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Ban imposed on Hindi classes and NCC in Manipur

As a part of ongoing movement demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act, three students bodies imposed ban on Hindi and NCC classes from 21 September.

AK-22 Arms Recovered from Criminals in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

In two separate raids, Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday seized sophisticated weapons from insurgency-prone South Eastern Bandarban and Cox's Bazaar districts. The recovered arms
include one Chinese made AK-22 assault rifle, one .22 bore rifle, two
air guns, 65 AK-22 bullets.

Empire America and Bush's 'New Deal'

By Am Johal - Asian Tribune

Empire America in an election year is a bundle of
paradoxes. Wearing the emblems of war like the Abu
Ghraib affair, the 1,000 dead soldiers in Iraq and the
thousands of dead civilians, accepting the
implications of the Patriot Act, Middle America still
seems unfazed by the direction the Bush Administration
has taken them since September 11th.

Liberalised Visa Norms for Pakistani Citizens

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Taking a lead in mounting Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to cement bilateral relations with Islamabad, India has announced a slew of steps towards liberalisation of visas for Pakistani nationals.

LTTE on a head-on collision with Sri Lanka’s President

The Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has rebutted the charges made on 16th of this month by Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga against the Tamil rebel out fit describing them with expletive adjectives, “inflexible and indecisive.”

Grenade attack in Dhaka: Motion placed in British parliament for discussion

British MP Sally Keeble has submitted a motion to the House of Commonson "Escalation of Terrorism in Bangladesh" for discussion in
parliament.

Indo-Lanka Defence Cooperation Agreement to be finalized in October.

By Asian Tribune correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Defence officials from India and Sri Lanka is set
have another round of discussion in October to
finalize the India Sri Lanka Defence Cooperation
Agreement that is to be signed by the two Governments
soon, a top level Defence official said here in
Colombo.

India will have to be careful in dealing with Sri Lanka problem: D Raja, CPI national secretary

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

D. Raja – National Secretary of the Communist Party of India doesn’t like the expression ‘Big Brother’. And he doesn’t want India to act as a big brother with its South Asian neighbours. Even in respect of Sri Lanka.

MMA threatens countrywide protest on uniform issue

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) threatens that it would launch a
countrywide protest movement if President Gen Pervez Musharraf did not quit the office of army chief till December 31.

International drug peddler Robinson re-arrested

Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

International drug peddler, a British citizen Gordon William Robinson, who was earlier acquitted by the Supreme Court from the charges of drug peddling and released him a couple of months ago, was arrested again in Dharan, a town in Eastern Nepal one day after Supreme Court gave a clean chit to him on drug peddling case.

September 24 set for Pak-India meeting in US

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

After exchange of so many delegations and the recent
meetings in New Delhi of the foreign ministers of
Pakistan and India, the much-anticipated first meeting
between South Asia's rivals, Pakistan President Pervez
Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,
will be held on Sept. 24 in New York.

Ban imposed on Hindi classes and NCC in Manipur

As a part of ongoing movement demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act, three students bodies imposed ban on Hindi and NCC classes from 21 September.

Protesters leave dead body at Norwegian embassy in Colombo

Frustated by Norway’s inaction and indifference to the continued killings of rival Tamil party activists by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTEE), several hudred protesters left the body of a slain Tamil politician outside Norway's embassy in Colombo today. The protesters also burned effigies of the Tamil Tiger leader to protest the latest killing blamed on the rebels.

AK-22 Arms Recovered from Criminals in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

In two separate raids, Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday seized sophisticated weapons from insurgency-prone South Eastern Bandarban and Cox's Bazaar districts. The recovered arms
include one Chinese made AK-22 assault rifle, one .22 bore rifle, two
air guns, 65 AK-22 bullets.

Empire America and Bush's 'New Deal'

By Am Johal - Asian Tribune

Empire America in an election year is a bundle of
paradoxes. Wearing the emblems of war like the Abu
Ghraib affair, the 1,000 dead soldiers in Iraq and the
thousands of dead civilians, accepting the
implications of the Patriot Act, Middle America still
seems unfazed by the direction the Bush Administration
has taken them since September 11th.

Liberalised Visa Norms for Pakistani Citizens

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Taking a lead in mounting Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to cement bilateral relations with Islamabad, India has announced a slew of steps towards liberalisation of visas for Pakistani nationals.

LTTE on a head-on collision with Sri Lanka’s President

The Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has rebutted the charges made on 16th of this month by Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga against the Tamil rebel out fit describing them with expletive adjectives, “inflexible and indecisive.”

Grenade attack in Dhaka: Motion placed in British parliament for discussion

British MP Sally Keeble has submitted a motion to the House of Commonson "Escalation of Terrorism in Bangladesh" for discussion in
parliament.

Indo-Lanka Defence Cooperation Agreement to be finalized in October.

By Asian Tribune correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Defence officials from India and Sri Lanka is set
have another round of discussion in October to
finalize the India Sri Lanka Defence Cooperation
Agreement that is to be signed by the two Governments
soon, a top level Defence official said here in
Colombo.

India will have to be careful in dealing with Sri Lanka problem: D Raja, CPI national secretary

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

D. Raja – National Secretary of the Communist Party of India doesn’t like the expression ‘Big Brother’. And he doesn’t want India to act as a big brother with its South Asian neighbours. Even in respect of Sri Lanka.


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