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Separatist Naga leaders arriving in Delhi on Sunday for talk

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

Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, who have been spearheading the separatist Nagaland movement under the banner National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah faction) for over two decades, are arriving here on Sunday at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resume the stalled dialogue with the Government.

Pak police nab three Imams for links to banned outfit

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

An anti-terrorist team of the Pakistan Elite Force has arrested three mosque imams for being linked to banned militant organization Jaish-i- Muhammad and seized a large quantity of explosives and weapons.

Denmark has put forward new proposals to fight terrorism internationally.

Danish Foreign Minister says that Denmark has put forward proposal to bring to an the scourge of terrorism in the international institutions such as United Nations and European Union. He added that Denmark while taking measures against the international terrorism, also taking appropriate actions to handle this completely on a new approach.

Putin: India must have veto as Security Council member

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who flew into Bangalore, India’s IT capital after two day talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his colleagues here, has categorically stated that India must have veto rights ‘if it were to become a permanent member of the UN Security Capital’.

No need of president in uniform, 2005 election year in Pakistan: Asif Zardari

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Asif Ali Zardari, spouse of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that there was no need for a President in army uniform in democratic set up and Pakistan needs complete return of democracy in letter and spirit.

‘Six people have been convicted for 2733 murders’ - crusader of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Harvinder Singh Phoolka in Delhi.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Harvinder Singh Phoolka (49) Supreme Court lawyer here in Delhi, has fought relentlessly for the victims of 1984 Sikh pogrom in the Indian capital for over two decades.

Elitist Hegemony an Obstacle to Devolving Power to the People Sri Lankan: Professor in U.S. Gives Different Posture to Sri Lankan Crisis

Interview by Daya Gamage, USA – Asian Tribune

Since independence in 1948 the system in Sri Lanka has been devised to alienate the broad masses of the people from the decision making and planning process that largely affected their lives to maintain the hegemony of Sinhalese and Tamil elites. The LTTE in the north and the JVP in the south harnessed this situation to unleash rebellions against the state controlled by this elitist group.

Appu arrested while Jayalalithaa appoints special prosecutor to deal Kanchi Seer case.

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

Even as jailed Hindu Seer Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt (monastery) is expected to knock at India’s apex court next week for relief in the murder and assault cases slapped on him and his detention since November 12, the police are squirming with reports on the arrest of Appu, the prime accused in the case. They interrogated the mangers of the Kanchi mutt for about an hour.

It is the LTTE, Stupid ...!

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Extremism often thrives on chaos. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) was born out of the chaos created by Sinhala-Buddhists supremacists after the untimely (though entirely natural) demise of Ven. Gangodwila Soma Thero. It is therefore understandable that this Creature of Chaos should consider the reactivation of chaos as the best way out of the crisis of survival it is facing today.

Repulsed by Congress, Paswan opens channel with NCP and the SP.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Rebuffed by Congress over alliance in Bihar and reprimanded by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over his war of words with Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ramvilas Paswan has opened channels of communication with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party and Samajwadi Party.