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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Tiny new species of human unearthed

The remains of a tiny and hitherto unknown species of human that lived as recently as 13,000 years ago have been discovered on an Indonesian island.

Pakistan: “Media can bring two nations together.” - Former Punjab governor Shahid Hamid

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The suggestions put forwarded by President Pervez Musharraf regarding the
Kashmir issue solution are workable but it may take time to resolve the
lingering problems, which so far has been the content of discord between the two Asian nuclear powers Pakistan and India.

Vilasrao Deshmukh takes over as new Maharashtra chief minister

The Sonia Gandhi Congress today formed its government in Maharashtra in coalition with its electoral ally Nationalist Congress Party of Federal Minister Sharad Pawar. In an anti-climax of sorts, only the chief minister from the Sonia camp and the deputy chief minister from Pawar camp took office as the allies were unable to make a selection of their ministerial team.

Jayalalitha still in defiant mood despite making amends with Delhi

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

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Tamilnadu chief minister is still in a defiant mood vis-à-vis Delhi. She does appear to be making amends with the Manmohan Singh government on the governor’s issue though in her own unconventional way.

Nawaz Sharif’s father’s dead body arrive in Pakistan for last religious rituals and burial.

Lubna Jerar Naqvi Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The remains of Mian Sharif, decaesed father of former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharrif was taken in a helicopter from Lahore airport straight to Raiwind for burial.

Vanni LTTE declares names with mug shots Six of Karuna’s men in their “Most Wanted Persons Criminals List.”

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Vanni group) in the Eastern region, in an attempt to pin down those work against them militarily, declared six men, mostly field commanders of the renegade leader Colonel Karuna, as “Most Wanted persons” in their criminals list and sought the assistance of the general public for information leading either to their arrest or for slaying them.

Denmark would take appropriate action to ban LTTE – Declares Foreign Minister in the Parliament

Government of Denmark would take necessary action to see that both the terrorists list of United States of America and European Union as one and the same. This assurance was given in the floor of the Danish Parliament (Folketing ) by Per Stig Møller, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Troubled times for BJP as allies threaten to walk out over temple for Lord Ram

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

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in trouble both on the home front and with its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Indian Army Chief to Visit Sri Lanka.

From Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

General Nirmal Chander Vij, Indian Chief of Army Staff is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka today on an invitation extended by Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

US Presidential Elections: Strong and Wrong versus Weak and Right

By Daya Gamage from USA

When American voters go to poll to elect their president on November 2 the choice seems to have boiled down to two questions: Do you want a candidate portrayed strong but wrong or a candidate who is week but right.

Pakistan Prime Minister visits Bangladesh and other SAARC capitals.

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will leave for a visit to SAARC member countries today to reaffirm Pakistan's commitment to regional cooperation besides having interaction on bilateral front and discussions on regional and global developments.

Bangladesh Government Tabled Bill to Indemnify World Bank

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The government introduced a bill in the parliament providing immunity to international financial organizations, including the World Bank and the IMF.

Rooting for the New US president, Indian way

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

Just at this moment the presence of two Indian visitors is not to the liking of their American hosts. Both Indians are, of course, on invitation from the US government. And in respect of one Indian, even the Indian establishment was not keen that he should go to Washington DC. Only the intervention of Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister, cleared the decks for his visit.

Dr. Manmohan Singh was amiable with Manipur leaders, assured to amend armed forces special powers law with a new humane law

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

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today won over the Manipuris, who have been up in arms against his government for over three months.