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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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Disgraced former Burmese Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt sentenced to 40 years jail term

Genera Khin Nyunt – the ousted and disgraced former Prime Minister of Myanmar, according to unconfirmed news sources has been sentenced 40 year jail term.

BJP in turmoil: Sanyasin Uma Bharati expelled from the Party

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

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in turmoil with a section of the young Turks led by Uma Bharti, a Sanyasin openly challenging the leadership and the party line.

Petersen on a mission to mend fences between LTTE and Sri Lanka Government

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen, who arrived in Sri Lanka with his deputy Vidar Helgesen on a three day official visit, would hold talks today with Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga and others.

India tapping Suez Canal expertise for Sethusamudram project

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Sethusamudram ship canal project is going to have a Suez Canal connection and thereby become a truly Suez Canal of South Asia.

Stage is set for a final push to reconvene the peace process in Sri Lanka.

The stage is already set and the key players are almost back in their bases and now another round of shuttle diplomacy is about to take off in the island republic of Sri Lanka - another attempt to reconvene the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, with a view to bring about a sustainable peace in the country, which experienced decades long bloodied ethnic conflict.

Non Bailable Warrant for a Union Minister for nonpayment of motor vehicle he purchased

From Narendra Kaushik Reporting from New Delhi.

The impression that Indian politicians are freeloaders and do not pay for luxuries they get from the market gets one more confirmation as a Bihar court issued Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Union minister Mohammad Taslimuddin for non-payment of a vehicle, he bought in 1999.

Denmark unilaterally taking steps to proscribe the LTTE.

Political parties in Denmark are urging the Government to proscribe foreign terrorist organizations including the Sri Lanka’s Tamil separatist outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In the interest of the country, political parties have urged that Denmark has to come up with its own proscribed foreign Terrorists list similarly to that that of Great Britain, which has its own list of foreign terrorists proscribed under Terrorism Act 2000.

Arafat dead, say Palestinian sources amid confusion

The fate of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was mired in confusion on Tuesday as French doctors contradicted reports by senior Palestinian officials that the veteran leader had died at a Paris hospital.

Bangladesh to Receive Danish Grant for a roofing sheets project

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh will receive Danish grant for training and technical
assistance and loan equipment to support the production of modern
steel profile roofing sheets, a Danish Embassy source said.

Poet Iqbal’s birthplace is crumbling from neglect in Pakistan

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Allama Iqbal - a familiar name to millions of Indians and Pakistanis born before 1947, the year two nations were created in the subcontinent. And he is the national poet of Pakistan. And his birthday is a national day of reverence.

Best Bakery continues to smolder

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Zaheera Sheikh, the lady long considered face of communal riots in Gujarat in March 2002, and Teesta Setalwad, the head of NGO (Non governmental organization), Citizens for Justice and Peace which has fought for justice to riot victims, continue to spar through commissions, courts and intellectual bodies and hurl accusations at each other.