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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 114

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Turning complainants into criminals in Burma

In Burma it has now become evidenced that no impartial and independent investigative and judicial bodies exist. This is a country where state agents manipulates and make complainants into crimimanals.

Indian police, Left Wing Extremists agree on ceasefire in Andhra Pradesh, Talks making slow progress

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian police and Left Wing extremists have agreed on a ‘ceasefire’ in Andhra Pradesh, the south Indian state as the talks between the provincial government and the Naxalites, as Left Wing Maoists are known locally, got underway in Hyderabad.

One Dies in Terrorist Attack in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

A young man was killed in a bomb attack by left wing extremists in
Jenidah district today. He was a member of the outlawed Biplobi
Communist Party (Revolutionary Communist Party; RCPB).

Sonia Gandhi’s Congress party ‘returns’ to power in crucial Maharashtra

From Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The Congress is getting ready to form the government in the crucial western Indian state of Maharashtra, which voted for its new provincial assembly this week.

Nepal: Maoists declare unilateral ceasefire for Dashain Festival

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Katmandu, Nepal

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) supremo Prachanda announced last night a nine-day unilateral ceasefire from October 20 to 28 October during Dashain festival.

LTTE to release the Two Home Guards on Monday

By Asian Tribune’s Sri Lanka Correspondent

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam yesterday announced their willingness to release the two home guards on Monday the earliest, responding to Sri Lankan Government's action of releasing all the ten LTTE cadres on bail on Thursday afternoon.

Pakistan: Speaker says opposition’s no-confidence move against him is unjustified

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Defending himself, Speaker National Assembly Chaudhry Ameer Hussain said that the opposition’s no-confidence move against him is unjustified. Proceedings for the no-trust motion will be held on Friday, 22 October.

Burma Oil Company

By Myint Thein, - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Burma was a leading oil exporter prior to World War Two. The Burma Oil Company (BOC) which produced oil in Burma also owned 97% of Anglo-Persian which was formed to develop oil in Iran. Anglo-Persian later became British Petroleum which is now one of the three largest oil companies in the world.

'Peace and security in the country is in its broader national interest’ - President Musharraf

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Religious scholars from different schools of thought met the President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat on Friday at Rawalpindi.

Another LTTE stage-managed hostage drama ended by the release of two home guards this afternoon

By Asian Tribune’s Sri Lanka Correspondent

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam released the two home guards under their arrest on Saturday afternoon following a meeting C. Elilan, Trincomalee area LTTE Political Wing leader had with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the senior Police officers in the Trincomalee district on Saturday afternoon.