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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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Sri Lankan fishermen protest against LTTE attack

Thousands of fishermen and their supporters at Gurunagar near Jaffna town in northern Sri Lanka protested at the beginning of the month against the actions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in firing on their boats and making several arrests.

Denmark Prime Minister Fogh urges LTTE included in EU’s terrorists list

Denmark Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sri Lankan Tamil terrorist group fighting for a separation of Sri Lanka should have been included in the terrorist list maintained by the European Union, however he said initially action would be taken to investigate the activities of the LTTE before Denmark urging for the ban.

First day of Maoist strike: Normal life remains disrupted

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu Nepal

Maoist rebels have burnt and destroyed ten motor vehicles to enforce their calls for a two-day general strike in eastern region of the country including Katmandu. The general strike has disrupted normal life in mid and eastern Nepal today.

Protection of war victims in the light of Islamic humanitarian law conference in Islamabad

From: Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in
coalition with the International Islamic University of
Islamabad have organized an international conference
'Protection of war victims in the light of Islamic
humanitarian law' to be held from the 30 September to
2 October in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A 15 member LTTE delegation will leave tomorrow on a three week European visit

member delegation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that arrived this afternoon in Colombo, will be leaving for Switzerland tomorrow morning by flight from Katunayaka International airport, on a three week visit program to Europe.

Jarring note in new India-Pak ties, Nankana Sahib, Holy shrine of Sikhs near Lahore, attacked

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

Nankana Sahib Gurudwara, one of the holiest shrines of minority Sikh community, near Lahore was attacked and the college building belonging to the shrine trust was ransacked striking a jarring note in the India-Pakistan ties which are about to see bright days.

A civilian shot and injured in the East of Sri Lanka.

Kalu alias Kalu Aiyah, 36 years old – a widower and a father of 4 children, who is a van driver from Sevennapitty, located in Mannampittya was shot in the forehead and admitted to the Polonaruwa hospital with serious condition for treatment.

Sri Lanka: National Advisory Council on Peace and Reconciliation to be convened

By Asian Tribune Correspondet in Sri Lanka

The inauguration of the National Advisory Council on Peace and
Reconciliation (NAC) will be convened by President Chandrika
Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on 04th October.

Government says high security alert

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

Nepal government on Monday declared high security alert across the country in view of possible security threats during the two-day general strike called by the Maoists on Tuesday and Wednesday.

President Musharraf terms Amjad’s death as a triumph against terrorism

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Islamabad, Pakistan

President Musharraf described Amjad Farooqui’s death major success by the
Pakistani security forces in the government’s pledge to wipe out terrorism in the country and vowed to continue efforts till the elimination of terrorism.

Analysis of Political Situation in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

A few years ago while General Maung Aye was travelling abroad, Khin Nyunt arrested Southeast Regional Commander Major-General Myint Aung and placed him in the Isolation Ward at the Military Hospital in Rangoon.

Killing of cadres from rival group continues – this time an EPRLF (V) senior member.

Valli Sundaram aged 61 years old, a senior member of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Left Front - Varathar’s Group (EPRLF -V) was shot and killed yesterday afternoon around 2.15 pm while he was riding a motorcycle on the Kankesanthurai – Jaffna Road in between Maruthanamadam and Inuvil by tow unidentified gunmen also riding a motorcycle.

Spare Car in Khaleda Zia's Motorcade Catches Fire

From Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A spare car in Bangladeshi Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia's motorcade caught fire on Sunady on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway.

Bhutanese leaders Rizal and Gajmere leaving for Geneva today

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Kathmandu, Nepal

Bhutanese democratic leader, Tek Nath Rizal and chief coordinator of the Association of Human Rights Activists (AHURA), Bhutan, Ratan Gajmere, are leaving Kathmandu for Geneva today to take part in a meeting organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is expected that they also will lobby with the international community for the early repatriation of Bhutanese refugees.

Noted Indian novelist Mulk Raj Anand dead

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

Noted Indian novelist and short story writer Mulk Raj Anand is dead. He was 99. The end came around 8.30 AM on Tuesday at the Jehangir Hospital in Pune where he was admitted for treatment about a fortnight back. He is survived by wife and a daughter.