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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Bangladesh FM in Pakistan for talks with Pakistani Leaders

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, M. Murshid Khan has arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day official visit. He will be meeting President General Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister and Shaukat Aziz to exchange views on matters relating to promotion of bilateral relations, peace and security situation in the region and international affairs.

Bomb blast kills one Soldier, injure 15 Civilians in Pakistan

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

A paramilitary personnel was killed and 15 pedestrians were injured in a bomb blast at a busy bazaar in southwestern Balochistan province on Thursday, a local official said.

Iran’s Supreme Leader expressed hope that Tamil issue will be fully settled

In Sri Lanka Muslims plays an effective role in the government and important policy making centers of the country, said Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in Tehran, when she met Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameni at his office.

Shaukat Aziz offers India no formal proposals, links MFN to Kashmir solution

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

At the end of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz’s visit to India, there is very little to cheer for Pakistan. In a way, there is much to be disappointed.

Solheim on a whitewashing mission

Norwegian foreign minister Jan Petersen is dispatching the special envoy Erik Solheim to Colombo on December 07 in an obvious attempt to mend fences after Sri Lanka’s complaint to the World Policeman - the US against Norway’s partisan attitude.

India’s Federal investigators likely to take over Kanchi Seer case probe

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

It appears increasingly likely that Federal investigator the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will take over the probe into the cases involving the Hindu Seer, Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Mutt (monastery).

Huge arms cache seized from Bandladesh-Burma Border

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) seized a huge cache of firearms and ammunition
including seven AK47 rifles, two M16 rifles, and one rocket launcher
from deep forest of Naikkhongchhari under the district . The
place's proximity with Burmese border has raised the fear in the
country that Burmese insurgent groups have been using the country as a safe heaven.

BJP unmindful of its allies marches on towards its Hindutuva goal.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Notwithstanding the discomfort felt by Janata Dal (United) and certain other constituents of National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Bharatiya Janata Party continues its march towards Hindutva by raising the tempo on Kanchi Shankaracharya’s arrest in a murder case.

Iran and Sri Lanka reviewed expansion of mutual relations and cooperation

Iran President Mohammad Khatami in a joint meeting between the
Sri Lanka and Iran said: Logical negotiations between the Sri Lankan government and opponents on restoration of peace to that region is a wise act, adding that co-existence among followers of different
religions in the country indicates that the country has been turned
into a center for dialogue among civilizations.

India: Manmohan-Aziz talks friendly, constructive

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

Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran has described the Manmohan Singh-Shaukat Aziz talks were friendly and very constructive. Briefing reporters on the 2-day Aziz visit to Delhi, he echoed the general Indian view that the visit was more in the SAARC context and had less bilateral orientation.

Gerald Perera, who fought for his rights, slain in attempt to derail justice

Gerald Mervin Perera died at the Colombo General Hospital yesterday afternoon succumbing to his gunshot injuries. On 21 November, Perea was shot by an unknown assailant while travelling in a bus and was admitted to the Colombo General on a critical condition.

Video-conferencing network removes isolated barriers

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio expressed his happiness on bringing people more closer and having interaction with them on the latest developments happening anywhere in the country or any district of the State through the advancement of technological development.

India’s apex court rejects plea for federal probe into Hindu Seer case on technical grounds

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

The hopes of the devotees of Hindu seer Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt (monastery), securing his trial outside Tamilnadu were dashed today with the apex court refusing to entertain an application for federal probe into the charges of murder against him.