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Manmohan Hardsells India Abroad

By R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The remarkable economic feature of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s recent visit abroad is his ability to convince investors about India being a surefire destination. This, he achieved, despite the simultaneous noises that were being made back home by Left Parties about the presence of World Bank representatives in the Planning Commission.

The Indians overreacted. It is our internal matter -Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan strongly condemned on Wednesday attempt to
damage property of the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara.
Islamabad says the government has already ordered
stringent action against those who violated law on a
disputed of property.

Nepal: Students' stage protest in Lalitpur

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Kathmandu, Nepal

The student wings of agitating four political parties staged a protest in Lalitpur in Kathmandu Thursday morning.They also tried to block the road leading to the ministers' quarter at Pulchowk in order to prevent ministers from going to their offices.

Another movement to protest Sethusamudram scheme

By R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The movement against the controversial Rs.2000-Crore (approximately 1.09 USD) Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) is fast gaining momentum with a newly formed public-spirited outfit deciding to launch a massive protest against the scheme in Tamil Nadu on October 12.

LTTE to be banned in Denmark and included in EU’s terrorists list - Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil separatist outfit from Sri Lanka must be included in the terrorists list of the European Union and also banned in Denmark. Per Stig Møller - Foreign Minister of Denmark categorically stated this in an interview with Metroxpress, Danish language popular daily and also urged for the inclusion of the Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit in the proscribed lists of the foreign terrorist organization forthwith.

US arm consignment enters Nepal from India

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

A plane chartered by the United States (US) carrying arms and ammunitions has reached Nepal to fight Maoist insurgency on Wednesday after being stranded for five days at an Indian airport.

Sri Lankan President on the killing spree in the country

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

resident Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in
statment issued to media here in Colombo said the
Government can no longer ignore the inhuman act of
killing members of disarmed Tamil parties committed by
the LTTE.

India to have an ombudsman to check corruption in public life; It will cover Prime Minister also says Manmohan Singh

om M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India would soon have an Ombudsman at the national level to check corruption in public life, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced on Wednesday in a nationally televised address to a conference of ombudsmen of various provinces.

Burma is now ready for Democracy.

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Burmese military junta's first Foreign Minister Ohn Gyaw was fired for advising the generals that "there will be no economic sanctions" imposed against the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar.

ISGA articles for possible recasting to make more acceptable for negotiation

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) instructed its legal and constitutional experts to see the possibility of recasting certain clauses of the proposed Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) in order to improve it and make it more acceptable as basis for negotiations.

State Congress tries to block Central scheme, fund to Nagaland: Dr Lotha

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture and senior BJP leader, Dr TM Lotha came down heavily on the Congress for indulging in double-standard policy and cautioned the people against supporting the Congress in coming by-elections in the State. He was speaking during his first official election campaign kick-off in several villages under Tening constituency.

Interior Minister says the Government wants to arrest

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan's Interior Minister, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao
said on Wednesday that the government wants to arrest
the terrorists alive, as well as most wanted
absconders during the operations conducted by the
Security forces.

Indian, Sri Lankan and Philippines community leaders in Europe deplore Norwegian duplicity

Leaders of Indian, Sri Lankan and Philippines communities in Europe deplored the Norwegian hypocrisy in condemning terrorism ‘only when it suits them’. They were referring to the Foreign Minister Jan Petersen’s statement condemning the justification of suicide bombings in the Middle East by Imam Basim Ghozlan of the Norway Islamic Association.

Case Filed against Dhaka Jail Superintendent for Abuse

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

A criminal lawsuit was filed yesterday (Wednesday) against the
superintendent and three others officials of Dhaka Central Jail for
torturing a prisoner.

US imposes sanctions on two Indian scientists under anti-proliferation laws

M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi

The US State Department has imposed sanctions against two Indians accusing them of selling unconventional weapons and missile technology to Iran.