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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Pak Govt Allows ISI to conduct recruitments

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The government has authorized the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to make recruitment keeping in view the sensitive nature of its work, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sher Afghan Khan Niazi, said on Thursday.

War of words between cabinet colleagues embarrasses Singh

From M.G. Srinath - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is faced with an embarrassing situation. How to broker permanent peace between two of his warring senior cabinet colleagues who have launched an all out personal attack on each other.

CBI to lodge FIR against former BJP president Bangaru Laxman.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

India’s premier central investigative agency, Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to register a case against former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman and certain army officers who were filmed taking bribes from reporters disguised as arms sale agents in 2001.

India’s main opposition BJP hits streets, holds rallies in Delhi and Patna

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

India’s main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit the streets literally. It is cashing in on issues like price rise at the national level and volatile political scene in states like Bihar in Eastern India, which are due to elect new provincial assemblies shortly.

Release Balasuriya – a Trader from Panadura – Friends and relatives pleads with LTTE.

One Anura Balasuriya 33 years old, a Sinhalese, who is a trader from Panadura and a father of two children, was as usual on a business trip to Kilinochchi, the area under LTTE’s control was forcefully taken away in a van opposite to the LTTE police station, on 28 November by cadres belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and is still missing.

US to sell Pakistan six Phalanx anti-ship missiles

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The United States is all set to deliver six Phalanx anti-ship missiles, worth USD 155 million, to Pakistan in addition to the Orion surveillance aircraft and anti-tank missiles it has agreed to sell under a ‘Foreign Military Sale’.

Abduction of ENDLF Mano Master: G.R. Gnanarajah, TMVP Secretary's strongly worded Denial.

TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal General Secretary G.R. Gnanarajah strongly denied the charges leveled in the distorted propaganda campaign unleashed by the by pro-LTTE Medias and denied of their involvement in the kidnapping of Rajaratnam and severely criticized and strongly condemned the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for the kidnapping of Rajaratnam , Secretary of the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front.

Now an unsigned letter from Uma Bharati to Advani?

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The controversy on the suspension of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and fiery Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) petrel Uma Bharati deepened further after an unsigned letter containing direct and personal attacks against top BJP leaders including Venkiah Naidu, Pramod Mahajan and Arun Jaitely surfaced in the capital on Thursday.

Killing of Gerald Mervin Perera condemned - SPUR

The killing of Gerald Perera - the torture victim, was condemned by the Australlian based Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) and the spokesperson Ranjith Soyza has called the Government of Sri Lanka to arrange a free and fair inquiry into this killing and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice irrespective of their social status and political connections.

Pakistan-India agree to resume Khokhrapar-Munnabao rail link

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan and India Friday agreed on an early resumption of rail links between Khokhrapar and Munnabao.