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States called Delhi to discuss steps against Naxalism.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

New Delhi, Union Home Ministry of India has called a meeting of top police and administration heads of six naxal-affected states in New Delhi to chalk out an effective strategy against Naxal and Maoist groups operating in India. The meeting has been called in the wake of a recent incident near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state where 17 PAC (a paramilitary force in UP) personnel were killed.

Terror suspect killed in Pakistan

By Iqbal khan yousafzai – Asian Tribune

A suspected foreign terrorist was killed and 11 security personnel
wounded in a shootout in south-west Pakistan, police said.

India-Bhopal-Anniversary: 20 years on, tragedy of Bhopal gas victims continues

From M.G. Srinath - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Bhopal

Twenty years after a gas leak in the Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in Bhopal triggered one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, thousands of victims are still reeling under its impact.

European Governments must come forward to free Tamil refugees from the clutches of terror cliques.

The leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V.Anandasangaree pointed out that unfortunately Asylum Giving European governments are not aware of the fact, innocent Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who sought asylum in their countries are not independent and free even after being in an independent and democratic European countries.

Demand for Telangana hots up.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

In an attempt to exert pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance on the creation of a new Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister of Labour and Chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), K Chandrasekhar Rao, forcefully argued for creation of the state through a CD he released on the plight of the Telangana region.

Bangladesh: Cabinet Approves Trans-Myanmar Gas-line

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs may today approve on principle a private company proposal to set up a gas pipeline from Myanmar via Tripura of India through Bangladesh and ending at West Bengal.

Another war: Tamils and the country cannot afford to face - TULF

In a statement released, Tamil United Liberation Front has expressed, that a fear has been created among the people, particularly among the Tamils as to whether another war would erupt consequent to the speech delivered by Velupillai Prabakaran, Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil separatists outfit of Sri Lanka.

Aung San Suu Kyi and others prisoners should be released – Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan is a statement has urged Myanmar’s the ruling Army generals that Nobel laureate and the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners should be released.

Sri Lankan Bar Association must reconsider its stand.

Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong has castigated the Sri Lanka Bar Association reported instructions to the Lawyers not to appear for those persons accused of the murder of the Colombo High Court Judge.

Advanced version of ‘Akash’ carrying a live warhead test fired

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Reporting from Orissa, India.

For the first time India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air medium range ‘Akash’ missile carrying a live warhead from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-On-Sea, off the Orissa coast about 220 km from here.

Burma extends Suu Kyi’s detention by one year

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

Myanmar’s junta has put an end to any hope of early release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and announced that the Nobel laureate would remain under arrest for another year. This has firmly has brought curtains down on the speculation that the ruling Junta was keen to open a dialogue with the critics of the regime for paving the way for Myanmar’s return to democracy.

Bangladesh: Foreign aid has shot up

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, New Delhi

The country's balance of payment situation has reached a positive state due to sharp rise of foreign aid, reduction of trade deficit and increase of remittance.

GOSL response to LTTE statement- unclear and paradoxical

Sri Lanka Government in response to the recent statement by Velupillai Prabakaran, Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has responded stating: “The Government is engaged in a careful study of the statement of the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam made on November 27.”


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