State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) on Saturday made a reshuffle of its cabinet, appointing three new ministers and removing the foreign, agricultural and transport ministers, state-run Radio Myanmar reported Saturday evening.

J. R. Remembered – J.R. Jayewardene Memorial address by Milinda Moragoda

In his memorial address Milinda Morogoda MP and former Minister in United National Front Government eloquently said: Sri Lanka has been fortunate in being able to produce leaders of outstanding quality from time to time. But it would be hard to question the conclusion that it was Junius Richard Jayewardene who made the most comprehensive and far-reaching impact on the modern political history of our country.

Nuclear controls bill sails through Pakistan’s upper house

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

On Saturday, Pakistan's Senate approved and passed legislation for
tightening the controls on the export of nuclear and biological weapons
technology and missile delivery systems to curb proliferation and laying
down tough penalties for violators.

Killing spree continues as another EPDP senior member killed

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

Despite the pressures on the LTTE from international community and the Norwegian facilitators to put an end to killing of political opponents, suspected LTTE pistol gang member gunned down another political opponent from the rival Eelam People’s Democratic Party member in the North Western town of Puttalam on Saturday morning.

CRP: A Reason to Go On

By Ahmede Hussain –Asian Tribune

Aminul Haque's life came to a virtual standstill when he fell from the staircase after coming back home on a vacation from Saudi Arabia where he used to work. When he came to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) with his left leg permanently paralyzed he saw a bleak future waiting for him. Now after a nineteen-month-long treatment, Aminul, a diploma engineer, is working with the CRP's occupational therapy programme where patients go through a vocational training to survive everyday life.

Huge rally in Nagoan supporting Manipur cause

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Over ten organizations of Assam's Nagoan district organized a huge public rally here expressing their solidarity with the people of Manipur on the ongoing demand to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from the State.

Maharashtra Polls May Produce UPA Progress Card

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

With a huge Federal Parliament and a host of States and Federal Territories, it is always election time in some part or the other in India of one billion. So, the wheel of Democracy is ever on the move. As a British journalist wrote some years ago, while the sophisticated and much older democracies in the West preach the merits of democracy, the much younger and far less-lettered India is busy practising Democracy.

King Gyanendra' s India Visit: Major Agenda - Maoist Issue

Arjun Dhakal - Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

King Gyanendra is scheduled to pay a weeklong goodwill visit to India from the September 30, The Himalayan Times daily reported Saturday quoting a source close to the palace.

High Cost of Indian Security

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

Security has turned into an obsession with the Indian politicians who have tasted power; they want to savour it even when they are out of power. The flashing lights, shrieking sirens and awesome-obtrusive security personnel at war with the general public reflect ‘increasingly insecure’ climate in the country.

Blast Rocks Dhaka Again

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

A powerful bomb went off in an abandoned 4-storied building in Dhaka
today. Though the police first blamed it on a gas leakage; primary
investigation has found no gas line at the building.

Saving the Peace Process….

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

t was an act of symbolic importance. Less than 48 hours before the scheduled arrival of Norwegian peace envoy Eric Solheim, the Tigers murdered Aruldas Mayawan Chandramohan, an unarmed EPDP activist who was once the chairman of the Point Pedro Pradesheeya Sabha. The body of this latest LTTE victim was hardly cold when Mr. Solheim reached Sri Lanka on his mission of peace.

Framers and rural people need motivation: Dr Lotha

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture Dr TM Lotha said the Department's officers who are mainly in the districts have a very big role to motivate and educate the farmers and the rural people who have formed over 80% of the State's population.

Abu Musa’ab-Al-Zarqawi’s close ally sited in S Waziristan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

Fierce fighting between security forces and miscreants was continuing
in the Kunigram and Karvan Manza areas of South Waziristan, and it has been disclosed that a close aide of America’s most wanted in Iraq Abu Musa’ab-Al-Zarqawi was also present in Shakai.

AIADMK Wants Peaceful Solution to Sri Lankan Tamil Problem - Says Dr. Vasudevan Maitreyan

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Dr. Vasudevan Maitreyan, former AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) Member of Parliament, who is also a noted Oncologist, says he is for “Operation Peace” to amicably settle the Sri Lankan Tamil problem.

Nepal Government provides travel document to Bhutanese refugee leader

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

Nepal government has granted travel document to pro-democratic and human rights Bhutanese refugee leader Tek Nath Rizal to travel to any country in the world.

Myanmar reshuffles cabinet

The ruling Myanmar State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) on Saturday made a reshuffle of its cabinet, appointing three new ministers and removing the foreign, agricultural and transport ministers, state-run Radio Myanmar reported Saturday evening.

Manmohan to pitch for UN reforms

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from India

Setting out his maiden voyage to the West as the prime minister, Manmohan Singh said that he would make a strong pitch for UN reforms and restructuring of the all powerful Security Council.

J. R. Remembered – J.R. Jayewardene Memorial address by Milinda Moragoda

In his memorial address Milinda Morogoda MP and former Minister in United National Front Government eloquently said: Sri Lanka has been fortunate in being able to produce leaders of outstanding quality from time to time. But it would be hard to question the conclusion that it was Junius Richard Jayewardene who made the most comprehensive and far-reaching impact on the modern political history of our country.

Nuclear controls bill sails through Pakistan’s upper house

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

On Saturday, Pakistan's Senate approved and passed legislation for
tightening the controls on the export of nuclear and biological weapons
technology and missile delivery systems to curb proliferation and laying
down tough penalties for violators.

Killing spree continues as another EPDP senior member killed

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

Despite the pressures on the LTTE from international community and the Norwegian facilitators to put an end to killing of political opponents, suspected LTTE pistol gang member gunned down another political opponent from the rival Eelam People’s Democratic Party member in the North Western town of Puttalam on Saturday morning.


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