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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Pakistani PM Lifts sanctions against tribesmen

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz announced while
addressing the Grand Jirga of all tribal agencies in
Peshawar, while on a two-day visit to Peshawar
Saturday, of lifting of economic sanctions against the
Ahmedzai Wazir tribe.

Indian government makes another attempt to break new ground in Jammu & Kashmir, Interior Minister Patil to visit Srinagar

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

In synch with the apparent uptrend in India-Pakistan relations in the wake of Manmohan-Musharraf summit, New Delhi is making a fresh bid to hold talks with the Kashmiri separatist groups ‘without pre-conditions’.

Aziz pledges to improve the country’s legal system

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Talking to the Peshawar High Court Bar Association and the Pakistan Muslim League Lawyers forum at the Governor House here on Saturday, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said he had directed the law minister to hold consultations, with bar associations to elicit suggestions and proposals for providing facilities for quick dispensation of justice.

Manmohan Singh faces flak from rightwing opposition for his Pak policy, Left unhappy with his sales pitch

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

A host of problems await Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is returning home after his ‘successful maiden’ foray into international diplomacy which saw him engage on a one-on-one basis with Pakistan President Musharraf and US President George Bush Junior.

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters carry state of the art equipment: General Niaz

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Sophisticated Al-Qaeda-linked fighters are battling Pakistani troops along
the border of Pakistan- Afghanistan. These militants are sophisticated who carry state of the art equipment, satellite phones, high quality life-saving medicines, first aid kits, compasses, binoculars, GPS (global positioning system) and Thuraya satellite phones.

Asian Development Bank announces new aid to Nepal, Afghanistan

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

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a 40 –million dollar loan to Nepal to create jobs and reduce poverty in the Maoist insurgency infested belt.

Upsurge of Tamil - cleavage deepens when contrast pointed out with reservation by Sangaree

V. Anandasangaree, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front in a statement released to the media pointedly draws the contrasting position in the North-east merged Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka and that of the foreign countries where today Tamils by residing in those countries made it their homelands.

EPDP supporter killed – he is No: 170 in the list.

One more member of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), Selvarajah Mohan (22 years) was killed. This time the killing took place in Rasavinthoddam, Karaveddy located in the Vadamaradchy region and the dead body with cut injuries was found at Malusanthi, located on the Jaffna – Nelliady - Point Pedro Road, which is about 5 kilometers away from Point Pedro.

"Eelam or No Eelam, Sri Lankan Tamils Should Be Given Their Due" - EVKS Elangovan

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

He has every reason to be in the Dravidian Party. His grand uncle was the founder of the Dravidian movement in South India before the country’s Independence in 1947. His father was a leading light of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) before he parted company in 1960. Yet, he is in the Congress Party.

LTTE cadres 3 dead and 5 injured in a claymore attack at Pannichchankerni

Three cadres belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were killed and five injured in a claymore attack at Pannichchankerni, in the region controlled by the Tamil Tiger outfit in the Batticaloa district.

Dr.Manmohan Singh's Birthday High Up In the Skies!

By R C Rajamani, - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Dr. Manmohan Singh would be
airborne, traveling home in the specially chartered
Jumbo Jet from New York to Geneva en route Delhi on
26September, on his 73rd birthday. Let the Twinkling Stars themselves blaze forth the birthday of this humble son of Punjab, not born a prince.

Children of Prometheus

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – Asian Tribune

Somasundaram Warnakulasingham (Singham) and Vinayagamoorthy Sivanesaturai (Reggie) both fought against the same enemy, using different methods. Mr. Somasunadram was a leading member of the EPDP, an unarmed, democratic political activist. Reggie Master a former Tiger, was the second in command of a group of resistance fighters led by his brother Col. Karuna. The Tigers killed them on the same day, two days after the 15th Death Anniversary of Rajini Rajasingham Thiranagama – murdered by the LTTE on 21st September 1989.

UN Security Council Action on Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The U.S. Senate this week passed a unanimous resolution calling on the UN Security Council to take action on Burma. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the same resolution next week.

Madav Kumar Nepal says UN should play a role of facilitator

By Arjun Dhakal : Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

Madhav Kumar Nepal, General Secretary of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), major party of government, said that United Nations (UN) role in peace talks with the Maoist should be that of a facilitator and not that of a mediator.