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Nagaland BJP President Chuba ridiclues Congress demand

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Nagaland BJP President M Chuba Ao has ridiculed the demand of the Congress that DAN Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio step down on moral ground following the defeat of its (NPF) two official candidates out of three in recent by-elections in three constituencies in Nagaland.

I K Gujral commend Sri Lanka’s efforts at solving the ethnic conflict

From M Rama Rao & R C Rajamani reporting from New Delhi

Elder statesman of India, Inder Kumar Gujral is clearly allergic to India either perceiving itself as a Big Brother or letting other nations of the region see it a Big Brother.

A Bridge Too Far?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The state of Sri Lanka for all its errors, crimes, insensitivities and stupidities is democratic; the TULF, the EPDP and the TIVM (Tamileela United Liberation Front – the new party formed through the amalgamation of the ENDLF and Col. Karuna’s TMVP) for all their sins of omission and commission, past misdeeds and current mistakes are anti-LTTE. These two fundamental truths should form the basis of a settlement between the Sinhalese and Tamils, a ‘Pact of and for Democracy’ between the Sri Lankan state and non-LTTE Tamils.

LTTE detained home guards released - A sordid hostage taking drama ended as Sri Lanka Government succumbed to LTTE’s demand.

The sordid drama of hostage taking by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit, came to an abrupt end, when they decided to release the two home-guards on Saturday afternoon, as the Sri Lanka Government already succumbed to the demands of the LTTE – a spineless move which resulted in the LTTE proving one more time their ability to bring the Sri Lanka’s Government to their heels.

A Kerry win: Implications for Sri Lanka

By Dayan Jayatilleka

While every rational, moderate and progressive minded person the world over hopes John Kerry will beat George Bush, invader of independent Iraq, Sinhala hardliners already denounced him some months ago for allegedly supporting the LTTE. This man is possibly the next leader of the most powerful nation in history, and if indeed he has been soft on the Tigers it is prudent to meditate on the reality of the emerging situation:

Myanmar’s Supreme Court dismissed Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi's release

In a bizarre turn of events Myanma’s Supreme Court has dismissed lawsuits filed by the National League for Democracy (NLD) challenging the detention of its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and closure of its offices.

Camouflaged Doctrine of the Buddha

By Mahinda Weerasinghe

An absurd principle is nursed by the modern scientists that Darwin’s theory provides the instrument that helps dissect, how evolution of species takes place, notwithstanding the fact that ‘Natural selection’ is lacking the most rudimentary mechanisms involved with an individual creature’s battle for survival. Indeed this hypothesis disregards.

"Invest more in Bangladesh" Khaleda to South Koreans

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Saturday urged South Korean investors to invest more in high-tech and labor-intensive industries in Bangladesh.

U.S. Elections: U.N. Observers Needed for U.S. Vote - Groups

A coalition of U.S.-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has petitioned the United Nations seeking international observers to monitor the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.

Foreign Oil Company stops work in NWFP Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Hungarian oil and natural gas company MOL Rt. (MOL.BU) has stopped development work in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province following a tribal threat to blow up its assets, an official at a joint-venture company said.