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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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NSCN (IM) collective leadership visit uncertain, Rio for Delhi to meet Home Minister

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The proposed second visit by the collective leadership of the NSCN (IM) to India's capital last part of this month is still uncertain.

Five of a family killed road mishap in Pakistan

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune -

Five members of a family including a woman and a baby girl were killed when a speeding coach rammed into a car on Friday near the Bahwalnagar Cantt in the eastern Punjab province of Pakistan.

India, Pakistan to open a second rail link for more people-people contact.

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

Saying it will not be deflected by ‘transient’ developments in bilateral relations with Pakistan, India has announced that it will soon establish a second rail link with its western neighbour.

More twists and turns in Best Bakery

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Best Bakery case, symbol of arguably worst communal riots of history in Gujarat state, has become a labyrinth where there is no end in sight. There are only turns and twists with witnesses retracting from their earlier statements almost every other day.

Sri Lanka: Norwegian Ambassador on visit to Sigiriya, Kandy and Anuradhapura

Hans Brattskar, Norwegian Ambassador in Colombo is on a four day visit program from 25 -28 November to Sigiriya, Kandy and Anuradhapura.

White Taj opened for moonlit nights

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In a major decision that will benefit millions of tourists from abroad and India, Supreme Court, the apex court in the country here permitted on Thursday night viewing of Taj Mahal, a 17th century monument that figures in the seven wonders of the world.

TamilEela Ikkiya Viduthala Munnai to Celebrate Maveerar’s Day and Colonel Karuna to Deliver Policy Statement.

Elaborate arrangements are being made for the Mavaeerar Day’s (Heroes’ Day) celebrations by the TamilEela Ikkiya Viduthala Munnai and one of the joint Presidents V.Muralitharan nom de guerre Colonel Karuna is expected to deliver the policy statement on Saturday 27th November.

Iran announced of it's readiness to assist in Sri Lanka’s peace process.

President Khatami said Iran could assist in Sri Lanka's peace process "We are very appreciative of the Sri Lankan Government's effort to establish peace and stability in Sri Lanka which has the capacity to develop by solving this problem that has retarded its economic development".

Bangladesh: new software exposition opens

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhalka, Bangladesh

New foreign investment is in the offing as Bangladesh has launched an information technology expo that it hopes will also lead to greater exports.

Musharraf embarks on Latin American countries visit on Saturday

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

President General Pervez Musharraf begins on Saturday a visit to Brazil, Argentina and Mexico during which he will meet with leadership of these countries and also interact with business and media leaders.

Kanchi Seer case: Prime Minister asks Tamilnadu to show consideration for the elderly Monk

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

The case of Hindu seer facing murder charges is taking curious turns. The latest to voice concern over the condition and treatment in jail of Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya (70) is none other than the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Norwegian Ambassador Mugged; Police Recovers the Snatched Bag

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

In a massive hunt, police recovered the bag that was snatched away from the Norwegian ambassador during her morning walk near Kemal Ataturk Avenue in on Wednesday.

Looking back on 50 years of Prabhakaran

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Celebrating death has become a way of life in the Tamil political culture. It has been so ever since Velupillai Prabhakaran took over the leadership of the northern Tamils. According to the established customs of his regime, this cult of death is going to be the highlight of his 50th birthday celebrations.

Fratricidal war in the midst of Tamil groups heats up before the Martyrs day

Fratricidal warfare continues unabatedly as days get closer for the celebration of the fallen heroes both by the LTTE and Karuna’s group in two separate slated to be held as two separate events.

Indian Police thwart Left wing extremists’ show of strength in Delhi

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

Cashing in on the new mood in Manmohan Singh government to engage ultras of all hues in negotiations, the Left wing extremists today sought to stage a big public show of their strength.

Bin Laden not hiding in Pakistan: Says Pak Army

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan Army has ruled out presence of Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's tribal belt near the Pak-Afghan as Pakistani forces have combed the area and found no trace of him.

Police chief changed in Kanchi seer case, Pontiff to remain in jail for another 15-day

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

With Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the yester years glamour girl turned maverick politician around as chief minister in Tamilnadu, there is never a dull moment nor is there no surprise every day.