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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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Afghan government to be responsible for harm to hostages: Jaish chief

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Jaish-ul-Muslimeen, the Taliban splinter group holding three UN workers as hostages, on Monday accused Afghan government of dishonoring its earlier promise to release 26 Afghan prisoners, warning that the Kabul government would be responsible for any harm to the hostages.

Christian, Muslim clerics condemn Hindu seer arrest in murder case

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

Christian and Muslim clerics have closed their ranks with the Hindu religious leaders in criticising the arrest of the Pontiff of Kanchi Shankaracharya Mutt in Tamilnadu. They not only deplored the arrest but also voiced surprise how a senior and respected religious leader like Jayendra Saraswati was treated like a criminal?

Pawar tells disgruntled NCP ministers in Maharashtra to leave

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Concerned with increasing dissent in his party over distribution of portfolios in Maharashtra state government, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Union minister for Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Sharad Pawar has publicly given an ultimatum to his party ministers to either behave or leave.

All issues including Kashmir to be discussed in Aziz-Singh talks next week

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said he will discuss all outstanding issues, including the territorial dispute over Kashmir, with his Indian counterpart during a visit to New Delhi next week.

Opposition parties to sink differences, to take on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

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

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the seven-year old National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have put up a grand show of unity at a meeting billed initially to showcase their differences.

Political Settlement in Burma

By Myint Thein, - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

When the Secret Police is disbanded, historically it means the end of the dictatorship is near. I hope Burma is not an an exception. The Junior Generals are post-1988 third generation Regional Commanders. They were young captains and majors in 1988 and they were not responsible for the mass-murder of 5,000 - 10,000 Burmese during the 1988 Uprising.

Eid Celebrated peacefully in Bangladesh

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Eid ul Fitr, the biggest Muslim festival is being celebrated in Bangladesh with due religious fervor. The capital has taken a deserted look as around 80 percent of its residents have gone to their homes in various provinces to celebrate the Eid with their loved ones.

Ill-gotten wealth of political leaders: A controversial issue in Haryana.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Haryana - a state in Northern India, which goes to polls early next year, political parties have set out to run each other down with allegations of corruption against their chief ministerial candidates

BJP and allies rally in support of Kanchi Seer as controversy over Seer’s arrest snow balling - Junior Seer’s brother arrested.

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

Controversy over the Kanchi seer’s arrest in a murder case is snow balling. It has become a political football.

Powell and three other Cabinet members resign

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced his resignation in a letter released on Monday saying it was time for him to return to private life.

Junior Seer in Kanchi, Muslim stage protests, Opposition leaders meet the Pontiff in jail

Five days after his senior’s arrest in a murder case, the Junior Kanchi Shankaracharya, Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi returned to Kanchi to take control of the situation even as several Muslim religious leaders have been holding demonstrations across the country to demand immediate and unconditional release of the jailed Shankaracharya.