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India wants Most Favoured Nation status from Islamabad

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India is expected to demand MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status from Pakistan when Indian Petroleum minister Mani Shankar Aiyar will meet visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday evening.

Pakistan to engage India in CBMs, Composite Dialogue

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Monday said it will continue to engage India in the process of confidence building measures and in the composite dialogue.

BJP-led NDA to turn the heat on Congress in the Parliament.

From Narendra Kaushik- Reporting from New Delhi

The winter session of Indian Parliament beginning from December 1, promises to be a stormy one as Bharatiya Janata Party and its associates are planning to turn the heat on Congress-led United Progressive Alliance on the issues of Kanchi Shankaracharya’s arrest, continuation of ‘criminal’ ministers in the Union cabinet and increased violence in the country.

LTTE so far, has not come forward to accommodate Muslims languishing in the refugee camps

”Though the Muslims who are languishing in the refugee camps in Puttalam, Anuradhapura and in other places are willing to go back to their traditional place of residence in the Northern province, but so far the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who chased these Muslims out of their homes are still not prepared to accommodate them,” said Mohammad Musammil.

Sri Lanka did not discuss the proposed defence agreement with India – Pakistan Prime Minister

Sri Lanka remained steadfast without discussing the proposed defence agreement with India. Prime Minister of Pakistan revealed this in Colombo that Sri Lankan has not come forward to discuss the proposed defence agreement with India. He denied that the subject was ever broached at the discussion he held with the Sri Lankan President who also holds the defence portfolio of the Island republic.

American missions in India on high alert - consequent to perceived terrorist attacks

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

American missions here in Delhi and India’s commercial capital, Mumbai were put on high alert perceiving a terrorist threat ‘in the near future’. The Mumbai consulate which caters to visa requirements from western India was closed for the day.

US Approves Aid for Pakistan, Brushing Aside Indian Opposition

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The US congress has approved Bush administration's total request for seven hundred and one million dollars assistance package for Pakistan for the financial year 2005.

TULF condemns the killing of innocent youths in Valvetiturai.

Tamil United Liberation Front strongly condemns the recent killings of the two innocent Tamil youths by the armed gang in Valvetiturai. It is highly regrettable that the armed gang has failed to understand the value of the human lives.

Benazir Shadow over shadows Aziz in Delhi, no miracles expected

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

Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz arrived here today but he will meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh tomorrow. Despite the high profile the Aziz visit has acquired, neither side is expecting a miracle or any breakthrough in the bilateral relations.


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