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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Freedom Fighter Chopped to Death in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abdul Malek, a famous freedom fighter, who led an armed struggle
against the Pakistani forces in 1971, was chopped to death at Damkura
in the morning. He was 48.

Kanchi Hindu Seer remains in jail, bail plea put off to Wednesday

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

The arrest and continued detention of a Hindu seer, Jayendara Saraswathi, Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu is snow balling into a political issue with communal overtones.

Anton Balasingham left for London.

Anton Balasingham, chief negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and his Australian born wife Adele Balasingham left back for London this afternoon from the Katunayake international airport.

Jharkhand state CM puts his pictures on school textbooks

From Narendra Kaushik- Reporting from New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister in Jharkhand - Arjun Munda is in the eye of storm over his decision to include his pictures on matchboxes and school textbooks in the state that is scheduled to go for polls early next year.

Blaming poison, militants vow to avenge Arafat

Militants convinced Israel poisoned Yasser Arafat vowed revenge attacks on the Jewish state and warned the new Palestinian leadership against any compromise as Arafat was brought home for burial on Friday.

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Norwegian’s has exhausted diplomatic ability in peace making

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen returned to Oslo with his head hung low like a man returning from not one but two funerals. He had represented his country at Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s funeral in Cairo after almost administering last rites of the Norway’s peace facilitation in Sri Lanka.

Simple common religious ceremony to mark a decade of Kumaratunga Presidency

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga celebrated her 10 the anniversary of assuming executive Presidency of Sri Lanka. She is today the only longest serving Head of State in South Asia, directly elected by the people.

Bush Administration’s Disregard for Geneva Convention

Commentary by Daya Gamage, USA

District Judge James Robertson in Washington last week ruled that the Geneva Convention protect prisoners captured in Afghanistan and that suspected terrorists cannot be tried before military commissions that deny defendants right to see the evidence against them.

Children given for adoption abroad under scanner

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Around 800 adoptions from Delhi, the Indian capital, by parents living abroad in last three years, have come under the scanner as adoption agencies allegedly flouted norms and gave the children for adoption abroad overlooking applications from Indian couples. A total of 1,500 children were given for adoption to foreign parents during this period.

Tamil Tiger leader Prabakaran mourns the death of Yasser Arafat.

In a letter sent to condole the demised Chairman Yasser Arafat, V.Prabakaran has said: “Arafat was the source and force of inspiration for all the oppressed masses of the of the world"

Stampede at New Delhi railway station kills five women

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In an unfortunate stampede in afternoon today at a New Delhi railway station in the Indian capital, five people were killed and scores injured. The stampede happened on a platform just before a Patna-bound express train was about to leave.