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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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India Outlines Measures to Fight HIV/AIDS Epidemic.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

To fight the alarming spread of HIV/AIDs in the country, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre has decided to set up STD clinics, provide free Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centres and Modernized blood banks in every district.

Puttin arrives in New Delhi Today: India-Russia to sign 10

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a three-day official visit to India arriving here late Thursday night. Political observers and defence analysts expect the visit to mark a watershed in the bilateral relations and push the push the strategic relations to a higher trajectory with as many as 10 agreements firmed up for signature.

Chorus against unilateral appointment of state governors.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The controversy over appointment of state governors refuses to die down, as regional and small allies of the Congress in and outside ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are building up a chorus to demand that they be consulted by the Congress in the appointment of State governors.

Tamilnadu on look out for Appu, key man in Hindu Seer's case

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

The Tamilnadu police claim that they are close to a key man in the Hindu Seer Jayendra Saraswati’s case.

ENDLF appealed to SLMM for the immediate release of Rajaratnam abducted by LTTE.

G Gnanasekaran, President of the Eelam National Democratic Front (ENDLF) has sought the assistance of the Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission for the immediate release of Pakianathan Rajaratnam, also known as Mano Master who is alleged to have been abducted and held in captivity by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.<

Sri Lanka Government refuses to resume peace talks with Tamil Tigers under intimidation.

The government of Sri Lankan refused to resume peace talks with the Tamil militants under intimidation. In a statement, the government rejected the call made by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to resume talks to discuss solely its proposal for an Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) for the Tamil-majority North and East Sri Lanka.

AAPP discusses means to promote cooperation among Asian Parliaments

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

On the second day of the fifth General Assembly of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace in Islamabad four workshops were held on Wednesday to discuss ways and means to promote cooperation among the Parliaments.

AAPP condemns the Burmese junta for not complying with its promise of releasing political prisoners.

The ruling Burmese military regime recently announced that it
abolished the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and that it would
suspend prison terms of convicts and release them after reviewing
the irregularities of the NIB's procedures.

AHRC Calls for Inquiry Commission to Probe into Security Issues relating to the Assassination of Judge Ambepitiya

The killing of the High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitya has roused serious concerns about the security of the judicial officers and there is now a new cry for the appointment of a Commission to probe into the security of the judiciary.

Second round of Pak-India composite dialogue begins Thursday

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Second round of composite dialogue between Pakistan and India begins on Thursday when Railway authorities of the two countries would meet in Islamabad to discuss Khokhrapar-Munnabao railway link.

Trans-Myanmar pipeline suspended

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday has shelved a private proposal to set up a gas pipeline from Myanmar to Bangladesh through India saying that it requires very high level discussion first as it has implications about national security and inter-countries relationship.

Pakistan wants to promote cordial ties with SAARC members

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Islamabad wanted to further strengthen its special and cordial relations with all SAARC countries to boost economic and trade activities in the region.