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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Bangladesh: Eve-teasers got lashes

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh:

Locals said a fierce clash between the youths of Shyampur and
Bakhrabaz areas under the thana ensued on the Eid day (Monday) over
teasing two teenaged girls that led to the closure of the local
Katakhali Bazar.

Nepal :Normal Life in Gandak region hampered

By Arjun Dhakal - Reporting from Kathmandu, Nepal

The normal life throughout Gandak region has been hampered following the Maoists' called strike in the region as vehicles remained off the main roads, while educational institutes and factories shut down on Sunday, the first day of the two day general strike called by Maoists.

Over 3000 Sikh Pilgrims Arrive in Pakistan from India

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune.

More than 3,000 Indian Sikh yatrees (pilgrims) Sunday arrived in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore by three special trains to participate in the 535th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh religion.

Manmohan Singh in Manipur, promises a new process of peace and development

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

From Kashmir to Manipur it was a long haul peace mission for the Indian Prime Minister but at the end of the first day of a two-day visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday Manmohan Singh managed to strike a rapport with the locals, in the way he did in Srinagar and Jammu, by his words, actions and gestures.

Judge’s murder is the price for neglect of the Sri Lankan judiciary

Asian Human Rights Commission while expressing its sympathy for the death of the High Court judge and his body guard, it has urged the Government to take appropriate action for the maintenance of law and order in the country.

New Year's Present for Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

A few months ago getting rid of Khin Nyunt, disbanding the secret police (Military Intelligence) and securing the release of U Win Tin and Min Ko Naing seemed like an impossible dream. These recent developments will help restore the proud honor of the Burma Army.

Don’t send Afghan election official to Iraq: plead Indian election advisors.

Narendra Kaushik, Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Election Commission officials who were part of an 11-member Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), Afghanistan's UN-backed Election Commission to observe the first presidential poll recently there, have objected to the appointment of William Hogan to conduct elections in Iraq.

Export of lethal weapons to Sri Lanka - Dual role of Norway exposed

Reasonable questions are being raised about the export of lethal military hardware by Norway to the Liberation Tigers of Tamill Eelam - a rebel outfit ensconced in Sri Lanka and involved in a conflict for a separate state of Tamil Eelam for the last 20 years.

Congress-NCP war of words rolls on in Maharashra

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Barely weeks after formation of a coalition government in Maharashtra after squabbling over chief ministership for more than ten days, Congress and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have once again turned out their claws and questioning each other’s standing in the state.

Heil Surya Thevan - I

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The assassination of a judge who dared to do the unthinkable and sentence a God to 200 years in prison – if this turns out to be the handiwork of the Tigers, who can deny that this was a spectacular way of commencing the Mahaveer Week celebrations? Not that there was any chance of that sentence being implemented any more than there was a chance implementing the sentence against the killers of Rajiv Gandhi.

Bangladeshi Finance Minister to sit with the Transparency International

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

After repeatedly denouncing the Transparency International’s ranking of Bangladesh as the world's most corrupt nation for four consecutive years, Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman will now attempt to sit with the executives of the anti-corruption watchdog in Berlin and talk his heart out.

A public interest case filed against the implementation of the Sethusamudra Ship Canal Project

A public interest case requesting for an interim injunctions against the implementation of the Sethusamudram ship canal project is filed in the High Court of Chennai.

Kanchi Seer denied bail and Police to hold him for two more days, while BJP leads protests

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

For the arrested Kanchi Seer, the last hope of early relief from jail life was dashed today when the Madras High Court pronounced its reserved verdict on his bail plea.

Refugee Children Observe International Children's Day

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

About 100 children of Myanmar who are passing their days in a refugee
camp along with their families in Bandarban observed Universal
Children's Day and expressed their desire to go back their homeland.

SAARC Committee on economic cooperation Begins in Islamabad

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The 12th meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC Committee on Economic Cooperation began in Islamabad on Saturday.

Aziz Expects Substantive Discussions on All issues with Singh

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Sunday said, he expects substantive dialogue on bilateral relations including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in talks his Indian counterpart during his stay in New Delhi.