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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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"Hindus are being repressed in Bangladesh; the government givesshelter to terrorists"—Sheikh Hasina

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi leader of the opposition Sheikh Hasina said that Hindus were being repressed by the goons belonging to the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

Sun God turning 50

By Dayan Jayatilleka

“…The possibility of a ‘moral opposition’ that can be far stronger and more effective under certain circumstances, than any political opposition.”

Ratan Tata is in Dhaka, a USD 2 billion Deal in the Offing

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tata Group chairman Ratan N Tata arrived here on Wednesday to strike a business deal. The Indian conglomerate will invest US$ 2 billion to
build a 1,000-megawatt power plant, a 1-million-tonne-per-year
fertilizer plant and a 2.4-million-tonne steel mill in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: President explains her proposal on Electoral Reforms to British delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians.

By Asian Tribune’s Sri Lanka Correspondent

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga during a meeting with a British delegation of the Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA) in Colombo on Wednesday expressed her Governments intention to introduce a electoral system which consists of a mixed system of Proportional Representation system and the First Past the Post System that will provide equal opportunities for minority representation in Sri Lanka.

Prabakaran wanted Peace Talks to be delayed for five years - Colonel Karuna

Prabakaran wanted the peace talks to be dragged on for a period of five long years. This was what Balasingham told to V.Muralitharan whose nom de guerre - Colonel Karuna, who is the President of the “TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP)” – TamilEela Peoples Liberation Tigers, recently publicly accalaimed political party.

"Chinese Hostages Released" – Major General Shaukat Sultan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The Chinese engineers have been release according to Inter Services Public Relations DG Major General Shaukat Sultan, after heavy firing was heard in the area they were being held.

All five kidnappers killed and one Chinese hostage succumbed to gunshot injuries.

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

According to reports reaching Islamabad, all five involved in the kidnapping of the two Chinese Engineers were killed by the Pakistani security forces in their attempt to rescue the hostages.

Sri Lanka Government succumbed to pressure and released today all 10 LTTE suspects held in prison on bail

By Asian Tribune’s Sri Lanka Correspondent

The two month long dispute over the abduction of the two Home Guards by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is likely to be settled 'soon' as the ten LTTE cadres who have been granted bail by the Court were released from the Batticaloa Remand prison on Thursday afternoon.

Pakistan: Opposition protesting against move to allow Mushrraf’ to keep his Army uniform intact

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The bill to allow the Pakistan President to retain the two positions – as President of Pakistan and Chief of Amry Staff – has been approved in the National Assembly. Opposition political parties however opposed the bill and protested against it.